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This creamy, vegan herbed tofu dip is perfect for veggies, crackers, or used as a spread on sandwiches or pita wraps. It’s made with simple, nutritious ingredients like silken tofu, fresh herbs, spices, lemon, and nutritional yeast. You can have this easy recipe ready in just 15-minutes!

Silken herb tofu dip served with veggies.

I wanted to create a plant-based version of my popular herbed cottage cheese dip with this recipe! Silken tofu was the perfect swap for cottage cheese. While not quite as rich in protein, it’s still a wonderful source of nutrition benefits. Plus, it blends into a dip so seamlessly, making it smooth and creamy.

All you need are 10 healthy ingredients and a few minutes to whip up this vegan tofu dip! Serve it as an appetizer, or keep a batch in the fridge to add to meals and snacks for the week. I’ve shared a handful of serving ideas for you below, in case you need some inspiration 🙂

Want more dietitian-designed healthy dip recipes? You may also love my greek yogurt fruit dip, this canned salmon cream cheese dip, or this easy basil pesto hummus!

Recipe ingredients in small bowls.

About the ingredients

  1. Silken tofu: This dip recipe calls for SILKEN (SOFT) tofu, not to be confused with firm or extra firm tofu. Silken tofu will blend easily and results in a dip that is totally smooth and creamy!
  2. Fresh chives: To flavour this tofu dip, we’ll be using fresh herbs like chives, dill, and parsley. You are welcome to play around with other types of herbs, if you’d like to experiment.
  3. Fresh dill
  4. Fresh parsley
  5. Cumin: You really don’t want to skip the cumin here! It helps to masks the flavour of the tofu and adds an extra kick. It was the missing ingredient for me that brought this dip together 🙂
  6. Garlic power: You are welcome to swap the garlic powder with 1 large clove of garlic, if preferred.
  7. Onion powder
  8. Lemon: Along with the ACV, fresh lemon juice adds some acidity and brightness to this dip.
  9. Apple cider vinegar: You may swap with white wine vinegar, if needed.
  10. Nutritional yeast: Added for a little bit of a “cheesy” and umami flavour. Please do not confuse nutritional yeast with traditional baker’s yeast – they are not the same!

Full ingredient measurements and detailed instructions are located in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

Visual guide: how to make tofu dip

Tofu dip ingredients in a food processor.

STEP 1: Simply add all the ingredients to your food processor…

Herbed tofu dip blended in food processor.

STEP 2: …then blend until a smooth dip forms. This should only take a minute or so. Adjust seasonings to taste as needed – that’s it!

My go-to food processor

What to serve this with

This herbed tofu dip is best served with:

  • raw, crunchy veggies like cucumber rounds, baby carrots, sliced bell peppers, celery, or even cherry tomatoes
  • crackers of any kind (my favourite healthier options are these almond flour ones and these seed ones)
  • chips (I would opt for a neutral flavour and a sturdier chip)

Otherwise, you can also use this as a spread on:

  • sandwiches
  • open-faced toasts
  • pita wraps
  • bagels

Another idea is to add a scoop to grain bowls or salads for some extra flavour, creaminess, and protein!

Tofu nutrition benefits

Tofu is a form of condensed soy milk that is pressed into solid blocks. It’s a great source of plant-based protein, containing all the essential amino acids (a.k.a. a complete protein).

In addition to protein, tofu is a great source of minerals, like:

  • manganese
  • calcium
  • selenium
  • phosphorus
  • copper
  • magnesium
  • iron
  • zinc

While there is controversy around soy, the majority of studies suggest that soy is actually linked to IMPROVED cholesterol levels, heart health, fertility, and reduced cancer risk. These health benefits are likely due to the presence of beneficial plant compounds called isoflavones!

Silken herb tofu dip served with veggies.

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Get the Recipe: Vegan Herbed Tofu Dip (15-Minutes!)

This vegan herbed tofu dip is perfect for veggies, crackers, or used as a spread on sandwiches or wraps! It's made with silken tofu for a smooth and creamy texture.
Silken herb tofu dip served with veggies.
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Ingredients

  • 1 block soft or silken tofu (350 grams or 12.3 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup fresh chives
  • 1/2 a lemon, juice only
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder (or 1 large clove)
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin (do not skip!!)
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast (yellow flakes; do not confuse with traditional baker's yeast)
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar (or white wine vinegar)
  • Salt + pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Remove tofu from packaging, draining the liquid well. Wrap tofu block in a paper towel and gently squeeze out excess liquid.
  • Then, add all ingredients to a large food processor, generously seasoning with salt and pepper. Blend until smooth, scraping the sides of the processor down as needed. Feel free to adjust flavours to desired taste.
  • Serve immediately or store in the fridge for later. If you want the dip chilled and slightly thicker, you may refrigerate this dip for about 30-60 minutes before serving. See notes for serving ideas!

Notes

*STORAGE: This recipe will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for about 3 days. I love making a batch to add to my snacks and meals for a few days. If you find that the liquid separates a bit with storage, simply give it a good stir before using.
*SERVE WITH:
  • raw, crunchy veggies like cucumber rounds, baby carrots, sliced bell peppers, celery, or even cherry tomatoes
  • crackers of any kind (my favourite healthier options are these almond flour ones and these seed ones)
  • chips (I would opt for a neutral flavour and a sturdier chip)
  • feel free to add a small drizzle of a nice tasting olive oil over top of the dip
  • sandwiches, pita wraps, or with open-faced toasts – use it as a yummy spread!
  • grain bowls or salads – add a scoop for extra flavour, creaminess, and protein
Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 273mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 653IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition

As a dietitian, I create recipes with whole food ingredients that provide the nutrients needed for optimal health. My nutrition philosophy does not focus on numbers; however, I understand that this information can be helpful.

Do note that the nutrition info provided is an estimate and I cannot guarantee correctness of the displayed values. These numbers will differ depending on brands used, recipe modifications, and amount eaten. If you require specific nutrition information due to medical reasons, please consult with your dietitian or physician.

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