Dairy-Free Boursin Cheese Alternative
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This smooth, rich, and creamy vegan spread that's reminiscent of the classic spreadable French cheese brand known as Boursin. This recipe even includes options for the different Boursin flavors, plus some new flavor ideas! Please note that the Prep time is hands-on time only. Allow a few hours for the mixture to set.
Recipe type: Spread
Cuisine: French
Serves: 2 cups
  • 1 (12.3-ounce) box extra-firm silken tofu
  • ½ cup + 2 tablespoons raw cashews or cashew pieces (do NOT soak them)
  • ½ cup dairy-free buttery spread
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon white or light miso
  • 1 to 2 medium garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons minced fresh chives
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  1. Crumble the tofu into a clean tea towel, gather the ends up and twist, knead, and squeeze for a couple of minutes to extract as much of the water from the tofu as possible.
  2. Grind the cashews in your spice grinder or small food processor until powdered or very fine.
  3. Put the drained tofu, ground cashews, buttery spread, lemon juice, salt, and miso in your food processor or high power blender and process on high speed for a few minutes, or until very smooth. Stop and scrape down the sides as needed.
  4. Add the garlic, chives, parsley, and pepper, and pulse if you want bits of herbs or process if you want a smooth spread.
  5. Scrape the mixture into an airtight container, cover, and refrigerate for at least a few hours. It will firm up quite a bit as it sits.
Cracked Black Pepper Version: Omit the herbs and garlic and use more fresh ground black peppercorns.
Shallot & Chive Version: Use a minced shallot instead of garlic.
Basil & Chives Version: Substitute basil for the parsley, and omit the garlic and black pepper.
Mediterranean Version: Add some chopped roasted red pepper or sundried tomato.
Fruit & Nut Version: Omit the herbs, garlic, and black pepper, but add chopped nuts and dried fruit.
Holiday Version: Omit the herbs, garlic, and black pepper, but add chopped apple, dried cranberries, and a dash of cinnamon.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 tablespoons Calories: 87 Fat: 8g Saturated fat: 1.3g Carbohydrates: 1.8g Sugar: .5g Sodium: 175mg Fiber: .2g Protein: 2.4g
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at https://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/homemade-dairy-free-boursin-cheese