Cilantro-Lime Salad Dressing

Tofu, not mayonnaise, gives this dressing a silky texture without the extra saturated fat. The cilantro-lime flavor makes it a perfect accompaniment for Latin-inspired dishes like fish or chicken tacos; simply add shredded cabbage or radishes on top.
Body+Soul, 2007
  • Prep Time 10 minutes
  • Total Time 10 minutes
  • Yield Makes 2 cups
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  • Half of a 10-ounce container of soft silken tofu, drained
  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped shallots
  • 1 tablespoon grainy Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper


  1. In a blender, combine tofu, lime juice, 1/3 cup water, shallots, mustard, vinegar, and half the cilantro; season with salt and pepper. Blend on high speed until completely smooth. Stir in remaining cilantro.

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Reviews (4)

  • cabaretsinger 18 Jun, 2014

    I fell in love with a zesty cilantro salad dressing that I can no longer find at my local grocery stores so I'm very interested in this recipe. Unfortunately, I have a major problem with soy in almost any form so I can't use the tofu. What might be an acceptable substitute for this recipe?

  • Dianawines 24 May, 2010

    Loved it! Sauced a piece of grilled Swordfish with it.

  • Puckles 5 Apr, 2010

    I couldn't find this site's recipe for Soy-Lime Chicken. Help!!

  • krisx2 29 Jan, 2008

    This dressing was simply fantastic, and it had my husband finishing the salad, which never happens! We ate it with this site's Soy-Lime Chicken. Wonderful!