These 39 silken tofu recipes are the best way to use up that container of silken tofu! Think outside the box and use this soft, custard-like soy product to make breakfast, vegan dips, vegan mozzarella cheese, chocolate pie, oats, chocolate mousse, or creamy pasta! You are guaranteed to find a new favorite recipe here!
Here I’ve rounded up 39 creative and delicious silken tofu recipes. Use the Table of Contents feature right below to jump to a section of silken tofu recipes that sounds good to you, or simply scroll through all 39!
What is silken tofu?
Silken tofu is a very popular type of soft tofu that is made with coagulated soy milk. Unlike firmer types of tofu, such as medium, firm, or extra firm tofu, the silken tofu is not made with curdled soy milk.
It is also not pressed, which means all of the moisture from the soy milk is left inside the brick of silken tofu, making the tofu incredibly soft, almost custard like.
When shopping for silken tofu, you may come across a few types of silken tofu, the most common being soft silken tofu, regular silken tofu, and firm silken tofu. It is important to know that these three are not the same. Soft silken tofu is the softest silken tofu. Firm silken tofu or extra firm silken tofu is still very soft, but will hold its shape much better than soft silken tofu.
For best results, pay attention to the type of silken tofu called for in the recipe!
Where is silken tofu in the Grocery Store?
Silken tofu can be found in two places in the grocery store: in the refrigerated section or on the grocery store shelves.
If you are looking for tofu in the refrigerated section, it is typically in the “health” section, next to the vegetarian meats, vegan cheeses, and typically close to the produce.
If you are looking for tofu on the shelves, it is often near the International foods or Asian grocery items, such as soy sauce or ramen noodles.
Will silken tofu Get Crispy?
No, unlike extra firm tofu used in recipes like 30 Minute Crispy Peanut Tofu and Vegan Tofu Bolognese Sauce, silken tofu will not get crispy. Think of it like a custard-like tofu that is better suited for making sauces, custards, soft egg scrambles, and dressings.
Can silken tofu be eaten raw?
Absolutely! As with any tofu, silken tofu can be eaten raw and is delicious cold and uncooked.
Without further ado, lets get into the silken tofu recipe ideas!
Firm Silken Tofu Recipes
These recipes specifically call for firm silken tofu or extra firm silken tofu!
1. Silken Tofu Scrambled Eggs
2. Vegan Omelette
3. Silken Tofu with Spicy Soy Dressing
4. Cold Silken Tofu Salad
Homemade Sauces and Cheeses
Use these recipes to make homemade vegan dips, sauces, spreads, and cheeses!
5. Vegan Tofu Sour Cream
6. Vegan Mayonnaise
7. Kale Caesar Salad with Homemade Dressing
8. Tofu Mozzarella
9. Vegan Veggie Dip
10. Creamy Vegan Roasted Garlic Sauce
11. Vegan Queso
12. Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip
Breakfasts with Silken Tofu
13. Crustless Vegan Quiche
14. Vegan French Toast Sticks
15. Vegan Tofu Omelette
16. Protein Overnight Oats
17. Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole
18. Vegan French Toast Casserole
Lunches and Dinners with Silken Tofu
19. Spicy Creamy Vegan Ramen
20. Vegan Garlic Pasta
21. Vegan Potato Salad
22. Easy Miso Soup
23. Vegan Cream of Zucchini Soup
24. Vegan Egg Mayo Sandwich
25. Southwest Lentil Pasta Salad
26. One-Pot Vegan Baked Feta Pasta
27. Best Vegan Carbonara
Silken Tofu Desserts
Don’t think that silken tofu is just for savory recipes! Use it to make sweet desserts!