Creamy Tofu Sauce

Adapted from Washoku: Recipes from the Japanese Home Kitchen by Elizabeth Andoh

Creamy Tofu Sauce

About This Recipe

Yield:makes about 1 cup
Active time:10 minutes
Total time:10 minutes
Special equipment:food processor or blender
This recipe appears in: Seriously Asian: Creamy Tofu Dressing


  • 1/4 to 1/3 large block silken or firm tofu, about 4 ounces
  • 2 teaspoons sweet, light miso, preferably Saikyo miso
  • Pinch of salt
  • Drop of mirin


  1. 1

    Fill saucepan with water and bring to vigorous boil over high heat. Add tofu and cook for 2 minutes. With slotted spoon, remove tofu to colander. When cool enough to handle, squeeze out some moisture. It is fine to mash up tofu a bit while doing so.

  2. 2

    Place tofu in food processor or blender and process until smooth. Scrape down sides of bowl, add miso, mix until smooth. Season with salt and mirin and pulse again until creamy. Scrape down sides of bowl as necessary.

  3. 3

    Transfer to glass jar, cover with tight-fitting lid, and store in refrigerator for up to 3 days.

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