This is a crowd-pleaser because it's very rich, but you don’t need much! Perfect for dipping, this dressing is also a great addition to any salad or burger.

Blue Cheez Dressing [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Calories

140

Serves

4-6

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Ingredients

For the Blue Cheez Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup tofu cashew mayonnaise (below)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 teaspoon agave nectar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons white miso paste
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped green onions or parsley
  • 1/4 cup crumbled extra-firm tofu

 For the Tofu Cashew Mayonnaise:

  • 1/4 cup raw cashews, soaked in water to cover for 2–3 hours, then drained
  • 7 ounces extra-firm tofu
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon tahini
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons agave nectar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum
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Preparation

To Prep the Mayonnaise:

  1. Soaking the cashews in water for a few hours will reduce blending time. If you are not using a high-speed blender, I highly recommend soaking the cashews so they blend into a smooth and creamy texture.
  2. Place all the ingredients in a  high-powered blender. Blend until smooth and shiny.

To make the Dressing:

  1.  Place the mayonnaise, garlic, agave, lemon juice, miso, vinegar, tahini, and salt into a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
  2.  Pour dressing into a bowl, then add the green onions and crumbled tofu, stirring gently with a spoon.
  3.  If you prefer a thinner dressing, simply add nondairy milk or water.

Notes

If you do not have xanthan gum available you can skip this ingredient but the mayonnaise might have a slightly thinner consistency.

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Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 561 | Total Carbs: 39 g | Total Fat: 44 g | Total Protein: 39 g | Total Sodium: 2428 g | Total Sugar: 22 g Per Serving: Calories: 140 | Carbs: 10 g | Fat: 11 g | Protein: 10 g | Sodium: 607 mg | Sugar: 6 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.