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Easy Tofu Feta

The first vegan cheese I ever created (almost ten years ago) at home on my own was Cashew Parmesan. This one was the second kind! It is one of the easiest recipes I have in my collection! It doesn't take much time and you can use the 'cheese' in so many different recipes as you wish!


Tofu Feta


yields 2-3 cups of 'feta'

Prep Time 15 minutes

Cook time none / needs to set in fridge


Ingredients


- 1 block of firm tofu (not silken!), pressed *

- 5 tsp of fresh lemon juice (or bottled, no one cares)

- 1 TBSP of sea salt (sounds like a lot, but traditionally Feta cheese is salty!)

- 1 TBSP of apple cider vinegar

- 1/2 cup of melted, room temperature refined coconut oil ( you can use virgin coconut oil instead, but it will leave a slight coconut taste in the feta, whereas refined won't)


*press your tofu in a tofu press, or wrap it with a clean tea towel or a few layers of paper towel, place it on a plate or cutting board, and place something heavy on top for 15 minutes (like a stack of cookbooks!)


Instructions


Once you have pressed your tofu, crumble it into chunks in a food processor. Add in all of the remaining ingredients. Process on high until the tofu becomes smooth (it will still have texture), about 2 minutes. Scrape down the sides halfway through or as needed

Transfer into a glass dish and smooth the top out. Cover with a lid or saran wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Crumble onto whatever you'd like or use in recipes to replace dairy/goat Feta!

Will keep 5 days in the fridge !



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Hi, I'm Melanie!

 

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Sharing what I've learned over the last 10 years as a vegan chef and restaurant owner.