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5 surprising recipes with tofu

Learn how to prepare sweet and savory dishes with the ingredient to maintain a balanced diet

Tofu, also known as soy cheese, is an ingredient that has gained more and more space in the kitchen, especially among people on a vegan diet. Versatile and nutritious, it has a soft texture and the ability to absorb flavors to form the basis of various recipes. And the best thing: they contain less fat and calories, which promotes healthy eating.




So, below, check out 5 irresistible tofu recipes that will surprise you with their variety of flavors!

Fried tofu with spicy sauce

ingredients

  • 500 g tofu cut into cubes
  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon of ginger
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 lemon juice
  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and crushed
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste

Preparation method

Add the sesame oil and tofu to a pan and sauté until golden brown. Turn off the heat, remove the tofu from the pan and set it aside. In the same pan add the garlic, ginger, soy sauce and lemon juice and mix well. Season with salt and pepper. Add the tofu and place over medium heat to heat through. Turn off the heat, sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve immediately.

Tofu balls

ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped chives
  • 50 g of chopped leek
  • 50g grated smoked tofu
  • 200 g of tofu puree
  • 3 tablespoons rice flour
  • Salt and olive oil to taste
  • Flour flax seed to bread
  • Greasing oil

Preparation method

In a pan, add the olive oil and place over medium heat to heat. Add the chives and leeks and sauté until golden. Add the smoked tofu and mashed tofu and mix well. Add the rice flour and stir to combine. Turn off the heat and wait for it to cool.

Then, with the help of a spoon, take small portions of dough and form balls. Dip them in linseed flour and place them on a baking tray greased with olive oil. Bake in a preheated oven at medium temperature until golden brown. Serve immediately.

Banana pudding with tofu

ingredients

  • two bananas peeled and cut into slices
  • 180 g of tofu
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar

Preparation method

Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until you obtain a smooth consistency. Place in a pudding mold and refrigerate until firm. Then remove from the mold and serve immediately.



Chocolate tofu mousse

Chocolate tofu mousse

ingredients

  • 120 g of chocolate semi bitter
  • 270 g of chopped tofu
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 4 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

Preparation method

Melt the semi-sweet chocolate in a bain-marie. Then wait for it to cool, transfer it to a blender and add the rest of the ingredients. Blend until you obtain a smooth consistency. Spoon the mousse into bowls and refrigerate until firm. Serve immediately.

Baked heart of palm with tofu cream

ingredients

  • 500 g peach hearts of palm, peeled and cut in half
  • 200 g of tofu
  • 2 tablespoons of sauce soy
  • Salt, ground black pepper, oregano, cayenne pepper and olive oil to taste
  • Lemon zest for garnish

Preparation method

Place the hearts of palm in a container and season with salt, black pepper, oregano, cayenne pepper and olive oil. Transfer to a baking tray, cover with aluminum foil and place in a preheated oven at 200°C for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, put the tofu, water, soy sauce, salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper in a blender and blend until creamy. Reserve. Turn off the oven, remove the hearts of palm, unwrap and wait for it to cool. Fill with the reserved cream, sprinkle with oregano and orange zest and serve immediately.

Source: Terra

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