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Tangy Tofu Spread


    Tangy Tofu Spread

    This is an excellent vegetarian substitute for cheese spreads. Prep Time: 10 Minutes

    2 cups (500 mL) firm tofu (approx 1 lb/500 g), rinsed
    1/2 cup (125 mL) lemon juice
    1/2 cup (125 mL) nutritional yeast
    1/2 cup (125 mL) tahini
    1/4 cup (60 mL) tamari sauce
    1/4 cup (60 mL) chopped fresh basil
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1 pkg (10 oz/300 g) fresh spinach washed, steamed, and well drained


    In food processor fitted with metal blade, process tofu, lemon juice, yeast, tahini, tamari, basil, and spinach until smooth.

    Nutrition Facts Per tbsp (15 mL):
    Calories: 22
    Protein: 2g
    Total Fat: 2g
    Carbohydrate: 1g
    Fiber: Trace
    Saturated Fat: 0g
    Cholesterol: 0mg
    Sodium: 71mg

    Makes 2 cups (500 mL)

    source: "Nutritional Yeast", alive #275, September 2005


    Tangy Tofu Spread




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