Smooth and Spicy Tofu Spread


Preparation info
  • Yields 1¾ cups , enough to serve


    as part of a cold buffet or picnic .
    • Difficulty


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By Barbara Tropp

Published 1982

  • About

Mashing chilled tofu with a light dressing of soy, sesame oil, and scallions is a common way to beat the heat in north China. This recipe takes the idea a few steps farther West, whipping the tofu to a thick purée in a food processor and seasoning it with a spicy blend of fresh vegetables. The result is a rich, flavorful spread, ideal with raw vegetables, crackers, or pita bread, and very much to contemporary Western tastes.

  • For the purée to be perfectly thick,