Tofu sometimes gets a bad rep and you know what... I don't like it! When seasoned and prepared properly tofu is an amazing substitute for many things and feta cheese is one of them. We recently created a block tofu feta recipe for our vegan greek salad and this idea just kicks that up a notch with more flavouring. When it's baked between layers of vegan phyllo pastry, well these little morsels just melt in your mouth. I'll bet you no one will even realize you've stuffed tofu in their mouths!
ingredients (makes 28):
1 block extra firm tofu
1/4 C nutritional yeast
2 garlic cloves, crushed & minced
3 tsp lemon juice
3 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp ground pepper
1/2 C basil leaves, finely chopped
2 C spinach leaves, roughly chopped
1 x 1 lb package vegan phyllo, thawed as per instructions
1 C vegan butter, melted
Drain the tofu brick of excess water. Crumble it with your hands into a large mixing bowl.
Add in nutritional yeast, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, sea salt, and ground pepper and stir well with a fork to combine. Then add in finely chopped basil and spinach leaves and stir once again until the mixture is well combined.
Roll out your package of thawed phyllo and lay it between plastic wrap to prevent it from drying out while you work with one sheet at a time. Take one sheet of phyllo and lay it onto a clean, dry surface with the shortest side toward you. Brush with a light coating of melted butter. Then lay a second sheet on top. Brush with another light coating of melted butter. Then slice it into 4 rows lengthwise, approx. 3" wide. Take a heaping tablespoon of spinach and tofu mixture and place it at the closest end to you. Then roll it up, not too tightly, to create a triangle.
Watch this quick how-to video of working with the phyllo dough.
Place the triangles on a parchment covered baking sheet. You can bake immediately or freeze them at this stage. Just cover the baking sheet with plastic wrap and freeze until ready to bake. Do not thaw the triangles before baking.
Before baking brush the tops with another light coating of melted butter and bake in the oven preheated to 375F for 12-14 mins until golden brown and crispy.