Tofu

Top 5 Tofu Recipes

Tofu is a staple edition to any vegetarian or vegan diet. A great substitute for meat, tofu is high in protein, calcium and iron, and is even thought to lower cholesterol. If you’re looking for something new to cook for dinner, try these healthy and delicious tofu recipes.

Tofu San Choy Bow
San Choy Bow is a traditional Chinese dish, usually served with pork mince. However, it’s so easy to turn this dish into a vegetarian dream with this recipe.

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Laksa
Tofu is a central part of this Malaysian favorite. Laksa is a spicy noodle dish with coconut milk, prawns, bean sprouts and vegetables.

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Sweet Potato and Tofu burger 
Some people think a burger has to be unhealthy to be tasty. This great recipe proves that’s simply not true. Sweet potato is high in vitamins B, C and D, and is rumored to fight stress and aging!

Recipe: Sweet potato and tofu burger

Paul McCartney’s Super Vegetable Salad
Who doesn’t want to know what a member of The Beatles eats for dinner? This gem is inspired by Meat Free Mondays, a movement that promotes healthier and more sustainable living through cutting meat from your diet, one day every week.

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Stir Fried Tofu and Asian Greens 
The great thing about a stir-fry, is that it can take less than 15 minutes to cook. It is also one of the best cooking methods, as it allows you to preserve all their healthy nutrients.

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Tofu San Choy Bow Recipe

A perfect dinner idea that is quick, easy, nutritious and caters for the vegetarian in the house.

Serves 2

Ingredients

350g firm tofu

1 tbsp sesame oil

300g mushrooms, finely chopped

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

1 red chilli

1 tsp ground coriander

2 tbsp tamari

4 shallots, thinly sliced

1/2 lemon, juiced

1 cup fresh coriander, coarsely chopped

8 iceberg lettuce leaves

Method

  1. Cut tofu into large squares and place in a pan filled with water. Bring to the boil and wait for tofu to rise to the surface.
  2. Drain water, transfer tofu to a food processor and process until minced.
  3. In a wok, heat sesame oil. Add mushrooms, garlic, chilli and ground coriander. Stir fry for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add the minced tofu, tamari and 3/4 of the shallots to the wok and stir through. Add lemon juice, turn heat off and stir through.
  5. To serve, spoon mixture into individual lettuce leaf cups, garnish with fresh coriander and remaining shallots, and serve.

Courtesy of The Healthy Mummy

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