Today I want to share with you this easy tofu ricotta recipe. This vegan cheese is so versatile and easy to throw together. Using a few simple ingredients you already have on hand you can create this easy vegan tofu ricotta right at home to add to your favorite pasta, scrambles, and omelets.
Can tofu be used as cheese?
Tofu is an incredibly versatile ingredient in your vegan kitchen. When you blend it with different herbs and spices you can cream a number of different types of cheeses.
Tofu cream cheese is popular, and tofu feta cheese is delicious as well. Today, I’m going to show you how to turn tofu into a ricotta cheese that you can use exactly how you would traditional ricotta.
What is tofu ricotta cheese made of?
The main ingredient for this vegan cheese is extra firm tofu. I use extra firm because it is an ingredient I always have on hand for my basic vegan tofu scramble recipe and my crispy tofu chicken recipe. If you prefer, you could absolutely use medium-firm tofu or firm tofu instead of the extra firm variety.
What’s the difference between extra firm and medium firm tofu?
The main difference between the varieties of tofu you can buy is the amount of water content within the tofu. Extra-firm tofu has a meatier texture than medium-firm tofu. I personally enjoy the extra firm tofu over any other variety due to its versatility.
Ingredients for Tofu Ricotta Cheese
For this vegan cheese recipe you are only going to need 6 ingredients and a blender or food processor.
To make tofu ricotta you need:
1 block of extra firm tofu
nutritional yeast for that cheesy flavor
soy milk or any other plain plant milk
apple cider vinegar
garlic cloves, minced or pressed
How to make Tofu Ricotta cheese
This recipe comes together in under 5 minutes.
All you need to do is add all of the ingredients to your blender or food processor and blend until very smooth.
Be sure to either finely chop or press your garlic first so you don’t end up with any large pieces.
Megan Kerry is a Vegan Lifestyle Educator and Licensed Practical Nurse. Her content focuses on vegan recipes and ethical living. She is a mom of four children, a long time vegan, and an even longer time foodie. She loves veganizing any and all dishes and sharing her recipes and lifestyle tips with all of you!