12 Tofu Recipes That Are Mind Blowingly Good, Because Meatless Meals Should Never Be Flavorless

Whether you're a vegetarian, vegan, or are just trying to cut down your meat intake, tofu is basically a miracle food — we can hardly count the number of ways it can be prepared. Forget all the sad, boring salad bar tofu you've ever ingested, and open your mind to all the possibilities this soy-based wonder has to offer. I mean, if McDonalds can make Tofu McNuggets, it's got to be pretty amazing, right?

Try using tofu to make a vegan quiche, or to take taco night to the next level. Trust me — your stomach will thank you.

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Crispy Baked Tofu with Honey-Sesame Glaze

An easy honey-sesame glaze makes Cookie and Kate’s crispy baked tofu reminiscent of a gourmet chicken dish. Throw in some Brussels sprouts, and you’ve got a five star meal.

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Marinated Sesame Tofu

If you love Japanese cuisine but keep your distance from raw fish, then A Beautiful Mess’ marinated sesame tofu is the perfect solution. Seaweed gives it a salty taste that makes it feel more like a seafood dish.

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Ginger-Garlic Roasted Tofu

Your quinoa salad may get boring after a while, so perk it up with Cookie and Kate’s sweet ginger-garlic roasted tofu. This soy dish will seriously wake up your tastebuds.

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Soba Noodle & Herb Tofu Salad

Add some serious zest to Green Kitchen Stories’ cold soba noodle salad with tofu marinated in fresh ginger and herbs — perfect for pairing with fresh vegetables.

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Red Curry With Tofu

Don’t get us wrong — if we could get takeout every day, we probably would. Luckily, it’s easy to make great Thai food at home. Case in point: A Beautiful Mess’ positively delicious red curry with tofu.

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Grilled Tofu Tacos

Sick of fish tacos and not a fan of beef? This grilled tofu option by Love and Lemons will completely change Taco Tuesday for the better.

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Seared Tofu and Brown Rice Burrito Bowls

While Chipotle’s tofu sofritas may be tempting, you can easily make your own burrito bowl at home with Leaf Parade’s seared tofu version.

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Korean Chili Tofu Salad

Prepare yourself for a a spicy salad. The Crepes of Wrath uses jalapeños to kick this Korean dish up a notch, and kimchi chips for an authentic flavor.

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Tofu Soba Noodles

This warm noodle bowl by Damn Delicious is positively slurpable, and it comes together in just 20 minutes. Hello, new weeknight favorite.

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Curried Tofu Salad

All you need is a little bit of scrambling, spices, and vegetables to transform a block of tofu into an eggless egg salad. Thanks, Quinoa, Kale and Exhale!

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Spicy Tofu Lettuce Wraps

Give the tortillas a rest, and use sturdy lettuce leaves to make spicy tofu wraps a la Damn Delicious. Don’t forget the chili paste for an unforgettable kick.

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Sun-Dried Tomato, Mushroom, and Spinach Tofu Quiche

Believe it or not, you don’t need eggs to make a perfectly savory quiche. Oh She Glows’ mushroom-filled tart has the same great taste as its eggy counterpart, without requiring you to crack a single shell.

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