Print this page | Sign up for free e-bulletins
 | Bookmark This Page
Creamy Salad Dressing

This delicious, soy-based dressing can stand head to head with ranch dressing. Look for silken tofu in shelf-stable cardboard containers. It has a different texture than regular tofu and is good for dressings and desserts. This dressing is good on a tossed green salad (remember to pick dark green salad greens), but equally at home on a baked potato or as a dip for raw vegetables. Add a bit of fragrant bleu cheese if you like.

Food as Medicine
Soy is a rich source of manganese, iron and selenium; and of course, plant-based protein and cancer risk-lowering isoflavones. Parsley is a good source of folic acid, a B vitamin critical for cardiovascular health. Also, just one tablespoon of parsley contains over 75 percent of the Daily Value of vitamin K.


6 ounces silken tofu (or soft tofu, drained)
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon expeller-pressed canola oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon chopped fresh Italian parsley
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 1/2 tablespoons cider vinegar


Combine all ingredients in a blender container. Blend until well mixed.

Want more healthy, delicious recipes? Join the Dr. Weil on Healthy Aging online guide for access to hundreds of anti-inflammatory recipes and our exclusive eating guides. Sign up today and get 14 days free!

Serves 8

Nutrients Per Serving

Calories: 33.4
Protein: 1.8 grams
Fat: 2.7 grams
Saturated Fat: 0.3 grams
Monounsat Fat: 1.2 grams
Polyunsat Fat: 1.1 grams
Carbohydrate: 1.1 grams
Fiber: 0.3 grams
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Vitamin A: 42.2 IU
Vitamin E: 0.3 mg/IU
Vitamin C: 2.5 mg
Calcium: 24.1 mg
Magnesium: 23.2 mg


For your free personalized supplement recommendation, visit Dr. Weil's Vitamin Advisor.

The Weil Vitamin Advisor
Get your FREE personalized vitamin recommendation & supplement plan today!

Dr. Weil on Healthy Aging
Your Online Guide to the Anti-Inflammatory Diet. Start eating for your health - begin your free trial now.

Dr. Weil's Spontaneous Happiness
Achieve emotional well-being in just eight weeks! Start your 10-day free trial now!

Vitamin Library
Supplement your knowledge with Dr. Weil's essential vitamin facts. Learn why they are necessary and more.

Dr. Weil's Optimum Health Plan
Your 8-week plan to wellness.
Begin your journey today!

Dr. Weil's Head-to-Toe Wellness Guide
Your guide to natural health.
Use the Wellness Guide today!

Dr. Weil's Anti-Inflammatory Diet
Food Pyramid

Our interactive tool can help improve overall health through diet.

Condition Care Guide
Learn about health conditions from acne to vertigo, and Dr. Weil's view of the best treatment options for each.

Healthy Recipes
Discover a treasure trove of healthy, healing foods and creative, delicious ways to prepare them.

Q&A Library
Over 2,000 questions from you and their corresponding answers from Dr. Weil.

Copyright © 2015 Weil Lifestyle
Information on this web site is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for the advice provided by your physician or other healthcare professional. You should not use the information on this web site for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, or prescribing any medication or other treatment.

Ad Choice
Advertising Notice

This Site and third parties who place advertisements on this Site may collect and use information about your visits to this Site and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like to obtain more information about these advertising practices and to make choices about online behavioral advertising, please click here