Sweet Tangy Rich Creamy Healthy Dressing – Perfect for Coleslaw
This sweet tasting dairy-free no-oil healthy dressing will make your vegan coleslaw shine! With dates, rice vinegar, tofu, lemon and pecans it is also going to keep you from getting hungry. Eat healthy unsaturated fats from whole nuts and not processed oil.
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Creamy Coleslaw Vinaigrette Dressing
A sweet and tangy egg-free, dairy-free, dressing made with tofu, rice vinegar, lemon, dates and pecans. Plant-based oil-free dressing that complements coleslaw and keeps you from getting hungry. Contains healthy fats from nuts rather than unhealthy fats from processed oils.
I recommend my Cranberry Apple Coleslaw recipe to go with this dressing.
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- 1 cup tofu soft or medium (I use medium because I can always add a non-dairy milk to make it thinner)
- 1/2 cup soy milk or almond milk, or hemp milk
- 2 tbsp rice vinegar
- 6 dates pitted
- 4 tsp lemon juice freshly squeezed
- 1/2 cup pecans optionally toasted - Toasting nuts like pecans results in a more intense flavor.
How to Toast Pecans - 3 Methods Broil, Bake, or Skillet
You don't have to toast the pecans, but if you do, you are going to get a more intense and rich flavoured dressing. I recommend toasting, and it is really easier than you might think. Often I have the oven going anyways, and I just spread nuts on the sheet beside whatever else I am baking for a few minutes and then take them out again.
Broil: Spread pecans in a single layer on a baking sheet. Place in oven under Broil in oven on the "broil" setting for 2 - 4 minutes to toast. Bake: Preheat oven to 350. Place in oven for 10 - 12 minutes. Skillet: Heat a pan to medium on the stovetop, add pecans. Stir for 3 - 5 minutes with a spoon continuously so they will cook evenly and not burn.
Regardless of method, remove when they begin to smell toasty and turn dark. Do not burn.
While pecans toast, add tofu, non-dairy milk, rice vinegar, dates, and lemon juice to a high speed blender.
Add toasted pecans and blend.
Pour over Cranberry Apple Coleslaw. Or other coleslaw of your choice.
Mix, and serve.
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