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RECIPE OF THE WEEK | Creamy Black Pepper Dressing

This is sure to be a favorite, especially if you are a fan of spinach salads. The blender is the key to the creamy texture. If you wish to add a bit of heat, grated ginger or chili pepper flakes make a lovely addition. If you have never purchased and used miso in your cooking before, it is fermented soybean paste and comes in a variety of colors and added grains (i.e., rice, barley, or wheat). The lighter miso varieties are usually less salty and mellower in flavor than the darker varieties.

Ingredients

Makes 16 servings

1 1/2 tablespoons low-sodium vegetable broth powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon agave or other liquid sweetener (maple syrup, brown rice syrup, etc.)
1 teaspoon miso
1 1/2 teaspoons whole black peppercorns
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast flakes
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 large garlic clove
1 12.3-ounce package firm low-fat silken tofu
2/3 cup water

Directions

Place all ingredients in a blender and process until very smooth. Transfer to a jar and refrigerate. Shake well before serving.

Nutrition Information | Per serving

17 calories; 0.3 g fat; 0.1 g saturated fat; 18.5% calories from fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 1.9 g protein; 1.7 g carbohydrate; 0.6 g sugar; 0.2 g fiber; 151 mg sodium; 12 mg calcium; 0.3 mg iron; 0.8 mg vitamin C; 2 mcg beta-carotene; 0 mg vitamin E

Recipe by Bryanna Clark Grogan from Dr. Neal Barnard's Program for Reversing Diabetes: The Scientifically Proven System for Reversing Diabetes Without Drugs by Neal D. Barnard, M.D.

 

Please feel free to tailor PCRM recipes to suit your individual dietary needs.