These yummy vegan smoked tofu recipes will inspire you to use this underrated vegan source of protein!
For me, Smoked Tofu is one of my all time favourite ingredients to use in my kitchen. It's versatile, tasty and easy to use. I sometimes even just slice it and eat it from the block!
Smoked tofu is firm tofu that has been smoked in a smoker (like salmon or charcuterie sometimes is) This makes it already pre-cooked, so you can eat it right away, which makes it ideal for use in sandwiches and salads.
It's also delicious grilled, or used as protein rich flavour bomb in stews and soups or in pasta dishes. Smoked tofu tends to be firm in texture, so you don't have to worry about pre-pressing it or even doing much more than slicing it up to use.
Different brands of smoked tofu vary in intensity of flavour, so try a few out if you can to get your favourite. . In the UK (where I live) Taifun and Tofoo are the easiest to find that have smoked options available.
Check out these inspirational Smoked Tofu Recipes to help you decide how you will eat it first!
Whether you grill the smoked tofu or just slice and use it as is, it makes a great addition to sandwiches. Layer it up like a BLT or use Scandi style on an open faced sandwich.
🍜Pasta and Noodles
Smoked tofu is delicious used as a bacon or pork substitute in noodle and pasta dishes. Use it like pancetta in carbonara or slice and use in some ramen noods.
Once again, smoked tofu can be used either grilled or just cut up and tossed through salads. I like to make a delicious caesar salad with tahini dressing and smoked tofu in place of bacon. Yum.
🍲Soups and Stews
Use little pieces of smoked tofu cut up and fried like a bacon garnish on soup or chunks of smoked tofu in a rich, saucy stew.
🥘Pizza and Paella
Smokey tofu on top of pizza, flatbreads or tossed through paella is an easy way to amp up the flavours without any cruelty.
Sides and Snacks
If you love sushi, or making veggie sides, smoked tofu is your flavourful friend. Add a little to your next dish.
DIY Smoked Tofu
Don't panic if you can't find smoked tofu to buy, you can cheat it with a delicious marinade and DIY it1
If you have a smoked tofu recipe you love, do let me know! I'm always on the lookout for new ways to use this underrated but delicious vegan protein.