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Recipe: Vegan ricotta

This is a basic recipe for all of you vegans who miss ricotta. This vegan ricotta recipe is very easy and great in a pasta dish such as (tofu) lasagna.

As you may have noticed, I love Italian food. I am a huge pasta lover and really like lasagna and cannelloni, which often include ricotta. I had a hard time finding a good vegan subsitute for ricotta cheese. For a while I bought soy cream cheese, but it doesn’t really taste right and has a lot of added ingredients which I don’t recognize. That’s why I decided to make my own ricotta cheese alternative. I made cannelloni the other night with this fake ricotta and my boyfriend didn’t even notice! That’s the biggest compliment I can get, because it’s so much healthier than the real thing. By the way, this recipe also works with cashews so if you don’t like tofu, you can make a great cashew ricotta with soaked cashews instead of tofu.

ricotta cheese alternative

ricotta cheese alternativeEnjoy your healthy ricotta and let me know what you thought in the comments!

Emmelyn x

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Recipe: Vegan ricotta
Vegan ricotta recipe
Course Spread or dip
Cuisine Vegan
Cook Time 15 mins
Servings
large batch
Ingredients
Course Spread or dip
Cuisine Vegan
Cook Time 15 mins
Servings
large batch
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Chop the garlic and dice the tofu.
  2. Put the garlic, tofu and all other ingredients into a food processor and mix until the mixture is smooth and sticky (this can take a few minutes).
Recipe Notes

This ricotta is great in a pasta dish, but also as a dip with some bread or veggies. The nutritional yeast is optional; it gives the ricotta is more ‘cheesy’ taste which in my opinion isn’t necessary. Real ricotta doesn’t really have a cheesy taste either and that’s why it’s so great in many recipes.

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