Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Herbed Sandwich Spread

The Topic: Carb Counterpart

The Dish: My favorite food would probably have to be carbs. Okay, I realize that's not exactly one food, but seriously, what's better than fresh-baked rolls, tortillas, crackers, bagels—I could go on forever. Forget low-carb nonsense—give me my bread. Not only do I love them because they're delicious, but also because they serve as the perfect medium for my second favorite food group: condiments. While my fridge is full of favorite standbys (including at least three kinds of hot sauce), sometimes I crave a fancy upgrade. The perfect catch-all condiment? This awesome herbed spread crafted by my favorite chef—Mom, of course. It comes together in no time, uses simple ingredients, and is much cheaper than buying pre-made varieties.

Herbed Sandwich Spread

What You Need:
1/2 box silken tofu
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 tablespoons olive oil
Juice of half a lemon
1 teaspoon herb of choice (parsley and chive work great)
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Salt to taste
1 tablespoon minced onion
1/2 cup shredded vegan cheese (optional)

What You Do:
In a food processor, add tofu, garlic, oil, lemon juice, herb of choice, pepper, and salt. Process until smooth, and transfer to a small bowl. Add onion and cheese (if using), mix well, and cover. For best results, refrigerate overnight to let the flavors combine.

The Final Word: Use this spread to spruce up a veggie burger or as the perfect dip for sesame crackers—I'll pretty much eat it on anything. Like all recipes, it's super versatile, too. Try adding basil and walnuts for a pesto-style dip. Now if you'll excuse me, I have a sandwich to make.

2 comments:

  1. Me to I love carbs and vegan friendly spreads and dips. I will use this recipe and THANKS for posting it...mmmm good!

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  2. *droooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool* this is now my new fave bagel schmear!

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