The texture of tofu changes dramatically when it is pured in the blender and makes an unusually smooth and flavorful salad dressing, dip, or sandwich spread.

MAKES 1ВЅ CUPS

ВЅ pound firm or soft tofu, patted dry

2 tablespoons lemon juice (about ВЅ lemon)

Вј cup olive oil

4 tablespoons water (use only 2 for the dip or spread)

1 tablespoon tamari or other soy sauce

2 to 3 cloves garlic, chopped

  1. Place all of the ingredients in a blender or food processor and pure until very smooth. (Use more or less garlic depending on your taste.) You may need to turn off the machine and scrape down the sides a few times.
  2. If too thick for salad dressing, then add a little more water until desired consistency is reached. May be kept covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.