Soy Meals for Supper
Versatile and full of health benefits, new soy products have hit the shelves tasting better than ever.
Tempeh works great as replacement for beef or chicken in fajitas because it's firm enough to slice into strips and marinate. In this recipe, it's grilled along with the veggies, adding even more flavor to the dish.
Vegetarian Chipotle Nachos
Meatless soy crumbles are an easy replacement for ground beef in Tex-Mex dishes like nachos, tacos, and burritos. Chipotle chiles in adobo sauce add a rich smokiness to these main dish nachos.
Veggie Sausage Pizzas
French bread pizzas are ideal for an easy weeknight meal, especially when the topping ingredients are items you probably already have on hand. You can adapt this recipe for the meat lovers by topping half of the bread slices with the meatless sausage called for in the recipe and the other half with regular sausage.
Vegetable Lo Mein with Edamame and Mustard Greens
The sweet nuttiness of edamame and the peppery bite of mustard greens and fresh ginger combine to create a burst of flavor in this satisfying veggie stir-fry.
Peanut-Crusted Tofu Triangles
Pressing and draining firm tofu makes it even firmer and easier to dredge and pan-fry. The spicy ground peanut coating adds both flavor and texture to the tofu.
Penne, Crispy Tofu, and Green Bean Salad
Combine tofu cubes, pasta, fresh green beans and cherry tomatoes in this tangy and colorful main dish pasta salad. The tofu turns golden brown when pan-fried in a small amount of olive oil.
The distinct flavor of the sauce comes from combining oyster sauce, soy sauce, dark sesame oil, and rice vinegar. Serving the stir-fry over brown rice adds a slightly nutty flavor to the entire dish and increases the fiber.
Grilled Pizza with Smoked Tofu and Roasted Red Peppers
With its firm texture, smoked tofu shreds easily and replaces some of the cheese that traditionally tops pizza. Plus, the tofu adds a smokiness that you don't get from fresh mozzarella.
Traditional ratatouille features eggplant simmered with tomatoes, onions, garlic and spices and is usually served as an appetizer or side dish. In this main-dish version, tempeh replaces the eggplant and increases the protein.
Tofu with Red Peppers and Black Bean Paste
The pleasant saltiness of black bean paste contributes to the unique flavor profile of this stir-fry. Black bean paste is made from fermented black beans and is often used in Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese cooking.
Although pureed tofu forms the base of these burgers, the flavor comes from cashew nuts, sunflower seeds, mushrooms, cumin, and cayenne pepper. The burger mixture contains eggs and breadcrumbs, but no dairy products.
Make little tacos–taquitos–meatless by using a veggie ground round product. It has a flavor and texture similar to that of ground round, but is lower in fat, higher in fiber, and cholesterol free.