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Lemon Soy Aïoli

Here, we've puréed tofu for a low-fat, nutritious take on the traditional garlic mayonnaise. Use the leftovers as a sandwich spread.

Cooking Light JANUARY 2002

  • Yield: 14 servings (serving size: 1 tablespoon)


  • 2 cups water
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 8 ounces soft tofu, drained
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt


Bring 2 cups water to a boil in a small saucepan. Add garlic, and cook 10 minutes. Drain.

Place tofu on several layers of paper towels; cover with additional paper towels. Let stand 10 minutes.

Combine garlic, tofu, and remaining ingredients in a blender or food processor; process until smooth. Serve with fresh vegetables.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 23
  • Calories from fat: 74%
  • Fat: 1.9g
  • Saturated fat: 0.3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.4g
  • Protein: 0.8g
  • Carbohydrate: 0.9g
  • Fiber: 0.0g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.2mg
  • Sodium: 124mg
  • Calcium: 6mg

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