Many who go meatless turn to soyfood products to serve as their protein.
That make sense, since one serving of it can provide 7 to 15 grams of protein, according to The Soyfoods Council. But using it solely as a protein overlooks the fact soy can be used in a variety of ways.
This recipe — offered by The Soyfoods Council for April, National Soyfoods Month — shows how well silken tofu (a soyfood) works as a creamy dressing. You can change up the salad ingredients as to what’s available to you.
BASIL LIME DRESSING
MAKES ½ CUP
⅓ cup soft silken tofu
2 tablespoon plain Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1½ teaspoon lime juice
2 scallions, chopped
⅓ cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
Pinch black pepper, to taste
Watermelon, cut into matchsticks
Cucumber, cut into matchsticks
Strips of fresh basil
To make dressing, in a food processor, add all ingredients. Pulse until very smooth. Set aside.
To make the salad, add all the ingredients into a large salad bowl and toss. Drizzle dressing over it or serve on the side.
From The Soyfoods Council