The Ultimate Tofu Guide

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Whether you love it or hate it, you’ve probably been seeingtofu more often.If you’d like to learn more about it, but don’t know where to start, we’ve got you covered.

This comprehensive guide will cover best practices for cooking and storing tofu as well as a bunch of cool facts and recipes to try out!

Be sure to use the table of contents below to skip to the topic you’d like to learn more about.

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The video above does a great job of outlining the entire process in a home kitchen.

This guideby Just Hungry is another excellent resource.

Read Also:What Food Group is Tofu In?/Is Tofu Different Than Bean Curd?

What’s the Best Way to Store it?

Tofu will stay for quite a while in the refrigerator and store-bought packages tend to have pretty accurate expiration dates.We’ve actually tried to eat some expired tofu and wouldn’t recommend it.It tastes really bad.


inside of a freezer

How Long Does It Last?

tofu in a package

the tofu press in action

Our tofu press in action!

It also allows you to better infuse the tofu with flavor from marinades.As the water comes out it allows room for flavorings and seasonings to come in.

Freeze it to Make it Spongier


frozen tofu after it was cooked

tofu in a miso soup

picture of accidental discovery

man drinking a beer


girl with a healthy school lunch


man holding soybeans


Grilled tofu mushroom kebab on skewer served on plate.

As you might imagine, the firm and extra firm are ideal for holding up on tofu kebabs or in stir fries.

Silken tofu is ideal for smoothies and dressings, which brings us to our next section…

silken tofu pudding with berries

Berry pudding made from silken tofu

Here are a few of the many desserts that you can with silken tofu:

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1 thought on “The Ultimate Tofu Guide”

  1. This is the most comprehensive look on Tofu I have seen. Great job on this post. I learned so much more about Tofu. Thank you for including my southwestern breakfast tofu recipe in this collection.

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