This vegan Herby Whipped Tofu Dip makes a light, refreshing and quite pretty addition to any appetizer platter. Avocado, fresh herbs, and lime make a bright-tasting dip that pairs perfectly with crudité or your favorite crackers for easy entertaining. Plus, it can be made ahead!
It can be hard to find the right consistency when it comes to vegan dips. No sour cream or yogurt can result in dips that are too watery or dry. Often, we use soaked cashews and other nuts as a delicious base for creamy vegan dips, but we wanted something nut-free for this herby whipped dip.
Enter silken tofu: the secret ingredient to this dairy-free, nut-free and gluten-free appetizer. We used this brand. You may be overlooking the silken stuff in the tofu section at the grocery store, because it lends a soft and creamy texture that’s ideal for dips and sauces. After we whipped it with avocado for a bit more structure, this dip is reminiscent of guacamole but with a lighter texture.
Herby Whipped Tofu Dip is also a great way to use up herbs before they wilt. We chose fresh basil, cilantro and rosemary, however others like thyme, oregano or parsley would also work. Although we prefer fresh over dried, a shake or two of dried herbs will also lend flavor in a pinch.
The best part about this dip? It comes together in just 5 minutes entirely in your food processor or blender. Plus, you can make it ahead and store in the fridge for up to 3 days. When it’s party time, all you’ll need to do is pair it with beautiful raw veggies or your other dipping instruments of choice. For our how-to on assembling beautiful appetizer platters, see here. And for three more colorful vegan dips that would look (and taste) great on your next party platter, see here. A little prep work with your blender before your next party can result in an eye-catching centerpiece that may just become the life of your party.
Looking for more vegan dip/appetizer recipes? Check out a few of our favorites:
- Spicy Sriracha White Bean Dip
- Roasted Eggplant Carrot Tahini Dip
- Vegan Ranch Dip with Crudités
- Vegan Caramelized Onion Dip
This would make a great appetizer for any Spring or Summer dinner party. Change up the vegetables with whatever’s in season – we loved these gorgeous pinks, purples and greens for Spring!Print
This Herby Whipped Tofu Dip makes a refreshing and quite pretty addition to an appetizer platter. Avocado, fresh herbs, and lime come together to make a light dip that pairs perfectly with crudité or your favorite crackers for easy entertaining. Plus, it can be made ahead!
- 1 pound silken tofu
- 1 avocado
- 1 cup basil leaves
- 1/4 cup rosemary leaves
- 1/2 cup cilantro (leaves and stems)
- 1 tsp lime zest
- Juice from 1 lime
- 1 tsp salt
- Add all of the ingredients to a food processor. Blend until smooth, scraping down the sides as necessary.
- Garnish dip with any leftover herbs and serve with endive, baby carrots, peppers, crackers, etc.
Make ahead: The dip can be made ahead and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.