Tofu

Tofu is a high-protein vegan food that can be prepared in a multitude of ways, from smoothies to curries to barbecue-style.
Last Updated: March 1, 2016

Tofu is a traditional Asian food that made from coagulated soy milk pressed into blocks. It’s cheap to buy, easy to prepare, and incredibly versatile. Tofu can add tremendous flavor and variety to your diet, can be cooked in dozens of fantastically delicious ways.

Tofu can take on a variety of textures—everything from extra firm and chewy to silken smooth. It’s important to use the right variety of tofu for each recipe, and recipes often suggest pressing some of the liquid out of the tofu before using it. This can be done by wrapping the tofu in a towel and placing a heavy book on top, or with a specialized tofu press.

Tofu’s neutral flavor marries perfectly to a variety of delicious spices. Some popular dishes featuring tofu include:

Not only is tofu deliciously satisfying, it’s also extraordinarily healthful—offering a great source of fiber, protein, and vitamins.