How to Store Tofu

Here are some tips and tricks on how to store tofu and keep it fresh for longer! It’s staple here at home and I use it in a lot of my recipes since it’s a great vegan protein-source and is also so versatile!


  • Air-tight containers


  • Blocks of Tofu (firm, medium firm, extra firm)
  • Water


  • Remove the tofu from its original plastic trays when you purchase them.
  • Run the tofu through water to wash out any of the excess liquid from the pack–the liquid it sits in inside the packaging for days, sometimes even weeks is what can give the tofu that somewhat sour smell and sometimes slimy feel. You’ll want to wash this off the tofu.
  • Place the tofu in an air-tight container and then fill that container with enough water to submerge the tofu.
  • Keep the tofu in the refrigerator and replace the water every 2-3 days or when the water starts to turn a bit murky. You’ll want to keep the water clear!

  • The tofu can be stores for 2 to 3 weeks this way and stay fresh for longer until you’re ready to use your tofu.
  • For silken tofu that I purchase in a tube, I just make sure to keep it refrigerated.

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