When looking for vegan Dairy Alternatives. A common ingredient is usually nuts. I’ve done a really great cashew-based sour cream before, and it is delicious. But, what happens if you can’t afford nuts (especially cashews, walnuts Etc.), or you’re allergic? an easy alternative That surprisingly not too many people think of is tofu. So if you haven’t heard of Tofutti sour cream. You need to check out my tofu sour cream recipe. it’s budget-friendly, quick to prepare, and stores really well in the fridge.
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Now let’s talk about this tofu sour cream. It takes about 10 minutes to prepare and uses ingredients you more than likely already have on hand in your pantry and fridge. Such as spices, lemon juice, and obviously tofu. Do you know how incredibly versatile tofu is? It’s has been used to create sauces, alternative Meats, and so many other options. Not to mention it is a great source of protein, iron and calcium.
The one thing I will admit about tofu sour cream is depending on your food processor ( you can probably use a blender as well. I haven’t tried it personally ) is it can look scary at first. It starts out very crumbly, then it becomes very grainy, but give it time and it completely smoothes out into a delicious creamy condiment.
Nut Free Tofu Sour Cream
If you are allergic to nuts or just don’t want to spend all that money on cashews, this is a great alternative for your vegan sour cream needs.
- Food Processor
- 1/2 pkg Firm Tofu (medium-firm tofu should also work)
- 1 pinch Salt (To taste, you can add more after if needed)
- 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
- 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
- 2 tbsp Water (Might need more depending how thick or runny you like your sour cream)
Take all the ingredients, except the water and place in the food processor/blender until smooth
Add water once smooth
Taste final product and add more water or salt if needed
I designed my personal sour cream recipe based on Gay Lee’s Gold sour cream. This was the kind that I ate a ton of before I went vegan. It’s a very thick sour cream and that’s what I prefer. So if you want it a little thinner all you have to do is just add a little extra water. Depending on your preference, or the recipe you’re using it in. With that being said though, I highly recommend you try this version first. You can always add water depending on what you want to use it for.