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Creamy Cilantro Dressing Recipe

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This creamy dressing with tofu and cilantro makes a smart choice for topping salads. “I whip it up in no time,” Nancy Wherry promises from Chula Vista, California.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:32 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 32 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 green onions
  • 3/4 cup loosely packed cilantro leaves
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 10 ounces soft tofu, drained and crumbled (1-1/4 cups)
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons equals 29 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 101 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. Thinly slice one green onion; set aside. Cut the other onion into pieces; place in a blender. Add the cilantro, garlic, honey, oil, soy sauce, red pepper flakes and salt; cover and process until blended. Add tofu and vinegar; cover and process until smooth.
  2. Transfer to a small bowl; stir in the sliced onion. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. Yield: 2 cups.
Originally published as Creamy Cilantro Dressing in Light & Tasty June/July 2006, p10

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons equals 29 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 101 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1/2 fat.

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Reviewed May. 24, 2011

This dressing is delicious though it's rather thick. It's great as a dip. I'll be making it again, though I might try to thin it out for salads.

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