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How to Make Hemp Tofu?

June 27, 2023 · Recipes and food

You might have heard about hemp tofu, which has gained popularity as a great replacement for people with special dietary needs such as nut or soy allergies. On top, this powerfood can offer a variety of health benefits along with its versatility and great flavors that go great in many meal preparations. In this article, we will share a great hemp tofu recipe with you to try out and prepare some amazing dishes. 

What is Hemp Tofu?

Hemp tofu is a nutritious and tasty alternative to traditional soy tofu made out of the seeds of the Cannabis sativa plant. Any hemp tofu recipe you try will offer a complete protein profile plus essential omega fatty acids that have several health benefits including skin and heart health. Moreover, if you are trying to be a more responsible consumer, hemp tofu products support sustainable farming practices, as hemp is a fast-growing crop that does not damage the cultivation soil. The subtle nutty and creamy flavor is what makes it different from traditional soy-based tofu with a firmer texture.

Why you’ll love this Tofu

You will love this hemp tofu recipe as it is a great way to make an all natural, nutritional food. Hemp tofu is a nutrient-dense preparation packed with plant protein that contains all nine essential amino acids to boost your health. Apart from being a great option for vegans and vegetarians, this tofu is sustainable and eco-friendly. Hemp is a fast-growing crop that requires less water and pesticides than other similar crops. By switching to hemp tofu, you can support sustainable agricultural practices and care for the environment. 


Following a hemp tofu recipe is super simple, you only need a few ingredients and any type of blender to make this healthy and tasty recipe. To make hemp tofu you will need:

  • 1 cup of hemp hearts or shelled hemp seeds
  • 4 cups of filtered or mineral water
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 
  • Salt to taste 


To make hemp tofu take a blender and combine the hemp hearts with water until you get a super creamy consistency. After blending, it’s time to cook your mixture in a pan over medium heat. Stir continuously making sure the mixture does not boil. Once it is warm enough, remove from the heat and add the vinegar, lemon juice and salt and leave the mixture for ten minutes until it curdles.

Transfer to a colander with a cheesecloth or kitchen towel and allow the liquid to drain out before placing a heavy object such as a pan or a tofu press on it for at least 2 hours. The longer you leave it the more firm it will become. Once pressed you should take it out of the cheesecloth or kitchen towel and transfer it to a container in your refrigerator. Your hemp tofu recipe should last several days. 

Serve Hemp Tofu With

Due to its versatility, you can use the hemp tofu recipe to try all kinds of fun dishes. As a versatile and nutritious ingredient, you can incorporate hemp tofu in various preparations such as stir fried vegetables like bell peppers, broccoli, carrots and onions and season it with soy sauce. Another great way of using your hemp tofu is in refreshing salads with tangy dressings. You can even use it to create your own hemp tofu tacos by crumbling the preparation and seasoning it with your favorite spices. We have given you some ideas to serve your hemp tofu recipe with. Now it’s time to try out your own!

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