Recipe Roundup: Celebrating Soy

April is National Soyfoods Month. If you’ve avoided soy in the past from fear of tofurkey-gone-awry, it’s time to reconsider. Soy is a complete protein, which means that it also contains the enzymes people need to properly digest the protein. In addition, soy is a rich source of vitamins C and A, among a variety of important micronutrients. What’s more, soy comes in a wide variety of forms, so you’re sure to find a way to enjoy this valuable source of nutrition.

Slicing tofu thin
Slicing Tofu Thin // Logan Ingalls / CC BY 2.0

Jodi’s Blueberry Tofu Cake
For dessert or brunch, this sweet treat is full of fiber and protein. Baked with tofu instead of eggs, it has no saturated fat either. (2 Stars)

Provencal Tofu Salad
A perfect salad to serve at any gathering as the weather warms up, you’ll love the way the tofu soaks up the tart flavors of the lemon juice and mustard. (2 Stars)

Wake-Up Smoothie
This smoothie, which uses silken tofu as a base, will have everyone in your house eager to get out of bed to enjoy a protein-packed and delicious start to the day. (2 Stars)

Fresh Spring Rolls with Sesame-Tamari Grilled Steak
Soy makes an appearance in the gluten-free form of tamari, but for a vegetarian option, replace the steak with extra-firm tofu in these spring rolls. (1 Star)

Sesame-Crusted Tofu
If you’re looking for more flavor from tofu, the double-browning technique in this recipe is sure to deliver. (2 Stars)

Spicy Kale & Tofu Stir-Fry
Enjoy a bit of heat? Try the smoky flavor of dark sesame oil with the hot red pepper in this delicious stir-fry. (1 Star)

Braised Collards or Kale
Sometimes all you want from soy is it’s salty flavor. Switch the soy sauce for tamari for a gluten-free recipe. (3 Stars)