Ginger-Miso Tofu Dressing

Makes 1.5 cups
Prep time: 10 minutes

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

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

Ingredient Note
Miso: 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. Miso is available at health-food stores and Japanese markets.

Per 2 tablespoon serving:
20 calories

1 g protein
2 g carbohydrate
0 g fiber
1 g total fat
0 g saturated fat
0 mg cholesterol
126 mg sodium

Recipe by Victoria Abbott Riccardi