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Murielle Banackissa

Green Onion Tofu Spread

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10 mins Prep: 10 mins
Serves 6

Made with only 7 ingredients, this Green Onion Tofu Spread is exactly what you are looking for; it is deliciously creamy, tangy, cheesy and made with wholesome ingredients!


  • 1 350g block of firm tofu , drained and broken into medium-sized pieces
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp lemon zest
  • ¾ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • cup sliced green onions
  • 2 sliced green onions (for folding in)


  1. Step 1

    Add tofu, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt, onion powder and 1/3 cup green onions to a food processor.

  2. Step 2

    Process until creamy. Add the remaining 2 green onions and pulse a few times to incorporate.

  3. Step 3

    Taste and adjust seasonings to your liking.

  4. Step 4

    Transfer to an airtight container and keep in the fridge for up to a week

Common Questions & Swaps

  • Make sure the tofu is firm here! Extra firm tofu will yield a much denser spread and soft tofu will make it too thin.
Green Onion Tofu Spread on a knife
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Green Onion Tofu Spread in a bowl
Green Onion Tofu Spread on a knife, the bowl in the background is out of focus

I got the idea to make this tofu spread when I was brainstorming about potential toppings for savoury waffles (which by the way are also on my blog). I wanted to top my waffles with something that was quick and easy to make but that added a lovely brightness and creaminess to a crispy and dense waffle. After doing some research online, I settled on making this tofu spread (which I think could also call tofu ricotta).

I had never made or even tried any kind of tofu spread or tofu ricotta in the past, but I was up for the challenge. I mean it cannot be thaaat hard to make a tofu spread!

I was completely right! Honestly, I was surprised by how easy a spread like this one can be put together and how delicious it tasted. It probably took me 10 minutes from chopping the green onions and measuring the ingredients to transferring it into a jar and putting it away in the fridge!

Green Onion Tofu Spread

PLUS: This spread can be used in soooo many ways!

  • Spread it on toast & enjoy just as is
  • Spread it on toast and top it with sliced avocado and a pinch of salt and pepper
  • Enjoy it in a burger as a creamy element
  • Use it as a ravioli filling
  • Use it in place of ricotta in a lasagna
  • Use it as a topping on savoury waffles
  • Replace your cheese with it on a homemade pizza
  • Enjoy it as a dip with crackers or croutons
  • Stuff it in pasta shells and bake with tomato sauce

I think this tofu spread will become a staple in my fridge. It is so versatile that simply by pairing it with different ingredients, you can completely change your gustative experience every time you have it. You guys should definitely give this a try – especially if you are still doubting the incredible power of tofu.

I would love to hear your thoughts about this recipe if you’ve tried it in the comments below! Also, if you end up making the recipe, share it on Instagram and be sure to tag me in your post/story (@muriellebanackissa).