Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Tofu Feta!

In case you missed it, my last post contains an Raw Sprouted Lentil and Sunflower Nori Roll recipe! So healthy with a hint of spring!


This Feta is an old recipe, but oh so good! I use Agar Powder which can be found in the bulk section of your health food store or online. I have never used agar flakes so I can't guarantee how it will come out if you use them.

Tofu Feta

  • 14 oz extra firm tofu 
  • 3/4 t kosher salt 
  • 4 cloves garlic 
  • 1 t dried oregano 
  • 1/2 t dried thyme 
  • 1/2 t dried rosemary 
  • 1 T agar powder 
  • 2 t umeboshi vinegar or 1 t soy sauce, 1 t lemon juice or red wine vinegar
  • 4 T lemon juice 
  • 1/4 - 1/2 c extra virgin olive oil 
Method: 
  1. Combine the tofu, salt, garlic, spices and agar powder in a food processor until totally smooth. This may take several minutes
  2. Scrape mixture into a saucepan and heat over medium-high heat, whisking constantly for 5 minutes. 
  3. Take off heat and stir in the vinegar, lemon juice and olive oil. I usually use 1/4 cup or even less, but it is really good with more oil if you don't care about calories
  4. Pour into a 2 cup square container and allow it to cool, uncovered for several hours, then cover and park it in the fridge overnight 

This recipe was inspired by Bryanna's tofu feta!
http://veganfeastkitchen.blogspot.com/2006/04/new-improved-quick-tofu... 

Crumble it on a salad or make a Spanikopita Pie! 

And of course, Portrait of the Day! SEE WHY I AM DOING THIS




14 comments:

  1. Hi! How much agar powder do you use in the recipe? Thanks!
    Thehousewife.net

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  2. My son just asked me if I had a recipe for feta! I'll send him a link to your post.

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  3. thehousewife, as the recipe states, 1 T (tablespoon)

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  4. Interesting...I have made tofu feta before but never using agar. I will have to give this a try!

    Courtney

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  5. Oh, yet another great recipe to try! Thanks so much for all your recipes Melody. That spanikopita looks sooo good.

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  6. It looks delish! Wow!
    Blessings, Debra
    Raw Vegan Diet

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  7. That is, by far, my favourite portrait photo of yours so far :)

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  8. Looks great, I have never used agar! :)

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  9. The feta sounds so good! I've tried recipes where you marinate tofu with lemon and other stuff, but that just kinda tastes like marinated tofu. This recipe and your cashew goat are high on my to-make list!

    I've heard that one TBS agar flakes = 1 tsp agar powder, but haven't tested the ratio personally. I usually only have flakes on hand.

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  10. Mel!!!!,
    I just made your tofu feta...OHHH MMMM GEEE! It's coolong on the counter, and I'm licking the pot! I can't wait until it's cool and ready for more adventures!
    As Erin, I've tried several marinated recipes that tasted just as she stated. I know that this is going to be a staple around here.
    Thanks so much!
    Suzanne

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  11. Suzanne, I'm so glad you made it and hope you love it! After it sits overnight, the flavors really come together nicely

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  12. I'm on the hunt for agar powder! Failure at Whole Foods, so it's off to the international market with high hopes--this sounds sooooo good!

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  13. Oo! I just made this and it is so good! (I am licking the pot too!) I used agar flakes, and so far it seems okay...Thank you for this! :D

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