If serving cold as part of a salad or grain bowl, you don’t even need to cook your tofu at all – simply cut into bite-size chunks and cover with your choice of dressing. Don’t forget – there are loads of other ways of cooking tofu you might not have considered, such as scrambled tofu, tofu burgers or blitzed tofu, used to form the base of delicious soups, smoothies and desserts.
Keep tofu in your refrigerator and use before the ‘best before’ date has passed. Once a pack of tofu has been opened, simply place inside a plastic container, cover with cold water and store inside your fridge. If the water is changed daily, the tofu will last up to 3 days after opening.
Storing in water helps keep your tofu fresh and stops flavour contamination from nearby foods. Keeping the tofu away from air also helps prevent oxidation, discolouration and protein degradation.
We don’t normally recommend freezing tofu as this will alter the texture. However, if changing the texture is your goal, we have some additional tips on how to freeze tofu.