What, one more dressing? Sure, why not have more choices? How about 1001? This just might turn out to be the dressing you’ve been searching for to make your salad king.
Personally, I like making salad dressings that ‘stick’ to the lettuce. I like spicier flavor and don’t want dressings to run off to the bottom of the bowl like water. Tofu, a vegetarian choice is an ingredient that is thick when blended with spices. It does the trick.
If you like thick dressings like I do, you can also use them as a dip for celery and other vegetables. I like hummus although I don’t think it would make a particularly good salad dressing choice. But, I do use hummus, brown mustard and green salsa to dip baked potato wedges and my morning ‘oil-less’ fried potatoes in.
I have other recipes for salad dressings which use tofu as its basic ingredient. For example, I have a cucumber dill recipe which I think is pretty tasty. Although, when you turn vegetarian you don’t have to eat salads all the time. You can also eat potatoes and rice with cooked or steamed kale and spinach with lemon squeezed on top.
‘Soy, a plant in the pea family, has been common in Asian diets for thousands of years. Soy is also present in modern Western diets as a food and food ingredient [1 nccih.nih.gov/health/soy/ataglance.htm#safety]’.
You have to eat what you like, but the ‘vegetarian’ food must taste good or you won’t continue with this type of diet long. For example, I just love French fries. So, I figured out a way to bake them and make them crunchy without oil.
Refined oil is very bad for our cardiovascular system. For me, it always causes inflammation of my joints, usually in my feet. So, I avoid all refined oil. Added oils like canola and olive oil can be the main ingredient in many salad dressings at your store. For best health, it’s the better choice making your own, but without ‘refined’ oil.
Here’s how I do my 1001 Tofu Thousand Island Salad Dressing Recipe…
- Add tablespoon of your favorite hot sauce
- 1/4 pack of firm tofu
- 1/4 cup of water
- Squeeze half a lemon
- Teaspoon of dill weed
- Pinch of parsley
- 1/4 cup of red onion or yellow
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Mince half a tomato or if you don’t mind sugar use ketchup
- Blend all ingredients in a blender or food processor until it’s the consistency you like
Source- 1 URL nccih.nih.gov/health/soy/ataglance.htm
Website Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
Article Title Soy
Date Published December 01, 2016
Date Accessed April 17, 2019
Note- consult your doctor before you change your diet.