Vegan Tofu Russian Dressing

"I love this stuff! I've been eating it on everything from falafal to my salads. Yummy. This is a slight adaptation from a recipe I found in a cookbook I got at the library called "Meatless Burgers" by Louise Hagler. The original recipe called for making the tofu mixture and using that as a mayo. replacement, offering other options to use 1/2 cup of the mayo. I wasn't a huge fan of the basic recipe but loved this russian dressing so I am posting it here in proportions to use the whole tofu mix. The original recipe called for whatever sweetner you choose. I use sucanat (unrefined cane sugar) but you could use what you like. You may need just a bit more ketchup and pickle relish. Taste it after you make it to see."
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Ready In:
1 1/2 cups dressing




  • In a food processor or blender mix the tofu, vinegar (lemon juice if you don't have vinegar), sucanat, salt, garlic powder, and dry mustard. Run the food processor for a while, scraping as you go, until the mix is smooth and creamy.
  • Put the mix in a bowl.
  • Add the ketchup and pickle relish and stir until well mixed.
  • Chill until ready to use.
  • This will last, refrigerated, up to about a week.

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  1. I used splenda instead of sucant and kept everything else the same. The dressing was a little to sweet for me and very thick. It was good but next time I will definately use less sugar. With the sweet pickle relish perhaps even no extra sugar is needed. I would recommend tasting before adding. I also put everything into the processor because I didn't want chunky dressing. Thanks for posting ladypit.
  2. Wow! This dressing is outstanding. I couldn't taste the tofu a single bit, it just tasted like the most flavorful, chunky dressing I've ever made. I used lemon juice and regular sugar in place of the sucanat. I used this in a turkey wrap and it was fantastic. I can't wait to try it on other things.


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