Thursday, September 6, 2012

Green Goddess Dip/Dressing

I cannot believe that it has been so long since I posted. And yet I have so many recipes to put up here. So, this is my latest gem. I found this by happenstance. I had a box of silken tofu and due to the fact that I have not used it all that much, I am still, pretty much in my experimental stage with this product.

But, what I am finding, is, is that this is an extremely versatile product. Do not confuse it with its cousin, block tofu. these products are used for totally different style dishes. There will be people who will tell you that you can, and that is all fine and dandy. But I prefer to keep the two separate.

My preference is to keep the silken for desserts, puddings, smoothies and the such. And I like the block tofu for dishes that require a bit more substance or when you need a product to physically hold together. With that said, let's get to the recipe.

1/2 package silken tofu 
2 green onions, chopped
2 t capers, rinsed 
2 T fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup parsley
1/4 cup cilantro
1 T agave
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 t vegan Worcestershire sauce
1 t prepared mustard
In a food processor, combine all the ingredients and process until smooth.

I will tell you, that this is one of thee most versatile dishes I have ever made. What I mean by that is, is that you can substitute so many different things. You hate parsley, up the cilantro. Don't have cider vinegar, use rice wine. Don't have capers (but you should), use olives (kalamata preferably). Out of lemon juice, use limes.

See what I mean by using other things? After I made this dish, the very first thing that came to my mind was Super Bowl Sunday and getting a pumpernickel bowl and placing this dip in the center. This is such a wonderful dish. You can also use this as a dressing. You would need to thin it out a bit. You can do this by cutting back on the herbs or just adding a wee bit of alternative milk to the dish.

Make this and you will be one happy camper. And remember, enjoy!