Friday, May 23, 2008

fabulous! healthy caesar dressing

i fully induldge in dessert with no holds barred. last night i had one of those cupcakes and then had another half for a late night, grey's anatomy on dvr snack. thank god i love to exercize and love healthy food. i am lucky that i love veggies. in the winter i eat lots of veggie soups and in the summer lots of salads. if i didn't know how to make great homemade dressing i'd be miserable. i hate bottles dressings, they all taste like chemicals to me (with the exception of a few $8/bottle whole foods brands)
one of my faves is a super creamy caesar starring no other than soft tofu! trick someone you love into eating it, they will never guess its got tofu in it.

creamy caesar dressing:
2-3 ounces good quality cubed Parmesan
2 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
11/2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
11/2 teaspoon anchovy paste OR Worcestershire sauce (anchovy is way better but worcest. is a good sub when you are out)
Pinch kosher salt
Pinch freshly ground black pepper
1 cup silken soft tofu
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil.
Starting on the lowest speed, chop the cheese cubes in the blender jar until it settles into the bottom of the jar, gradually increasing the speed. Add the garlic down the chute and chop until minced.
Next, add the mustard, white wine vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper, and tofu to the blender and blend until smooth. While the blender is running, drizzle olive oil down the middle of the vortex that has formed. Add more or less of the olive oil and blend until it reaches salad dressing consistency. enjoy.

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