Silken Tofu Creamy Dip

Cheesy dip and crispy chips…Yum!  Tofu dip, no cheese, cream dipThis world-famous combo has a nasty temptation and brings guilt for health conscious people. I tried to make this snack as guilt free as possible. Using silken tofu as a base in place of fatty cheese provides great creamy texture without any bad calories. I have been using tofu religiously in all my recipes in place of Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese). I usually get extra firm tofu for salads, grilling, Thai curries, stir fry and all the vegetarian recipes under the sun. Silken tofu wasn’t in my go to list of ingredients until my husband bought a huge pack from Costco :D. I had to use it up and in process experimented and found some great recipes.

Here is my recipe for a creamy dip without any cheese. I use this silken tofu and it has a minimal amount of fat. (Not entirely fat-free)

Tofu dip, no cheese, cream dip

Ingredients :

  • Silken Tofu – half packet – around 6 oz
  • Tomatoes – 2 medium-sized
  • Mint – 1 bunch
  • Salt – as per taste
  • Black Pepper – as per taste
  • Texture and Taste enhancers  –  See suggestions in ‘Variations’ below

Procedure :

  • Add all the ingredients in a blender and blend till smooth. Do a taste test and adjust salt and pepper accordingly 

Tofu dip, no cheese, cream dip

Variations :

Though the base taste with these 3 ingredients is pretty good, you can use following to enhance the taste

  • Want more heat? Drizzle a little hot sauce
  • Want some tang? Add some Lemon / Lime Juice
  • Want some crunch?
    • add slightly crushed peanuts (roasted salted of course)
    • add your choice of seeds (pumpkin seeds,
    • add bread crumbs

Hope you enjoy this simple recipe and healthy ingredients. Happy Munching 🙂

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3 comments

  1. Sounds like a great healthy snack. I should experiment with tofu more.

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  2. Thanks for sharing your dip/pasta sauce recipe. Like you, I only use organic tofu, as the other kind is most often genetically modified (GMO). Thanks for giving me a new idea for seasoning. I never thought of using mint. Nancy A @ obloggernewbie.blogspot.com

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  3. This looks amazing! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! This post has been pinned on the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! I love having you and can’t wait to see you next week!

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