For lovers of all things smoked, this spread is heavenly on crisp raw veggies, crusty bread, or whole grain crackers. To turn it into a dip, simply stir in commercial tofu sour cream to taste.

8 oz (225 g) light extra-firm silken tofu
4 oz (115 g) smoked tofu, diced into small cubes
2 Tbsp (30 mL) miso
2 Tbsp (30 mL) tahini
1 Tbsp (15 mL) nutritional yeast flakes
1 Tbsp (15 mL) lemon juice
1 garlic clove, crushed (optional)
3 Tbsp (45 mL) smoked almonds, chopped
1 Tbsp (15 mL) chives or green onions, chopped

Crumble silken tofu into food processor and add diced smoked tofu, miso, tahini, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, and garlic, if using. Process mixture for several minutes, stopping and scraping the sides of processor a couple of times, until mixture is as smooth as possible.

Scoop mixture into serving bowl, smooth top, and sprinkle with chopped almonds and chives. Cover and refrigerate until serving time.

Makes 2 cups (500 mL).

Serves 8.

Each serving contains: 79 calories; 6 g protein; 5 g total fat (0.5 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 4 g carbohydrates; 1 g fibre; 214 mg sodium

source: "Versatile Tofu", alive #356, June 2012

About the Author

Bryanna Clark Grogan is the author of World Vegan Feast (Vegan Heritage Press, 2011) and eight more vegan cookbooks. veganfeastkitchen.blogspot.ca