Recipe: Tofu Sour Cream


1 teaspoon umeboshi plum paste**
½ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

**available in Asian food markets or some health-food stores

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until very smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings. Transfer to a storage container or jar. Use immediately or refrigerate. This will keep for up to 4 days, thickening and releasing water slightly over time. Drain off any water that accumulates.

(If this is to be used for a dessert or sweet dish, substitute super canola oil, tahini* or cashew butter for the olive oil, and optionally add 4 teaspoons agave* or rice syrup and a drop of vanilla or almond extract.)

*available in health-food stores

[Adapted from: Passionate Vegetarian, by Crescent Dragonwagon]

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