Tofu Cream Cheese Alternative Recipe II (plus flavors) (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free)


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  • 1 cup Extra Firm Silken Tofu
  • 1½ Tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • ½ Tablespoon Brown Rice Syrup or 1 teaspoon Maple Syrup or Honey
  • ¼ teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon Nutritional Yeast Flakes (see our Product List)

Directions: Allow tofu to sit wrapped in a kitchen towel or paper towel for 30 minutes to draw out excess moisture. Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Pour into a bowl and chill. For some flavored variations, try mixing in the following:

  • Herbed – 1 clove Minced Garlic, ¼ teaspoon Dried Dill, ¼ teaspoon Dried Rosemary, ¼ teaspoon Dried Thyme, and ¼ teaspoon Dried Parsley.
  • Caraway – 1 clove Minced Garlic, 1 Tablespoon Chopped Capers, 2 teaspoons Ground Caraway.
  • Date & Nut – ¼ cup Chopped Pitted Dates or Raisins, ¼ cup Chopped Walnuts, ¼ teaspoon cinnamon, may add a touch of additional maple syrup for a sweet variety.
  • Pineapple – ¼ cup drained, crushed pineapple.
  • Veggie – 1 clove Minced Garlic, 1 Minced Scallion/Green Onions, 1 Small Carrot, Finely Grated, ¼ cup Minced Red Bell Pepper, ¼ cup Chopped Fresh Parsley.
  • Herb & Tomato – 3 Tablespoons Tomato Paste, 1 teaspoon Onion Powder, ½ teaspoon Garlic Powder, ¼ teaspoon Dried Thyme, ¼ teaspoon Paprika, 1/8 teaspoon Ground Dill, Pinch of Cayenne Pepper.
  • Salmon – ¼ cup Flaked Barbeque Style Salmon, 2 Tablespoons Minced Scallion/Green Onions or ¼ teaspoon Dill

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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