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Vegan Feta from "Plant-Powered Families" by Dreena Burton

Vegan Feta

If you haven’t been a fan of tofu feta before, give this one a try. The process of boiling the tofu first and then marinating while warm greatly enhances the flavor. This one will impress! Serves 4–5
Course cheese, Salad

Ingredients

Boiling Mixture:

  • 1 package 12 oz extra-firm tofu, cut into 1/2" - 3/4" cubes (see note)
  • 1 cups water
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 cloves garlic roughly sliced/chopped

Marinade:

  • 1 tablespoons mild miso ex: chickpea miso
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 - 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons for extra tang
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 - 1/3 cup minced green olives or kalamata olives

Instructions

To make the boiling mixture:

  1. In a large saucepan, add the tofu, water, red wine vinegar, sea salt, and garlic. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and let simmer for 15–20 minutes, uncovered. If some of the tofu is not covered in the brine, gently stir through occasionally.

To make the marinade:

  1. Meanwhile, in a medium/large bowl or baking dish, combine the miso, oregano, lemon juice, vinegar, and maple syrup. Whisk through, and then stir in the olives.
  2. After cooking, strain tofu, discarding boiling liquid (it’s okay to keep the garlic). While still hot/warm, transfer tofu to the bowl with the marinade. Stir through to coat the tofu and combine well. Cover and refrigerate. Keeps for 5–6 days.

Recipe Notes