I’m always on the look out for a really tasty spread for veggie burgers, sammies, or wraps. My current favourite–Cashew-Dill Dressing–is a little high on the calories because of all the cashews, and I’m determined to reduce my waist circumference by my birthday in August.
In case you don’t know, a healthy waist circumference is less than half your height, and a larger waist circumference be a predictor of lifestyle disease like type 2 diabetes, stroke, and heart disease. Now, since I stopped growing many decades ago, my only hope for a healthier WHR (waist-height ratio) is to reduce my girth, which, if you must know, is a few inches off healthy.
Anyway, I came across this recipe on Susan Voisin’s Fatfreevegan.com site this morning and thought it looked promising. I adapted it slightly based on what I had on hand, and the result is super tasty. I also subbed in dates for raisins because I believe dates are more nutritionally dense than raisins, but it likely doesn’t make that much of a difference.
Anyway, the result is quite delicious and not nearly as high in fat and calories as my old favourite, so here we go!
Vegan Sammie Spread
- 12 ounces tofu
- 1 cup passata
- 1/2 cup cashews
- 1 onion roughly chopped
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1 medjool date (if you like it sweeter, add another)
- 2 TBS white wine vinegar
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1TBS Better Than Bouillon vegetable base
- 1 TBS dijon mustard
- 1 tsp freshly ground pepper
- 1 tsp salt or to taste
- 1/2 tsp cayenne
Blend in the Vitamix until super smooooooth!!
The recipe makes 3 cups (or 48 TBS). And one tablespoon is zero Weight Watchers points!! Two tablespoons will cost you one point though, so don’t go crazy!!