• Nayari Vasquez

Not Your Average Garlic Knots

Updated: Apr 22

One of my favorite TikTok creators is a recipe genius that goes by @justine_snacks on TikTok and Instagram. She creates healthier versions of many different foods as well as tasty recipe ideas. My personal favorite recipe of hers is her healthy-ish garlic knots that are made with- stick with me here- tofu. It sounds like it would end in disaster, which for me was somewhat true, but I still stand by this recipe, if you follow it properly. I have made these before and they are supremely delicious, however I did not have regular flour so I tried to substitute it with my own blend. This was the absolute worst idea but I had no other option. You can watch me fail in the video but for now here is the recipe. You can also find Justine nailing this recipe on her TikTok account:


Healthy-ish Garlic Knots (@justine_snacks)

Ingredients:

-14 oz. silken or soft tofu (usually this is one full pack)

-3 cups all-purpose flour, plus some for kneading

-1 ½ tsp red wine vinegar (this just needs to be an acid so you can substitute this for lemon juice, white wine vinegar, etc.)

-2 tsp baking powder

-2 tsp salt

-Egg wash (optional- you can also replace by using melted butter or butter substitute or opting out completely)


For the garlic knot topping:

-3 cloves garlic

-¼ cup minced parsley

-2 tbsp butter or butter substitute


Directions:

  1. Blend together the tofu and vinegar in a blender.

  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix in the tofu mixture until a rough dough forms.

  3. Flip that mixture onto a floured surface and knead it for about 5-10 minutes.

  4. Cut it into 16 equal pieces. Roll those out into long strips and fold them into “knot” shapes.

  5. Brush the knots with egg wash and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 22-25 minutes.

  6. While the knots are cooking, melt butter in a small saucepan and cook garlic until it's slightly golden. Turn off the heat and add the parsley. Brush this onto the knots when they are out of the oven.

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