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    Ginger-Miso Tofu Dressing

    Mellow white miso adds a pleasing savory sweetness to this creamy ginger dressing that partners perfectly with mixed green salads, slaws or grain salads. It is also great spooned over cooked asparagus.

    Ingredients

    • 1/2 cup low-fat firm silken tofu, (4 ounces)
    • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
    • 3 tablespoons white (shiro) miso, (see Ingredient note)
    • 1/4 cup water
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh ginger
    • 2 teaspoons canola oil
    • 1 clove garlic, crushed and peeled

    Instructions

    Step 1
    Combine all ingredients in a blender; blend until smooth. Thin with more water, if desired.

    Tips

    Ingredient Note: Made from fermented soybeans, miso is a common ingredient in Japanese cooking. There are different types of miso, in shades ranging from white and yellow to reddish brown and dark brown. Available at health-food stores and Japanese markets.

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