Start by opening a box of tofu. No need to drain it today. I wanted the soft feeling to mimic the feta.
1 pkg. Naysoya extra firm tofu, I use organic
1/2 cup Red wine vinegar
1/4 cup water
1 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. basil, I used Italian seasoning for mine. I like the flavor
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cracked pepper
In a medium sized bowl, add your vinegar, water and seasonings. Stir around until combined. Add in your chopped tofu and stir again.
I covered my feta with a bowl and then a plate and finally 10 lb. food weights so that the marinade will really get into the tofu. Place in the refrigerator and let marinate for about 2 hours or overnight!
Use as you would traditional feta.
It is crumbly and soft, with a hint of cheesy bite to it! Believe me the oil is not necessary at all!
If you would like a more subtle flavor, do not add the herbs it will be just as good.
1/2 c. red wine vinegar
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped (2 tsp.)
1 tbsp. Dijon-style mustard
2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 c. water
Combine all ingredients and mix well. Refrigerate in a container with a tight fitting lid. This will keep for months. I figured it up and it is only 10 calories per three teaspoons of dressing.
Now, add whatever veggies you like. I used carrots, broccoli and black olives.
For the pasta I used a rice flour sea shell pasta. Mix your veggies with the marinade and add your cooled pasta. When the feta is ready, toss it in at the last minute before serving.
I do not have any amounts for this salad, I just whipped it up!
It really isn't cooking is it!
Even though this is a light dinner, it was quite filling and delicious. I am always startled by how much the tofu resembles feta cheese. Kaiti scarfed it down without complaint, and that is always a good sign!!!
I really hope you try this cheese, especially if you have a hankering for feta.
Thank you Alicia for being a constant source of inspiration to me, and requesting to see my feta cheese! Who knows when I would have made it, and it really is too good not to share!