This is our version of the time-honored recipe found on a Knorr Onion Dip package.
1 cup firm organic, water-based tofu or 12-ounce box MoriNu brand tofu
⅓ cup raw cashew nuts (optional), rinsed
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon honey or sugar
1 tablespoon Chicken-Like Seasoning (see below)
1 tablespoon onion powder
½ teaspoon garlic powder
1-2 teaspoons salt
water as needed
1 tablespoon potato flour (optional). Potato starch will not work well.
½ red bell pepper, chopped
10-ounce package thoroughly drained, chopped spinach
Blend first eight ingredients until smooth, adding only enough water for all the mixture to go through the blades easily. Add potato flour if too runny and blend for 1 minute.
Pour into a mixing bowl and add remaining ingredients. Chill 2-3 hours. Use as a dip or cracker spread, or filling for Stuffed Italian Bread.
Makes 4 cups.
Some vegetarian brands are McKay’s or Bill’s Best.
Homemade Chicken-Style Seasoning:
1/4 cup fine food yeast flakes
2 tablespoons Flavacol (a commercial popcorn salt)
2 tablespoons onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 tablespoons fructose or sugar
Mix together and store in airtight container.
Source: Seven Secrets Cookbook, used with permission.