Good day! I’m taking advantage of my son’s cat nap to prepare a quick picnic style dinner for my family and thought I’d share one of our favorite : Tofu spread.
This recipe is super easy to make and really kid friendly. It’s great for sandwiches, to spread on crackers, to use as a dip or, my daughter’s favorite, by the spoonful!
- Half a brick of extra firm organic tofu, pressed in a dish rag** for about 5 minutes and cubed. **To do so, just wrap the tofu and put something heavy on top (I use a big cookbook). This will take a bit of the extra water out of it so your spread is not too thin.
- 1/4 cup of grated carrot
- a handful of fresh herbs (today, I had flat leaf parsley and cilantro)
- 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric (Curcuma) powder
- a few pinches of celery salt
- sea salt (to taste)
- white pepper (to taste)
- 1 rounded teaspoon of mustard (go nuts! Try it with a few different ones. But with my daughter, we stick to yellow prepared mustard)
- 5-6 tablespoons of whatever binding ingredient you choose : mayonnaise, vegan mayo or Greek yogurt.
Then comes the hard part : Put in your food processor and press “blend”.
Don’t you just love easy meals. Tons of iron, protein, antioxidant spices and herbs, calcium and I’m yet to find a child that won’t eat it!
Now on a personal note, I’ve tried all of the binding ingredients : All mayonnaise was good but very fatty, vegannaise was too expensive and slightly sweet for my taste and just the Greek yogurt was wonderfully creamy, but a bit bland. My winner : 1/2 mayonnaise and 1/2 Greek yogurt.
Hope you’ll try it and let me know what you think!