Super easy and quick tofu spread

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!

Ingredients :

  •  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”.
Tofu spread ingredients

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.

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Hope you’ll try it and let me know what you think!

Bon appétit!

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About Yanic A.

Hello to all of you and thank you for stopping by! My name is Yanic. I'm a wife to a wonderful husband, a mother of 2 beautifully complex and unique children and a lover of all things inspiring. Having started a personal journey of self discovery when I found out I was pregnant with my daughter 4 years ago, I've since embraced a daily life of simpler pleasures and gratitude. As we get to know each other, you will know me as a quilter, a gardener, a Tao cultivator, a vegetarian foodie, a true believer in a healthy family life as being the secret to my happiness and hopefully as time goes on, a friend... I will try to share with you my days as they unfold, speaking of my happy successes without censoring my challenges, trying to make this blog a true portrait of the ever-changing path that I have chosen for myself. I'm hoping to find in these pages others to share with and learn from, bringing to light the absolute connection in all things and people, showing this world as being a true community.
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10 Responses to Super easy and quick tofu spread

  1. That spread of yours really looks healthy and tasty. I am wondering is the binding ingredient necessary, could I put a tiny bit of water or olive oil?

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    • quiltykanuck says:

      It depends on what texture you are looking for : To get a smooth spreadable texture, it seems like the creamy binding ingredient does the job. I’ve tried with oil and tried with silken tofu, both left the tofu in little chunks kinda floating in the liquid. Does that make any sense? But maybe a soften tofu (without being silken) would automatically work better if you were to not add it. Hmmm… that might be worth exploring!

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  2. I’m thinking this would be yummy with an almond or cashew-based cream thickened with agar or chia to replace the mayo/yoghurt to make it ‘macro’ or ‘vegan’ hehe. Sounds delicious!

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  3. Some great ideas you got there, dear ladies. This is surely going onto my “try” list 🙂

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  4. I miss eating these kinds of things with you and Jason and the kids. Too lazy to just make it for myself.

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