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7 Best Dipping Sauces for Tofu

Add some pizzazz to your next dinner with these easy and delicious homemade dipping sauces for tofu.

They’re bright, quick, and flavorful to the max.

Tofu Cubes with Teriyaki Dipping Sauce and Sesame Seeds, Served on a Brown Bowl

Tofu Dipping Sauce Recipes

Plain tofu is no fun. But luckily, these dipping sauce recipes are guaranteed to jazz up your plate.

And whether you’re looking for something sweet, spicy, salty, or savory, I’ve got you covered. 

From creamy mayo sauce to Asian-style classics, these dipping sauces for tofu are beyond delish!

Tips for Cooking Tofu

If you think you don’t like tofu, maybe you’re just not cooking it right.

I certainly wasn’t! But when I found these handy tips, I quickly fell in love.

So, let’s go over a few key things to keep in mind when cooking tofu.

1. Choose the Right Tofu

Not all tofu is created equal.

Different varieties have different textures and flavors, so you’ll need to choose one based on what you’re making.

For example, firm and extra-firm tofu are best for crispy recipes. They hold their shape well and have a satisfying meaty texture when cooked.

But you’ll want silken tofu if you’re making something creamy, like vegan cheesecake.

That’s more like cream cheese, while the firm stuff is in a block, like feta.

2. Press the Water out Before Cooking

When using firm and extra-firm tofu, you’ll need to press out the excess liquid.

This is why a lot of tofu recipes come out mushy – because it’s soggy with water that gets into the dish.

Buy a tofu press if you make a lot of tofu meals. Or just pop it between two plates wrapped in paper towels.

Add something heavy to the top, and the water should press out.

Then, pat it dry and use it as directed in the recipe. Easy peasy.

3. Season Tofu Well

Marinating tofu will add so much flavor – just like any meat dish.

Salt and pepper work well, but you can add anything from brines to rubs.

And it doesn’t need long either! 30 minutes should do the trick. Though you’ll still need to press the tofu first!

1. Thai Dipping Sauce (Nam Jim Jaew)

Ignore that succulent steak and focus on the Thai dipping sauce. It’s one of my all-time faves and will amp up any meal.

The blend of fragrant herbs and spices is sure to transport you to flavor town. It’s sweet and savory, with a bit of heat thrown in for good measure.

Dip crispy tofu in this delightful Thai sauce and watch it come alive.

2. Peanut Sauce

Okay, so this is another favorite of mine. I use peanut sauce for egg rolls, bao buns, and even Asian tacos.

It’s sweet, savory, and wonderfully nutty. Trust me, the blend of peanut butter, coconut milk, and garlic is enough to drive you wild.

Add a dash of soy sauce, brown sugar, and curry powder for an extra dimension of flavor.

3. Spicy Mayo

Say hello to your new favorite dipping sauce: spicy mayo.

There’s nothing quite like the fiery tang of creamy mayonnaise, hot sauce, and cajun seasoning.

Every bite will leave a pleasant tingle on your tongue. But it’s mild enough that you’ll still feel your lips when you’re done!

Serve this with tofu, chicken tenders, or as a spread for your next sandwich.

4. Ginger-Soy Dipping Sauce

It’s time to bring your tofu game to the next level.

With this ginger-soy dipping sauce, you can enjoy the savory taste of tofu without hassle.

It’s a simple blend of rice vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, and Sriracha. So yeah, it packs quite a flavor punch.

Oh, and a dash of sugar and Thai chile bring sweetness and spice to balance it out.

5. Mango Chutney

Do you consider yourself an adventurous foodie? Then, you need to have this dipping sauce in your fridge!

Spicy, tangy, and sweet, mango chutney is the perfect dipping sauce for tofu.

Made with fresh mangoes, apple cider vinegar, and rich spices, that jam-like texture will coat the tofu beautifully.

Buffalo Chicken Wing Sauce

6. Buffalo Wing Sauce

Forget the chicken wings! This buffalo sauce is the best dipper for tofu.

It’s super bright and tangy with plenty of heat. And it comes together in just 10 minutes.

You’ll add butter for a rich finish, but that won’t distract from the heat.

Trust me, this is how to jazz up tofu!

7. Honey Sriracha Sauce

Do you love the sweet and spicy combination of honey and Sriracha? If so, this recipe is for you!

It’s got that layer of heat we all love, but the sticky honey brings just enough sweetness to keep things in. line.

So, it’ll tickle your nose, but it goes down beautifully.

7 Best Dipping Sauces for Tofu

Add some pizzazz to your next dinner with these easy and delicious homemade dipping sauces for tofu. They’re bright, quick, and flavorful to the max.

Ingredients

  • Thai Dipping Sauce (Nam Jim Jaew)

  • Peanut Sauce

  • Spicy Mayo

  • Ginger-Soy Dipping Sauce

  • Mango Chutney

  • Buffalo Sauce

  • Honey Sriracha Sauce

Instructions

  • Select your favorite recipe.
  • Organize all the required ingredients.
  • Prep a delicious dipping sauce for tofu in 30 minutes or less!
Dipping Sauces for Tofu

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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