Tofu Cream Cheese Alternative Recipe II (plus flavors)


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Special Diet Note: Tofu Cream Cheese Alternative

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, nut-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian.

Tofu Cream Cheese Alternative
  • 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
  1. 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 tofu cream cheese 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, Food 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, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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