Super Easy Tofu ‘Feta’

I remember when there wasn’t a day that went by that I didn’t eat cheese. I’d suffer from tummy pains, eczema, and wobbly bits on my body where I didn’t want them, but still I wouldn’t step away from the cheese. Thankfully I finally got savvy, but I do miss the fun of cheese sometimes.

I’m not brave enough to attempt making one of those complicated cultured vegan cheeses yet (one day!), but thankfully this one is a cinch to make and still made me feel all clever in manner of Professional Cheesemaker.

It doesn’t taste like the creamy, Danish feta I once loved but it does taste like the traditional hard, crumbly feta in brine. Sprinkle it with balsamic vinegar and wait for the magic to happen!

 

Tofu ‘Feta’
From the kitchen of: Rebecca Weller — Vegan Sparkles

Serves: 4-8
Prep time: 10 mins
Total time: 40 mins

Goodies:

  • 1 small packet of Extra-Firm Tofu (organic & non-GMO) — drained and cut into cubes
  • 2 cups Water
  • Juice of 2 Lemons
  • 1 tbsp Sea Salt
  • 2 tsp Dried Basil
  • 2 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 2 tbsp Nutritional Yeast
Instructions:
1. Add all ingredients to a medium saucepan.
2. Bring to the boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes.
3. Set aside to cool.
4. Place tofu and brine into an air-tight container in the fridge overnight. The longer you leave it, the better it gets.
5. Drain immediately before use. Any unused portions can stay refrigerated in the brine for up to 2 weeks.

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85 comments

Fi T.
Fi T6 months ago

Health doesn't require much

Cela V.
Cela V8 months ago

tyfs

Charmaine C.
Charmaine C8 months ago

Thank you Rebecca for the recipe and especially thank you to Joseph B for an excellent comment!

Charmaine C.
Charmaine C8 months ago

Thank you Rebecca. This sounds interesting and easy to make.

MJ J.
Past Member 1 years ago

YEA!

caroline l.
caroline lord1 years ago

Many thanks,ill try-tofu can b desperately boring!

Mac C.
mac C2 years ago

I think making your own 'cheese' is the way to go. I will definitely try this, sounds good and better for you than the vegan cheese on the shelves of the grocery stores. Thanks.

Mona M.
Mona M2 years ago

Thanks I will try this to compensate my nostalgia of French cheeses!

Patricia Welch
Patricia W2 years ago

I'll try anything once :)

Taylor Story
Taylor Story2 years ago

I have GOT to get my boyfriend to try this. I'm vegan, and while he isn't even vegetarian....I think he could be one if he really wanted to, but he thinks he could NEVER be vegan because of the cheese. Trying to slowing convince him, but hey. What are you gonna do??