Monday, October 19, 2009

Olive-Tofu-Pecan Spread

I know it looks like a bowl of oatmeal, but I promise it's a delicious and crazy-simple dip (more of a "spread" texture) that NO ONE will ask or care if it's "weird vegan food" or not.

This is my stand-by when I need a 'spread' sort-of party-food thing at the last moment, and have to impress non-vegan sorts with too. Don't TELL them it's tofu, for goodness sakes, wait until they've licked the bowl clean and are asking for the recipe. (*gloats*)
It's good with crackers, with celery and carrots or in a sourdough bread bowl. Also great for sandwiches should you have any leftovers!

Olive-Tofu-Pecan Spread

1 cup firm tofu, mashed fine with a fork
1/3 cup pecans, ground fine but into large crumbles... not totally into powder, in food processor or blender
2/3 cup black olives, chopped (you can use a couple Tbsp. kalamata olives if you want extra tang and saltiness, but it's good with standard old black olives too).
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
1/4 finely chopped onion (or chop celery and onion in food processor, but I like the uniform tiny chunks you get by hand chopping...)
1 1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. seasoning salt
1/2 cup Vegannaise vegan mayo (or equal parts Tofutti Sour 'Cream' and vegan mayo)

Mix ingredients well. Chill several hours. Enjoy! That's it!


The Voracious Vegan said...

Seriously, you always have the best go to recipes for impressing omnis with our weird and icky vegan food! hahah! This looks AMAZING! I love olives so much, I doubt I would let my guests even get a taste.

Debra said...

I sounds great!!
Debra @ Vegan Family Style