Tofu Basil Ricotta

1 package extra firm tofu (located in the produce department)
¼ cup nutritional yeast
2 garlic cloves, minced or diced
2 tbsp white or yellow miso paste (in one of the refrigerator cases)
½ tsp onion powder
½ tsp of cracked black pepper- to taste
12 fresh basil leaves
2-3 tbsp fresh lemon juice

Tofu is packed in water, so drain the water and then squeeze the tofu to remove as
much water as possible. I will show you the method I use.
Break up in chunks into food processor. Add remaining ingredients and blend until
You can use as you would use ricotta cheese- for example use in lasagna instead of
cheese; use as a veggie dip or sandwich spread. Or eat with a spoon for a snack! Tons of
omega 3s and plant protein.

There are 2 ways to buy tofu: refrigerated, and in a tetraPak which does not
require refrigeration until you open the box.


Refrigerated, in produce section of Publix, about $2.75 each

check the health food section or the spices section at Publix

Miso paste is in the refrigerator section at Ever’man and Publix. Just ask the staff where it is
located. The milder flavors are white and yellow. I have used both and they work well.
Miso paste is a great additive to sauces and soups too. It adds flavor. It lasts in the frig for up to
a year. The salt content does not affect blood pressure and swelling like typical sodium. There
are many plant based recipes that use it and one container goes a long way.