Disclosure: By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by The Soyfoods Council and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.
As promised, here is another recipe that adds a protein punch to salad (in case you missed it, the first was Tofu Croutons). I’ve never been a big fan of creamy dressings – I think it’s the mouthfeel and heaviness of them that turns me off. But many people love creamy dressings and clients of mine are always disappointed when they learn that they would benefit from limiting these dressings since they tend to be high in fat and calories. So when I heard about The Recipe ReDux and The Soyfoods Council recipe contest I thought about the fact that silken tofu is often used to add creaminess and protein to smoothies, so why not use it to make a dressing?! I chose the dressing ingredients, specifically cilantro and lime juice, to go with the Tofu Croutons, which had coriander and chili powder in them. The end result was a tangy dressing that could even be used as a dipping sauce.
Nutritioulicious Fact: Cilantro and coriander come from the same plant – coriander is the seed of the plant and the leaves are called cilantro.
- 7 ounces silken tofu
- 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 2 teaspoons cilantro
- 1/4 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 lime
- Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Place tofu, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, cilantro, and sugar in the bowl of small food processor. Juice half a lime and add lime juice to the food processor. Blend together. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Store in the refrigerator 3-5 days.
The final protein-packed salad with Tofu Croutons and Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing:
Do you like creamy dressings?
Have you ever used tofu to make a dressing or sauce?
What’s your favorite way to use tofu?