11+ Flavorful Vegan Tofu Recipes

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure policy.

11+ flavorful Vegan Tofu Recipes for your lunches, dinner and meal-prep!

These dishes are not only packed with flavors but are also easy to make.

collage of different tofu vegan recipes

I remember the first time I tasted tofu some 8 years back.

I didn’t like it at all. It was a new taste for my taste buds and one that I didn’t warm up to for years.

It has taken me years to like tofu and it has also made me realize that tofu can be wonderful if seasoned well.

Unlike a lot of other things, tofu doesn’t really have a great flavor of it’s own.

So, it needs to be seasoned or cooked in along with other things to make it flavorful.

Over the past couple of years, I have cooked with tofu a lot and my favorite ways to eat it includes Indian and Asian inspired recipes.

Tofu works really well in Indian recipes. That’s given because we cook so much with paneer and tofu is an excellent replacement for it.

So all the curries that we can make with paneer can all easily be made with tofu.

Tofu pairs well with veggies in Asian inspired stir-fries! It’s kind of my favorite way to eat it.

Just pair with rice or quinoa and you have got yourself a hearty meal.

And the best part is that these Asian style tofu recipes don’t take much time to put together at all!

I love using extra-firm tofu in my recipes. Maybe because I usually cook tofu in Indian and Asian recipes and extra-firm is what works best there. Or maybe it’s the texture issue, I prefer the extra-firm variety so much more.

Today I am sharing with you guys a round-up of my favorite Vegan Tofu Recipes! These make great lunches or dinner and are good for meal-prep. They are all also easy to make.

Hope you will enjoy these!


1- Thai Basil Tofu Stir Fry

Super easy and flavorful Thai Basil Tofu Stir Fry gets done in less than 20 minutes (including the prep time)! Serve over jasmine rice for a perfect meal.

tofu stir-fry in a cast iron skillet

2- Instant Pot Thai Peanut Tofu Pineapple Curry

A flavorful Thai Curry where tofu is paired with sweet pineapples and creamy peanut butter. The best part? It’s made in the Instant Pot!

bowl of thai peanut tofu curry with a spoon

3- Kung Pao Tofu

Pan fried tofu is tossed in a sweet and spicy sauce along with pepper, dried chilies and peanuts. This is one of my favorite ways to enjoy tofu.

kung pao tofu in a cast iron skillet

4- Instant Pot Tofu Matar

This is the vegan version of the famous Indian dish Matar Paneer where tofu and green peas are tossed in a spicy tomato based sauce.

bowl of tofu matar served in a clay bowl with naan placed on the side and two spoons on the other side

5- Vegan Soba Noodles Stir Fry with Curried Tofu

Easy meal for weeknight! The noodles are packed with nutritious veggies and tofu and tossed in a spicy ginger sauce! This dish gets done in 30 minutes and is also gluten-free.

bowl of soba noodles with tofu

6- Instant Pot Tofu Tikka Masala

Spicy marinated cubes of tofu are tossed in a creamy curry. Serve this tikka masala over basmati rice for a comforting and hearty meal.

tofu tikka masala served in a large bowl

7- Asian Tofu Broccoli Stir-Fry

Tofu and broccoli are tossed in an Asian inspired sauce and I also like to add some cashews for the crunch! Garnished with green onions, sesame seeds, this is best enjoyed with rice.

bowl of tofu and broccoli stir fry garnished with cashews and sesame seeds

8- Palak Tofu

Pan-fried tofu cooked in a spicy spinach curry. This is the vegan version of the famous Indian dish Palak Paneer!

palak tofu served in a copper kadai

9- Honey Cashew Tofu

Crispy Tofu tossed in a super flavorful sweet sauce with bell peppers and toasted cashews. This dish is not 100% vegan since it uses honey but you can easily replace it agave or maple syrup.

pair of hand holding a bowl of honey cashew tofu served with brown rice

10- Tofu Scramble

This Tofu Scramble is a great way to start your day. This filling and hearty vegan meal is so nutritious and packed with flavors!

plate of tofu scramble with 2 spoons and a lemon wedge on the side and a glass of chai in the background

11- Crispy Tofu Tacos with Avocado Lime Crema

Vegan & Gluten-Free Crispy Tofu Tacos topped with Avocado Lime Crema! If you love easy meals, then you gotta try this one.

three tofu tacos arranged in a single line and garnished with avocado lime creama and jalapenos

12- Instant Pot Vegan Thai Curry Soup

Comforting Thai Curry Soup with tofu and veggies! This easy to make one-pot soup makes a wholesome and filling meal. I make this on repeat during cold days!

pair of hand holding a bowl of thai soup

Hope these Vegan Tofu Recipes inspire you to get creative with tofu! Let me know which one is your favorite?

Hi, I’m Manali!

Bringing you easy, delicious vegetarian & vegan recipes! Eating veggies can be fun, you just need to get creative in the kitchen with the right set of ingredients!

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


  1. I agree with your statement that tofu doesn’t possess a flavor of its own. So yeah, it needs more flavors and what best than blending it with Asian veggies and spices.!?
    I really like the Thai combination for tofu and loved the Mexican take for this food.