Vegan Tofu Ricotta "Cheese" (Plant-Based, Dairy-Free Recipe)

Firm tofu is combined with capers, nutritional yeast, and a dash of nutmeg for this healthy, dairy-free cheese substitute.  Use this to top Socca Flatbread or layer between brown rice noodles for a gluten-free vegan lasagna.  This is a must-have Italian recipe for your plant-based, oil-free diet.

EASY              Servings: 8            Ready In: 5 minutes

Vegan Tofu Ricotta - Healthy, Oil-Free, Gluten-Free, Plant-based Dairy-Free Recipe

Vegan Tofu Ricotta - Healthy, Oil-Free, Gluten-Free, Plant-based Dairy-Free Recipe

Chef's Plant-Based Tip: Adding some of the caper brine adds a savory, salty kick to this healthy recipe

Chef's Plant-Based Tip: Adding some of the caper brine adds a savory, salty kick to this healthy recipe

Chef's Plant-Based Tip: Nutritional Yeast adds "cheesy" umami flavor and golden color to this dairy-free recipe

Chef's Plant-Based Tip: Nutritional Yeast adds "cheesy" umami flavor and golden color to this dairy-free recipe

Spinach Tofu Gluten-Free Lasagna with Vegan Cashew Parm - Healthy, Plant-Based, Oil-Free, Vegan Recipe

Spinach Tofu Gluten-Free Lasagna with Vegan Cashew Parm - Healthy, Plant-Based, Oil-Free, Vegan Recipe

Ingredients

10 oz firm tofu
1 shallot (about 2 tbsp minced)
2 Tbs capers and brine
2 Tbs chopped fresh parsley
3 Tbs nutritional yeast
1 tsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt (optional)

 


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Procedure

Gather ingredients
To make the Tofu "Ricotta": Cut the tofu into cubes, if needed, and drain well. Use your hands to crumble the tofu into ricotta-like chunks. 
Mince the shallots and capers. Chop the parsley, if needed. 
In a medium bowl, combine the crumbled tofu, shallots, capers, parsley, nutritional yeast, lemon, and nutmeg. Add about 1 tbsp of the caper brine to the bowl. 
Mix well until thoroughly combined. 

Serve over toasted bread. Layer between brown rice lasagna noodles with Garlic Marinara and top with Cashew "Parm" for a vegan, gluten-free Lasagna
 

Yield:   2 cups


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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1/8 of a recipe (about 1/4 cup)
Calories 77.67
Calories From Fat (24%) 18.76
% Daily Value
Total Fat 2.26g 3%
Saturated Fat 0.23g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 142.58mg 6%
Potassium 220.05mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 10.2g 3%
Fiber 2.6g 10%
Sugar 4.3g
Protein 6.32g 13%
Calcium 5.28mg <1%
Iron 81.45mg 453%
Vitamin A 665.7IU 13%
Vitamin C 0.42mg <1%


This is your answer for dairy-free, vegan Feta cheese. Made with the traditional technique of dairy feta, gluten-free organic tofu is pickled before soaking in an oil-free marinade. Enjoy this plant-based recipe over my Take Anywhere Healthy Salad, Orzo Pasta Salad or baked potatoes. More healthy plant-based recipes at: www.plants-rule.com