Hemp Tofu

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If you’re looking for an alternative to soy tofu then look no further, you can make hemp tofu, very easily!

A few simple steps and you have enough tofu to last a few meals. You can scramble it for breakfast or have it a stir-fry for dinner. Roast it in the oven with a nut oil and favorite seasoning.

In fact, most ways you use soy tofu can be done with hemp tofu. 

Hemp tofuHemp tofu tends to be crumblier so you just need to be a bit careful when handling it. It also has a stronger flavor on its own, but like tofu takes on the flavors of whatever you cook it in.

Use A Good Tofu Press!

Making it in a good tofu press worked better and was easier than messing about with weights.

It also has a stronger flavor on its own, but like tofu takes on the flavors of whatever you cook it in.

You can also add herbs and spices to the tofu mix before it goes in the press for a tasty alternative to plain tofu.

Enjoy, and if you come up with any good ideas for using hemp tofu in a recipe please share in the comments below!

 

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A tasty alternative to soy, low carb and versatile. Also simple to make!
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups shelled hemp seeds it also works with ground whole hemp seeds but is crumblier
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice or powdered Nigara
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Instructions
  1. Blend hemp seeds with water for one minute at high speed (I used a Nutribullet (link) to make hemp milk.
  2. Put hemp milk in a pot and, partially cover it and bring to a boil. You’ll start to see curds forming.
  3. When it reaches a low boil, turn the heat down to medium-low and boil the milk for four minutes, stirring constantly to make sure it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pot.
  4. Meanwhile, if using the nigari dissolve in a cup of warm water.
  5. Remove the pot from the stove, wait until the temperature reaches 155F.
  6. Add half the nigari solution (or lemon) and stir briskly for a few seconds. Wait until the liquid stops moving.
  7. Add the rest of the nigari solution and gently stir a few times. Let it sit for 15 minutes.
  8. Place a cheesecloth over a colander and strain the curds out. Squeeze as much liquid out as you can. If it’s too hot to squeeze, use tongs.
  9. Put the curd in your press and fasten the lid down
    Hemp tofu press
Recipe Notes

I made mine with whole seeds, hence the darker color

I also used lemon juice which makes the process faster

Makes one good size block using this tofu press

Nutrition Facts
Hemp Tofu
Amount Per Serving
Calories 114.5 Calories from Fat 77
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.6g 13%
Saturated Fat 0.7g 4%
Sodium 0.5mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 2.2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 2.2g 9%
Protein 7.2g 14%
Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 1%
Iron 16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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6 thoughts on “Hemp Tofu”

    • I haven’t read about this but didn’t have any problems with mine. I kept it in the fridge and it was eaten within 2 days. 🙂

  1. Thank you for this! If I’m using lemon do I just put it straight in or do I also need another cup of warm water like the nigari?
    Thanks so much!

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