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Cilantro-Lime Salad Dressing


Tofu, not mayonnaise, gives this dressing a silky texture without the extra saturated fat. The cilantro-lime flavor makes it a perfect accompaniment for Latin-inspired dishes like fish or chicken tacos; simply add shredded cabbage or radishes on top.

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  • Yield: Makes 2 cups

Photography: Ellie Miller

Source: Body+Soul, September 2007


  • Half of a 10-ounce container of soft silken tofu, drained
  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped shallots
  • 1 tablespoon grainy Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper


  1. In a blender, combine tofu, lime juice, 1/3 cup water, shallots, mustard, vinegar, and half the cilantro; season with salt and pepper. Blend on high speed until completely smooth. Stir in remaining cilantro.

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  • cabaretsinger
    18 JUN, 2014
    I fell in love with a zesty cilantro salad dressing that I can no longer find at my local grocery stores so I'm very interested in this recipe. Unfortunately, I have a major problem with soy in almost any form so I can't use the tofu. What might be an acceptable substitute for this recipe?