Tofu Dips: Avocado and Lime/Olive and Caper/Sundried Tomato

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Tofu Dips

These colourful dips are perfect for a party. Ingredients such as tofu, avocado and olives make dips rich and creamy—­most people can’t even tell they are made from tofu. Enjoy with your favourite crackers or fresh vegetable sticks.

Avocado and Lime Dip

Ingredients

  • 75g (2½oz) firm or silken firm tofu
  • 150g (5oz) avocado flesh (without skin)
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

Method

  1. Remove excess water from tofu by boiling or let stand with weight for 1 hour.
  2. Place all ingredients, except tofu, into a small food processor and process until smooth. Add tofu and process further.

 

Olive and Caper Dip

Ingredients

  • 150g (5oz) firm or silken firm tofu
  • 5 pitted black olives (130g/4½oz)
  • 2 teaspoons capers
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped

Method

  1. Remove excess water from tofu by boiling or let stand with weight for 1 hour.
  2. Place olives, capers and parsley in a small food processor and process until smooth. Add the tofu and process further.

 

Sundried Tomato Dip

Ingredients

  • 150g (5oz) firm or silken firm tofu
  • 100g (3½oz) marinated sundried tomato, chopped
  • 70g (2½oz) marinated red pepper, chopped roughly
  • 2 tablespoons marinated oil from sundried tomato jar

Method

  1. Remove excess water from tofu by boiling or let stand with weight for 1 hour
  2. Place sundried tomato, red pepper and marinade oil in a small food processor and process well. Add tofu and process until smooth.

Tip: The key to blending well is firstly processing the chunky ingredients very well, and then add the tofu or softer ingredients such as avocado.


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