Tuesday, May 08, 2012

"creamy" herbed tofu dressing

I tried a new recipe yesterday for "creamy" herbed tofu dressing. The thing that makes this dressing "creamy" is the tofu.

The original recipe uses the word "fresh" in its title, but I didn't have the fresh herbs listed, so I used dried.

Here is the original recipe: from "Moosewood Restaurant Daily Special" makes 3/4 cup-1 cup

"Creamy" Fresh Herbed Tofu Dressing
6 to 7 ounces firm tofu (1/2 cake)
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 tablespoons unsweetened apple juice or orange juice
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 small garlic, minced or pressed
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon
5 spinach leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
black pepper

Whizz all ingredients in food processor, keeps for 5 days.

NOTES: The tofu I used wasn't firm, it was soft.

I didn't have basil, so I used mint, if I am not mistaken, it is in the same plant family?! I also didn't have the fresh dill nor tarragon, so I used dried and half the suggested amount.

I also didn't have the unsweetened juice and just used 2 tablespoons of water. And I also didn't add the garlic because Satoshi's job requires him to talk with clients and I didn't want him offending anyone...

This was delicious and it reminded me of green goddess dressing. This is a great dressing without the fat and is packed with lots of flavor.

I drizzled a tablespoon of the dressing over steamed broccoli, steamed asparagus & raw carrots.

For dinner, I also served sawara saikyo-yaki (spanish mackerel grilled with sweet miso) and rice "sprinkled" with cooked fava beans.

This dressing would be great for veggie sticks, in potato salad or maybe even on cooked fish.

I'm making this again.


K said...

Looks great- I love the idea of adding tofu to a dressing!

K and S said...

Thanks K :) adding tofu is a great way to add protein in.

Take care.

Rowena said...

Already c&p'd...this looks so good! I'm still waiting to do the hijiki rice salad but can't find sesame oil. But now that I see how you've just omitted ingredients if you don't have them, maybe I can do the same (although I really like to have sesame oil in my pantry).

K and S said...

hope you like this Rowena, yup, just sub out whatever you don't have on hand.

Take care.

Deb in Hawaii said...

Definitely marking this one to try. I need to start pulling out my Moosewood books again. ;-)

K and S said...

hope you like it Deb!

Take care.