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Tofu Ranch Dressing/Dip


Tofu Ranch Dressing/Dip

Serves: 4

Category: Salads, Dressings, Dips and Sauces
Author: www.DrFuhrman.com
Tags: Aggressive Weight Loss, Diabetes Reversal

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This healthy ranch dressing can also be used dip, spread or mayonnaise substitute.

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Ingredients:

6 ounces silken tofu
1 medjool or 2 regular dates, pitted
1 clove garlic, peeled
1/4 cup finely chopped green onion
3 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 1/2 tablespoons dried Italian seasoning
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
1 teaspoon coconut aminos
dash cayenne pepper (optional)

Instructions:

Blend all the ingredients in a high powered blender or food processor until smooth and creamy.

Note: Use as a dressing, dip, spread or mayonnaise substitute in your favorite recipes. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Calories 62; Protein 4 g; Carbohydrates 9 g; Sugars 5 g; Total Fat 2.2 g; Saturated Fat 0.3 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 39 mg; Fiber 1.7 g; Beta-Carotene 126 ug; Vitamin C 6 mg; Calcium 197 mg; Iron 3.4 mg; Folate 20 ug; Magnesium 25 mg; Potassium 158 mg; Zinc 0.5 mg; Selenium 4 ug

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casinera

06/07/2006 08:00 PM

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I really like this one. It tastes like a commercial dressing. The predominant flavor is dill.

LiveLight

07/27/2006 10:54 AM

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This one is great! I love using silken tofu as a base for "creamy" dressings and dips.

PattyE

11/06/2006 11:11 AM

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This is really good, I'll make it again. I used the whole package of tofu (16 oz) and increased the herbs and garlic, yummy!

AlohaMommy

09/14/2007 03:17 PM

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I added 3-4 TBS of tahini and omitted the dates and it made all the difference in the world for us - a little creamier and more substantial. (Also as a personal preference, I increased the green herbs). It is now one of our favorites adn we make it all the time!

anja

11/01/2007 06:59 PM

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It was too garlicky for my taste, even though it's just one clove. My boy-friend liked it, though.

Oddprofessor

02/02/2009 01:47 PM

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I agree, it was too garlicky for me to take to work, and then have to talk to people after lunch! But the slight sweetness of the dates was good. I think I'm going to blend in some avocado to see if that doesn't help some. Definitely a keeper.

lainna

01/03/2010 04:03 PM

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I made this dressing last night. My Dh is just beginning E2L beginning tomorrow. I had him taste the dressing and he loves it. He normally eats ranch with his salads, so I'm glad I found this dressing.

I really liked it too, and I'm not one to eat ranch all that much. I prefer a raspberry type dressing. I like it that there aren't nuts in the dressing so that I can add the nuts on top.

I didn't have green onions so I used onion powder. I used roasted garlic and garlic powder. I only used one date and used basil and dill instead of the Italian seasoning. I'll try the Italian seasoning next time I make it.

Thanks, Dr. Fuhrman for this delicious dressing!

SharonL

03/30/2011 03:59 PM

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This is my new favorite. I too also like that it is not nut based, so I can use nuts or seeds in the salad.

greenie11

07/10/2011 01:26 AM

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I just made this, using AlohaMommy's tip of omitting dates and adding some tahini. I also substituted some herbs for what I have on hand (fresh basil). This is a great hit. I'm so glad I found a mostly nut-free creamy dressing as I detest vinegar. Thanks to Dr. F., Aloha Mommy and all for your tips.

Debra119

07/21/2011 08:23 PM

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I loved this dressing. We had a salad dressing party with the girls and this was most popular. I was surprised at the creamy nutty flavor. This was my first attempt at a non oil dressing. The more Etl my life becomes the better I feel!!!!!

Debra119

07/21/2011 08:23 PM

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I loved this dressing. We had a salad dressing party with the girls and this was most popular. I was surprised at the creamy nutty flavor. This was my first attempt at a non oil dressing. The more Etl my life becomes the better I feel!!!!!

Bugzee

08/22/2011 12:26 PM

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It was too spicy for me so next time I'm going to double the tofu then it should be just right.

myseals

09/02/2011 06:38 AM

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I wasn't sure about this dressing when I first tried it immediately after blending it. The next day I tasted it to see if I wanted to keep it or pitch it out. The flavors had 'married' perfectly and I loved it. Now I can't get enough of it. I use it as a dressing on salads and steamed veggies, a dip for raw veggies or occasionally by the spoonful. 5 stars

sweety

10/12/2011 07:15 PM

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I tried the recipe without the dates (since I didn't have any) and used the Soy sauce. The herb flavor from the dry Italian sesoning was too strong for my taste, so I doubled up the recipe without the extra herbs. I also added sungdried tomatos and 2 teaspoons of pesto which I think improved the flavor.
This comment was last edited on 10/12/2011 07:16 PM

Sandy_p

12/05/2011 10:30 PM

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didn't really suit my taste - it wasn't bad but it wasn't real good either. quite tangy

JGMaine

03/10/2012 02:10 PM

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What a great, flexible recipe! I, too, used the whole package of tofu and didn't have dates, but it still came out delicious! I can't wait to try some of the other suggested additions of tahini (my new favorite indulgence) and avocado. I may even bring it to a pot-luck dinner next week with a big salad and see what people think (before telling them it's tofu-based).

naturegirl

06/26/2012 02:12 PM

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I really love this recipe! The taste is so fresh and I love the garlic and dill! I omitted the dates as I like my dressings/vegetables savory rather than sweet. I tripled the recipe to use up the entire pound of tofu. It was a little thin for my taste so I blended in a tablespoon of chia seeds. I'm sure the tahini would be an awesome thickner too. I used Nama shoyu instead of Bragg's Aminos. Next time I will omit most of the water. Awesome!!
This comment was last edited on 06/26/2012 02:16 PM

tacotapes

09/28/2012 11:32 PM

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I wonder if there is a typo in this recipe and if it's supposed to be 1 1/2 TSP, not 1 1/2 TBSP of Italian seasoning. My dressing turned out green and was inedible. I don't know if I did something wrong, but it definitely did not taste anything like Ranch.

citizenofheaven

11/27/2012 07:53 PM

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Okay, I'll be the first to admit it. After my first taste on the pinky I licked clean the tamper of the Vitamix like I was six years old with the beater of a mixer for brownies! The end result looks nothing like the accompanying image, in color or texture, nonetheless it is fantabulicious!

divamover

12/13/2012 12:06 PM

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What a fantastic recipe! Even my sweetie, who is "tofu skeptical," pronounced it "really good!"
I really like garlic, so I used 2 medium cloves and water sauteed them a bit before adding them, and the cooled liquid, to the mixture. I used 1 Tablespoon of the Italian seasoning, and probably just a bit more of each of the fresh herbs. As always, to my taste, it needed more acidity. A couple of tablespoons of seasoned rice vinegar did the trick. Next time, I will double or even triple the amount of lemon juice and see how that goes.
I'm not usually a Ranch Flavor Fan, but this is "eat-it-off-the-spatula-good!" Will look forward to tasting it again after the flavors mature a bit in the fridge.

kdali

01/20/2013 12:29 AM

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This was way too hot to be ranch. Will try 1/2 a clove next time. The consistency is perfect though!

kclifton7258

06/11/2013 08:04 PM

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What did I do wrong??? It was runny and green and did not resemble Ranch Dressing at all...help!!

TLH2013

07/18/2013 12:44 PM

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Looking to make this but would like to substitute the tofu for something else. Any suggestions.Thanks