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Ffwd: A vegan twist on Lyonnaise Garlic and Herb Cheese

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This did not last long my kitchen.  I think I tried a little every time I opened the refrigerator door.  Tossed in a salad, blended with pasta, dressed on crudite and slathered on a piece of naan, I loved it all.  The only obstacle in my enjoying a bit now is I am out of tofu.  The combination is such a delight with soybean curd, I am not sure I will ever bother to make it with ricotta or chevre.

12 oz Silken Tofu image from
1/4 red onion, mined
1 garlic clove, minced
3 tbsp Fines Herbs
1/3 the juice of a fresh lemon
2 tbsp Flaxseed Oil
salt & fresh ground pepper to taste

Chop tofu in tiny bits and then use a clever or spatula to smooth it out into a paste like testure.  In a medium sized bowl mix everything together lightly with a rubber spatula.  Adjust seasonings as needed, cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours.  Add more salt and pepper, herbs or lemon to suit your taste.

image from web.stagram.comAdapted from Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table.


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Photo Credit: Julie T Cecchini


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Heather@French Press

What a terrific idea!!

Terra Americana

Heather it was a great idea, but then necessity is the mother of invention. I am in China with no cheese to be found....Tofu is everywhere!


Like all the ways you tried this cheese spread. And your vegetarian version is great for our vegetarian friends, thanks for sharing your recipe.


I like the tofu version - when I originally saw your title, I thought you were going to do something with cashews. Tofu was a nice surprise!

Terra Americana

Cher, I am glad I choose tofu to, not so sure about cashews for this.
Kathleen, I hope you enjoy it!

Mary Hirsch

I just sent this on to my daughter who cannot find enough ways to do tofu. This is great, something I will even try. Thanks. Yours looks delicious.


Nice adaptation! What is the bread you served it with? That looks especially yummy.

Terra Americana

Thank you Betsy. I have been experiment on Oasis Naan from Baking with Julia. It is a rice and sweet potato flour version. I will post it when I have it just right...It is such a burden, all this experimenting.

Alyssa Boyle

Looks yummy! Curious about what type of silken tofu you used. Was it soft, firm or extra firm?

Terra Americana

Alyssa, it was a soft tofu. I want to try firm when I have a hand. Blender to whip it.

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