Crispy Tofu with Vegetables — Meatless Monday

20130304_FoodNetwork_Miller_S08_0135.tif

20130304_FoodNetwork_Miller_S08_0135.tif

Photo by: Johnny Miller

Johnny Miller

For many meat eaters, dinners often highlight a piece of meat, but if you're maintaining a vegetarian diet, it can seem as though every meal focuses on vegetables and vegetables alone. Food Network Magazine is changing that, however, with a go-to dish that puts not meat or vegetables but rather hearty, satisfying tofu in the center of the plate.

In its recipe for Crispy Tofu with Vegetables, seasonal, family-friendly produce, including mushrooms, carrots and peas, indeed makes an appearance, but it's no longer in the spotlight; instead, satisfying tofu is the star of the supper, and rice and veggies are merely supporting players that round out the meal. If you've never before cooked with tofu, know that it's able take on rich, full flavors easily and can stand up to high-temperature cooking methods like grilling and deep-frying. Food Network Magazine pan-fries lightly coated blocks of tofu until they boast a golden-brown crust on the outside, and then pairs them with ginger-laced vegetables and scallions. Since this complete meal can be on the table in only 40 minutes, it's a timesaver that you can deliver on even the most-hectic weeknights.

Get the Recipe: Crispy Tofu with Vegetables from Food Network Magazine

Meatless Monday, an international movement, encourages people everywhere to cut meat one day a week for personal and planetary health. Browse more Meatless Monday recipes.

Keep Reading

Next Up

Tofu-Vegetable Stir-Fry — Meatless Monday

In this Asian-inspired recipe, cubes of tofu is stir-fried with a mixture of balsamic, hoisin, soy and chile sauces, fresh shitake mushrooms and snow peas.

Vegetable Paella — Meatless Monday

Get the recipe for Food Network Magazine's easy-to-make Vegetable Paella, a bold dinner ideal for Meatless Monday.

Tofu Tacos — Meatless Monday

Celebrate Meatless Monday by making Food Network Magazine's Tofu Tacos, featuring crispy tofu and lime-scented coleslaw.

Barbecued Tofu — Meatless Monday

Celebrate grilling season with Food Network Magazine's Barbecued Tofu, a full-flavored meatless dish made with just a few ingredients, plus seasonal flavors.

Embracing Tofu — Meatless Monday

Learn how to cook with tofu in bold, flavorful dishes ideal for Meatless Monday dinners with these easy, top-rated recipes from Food Network Magazine.

Vegetable Shepherd’s Pie — Meatless Monday

Still finding Thanksgiving leftovers buried in the back of your fridge? Put them to good use by incorporating them into a meatless shepherd’s pie.

Perfect Veggie Burgers — Meatless Monday

Getting its heft from walnuts, beans and breadcrumbs, Food Network's veggie burger is tender and moist, thanks to soy sauce, egg whites and barbecue sauce.

Frozen Veggie Burritos — Meatless Monday

Prep a batch of these cheesy beauties and keep them in the freezer for at-the-ready meals.

Vegetable Noodle Soup — Meatless Monday

Stick with Food Network Kitchen's quick-fix soup recipe for flavorful results every time.

Summer Vegetable Chili — Meatless Monday

This craveworthy Summer Vegetable Chili from Food Network Magazine is full of bright vegetables and bold flavor.