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vegan cottage cheese with chives in bowl

Vegan Cottage Cheese

This vegan cottage cheese is a wonderful replacement for its dairy counterpart, mimicking the texture with harder curds and a softer 'sauce' and a neutral flavor. Plus, this recipe is dairy-free, lactose-free, gluten-free, low-carb, low-fat, and uses just 5 base ingredients.
Course Side, Spread
Cuisine British
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 12


  • 8 oz (225 g) firm tofu
  • 1/2 cup (120 g) dairy-free yogurt unsweetened (*see notes)
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder or use 1/4 tsp each of onion powder and garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp nutritional yeast (optional)
  • Black pepper to taste (optional)
  • 2 tbsp fresh chives to garnish


  • In a medium bowl, crumble tofu with your fingers or use a fork. Don't make the pieces too small, as we need them for the texture.
  • Add the other ingredients (except chives) to a different small bowl and stir with a whisk.
  • Pour the mixture over the crumbled tofu and stir to combine. Taste and adjust seasonings, adding more salt/vinegar/nutritional yeast/onion powder, etc. to taste.
  • Add fresh chives, stir, and chill for at least one hour. Enjoy on bread or baked potatoes!


  • Dairy-free yogurt: You can use coconut yogurt, soy yogurt, almond yogurt, etc. You can also use vegan sour cream (cashew cream).
  • Omit the fresh chives, pepper, and most of the salt, when serving in a sweet recipe.
  • Read the blog post for serving suggestions, storing information, and step-by-step photos.
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Cottage Cheese
Amount Per Serving (2 tbsp)
Calories 26 Calories from Fat 12
% Daily Value*
Fat 1.3g2%
Saturated Fat 0.25g1%
Carbohydrates 0.7g0%
Fiber 0.2g1%
Sugar 0.3g0%
Protein 2.7g5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.