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Tofu recipes – 7 new serving ideas

There's much more to tofu than standard stir-fries. Explore the variety of ways you can cook this handy vegetarian substitute in a range of delicious dishes...

Tofu is a wonderfully versatile ingredient in all its forms, whether you use silken, firm or marinated. Make sure you get the most from your block and experiment with our inventive recipes, from exercise shakes and pasta bakes to fluffy breakfast pancakes.

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Tofu & spinach cannelloni


Ever thought of using tofu in a classic, comforting pasta dish? Well, we can vouch that it’s delicious. Our tofu & spinach cannelloni is healthy, packed with protein and makes an ideal family crowd-pleaser. The silken tofu makes the sauce irresistibly smooth and creamy.

Tofu & vegetable patties


These Japanese-inspired veggie patties make moreish, crispy canapés, or you can make a larger version as a frittata-style veggie main course. Serve with dipping sauces like sweet chilli, cool cucumber raita or spicy salsa

Spicy tofu kedgeree


This spicy veggie rice dish is perfect for cooking in a hurry. You can add flakes of smoked mackerel for a more traditional version, otherwise keep it vegetarian. The crispy marinated tofu goes well with the touch of chilli and crunchy spring onions. 

Smoky tofu tortillas


Branch out and experiment with different types of tofu – here, smoked tofu adds a little something extra to easy Mexican-style tortilla wraps. Pile on the avocado, a squeeze of lime and a dollop of sour cream for a true veggie feast. 

Tofu brekkie pancakes


Silken tofu is the secret ingredient in these fluffy American-style pancakes. Go dairy-free and make a batch of vegan breakfast treats, topped with berries, nuts and syrup. People will never guess why your pancakes are so perky… 

Tofu steaks


Miso-glazed tofu steaks and zingy Korean-style salad make an unusual veggie main course that will have people coming back for seconds. Expect a carnival of colour, texture and flavours.

Tofu smoothies and shakes


Adding tofu to shakes and smoothies gives an extra silky texture and a blast of protein. Our exercise shake has a blend of pomegranate, honey and soya milk that’ll keep you going, or try our cherry soya yogurt smoothie as a breakfast drink.

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