How to cook with soft, medium and extra firm tofu

Hint: They’re all used different ways — here’s what you need to know.

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Our food director, Claire Tansey, gives a quick primer on the different types of tofu. Watch this short video, and learn which textures will work best with different tofu recipes.

Get started with these recipes, which use soft, medium and extra-firm tofu:
Secretly creamy pesto pasta
Sesame-ginger tofu and vegetables
Crispy tofu with peanut sauce