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Vegan Ricotta (GF, refined-oil free)

Updated: Sep 1, 2020

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Vegan Ricotta
Vegan Ricotta

Want ricotta? Don’t want it to disturb your lactose intolerance or vegan lifestyle? Then make this vegan tofu ricotta and live out all your cheesy dreams sans any repercussions!

This easy recipe is also a great way to utilize pantry items. You probably have most of these items already in your kitchen, especially if you’re vegan. The base is firm tofu that’s blitzed up with some tahini, nutritional yeast, white miso paste, and some herbs. In a matter of minutes, you’ll have vegan, protein packed ricotta that you can’t stop eating out of the container. And who am I to stop you?

Vegan Ricotta
Vegan Ricotta


Add this easy recipe to your meal prep repertoire and make a big batch on Sunday to enjoy throughout the week. This herby, rich ricotta alternative can be used anywhere you would usually use ricotta. Top pizza with it, dip veggies into it, mix it with sautéed spinach and make stuffed shells. I love spreading it on top of a thick piece of sourdough and topping it with tomatoes and a drizzle of olive oil.

If you make this recipe or any others on my blog, tag me in a photo on Instagram @figisisters . I would love to see your recreation!



Makes about 6-7 servings


1 Block (10oz) - Firm Tofu - Drained*

24 g - Tahini

10 g - Nutritional Yeast

18 g - White Miso Paste

2 tbsp - Lemon Juice

½ tbsp - Red Wine Vinegar

½ tsp - Black Pepper - Plus more to taste

½ tsp - Garlic Powder

¼ tsp - Dried Basil - Optional

¼ tsp - Dried Basil - Optional

¼ tsp - Dried Oregano - Optional


Crumble tofu and add to a food processor or high speed blender. Add remaining ingredients.

Pulse until ingredients are well incorporated, but not completely smooth. Scrape down the sides as needed.

Pour mixture into air tight container. Store in the fridge for up to a 5 days.


  • Drain tofu of excess water, but do not press. A little liquid is okay and will help it to blend.

Want more tofu in your life? Try these Lower Carb, Crunchy Peanut Noodle Salad meal prep recipe!

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