A tasty spread is great to have on hand. I use it on sandwiches and wraps or as a dip for veggies and chips. It has a great creamy consistency, but its all vegan and low fat! This is my favorite way to use tofu. Here is a picture of the spread in action on a tasty wrap (instructions for the wrap are included!).
I show one version of this spread, but it’s very versatile and can seasoned any way you like. Read on for the full recipe!
- 8oz extra-firm tofu
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 handful of fresh cilantro leaves
- 2 Tbsp. spicy mustard
- 2 tsp. lemon juice
- 2 tsp. white vinegar
- pinch of salt
- pinch of red pepper
- pinch of black pepper
This recipe uses a food processor (maybe a blender would work). Combine the ingredients in this order: First, add the tofu, oil, and mustard. Pulse these together until you achieve a smooth consistency. Then add the cilantro and process until the leaves are broken up.
Next, add the liquids and sprinkle the spices onto the top of the liquids. This will help the spices mix evenly into the spread. Finish by processing until the whole thing is very smooth and well-blended. Finsihed! This makes about 1.5 cups.
As I said, this recipe can be re-made in an uncountable number of ways. Experiment with different spices and spice-combinations. I’ve made sesame-ginger spread, southwest spread, tomato-basil spread… you name it! It’s really hard to mess up!
Bonus! Tasty Sandwich
To make the wrap shown above, I lightly fried a whole-wheat tortilla in a small skillet with some Pam. Next, I spread on a good bit of our new creation and added warm chick peas, and cool, sliced roma tomatoes. Finally, I garnished it with a bit of left-over cilantro… yum.