These easy silken tofu recipes combine simple ingredients to help you put a vegan version of your favorite recipes on the table in less time.
Check the refrigerated section of Asian grocery stores for different kinds of tofu, including regular tofu, block tofu, dark soy sauce, light soy sauce, extra-firm tofu, and other protein-rich ingredient that may be hard to find at your local market.
- 🍜 Best Silken Tofu Recipes
- 1. Crispy Fried Silken Tofu
- 2. Kimchi Soup with Shiitake Mushrooms
- 3. Vegan Butternut Squash Pasta
- 4. Thai Butternut Squash Curry
- 5. TOFU MAC AND CHEESE
- 6. Cold Silken Tofu with Sweet Chili Sauce
- 7. Silken Tofu Scramble
- 8. Southwest Tofu Scramble
- 9. Vegan Chocolate Mousse
- 10. Chocolate Peanut Butter Vegan Pudding
- 🥤 Silken Tofu Smoothie Recipes
- 11. Silken Tofu Breakfast Pudding
- 12. SILKEN TOFU SMOOTHIE WITH FRUIT
- 13. Chocolate Silken Tofu Smoothie
- 14. Tofu Mocha Frappuccino
- 15. Pineapple Banana Tofu Smoothie
- 16. Green Goddess Smoothie
- 17. ICED HOT CHOCOLATE SOFT SILKEN TOFU SMOOTHIE
- 18. Vegan Sweet PEA Smoothie
- 🥣 Silken Tofu Soup Recipe
- 19. Korean Silken Tofu Soup
- 20. KOREAN TOFU SOUP
- 21. MISO & COCONUT SOUP WITH SILKEN TOFU
- 22. Sundubu Jjigae (Soft Tofu Stew)
- 23. Kimchi Soup with Shiitakes
- 🥘 Silken Tofu Dinner Recipes
- 24. Crispy Fried Silken Tofu
- 25. STEAMED TOFU WITH MUSHROOMS AND VEGETABLES
- 26. TOFU MAC AND CHEESE
- 27. SHIITAKE MISO SOUP WITH SILKEN TOFU
- 28. Carrot Ginger Miso Soup
- 29. Creamy Tofu Garlic Mushroom Pasta
- 30. Vegan Spinach Artichoke Pasta
- 🍦 Silken Tofu Dessert Recipes
- 31. FUDGY VEGAN TOFU BROWNIES WITH TOFU GANACHE
- 32. Taho (Filipino Sweet Tofu)
- 33. SOFT AND FLUFFY TOFU CHIFFON CAKE
- 34. Vegan Chocolate Tart with Silken Tofu
- 35. Japanese Silken Tofu Dessert with Mango Coulis
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- Silken Tofu Recipes
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🍜 Best Silken Tofu Recipes
1. Crispy Fried Silken Tofu
You can use regular firm or extra firm tofu in this recipe instead of silken tofu, but definitely, the texture will be different. I highly recommend using silken tofu over regular ones in this recipe.
2. Kimchi Soup with Shiitake Mushrooms
This very untraditional version of the Korean classic is vegan, yet spicy and flavorful! Serve it over noodles or rice with a drizzle of toasted sesame oil. This version is healthy, vegan and low in calories! The addition of fresh kale bumps up the nutrition factor significantly.
3. Vegan Butternut Squash Pasta
This vegan butternut squash pasta has become my go-to winter recipe to warm me up - it’s comfort food at its finest. Plus, using the oven to roast the squash also heats up my kitchen!
The sauce is without any additional cream or cashews and is so rich. The secret ingredient is silken tofu, which dissolves to add creaminess and decadence.
4. Thai Butternut Squash Curry
All the ingredients are pretty much available in your refrigerator ended up making this lip-smacking Thai Butternut squash Curry.
This soup tastes amazing when served with noodles or even with a bowl of rice. Sweet chunks of butternut squash, Tofu, red pepper in a creamy aromatic Thai curry base are difficult to resist.
5. TOFU MAC AND CHEESE
The soft tofu makes the sauce super creamy and some sauteed onions, garlic, and red bell pepper give it flavor and beautiful orange color.
You can add some peas or broccoli to the mac & cheese. Toss in 2 cups of frozen peas or 2 cups of chopped broccoli into the cooking water about 5 minutes before the pasta is done cooking.
6. Cold Silken Tofu with Sweet Chili Sauce
This Cold Silken Tofu with a sweet and spicy sauce is one of those really easy and also very fresh side dishes we love to make here at home.
I topped my tofu with vegan “pork” floss or laver floss, chopped spring onions, and sesame seeds. You can totally customize the toppings and add whatever you’d like!
7. Silken Tofu Scramble
We love this vegan scramble on crusty bread or a bun, with a side of ketchup, alongside sautéed veggies, with a slice of chickpea meatloaf, or roasted potatoes!
It works as a low-carb breakfast, brunch addition, or a lazy dinner.
8. Southwest Tofu Scramble
If you've never made a tofu scramble, I think it's important to start off by saying these tofu eggs won't actually taste exactly like eggs.
