This Tofu Feta is marinated in herbs and vinegar to give it a tangy cheesy flavor. Crumble it on salads or eat it as a snack.
One cuisine that I really love, but do not eat that often is Greek food. I made this Tofu Feta because I have a few Greek recipes planned this week.
Being a blogger, I have found that making a bunch of meals centered around a theme is a really efficient way to get a lot of recipes done in a week. I usually don't post all the recipes around the same time, because I like to change things up a bit.
I have seen some bloggers do a whole month of pizza recipes, but I wouldn't want all of you to lose interest. There's also the chance that I would lose interest. Pizza a few times a week for a whole month? I don't think I could sustain my excitement for pizza that long!
As long as my themed recipes are different enough that I don't get tired of them, I will continue to create this way. Leftovers can get tiring, so creating small meals works well for me.
Tofu is a great ingredient to use in place of dairy. The reason it works so well is because it takes on the flavors you introduce to it, and it has a creamy texture. I have used it in Vegan Sour Cream and Tofu Ricotta.
To give the tofu a tangy flavor I added lemon juice and red wine vinegar. For a cheesy taste I added nutritional yeast. I also used oregano and basil since both herbs are used in Greek cuisine.
I marinated the tofu overnight so that it would take on the flavors of the marinade. You could crumble it in a salad, but I personally like the presentation of the chunks.
How to Make Tofu Feta
Mix olive oil, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, oregano, basil, nutritional yeast, salt and pepper. Add drained and chopped tofu. Let sit overnight in the fridge.
This Tofu Feta is marinated in herbs and vinegar to give it a tangy cheesy flavor. Crumble it on salads or eat it as a snack. Click To Tweet
- Drain and chop the tofu. Don't worry about any excess water - it will mix with the herb mixture and coat the tofu.
- Let sit overnight for the best flavor.
- Many times people ask me if nutritional yeast is necessary in a recipe. It adds a cheesy flavor, and since this is taking the place of feta, I think it is necessary. If you really don't like nutritional yeast, by all means, leave it out. Just know that it won't have a cheesy flavor, but an herby flavor instead.
Use In These Recipes
This vegan feta is the perfect addition for salads, pizza, and sandwiches.
This recipe was originally published on April 5, 2016. I've added new photos and more text.
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You May Need:
- Mix all ingredients except tofu.
- Cut tofu into small chunks. Pour dressing over tofu. Marinate overnight.
*Note: Nutrition information should be considered an estimate only. Different nutrition calculators give you different results.