Way before being vegan, I used to make some smoky cheese spread that I liked so much. I could never get enough of it! Luckily this smoked tofu spread makes a really good job and now it’s my new go-to vegan spread ????.

The cheese that I was using in the recipe back then was homemade, quite similar to the Indian paneer. So, smoked tofu was out of the question. I used instead regular firm tofu to which I added smoked paprika to recreate that taste I used to love. Plus, regular tofu combined with smoked paprika gives a nice color to this spread, as opposed to dark brown smoked tofu, right?!

And, since I like spicy food, chili powder can’t miss from this recipe. Another important ingredient here is onion. I used yellow onion, but a small shallot would also work.

To make the spread creamy, I used a bit of soy cream, but you can substitute with a smaller quantity of unsweetened soy milk. Or just add more cream or milk to make this a vegan tofu dip.

And to add a cheesy taste, nutritional yeast is a must ????.

Spread ingredients: firm tofu, soy cream, diced onion, nutritional yeast, smoked paprika, chili powder

How to make smoked tofu spread

This is actually really easy. Just place all ingredients in a high speed blender and process until you get a smooth paste. Not exactly a recipe, right? ????

You can serve it on toast, crispbread, crackers or with fresh veggies.

This spread keeps well in the fridge for about 3-4 days, in an airtight container.

Smoked tofu dip on crispbread

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Smoked Tofu Spread | Vegan Recipe

This vegan smoked tofu spread is so easy and quick to prepare! You'll only need 6 simple ingredients to make it. Perfect for a satisfying breakfast or a healthy appetizer.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine General
Servings 2 servings


  • 200 g firm tofu
  • 50 g soy cream
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp chili powder or to taste
  • ½ tsp salt or to taste


  • Pres well the tofu block to remove as much water as possible;
  • Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and process until you get a smooth paste; add more soy cream or soy milk if you want to get a tofu dip.


  1. You can replace soy cream with a smaller quantity of soy milk.
  2. Add more soy cream / milk to make a smoked tofu dip.
Keyword tofu dip, tofu spread, vegan dip, vegan spread

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