However, once you add in the seasoning & toppings it really mimics the texture & flavor of a delicious breakfast scramble!
9. Vegan Chocolate Mousse
This vegan chocolate mousse is also gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free. It literally takes a few minutes to make. The only thing it involves is melting some (good quality) dark chocolate and whizzing it up with the tofu, then pouring it into glasses/ramekins.
The only frustrating part is then waiting for it to set!
10. Chocolate Peanut Butter Vegan Pudding
This Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Pudding is so good; it's like eating a Reese's with a spoon. Bet yet, this vegan pudding is incredibly easy to make. Made with just 5 ingredients for a rich and decadent dessert.
🥤 Silken Tofu Smoothie Recipes
11. Silken Tofu Breakfast Pudding
A simple and nutritious, low-glycemic breakfast pudding made with silken tofu, frozen berries, baby spinach and your sweetener of choice.
12. SILKEN TOFU SMOOTHIE WITH FRUIT
A silken tofu smoothie might sound a little strange, but adding silken tofu is the best way to make smoothies creamy and extra delicious. Bonus that the protein boost will keep you full until lunch! You'll want to use either silken tofu or dessert tofu in your smoothie. Both are very soft and have a neutral taste. Dessert tofu is often sweetened, so keep that in mind if you're limiting added sugar.
13. Chocolate Silken Tofu Smoothie
This banana free smoothie recipe features silken tofu and plant based milk and is the perfect alternative to a banana based smoothie. Silken tofu has no denotable flavor just a gorgeously smooth texture and lots of health benefits.
14. Tofu Mocha Frappuccino
Tofu might sound a little scary to blend into a smoothie, but I promise it’s delicious! The neutral tofu blends right in to the cocoa and coffee flavor, making for a silky smooth frappuccino that’s actually pretty healthy. Blend this up as a pre-workout coffee smoothie or an everyday kind of breakfast!
15. Pineapple Banana Tofu Smoothie
If you do not like tofu or do not have any add almond milk, soy milk or coconut milk if you want vegan, Lactose-Free and non-dairy option, or regular (low fat) milk. However, if you will add milk, skip the water. No need to add water, only 5 FL Oz of milk will be enough. You can even add a little bit of pineapple juice if you like sweeter smoothies. I did not add any sugar…it was sweet to me, but it’s up to you if you would like to add sweetener.
16. Green Goddess Smoothie
This a tangy, sweet and silky green goddess smoothie packed with nutrients that’s sure to make your skin glow! Up until now, I was used to eating tofu for dinner or as a side dish to Japanese or Chinese food. I never thought of adding it to smoothies and I certainly never thought it would taste this good mixed with spinach, banana and mango!
17. ICED HOT CHOCOLATE SOFT SILKEN TOFU SMOOTHIE
This chocolaty vegan high-protein smoothie with silken tofu contains full 22 grams of plant-based protein, without adding protein powder.
18. Vegan Sweet PEA Smoothie
Top your Sweet Pea Smoothie with crunchy hemp seeds, and granola, or if you really want to get festive, go for the GOLD and break out some bee pollen granules! This protein-packed vegan smoothie is FULL of sweet flavor with a touch of mint and you’d never guess it has two servings of vegetables!
🥣 Silken Tofu Soup Recipe
19. Korean Silken Tofu Soup
If you’re looking for a quick & tasty soup with that umami goodness, try this soup! To get the benefits of the probiotics in the kimchi, you need to eat it as a topping on this dish. Cooking it to a boil kills the beneficial bacteria, however you get the flavor and benefits of cabbage in the soup.
20. KOREAN TOFU SOUP
Korean Tofu Soup, or Sundubu Jjigae, is a classic Korean dish that boasts rich flavors that I cannot get enough of! Garlic and shallot are a flavorful base, gochugaru flakes add a crave-worth smoky spice (not to mention VIBRANT color!), kimchi adds just the right amount of funk and umami. Soy sauce and sesame oil swoop in with their big flavors, and silken tofu is the perfect mild, creamy compliment to all this flavor.
21. MISO & COCONUT SOUP WITH SILKEN TOFU
Japanese food relies greatly on miso paste for its umami savoriness. Although Thai food doesn’t have one explicit ingredient in that sense, it aggregates fish sauce, dried shrimp paste, spices and jaggery/sugar to create its own umami flavoring.
Both—although entirely different in terms of ingredients used—have a profile that works with coconut milk.
22. Sundubu Jjigae (Soft Tofu Stew)
This sundubu (or soondubu) jjigae recipe is made with ripe kimchi and thinly sliced meat. Try making it at home. You would be pleasantly surprised to find out how quick and easy this hearty, flavorful stew is.
23. Kimchi Soup with Shiitakes
A simple easy recipe for Kimchi Soup with Shiitake Mushrooms, Tofu and Greens that is vegan and gluten-free adaptable and can be made in 30 minutes. This very untraditional version of the Korean classic is vegan, yet spicy and flavorful! Serve it over noodles or rice with a drizzle of toasted sesame oil.
