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Red Lentil Tofu

Red Lentil Tofu (Soy-free, Gluten-free)

  • Author: Veggie Anh
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Red Lentil Tofu is an easy 2-ingredient tofu recipe made with red lentils. The perfect recipe to make if you want some varieties of tofu or if you are sensitive to soy. It's easy to make and versatile, a perfect soy-free alternative to tofu!


Units Scale
  • 190 g red lentils (equivalent to 1 cup)
  • 380 ml boiling water (equivalent to 1.6 cup)
  • 300-400 ml room temp water (equivalent to 1.2 - 1.6 cup)
  • 1/2 tsp salt (optional)


  1. Soak the red lentils in boiling water for 20 minutes. You can do this in a bowl or in your blender.
  2. Blend this mixture until smooth.
  3. Pour the blend into a pot, add the room-temperature water, and cook on medium-high heat for about 10 minutes or until thickened. Keep whisking to avoid forming lumps.
  4. Transfer to a baking dish or a container and let set in the fridge for at least 4 hours. The longer you let it set, the firmer the final product will be.
  5. After setting it in the fridge, the red lentil tofu will release some water. You can drain out the water and use the tofu as you like!


The recipe doesn't include the time to rest in the fridge (1 hour for soft tofu and 8 hours or more for extra firm). The longer you leave in the fridge, the firmer the final product will be.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Plant-based Hack
  • Method: Blend, Stovetop Cook
  • Cuisine: Asian

Keywords: red lentils, soy free, tofu, red lentil tofu

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