At Global Youth Village international summer program, our cuisine is predominantly vegetarian. We encourage youth and staff to  be more eco-friendly by eating a more plant-based diet which is  lower  on the food chain.  Our Thanksgiving meal would be incomplete without some tofu turkey. Check out our recipe for  this very simple and tasty dish you can serve this Thanksgiving!

Vegetarian Tofu Turkey Loaf


  • 2 blocks firm or extra firm tofu, well pressed
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tbsp sesame or canola oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp worchestire sauce
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • parsley (for garnish)


Freeze the tofu overnight. Allow it to thaw, then press well to squeeze out all the extra water.Place the tofu blocks in a lightly greased loaf pan, squeezing them as close together as possible.In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients. Pour about 2/3 of this mixture over the tofu, and refrigerate the remaining 1/3. Cover the tofu in the pan, and allow to marinade overnight, or for at least 4 hours.After marinating, pour the remaining soy sauce mixture over the tofu, then bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes, basting the extra marinade over the tofu once or twice.Remove the tofu from the oven and carefully flip it over. Bake for another 45 minutes, basting occasionally. Add parsley for garnish if desired. Allow to cool slightly before serving.Enjoy your homemade tofu turkey!


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