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James Carrier Photo by: James Carrier

Sesame Tofu Dressing

Notes: This creamy dressing tastes as smooth and rich as one made with mayonnaise, but it is far leaner and higher in protein. Serve it as a dip for raw vegetables or as a salad dressing. Chill airtight up to 1 week.

Sunset JUNE 2002

  • Yield: Makes 2 1/2 to 3 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 package (12 to 16 oz.) water-packed soft or aseptic-packed silken tofu
  • 1 cup seasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1/3 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions (including tops)
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons Asian (toasted) sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot chili flakes

Preparation

1. Drain tofu in a colander for about 5 minutes, then pat dry with paper towels.

2. In a food processor or blender, combine tofu, vinegar, garlic, cilantro, green onions, honey, sesame oil, soy sauce, and chili flakes. Whirl until very smooth.

Nutritional analysis per tablespoon.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 14
  • Calories from fat: 26%
  • Protein: 0.3g
  • Fat: 0.4g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Carbohydrate: 2.4g
  • Fiber: 0.0g
  • Sodium: 108mg
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
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