If you’re looking for delicious, healthy vegetarian recipes that will transport your taste buds to paradise, this collection of five tofu-based Hawaiian dishes is perfect for you! These recipes combine the savoury goodness of tofu with the bold flavours of tropical ingredients like pineapple, coconut and macadamia nuts.

Tasty Tofu Delights: 5 Vegetarian Hawaiian Recipes

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Quick and easy to prepare
  • Bursting with flavourful ingredients
  • Contains nutrient-dense whole foods
  • Vegan-friendly

Ingredient List

  1. Firm tofu
  2. Soy sauce
  3. Pineapple juice
  4. Coconut milk
  5. Macadamia nuts
  6. Rice vinegar
  7. Garlic
  8. Ginger root
  9. Crushed red pepper flakes

How To Make This Recipe

Hawaiian Tofu Bowl:

1) Press and cube firm tofu.
2) In a skillet over medium heat, cook cubed tofu in soy sauce and pineapple juice until lightly browned.
3) Remove from heat and set aside.
4) Cook vegetables (carrots, broccoli, onion), then add in cooked rice or quinoa.
5) Garnish bowl with sliced avocado.

Mango Tofu Skewers:

1) Preheat grill to 300°F/150°C.
2) Cut mangoes into pieces along with firm tofu blocks onto skewers (alternatively place on baking sheet).
3) Whisk together olive oil or melted coconut oil with vinegar in a small bowl.
4 Sprinkle garlic powder over top skewers before grilling (or roasting)
5.Optional brush skewers generously glaze mixture while cooking.

Pineapple Teriyaki Stir Fry:

1) Heat sesame oil on high heat in a large skillet / wok
2 ) Add freshly minced ginger & garlic ; sautee briefly before adding previously chopped onions.
3) Add previously cubed tofu & Pineapple(chunks/pieces):
4 ) Pour in pre-made teriyaki sauce and cook until heated through, stirring frequently.

Grilled Tofu Sandwiches:

1) Preheat grill to medium heat.
2) Press firm tofu and slice into 1/2-inch thick pieces
3) Rub with a mixture of oil, vinegar, garlic powder, onion powder
4) Grill for about 5-6 minutes or until lightly charred on each side, then remove from heat.
5.) Layer grilled or roasted red pepper slices , fresh basil leaves (or cilantro), and avocado on top of the grilled tofu cakes.

Macadamia Nut Tofu Dip:

1) Blend together cubes of soft tofu with salt and vinegar .
2 ) Stir in ground macadamia nuts until well combined.
3.) Top dip with additional macadamia nuts or herbs if desired.

Cooking Time & Temperature Guidelines

Grilling times may vary between individual dishes but it’s best to aim for approximately 6-8 minutes per side when cooking wth a cast iron griddle / pan . Baking time is between 15 -20 min period at around temperature range around 375°F.

My Pro-Tips

  • Use extra-firm tofu where applicable instead of firm for added texture in any recipe.
  • To save preparation time consider meal-prepping by marinating blocks/cubes before use as needed .

## Seasoning Options
Feel free to experiment with different spices like cumin , turmeric that would compliment the flavors beautifully .

Recipe Tips

To prevent skewers sticking during grilling make sure you coat your grill/griddle accordingly prior to adding them over direct heat

Recommended Tools To Make This Recipe

Grill tongs/skewers,
Cast Iron Skillet,

To Sum Up: The Biggest Takeaway

These delicious tofu-based Hawaiin dishes are easy to prepare, packed with flavour and perfect for anyone looking to try out new vegetarian recipes. Whether you’re planning a family dinner or a summer barbecue, these tasty delights will no doubt impress.


Q: Can I use a different protein instead of tofu in these recipes?
A: Yes! These recipes can work well with other proteins like tempeh or seitan. You could also try using cooked lentils or chickpeas instead of tofu if you prefer.

Q: Are these recipes suitable for someone on a gluten-free diet?
A: Most of the ingredients in these recipes are naturally gluten-free, but be sure to check any packaged items (like sauces or marinades) to make sure they are labeled gluten-free. If needed, you could substitute tamari sauce for soy sauce which is often made with wheat.

Q: Where can I find some of the less common ingredients called for in these recipes (like coconut cream and fresh pineapple)?
A: Coconut cream can usually be found in cans at most grocery stores, either in the international foods section or near the canned coconut milk products. For fresh pineapple, try checking your local farmer’s market during peak season when it is readily available and typically more affordable than at the grocery store. Alternatively, frozen cubed pineapple could work as a substitute for many of the pineapple-based dishes discussed here.