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Oil Free Salad Dressing with Dill and Lemon

There is such a thing as an oil free salad dressing and, if you want to make one, why not try the following recipe? Combining tofu with dill, lemon, and onion, this is a tasty and unusual oil free salad dressing which will add flavor to any salad without adding the fat you get with oil. The reason oil is so popular in salad dressing recipes is that it sticks to the ingredients, clinging to them, so you are sure of getting plenty of oil-based dressing with every forkful of salad. This is a double-edged sword of course; while oil does add to the texture of your salad dressing it is also adding to your waistline, which is not necessary something you want.

This oil free salad dressing is made primarily with silken tofu which is an ingredient that adds flavor and a good texture to everything from milkshakes to dessert recipes. Firm and extra-firm tofu are best for baking or grilling, since the firmness holds the tofu together, but choose silken tofu if you want to blend it with other ingredients because it is very soft and glossy and works perfectly in oil free salad dressings and other such recipes.

One of the Best Oil-Free Salad Dressings
Summary: How do you make a salad dressing without oil? Here we are using tofu, combining it with dill, onion, and lemon juice, for an unusual, creamy dressing.
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Salad Dressing
Serves: 4
Prep time: 
Total time: 
  • 6 oz silken tofu
  • 1 teaspoon snipped fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  1. Blend everything together until smooth, in a blender or food processor.
(Makes ¾ Cup)

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Serve this creamy tofu-based dressing with steamed or raw vegetables, or enjoy it with chicken, fish or another tasty meal. In the photo you can see we are enjoying the dressing with steamed Asian vegetables and some toasted sesame seeds. This would make a very healthy lunch. A lot of people assume tofu is just something vegetarians will have instead of a steak or chicken breast, but it is more versatile than that. Make sure you use soft silken tofu, not the firm, sponge-like kind, to make this dressing, for the right consistency.

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Christine Szalay-Kudra

Hello and welcome to Amazing Salad Recipes. My name is Christine and I'm delighted you are visiting. I started this blog because salad is such an important dish. It can be a side dish or a whole meal, and there are so many type I love to prepare and serve to my family, helping them get all their nutrients as well as having something they can really enjoy.

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