Vegetarian Protein Recipes

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Grilled Tofu Skewers with Sriracha Sauce

Rating: 4.67 stars
Chunks of firm tofu are marinated with vegetables in a sauce made with sriracha, soy sauce, sesame oil, onion, and jalapeno.

Tasty Breaded Seitan

Rating: 4.69 stars
Seitan has a firm, meat-like texture, and can be cooked the same way. It tastes great prepared any way, but I love it most when breaded and seasoned. Can be served with rice and veggies, mashed potatoes, or with a side of pasta.

Traditional Style Vegan Shepherd's Pie

Rating: 4.69 stars
This is a traditional-style shepherd's pie like my Mum used to make, but completely vegan. All amounts are approximate and can be altered to your tastes!

Japanese Tofu Salad

Rating: 4.57 stars
Here is a simple way of incorporating tofu into your diet. You can certainly play around with this recipe, adding whatever you like, I garnish mine with lime wedges.

Barbeque Tempeh Sandwiches

Rating: 4.25 stars
I hate tofu but love tempeh and this sandwich is tangy and tasty. My boyfriend and I eat this all the time. It's great because it's vegan for him and I still like it (even though I'm not a vegetarian).

Eggless Tofu Spinach Quiche

Rating: 4.43 stars
I make this quiche without eggs. The tofu gives it a good texture. I've brought it to potlucks where friends aren't one ever knew! It is always a hit!

Tempeh Tacos

Rating: 4.69 stars
Taco 'meat' using tempeh. Serve in taco shells or fajitas. Or, if you're watching carbs, serve with a salad.

Tempeh Fajitas

Rating: 4.21 stars
This quick and delicious recipe uses tempeh (cultured tofu) instead of meat for a healthy, tasty alternative.

Perfect Grilled Tofu

Rating: 4.65 stars
This recipe is very easy to double, though you don't need quite double the marinade: About 1 1/2 times the marinade is perfect for four packages of tofu.

Stuffed Bell Peppers

Rating: 4.39 stars
Green bell peppers stuffed with a mixture of rice, textured vegetable protein, cheese and tomato sauce. Omit the cheese for a vegan variation. Serve with additional tomato sauce, if desired.

Baked Tofu

Rating: 4.55 stars
Delicious warm or cold. A staple for every vegan kitchen!

Basic Seitan - Wheat Meat (Vegan Meat Substitute)

Rating: 4.65 stars
I've used seitan for many things, from sandwiches to stir fries and this recipe is the best I have ever used.

Inspiration and Ideas

Seitan in Peanut Sauce

Rating: Unrated
"This was simple to make and fast to put together, especially using pre-made seitan. I think coconut milk is sweet enough as is; I doubled the seasoning." – peebsy weebsy

Breaded, Fried, Softly Spiced Tofu

Rating: Unrated
"Amazing! If you want an extra kick and you're a health freak, try cooking kale, bell pepper, green onions, and serrano chiles with the tofu. Delicious!" – Samatha Wheat

Cilantro Lime Grilled Tofu

Rating: 4.06 stars

Flavorful tofu, perfect for summer grilling. This is my absolute favorite way to eat tofu. The marinade is delicious and extremely flavorful. Serve with grilled vegetables or in a tortilla.