VEGAN FETA CHEESE NUT-FREE
Easily create a nut-free vegan feta cheese from tofu that is similar in taste and texture to real feta. You get the tang and the crumbliness without the dairy.
No dairy. No eggs. No nuts.
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WHAT IS FETA?
Feta is a Greek salty white cheese made from sheep’s milk or a combination of sheep and goat milk.
Formed into large blocks, and aged in brine, the flavor is salty and tangy. It can range from mild to sharp.
HOW TO USE FETA CHEESE?
- Add some to your salad.
- Spread it on bread.
- Make a savory pie.
- Sprinkle on pizza.
- Add it to a sandwich.
- Combine with roasted vegetables.
- Add it to pasta.
- Make Vegan Baked Feta Pasta.
Vegan feta cheese is simple to make with extra firm tofu and seasonings. Since this recipe will use tofu, this vegan feta is based on soy.
Just mix up extra virgin olive oil, nutritional yeast, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt to make a tasty marinade for the tofu.
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NUT FREE VEGAN FETA
While some recipes use cashews or almonds, this recipe does not. We’re making a nut-free substitute for feta cheese.
DAIRY FREE FETA CHEESE
Whether you can’t eat feta or just prefer not to, now there’s no need to shy away from recipes including this sheep’s milk cheese. Dairy-free feta cheese can easily be made from soy based tofu. The taste and texture is amazingly similar.
DOES VEGAN FETA MELT?
No, this tofu version will not melt, but you can mash it with a fork to mix in to other foods.
HOW TO MAKE VEGAN FETA
The most important step is to press the tofu to get as much of the soaking liquid out as possible. This allows room for the flavors from the marinade to sink in.
After pressing the block of tofu, cut it into cubes, ready to sit in the marinade.
Mix up the ingredients for the marinade and add the tofu.
After marinating overnight, the tofu will have fully absorbed all the flavors.
Add some spices for an extra kick. Try dill or oregano.
Vegan Feta Cheese Nut-Free
- 15 oz extra firm tofu
- ⅓ Cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 Tablespoon nutritional yeast
- 2 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 2 Tablespoon lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
Prepare the tofu with a tofu press or use the DIY method to extract the soaking water.
Make the marinade by mixing all ingredients except for the tofu in a shallow dish.
Cut the pressed tofu into 1/2 inch cubes.
Place cubed tofu into marinade. Stir gently to coat and make sure all pieces are sitting in the marinade.
Place in fridge for 2 hours or more. Overnight will give the best flavor.
Remove from fridge and enjoy!
Optionally add spices like dill or oregano for even more of a flavor punch.
You can adjust the salt to your preference.
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