Garden Herb Spread

I hate it when I make a recipe that leaves leftover tofu, because I always end up forgetting about it and then find it when cleaning the fridge days (or weeks) later.  Into the trash it goes, and I’m left feeling super guilty that I wasted it.  It seems to be a cycle that never fails with me, and I think it must be part of the reason I don’t love to cook with tofu.

I was saved from this dilemma when I made the Tofu Benny from Vegan Brunch that I posted yesterday.  How you ask?  Genius that she is, Isa Chandra Moskowitz, author of the aforementioned Vegan Brunch (and so many other awesome vegan cookbooks), gives you another recipe with which to use your leftover tofu right in the directions for the Tofu Benny recipe.

Can I try to express how happy this makes me?  The fact that the recipe for the Garden Herb Spread calls for the exact amount of leftover tofu, is super easy to make and really, really tasty only sweetens the whole deal.  I think I might always have to make these two recipes together.

I loved having this spread to slather on toasted onion bagels, to use on sandwiches and as a dip for raw veggies.  I might add chives in place of the thyme when I make this again, but that’s more of a taste preference for me and not at all a comment on the awesome-ness of this recipe.

The joy of not having to discover a container of water with some tofu floating in it way back in the fridge is definitely not lost on me!  Simple pleasures – gotta love ‘em!

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11 Responses to “Garden Herb Spread”

  1. Thanks for reminding me- I have some leftover from night before last. I hate finding half a block that went unused too!

  2. I haven’t tried that recipe yet, but looks like I’m going to have to open VB and give it a go. Yum!

  3. Hi, Keri! My pleasure! Man I hate it when good tofu goes to waste!

  4. Hi, Kip! You should definitely try it!

  5. I have the exact same problem with tofu! I just had to throw out a box yesterday.

  6. kim, i have the same guilty feeling about the forgotten about left-over tofu! once my kitchen works again, i will try this. thanks for sharing!

  7. so glad I’m not the only one who ends up with leftover tofu in their fridge!
    I try not to forget it… I usually just dice it up and throw it in whatever I was already planning on cooking at the time when I realize it’s still sitting in the fridge.

  8. Hey, I’m new to this site. How do you see the recipes? All these pictures are making me hungry :o

  9. Hi, veg! If there’s a recipe included in the post you’ll always see it there, but when I post from other people’s cookbooks, I don’t reprint the recipe unless I have their permission to do so.

  10. I’ve been meaning to make this spread for the longest time now- It sounds awesome!

    Oh, and for anyone that wants the recipe, you can actually see it if you go to the Amazon.com page for the book and click “search inside.” Just type in the title and voila, herby tofu goodness!

  11. Hi, Hannah! Thanks so much for posting the info. about the recipe! I didn’t even think to look for it online.