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Vegan, Oil-Free Tofu Feta

Vegan Tofu Feta Cheese Recipe. The perfect bite of this summer watermelon salad. Watermelon, Cucumber, Tofu Feta, Basil, Mint Salad by Very Veganish

Creamy, tangy feta is so yummy and delicious in salads, especially a traditional Greek salad. My husband loves it. So, naturally, we set off to try to recreate some of the elements that make feta so crave-worthy, without the dairy.

Tofu is naturally the first option. It’s white, creamy and cube-y. It crumbles. And, it absorbs flavors remarkably well.

Many of the recipes out there feature olive oil prominently in the marinade, but I was wanting an oil-free option. When I think of Greek food, oregano is an herb that’s used quite a lot. For the tanginess, I chose apple cider vinegar. Red wine vinegar would also work, but I love the health benefits associated with ACV, so I used it whenever I can. Olive brine imparts saltiness and the olive flavor without the oil. Miso for saltiness and umami flavor.

Vegan Tofu Feta Cheese Marinated with Oregano, Vinegar, Miso, Perfect for Vegan Greek Salad by Very Veganish

Vegan Tofu Feta Marinated with Oregano, Vinegar, Miso, Perfect for Vegan Greek Salad by Very Veganish

Cubes of Vegan Tofu Feta Marinated with Oregano, Vinegar, Miso, Perfect for Vegan Greek Salad by Very Veganish

How to use vegan tofu feta

We love to top a traditional Greek salad of romaine lettuce, tomato, cucumber, pepperoncini peppers and purple onion with cubes of marinated tofu feta.

It adds a beautiful tang to a sweet and salty summer salad of watermelon, cucumber, tofu feta, basil and mint.

Watermelon, Cucumber, Tofu Feta, Basil, Mint Salad by Very Veganish

For a party appetizer tray, lay out tofu feta, sundried tomatoes, green olives, kalamata olives, crackers, grapes, sliced cucumber and peppers on a beautiful plate or platter and it will be devoured in no time.

You can also eat them as a snack or crumbled into a vegetable pita wrap.

How to make vegan feta

Plant Powered Kitchen had a genius idea to boil the tofu first to impart more flavor and she was right on target. This same method is used in this recipe, but the brine and ingredients are different.

 

Vegan, Oil-Free Tofu Feta
 
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Creamy, tangy, delicious tofu feta for topping Greek salads, wraps or appetizer party trays. This oil-free, sugar-free version uses healthy apple cider vinegar for the marinade.
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Recipe type: How To, Salads, Appetizers
Cuisine: Greek
Ingredients
For Boiling:
  • 1 package (14 oz) firm tofu, drained (no need to press it) and cut into small cubes
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ cup vinegar, (apple cider and red wine vinegar both work)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
Marinade:
  • 1 tbsp miso
  • 2 tbsp fresh oregano (or 1 tsp dried)
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp vinegar (again, apple cider & red wine vinegar both work)
  • ½ cup olive brine from a can of olives (preferably kalamata olives, but any will work)
  • Water to fill jar or container you store your tofu feta in.
Instructions
  1. Add tofu, water, vinegar, salt and garlic to saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes, uncovered.
  2. For the marinade, combine the miso, oregano, lemon juice, vinegar and olive brine in a small bowl and whisk together and set aside.
  3. After the tofu has finished boiling for 20 minutes, drain.
  4. Add drained tofu to two 24-ounce jars with lids (or other container, preferably glass). Then, pour marinade evenly between the two jars. Fill with water until the tofu is just covered. Put a lid tightly on the container and gently shake it to combine. Alternatively, if you’re storing it in a bowl, you can gently stir it up before putting the lid on.
  5. Store in refrigerator for 1-2 weeks.

 

 

 

Inspired by Plant Based Kitchen‘s method of boiling the tofu first.

Vegan Oil Free Tofu Feta for Greek Salads, Pita Wraps, Watermelon Salad, Appetizer Trays and Snacks! by Very Veganish

Abi Cowell
Abi Cowell is a pasta-slinging food and travel blogger with a cup of tea in one hand and her phone in the other. She believes that making even small changes in what you eat can improve your health and quality of life. Her family of four travel for fun and purpose, homeschooling on the road and love sharing their fun adventures and tips for family travel with you.

3 Comments

  1. Sounds Delish, Have been wanting to try this and have just printed the recipe. So excited, thanks for the effort to give us healthy substitutes for our favs.

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