Leftover Tofu? Whip Up These Delicious Dishes

By Kristen Mccaffrey on

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Making tofu for dinner? Make up a double or triple batch because tofu can be a great leftover that can be transformed into all types of new dishes for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Here are some of my favorite ways to use up leftover tofu.

Tofu Burritos: Warm up the leftover tofu and add it to a wrap with your favorite veggies, salsa, and cheese for a delicious burrito that you can take on the go. Add vegetarian bacon or sausage for a breakfast edition or black beans for lunch of dinner. You can also make up a big batch and freeze them for later use.

Tofu Scrambles: Sauté some of your favorites veggies with onion and garlic and then add chopped or crumbled leftover tofu to make a morning tofu scramble instead of eggs. Top with nutritional yeast or cheese and serve with toast and fruit.

Stir-frys: Probably the most popular way to make tofu, make a quick veggie stir-fry and add in leftover tofu. Serve over brown rice, quinoa, or noodles for a complete meal.

Tofu Tacos: Tacos are a great use for leftover tofu. Dress up the tofu by tossing it with your favorite red or green salsa and quickly reheating it in a pan. Add your favorite taco toppings – lettuce, tomato, onion, cilantro, avocado, cheese, and/or beans and serve on warm corn or flour tortillas.

Buddha Bowls: A favorite in the vegetarian and vegan communities, a Buddha bowl is basically a way to use up lots of leftover veggies and grains. Usually it consists of your favorite grain – quinoa, brown rice, couscous, wheat berries – paired up with leftover veggies, beans, and avocado. Use leftover tofu instead of the beans for a delicious meal.

Wraps: Tofu makes a great substitution for deli meat in any lunch or dinner wrap. My favorite version involves loading a wrap with lots of hummus, leftover tofu, sprouts, cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuce, and avocado. Seasoned with salt, pepper, and a touch Sriracha for a great sandwich.

Barbecue Sandwiches: Tofu is probably the last thing you think of when it comes to barbecue, but tossing leftover tofu in barbecue sauce and then stuffing in a sandwich with some coleslaw and pickles is a great way to use up leftovers. Imagine it as your own “Pulled Tofu BBQ Sandwich.”

Soups and Salads: Tofu makes an excellent addition to virtually any soups or salads. Add some leftover cubes to canned tomato soup for added protein, make your own homemade miso soup with leftover tofu, or use crispy tofu like croutons on any salad or soup for a terrific and quick meal.

Stuffed Veggies: Tofu is a great protein source to chop and stuff into peppers, zucchini, eggplant, and other veggies. To make quick tofu stuffed peppers, toss your leftover tofu with cup brown rice or quinoa and 1 14 oz. can of diced tomatoes. Then stuff into peppers that have been parboiled or roasted and bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.

What are your favorite ways to use up leftover tofu?

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