This gluten free, sugar free, vegan Lemon Tofu Crème makes a delicious topping for breakfast foods, snacks and desserts.
Tofu is one of those things we tend to embrace or avoid. Over the past few years, I’ve discovered how incredibly versatile this fabulous plant-based protein really is and it’s become a regular ingredient in my recipes. Tofu is not just for stir fry, I love using it in smoothies, and as a substitute for chicken in tofu parmesan. Recently, my doctor prescribed a very restrictive diet for a period of time which excluded gluten, dairy, all sugar, most fruit and all grains except quinoa. That’s a post for another day. Out of desperation for something different, I created this Lemon Tofu Crème to enjoy on my berries for dessert.This #glutenfree, #sugarfree, #vegan Lemon Tofu Crème makes a delicious topping for breakfast foods, snacks and desserts. #thereciperedux https://wp.me/p4LsrV-Wk Click To Tweet
They key to a flavorful Lemon Tofu Crème is the zest of the lemon. This month’s Recipe Redux challenge is to create a healthy recipe highlighting a favorite kitchen tool, gadget, or gizmo. My favorite kitchen tool is one of the simplest- a microplane (zester). My mom bought me one a few years ago and I don’t know how I ever lived without it. I include lemon, lime and orange zest in so many of my recipes because it provides awesome flavor and nutrients with only a few calories. Check out my Creamy Orange Overnight Oats as an example.
This Lemon Tofu Crème can be made with either firm or extra firm tofu. Silken or soft tofu will create a product that’s too thin and with less protein as well. Adjust the tartness and sweetness to your taste. The more intense the lemon flavor and sweetness, the tofu flavor disappears. Enjoy some on fruit with chopped nuts or on pancakes or waffles.
- 8 ounces extra firm or firm tofu, drained (about ½ of a package)
- Zest and juice of 1 large lemon (about 2 teaspoons zest and ¼ cup juice)
- 4 packets stevia or preferred sweetener
- Using paper towels, remove as much water as possible from the tofu.
- Add all ingredients to a small food processor or blender and blend until tofu is completely smooth.
Makes 4 servings, about 1/4 cup each.
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