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35 Plant-Based Soy-Centric Dinner Recipes

Sharon Palmer

It’s the perfect time to dive into healthy, sustainable soy foods—tofu, tempeh, edamame, and soymilk—for a rich source of plant protein to fuel your meals. Soyfoods have been part of traditional diets for eons, and they are linked with lower risks of heart disease and certain types of cancer, improved bone health, and menopausal benefits for women.   No matter what your eating style, you can gain health and environmental benefits by including more plant-based meals during your week. So, what are you waiting for? Get started with these 35 amazing plant-powered, soy-focused dinner recipes to inspire you—all shared by some of the most buzzworthy plant-based food bloggers out there today.

35 Plant-Based Soy-Centric Dinner Recipes

Asparagus & Mushroom Vegan Quiche, Emilie Hebert, Emilie Eats
Banh Mi with Peanut Crusted Tofu, Amy Reese, Bear Plate
Barbecue Ranch Tempeh Burgers, Kristie Williams, The Mostly Vegan

Butternut Squash and Kale Lo Mein with Crispy Tofu, Kathy Hester, Healthy Slow Cooking (shown above)

Broccoli Brown Rice Bowl with Almond Satay Sauce, Deryn Macey, Running on Real Food (shown above)
Feta with Spinach, Tomato and White Bean Pasta, Rebecca Eller, Vegan Blueberry
Forbidden Rice, Tempeh, and Vegetable Power Bowls, Anne Danahy, RDN, Craving Something Healthy

Ginger Soy Tofu Bowl, Kristina Todini, RDN, Fork in the Road (shown above)
Huevos Rancheros Casserole, Diane Smith, Plant-Based Cooking
Indian Butter Tofu Paneer, Richa Hingle, Vegan Richa

Kimchi Tacos with Gochujang Aioli, Karen Gibson, Crave Veggies (shown above)
Loaded Tofu Tacos with Spicy Cilantro Crema, Tricia Bozeman, Rhubarbarians
Peanut Butter Baked Tofu Buddha Bowl, Heidi Fountain, Heidi Hearts

Pineapple Stir Fry with Baked Tofu, Jennifer Sebestyen, Veggie Inspired (shown above)
Rice Noodle Bowls with Baked Tempeh, Catherine Brown, A Seat at My Table
Simple Pineapple Tofu Curry, Uma Srinivas, Mrish Tanna

Smoky Baked Tofu Black Eye Pea Bowls, Melissa Gould, Wee Little Vegans (shown above)
Soy Milk Ramen, Rhian Williams, Rhian’s Recipes
Spicy Tofu Buffalo Wings, Annie Markowitz, VegAnnie

Spring Vegetable Buddha Bowl, Kara Lydon, RDN, The Foodie Dietitian (shown above)
Sticky Maple Ginger Tofu Noodle Bowl, Kristen Wood, Moon and Spoon and Yum
Stuffed Jumbo Shells with Spinach, Nora Taylor, Nora Cooks

Tempeh Cacciatore, Dianne Wenz, Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen (shown above)
Tempeh Mushroom Bourguignon, Emily Cooper, RDN, Sinful Nutrition
Tempeh Tikki Masala, Rebecca Fallihee, Eggplant + Olive
Teriyaki Tofu with Avocado, Marlena Luna, Where You Get Your Protein
Tofu Sweet Potato Bowl with Tahini Sauce, Christen Russman, Veggie Chick

Thai Tempeh Stuffed Sweet Potatoes, Rachael Hartley, RDN, Rachael Hartley Nutrition (shown above)
Tofu & Courgette Vegan Meatballs with Spicy Tomato Sauce, Louise-Claire Cayzer, The Vegan Larder

Tofu Kale Power Bowl with Tahini Dressing, Sharon Palmer, RDN, The Plant-Powered Dietitian (shown above)
Tofu Steaks with Avocado Chimichurri, Michelle Blackwood, Healthier Steps

Vegetable Fried Rice with Crispy Ginger Garlic Tofu, Gwen Leron, Delightful Adventures (shown above)
Vegetable Ginger Noodle Stir-Fry, Judith Scharman Draughon
Vibrant Spaghetti Squash Bowl with Smoky Waffled Tofu, Kristina Sloggett, Spa Bettie

For some of my favorite soy recipes, check out these: 

Thai Tofu Veggie Noodle Bowl
Thai Tempeh Noodle Skillet
Farmers Market Tempeh Hash


4 thoughts on “35 Plant-Based Soy-Centric Dinner Recipes

  1. I have just recently switched to a plant-based diet and have love reading your blog–thank you! These recipes look delicious and I can’t wait to try this weekend. As I research more and more, I keep coming across conflicting claims about tofu. Some say it is healthy, others say that any type of processed food should be avoided. In your experience, can tofu be processed, yet still healthy?

  2. Thank you for your feedback. Tofu is a minimally processed soy food linked with health benefits. It is made basically by curdling soy milk. It has been used for hundreds of years in traditional diets in Asia, where they have a lower risk of chronic disease.

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