🥘 Silken Tofu Dinner Recipes
24. Crispy Fried Silken Tofu
Simple to make restaurant-style appetizer using silken tofu and other vegan ingredients. Serve this Crispy Fried Silken Tofu with an instantly made dipping sauce that is SO YUMMY!
You can use regular firm or extra firm tofu in this recipe instead of silken tofu, but definitely, the texture will be different. When you take a bite of this fried silken tofu, you will be surprised how soft the inside is, it just confuses you visually. I highly recommend using silken tofu over regular ones in this recipe.
25. STEAMED TOFU WITH MUSHROOMS AND VEGETABLES
This recipe is inspired by a tofu and mushroom dish you may get from a local Asian-fusion restaurant. I love that it has different layers of elements: silky tofu, meaty mushrooms and crisp-tender vegetables. Everything is coated with a savory oyster sauce.
26. TOFU MAC AND CHEESE
A rich and creamy vegan mac and cheese made from silken tofu, veggies, and spices blending into a delicious vegan cheese sauce. This tofu mac and cheese is an easy way to make a protein-packed vegan mac and cheese from silken tofu and some hidden veggies!
The soft tofu makes the sauce super creamy and some sauteed onions, garlic, and red bell pepper give it flavor and beautiful orange color.
27. SHIITAKE MISO SOUP WITH SILKEN TOFU
This miso soup comes together in about 20 minutes of inactive time (less if you opt for instant dashi), which makes it one of my go-to dishes to serve company. The broth has a strong umami flavor with a touch of sweet miso and a hint of salty that gives a simple soup lots of oomph.
The homemade dashi lends enough flavor to the base of the soup that there's no need to season the broth, except with a quick drizzle of tamari depending on the saltiness of your miso.
28. Carrot Ginger Miso Soup
For the soup, you will need oil, onion, garlic, carrot, ginger, salt, pepper, Japanese kombu dashi (or vegetable stock), and white miso. Using different miso paste to make the same soup will give you a slightly different flavor to the soup, so feel free to experiment to find your favorite.
29. Creamy Tofu Garlic Mushroom Pasta
If you’re a mushroom lover, which I hope you are, you’re going to love this easy, decadent weeknight dinner: creamy tofu garlic mushroom pasta. The sauce is made with Mori-Nu Silken Tofu, which provides a creamy base for all of the delicious flavors happening in this dish. I love how versatile silken tofu can be.
30. Vegan Spinach Artichoke Pasta
This pasta bake is a great dish for an easy weeknight dinner, but as it is such a crowd-pleaser, it would also be perfect for a big party! Many creamy vegan pasta dishes rely on soaked blended cashews for that perfect silky texture. Here I wanted to offer you a nut-free version so we use tofu. Tofu-based sauce has the same smooth consistency as cashews with zero prep effort as you don’t have to remember soaking the nuts and the dish only has a fraction of the fat and calories.
The silken tofu and non-dairy milk make the sauce so sinfully creamy, and the nutritional yeast adds such a wonderful cheesy flavor.
🍦 Silken Tofu Dessert Recipes
31. FUDGY VEGAN TOFU BROWNIES WITH TOFU GANACHE
These vegan brownies are made with real sugar and flour, because I wanted a really good authentic brownie experience, but the egg replacer. The addition of silken tofu helps make the batter smooth and silky and with a firm and fudgy texture. I think flax egg can add a little too much distracting texture sometimes, so I wanted to test an alternative and it worked great!
32. Taho (Filipino Sweet Tofu)
Taho is a Filipino sweet treat consisting of silken tofu, simple syrup, and tapioca pearls. It is usually served warm or at room temperature.
However, you can also enjoy the tofu chilled for a cooling treat.
Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and many other neighboring Asian countries have their own version of this sweet tofu snack.
33. SOFT AND FLUFFY TOFU CHIFFON CAKE
Soft and fluffy chiffon cake made with silken tofu (extra soft tofu) has a nice mild aroma of soy beans and the cake is just lightly sweetened. The chiffon cake is absolutely soft, fluffy, springy, with that faint aroma of soy beans that I find quite pleasant.
So if you ever wonder what to do with silken soft tofu? give this one a try! In the U.S., the tofu comes in extra firm, firm, medium firm, soft, and silken tofu. You can probably get away with soft tofu, which is slightly firmer compare to silken tofu. I won’t recommend using anything firmer than that.
34. Vegan Chocolate Tart with Silken Tofu
The main ingredient of the chocolate cream is silken tofu, replacing it would completely change the texture of it. For this reason, it's irreplaceable.
35. Japanese Silken Tofu Dessert with Mango Coulis
The chilled tofu recipe with mango coulis combines tropical mango sweetness, cooling mint flavour and a hint of lemon sourness.
This sweet silken tofu will no doubt impress you. It’s perfect for a light tofu dessert with the most incredible flavour.
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Sarah Mock is a classically trained Chef and graduate of Johnson & Wales University. A culinary blogger for 14 years Sarah helps the home cook prepare her recipes with professional results.