Thursday, October 9, 2008

Tofu-Caesar Dressing (vegetarian)

Pin It This dressing checks many boxes for me. It's easy to prepare, stores well in the fridge, it's healthy and probably best of all, it's something that both my (vegetarian) self and my husband (not vegetarian) can enjoy. All checked!

The source of this recipe is rather unusual... I found it at Oprah's website. She was trying a 21 days cleanse where she basically had to go vegan. The whole idea was to get people to become more conscious about what we eat. The good thing about it was that some of the dishes she ate (all prepared by her wonderful chefs, of course) ended up on her website with the recipes. That's when I saw this dressing, which was named "Homemade Caesar ". I just though Tofu Caesar was more appropriate. The original recipe makes a LOT of dressing, so I cut it in half, sort of. It makes one "mayo-size" jar like this one in the pictures. To see the original recipe from Oprah's chef, click here. To see my version, just keep reading.

Tofu Caesar Dressing Recipe:

8 oz soft tofu
1/4 cup lime juice
2 garlic cloves (sometimes I use 3, but that makes it really garlicky)
2 tbsp tahini
salt and pepper
1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
2 tbsp capers
1/2 cup olive oil
a handful of chopped parsley

Blend all the ingredients except oil and parsley. With blender running, slowly add oil. Add parsley and pulse a few times to combine.

Store in a air-tight container and refrigerate it.
I use this dressing for making Caesars as well in chopped salads. It goes nicely with tomatoes and onions.


LizNoVeggieGirl said...

Fun recipe!

Jacqueline Meldrum said...

Mmmmmm, that does sound good! I will have to try this one. I will probably spoil all that healthy goodness by adding croutons :)

Anonymous said...

i definitely have to try this out! i love ceasar dressing but the cream in it sooo bad for you!!!

Rita said...

VeggieGirl- Thanks.

Holler - why do you think croutons are bad? Have you tried whole wheat ones? I like making them with dried herbs.

tasty trends - this dressing is actually good for you,since the creaminess comes from tofu.

veggie belly said...

This looks wonderful! Tofu is so versatile! Like you, I am vegetarian and my husband is not, but I think he'll like this dressing. Thanks for sharing this :)

Carla said...

I made this dressing last night and loved it! I had tons of dill so I used that instead of parsley and it was yummy! I don't plan on telling my family it is made from tofu until AFTER they eat it and love it. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

Anonymous said...

Tried to make it and it was not good. It was super bitter and left a bad after taste. I had high hopes but no dice.

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