Soy Salad Dressing Professional Chef Recipes

Take home the recipes of The Soyfoods Council and Iowa Restaurant Association’s Soy Salad Dressing Contest! Try the recipes in your own kitchen and experience how easy (and tasty!) it is to incorporate soy into your meals.

First Place: Orange Walnut Tofu Dressing 

George Migliero

What You Need:

Yields: 24 servings

¼ cup Diced Shallots

¼ cup Dijon mustard

½ cup Honey

1 cup Reserved White Wine Vinegar

½ cup Orange Juice Concentrate

¼ tsp White Pepper

½ tsp Salt

1 tsp Orange Zest

Blend All Ingredients Above

• Next add 6oz of Mori-Nu Soft Silken Tofu and Blend until smooth

• Slowly add, ½ cup Soybean Oil & 1 cup of Walnut Oil into the

mixture and blend.

Must be kept refrigerated

Second Place: Orange Ginger Soy Shrimp Salad

Created by: Jessi Dolson

Serves 8

12 oz. Mori-Nu Soft Silken Tofu

½ cup original flavor soy milk

Zest of 1 orange

½ cup fresh orange juice

2 tbsp fresh lemon juice

2 tbsp grated ginger

3 large cloves of garlic, grated

1 tbsp honey

1 tbsp soy sauce

1 tbsp toasted sesame oil

2 tbsp rice wine vinegar

¼ tsp red pepper flake

1 tsp salt

What you do:

In the food processor bowl, add the soft silkentofu, soy milk, orange juice & zest, lemon juice, ginger, garlic, honey, soy sauce, sesame oil, red pepper flake and vinegar. Blend until smooth. Season with salt. Stir to combine and place in storage container. Refrigerate until ready to use.

For the salad:

64 large (26/30) raw shrimp, peeled, deveined, and tails removed, about 4 lbs.

About ¼ cup orange pepper pineapple seasoning

24 cups chopped romaine

2 cups orange ginger dressing

2 cups diced pineapple

1 large red pepper, julienne

1 large green pepper, julienne

2 oranges, segmented

8 green onions, sliced thin

8 skewers

High heat cooking spray

What you do:

• Prepare a grill or flat top. Spray with cooking spray.

• Thread 8 shrimp on each skewer, going through the top and bottom of the shrimp, so they lay flat on your cooking surface.

• Season with the orange pepper pineapple seasoning.

• Grill the skewers for about 2-3 minutes per side over medium high heat. Remove from heat and keep warm.

• Grill the red pepper and pineapple until al dente, Remove from heat & keep warm.

• Toss 3 cups of chopped romaine per person in a bowl with 1/4 cup of dressing.

• Top each salad with: 1 shrimp skewer: a little of the grilled peppers and pineapple, 4 orange segments, and green onions.

3rd Place:Lemon Mint Tofu Dressing

Created by: Tyler Kubiak

What You Need:

1 Block of Mori-Nu Soft Silken Tofu

¼ cup  Soybean Oil 

½ cup  Fresh Mint

½ cup Lemon Juice

1 Garlic Clove

1 tsp of Sugar

¼ tsp of Salt and Pepper

Lemon Zest

Blend all ingredients together.

Garnish with Lemon Zest

Serve over your choice of fresh mixed greens!

4th Place:Creamy Pesto with Balsamic

Created by: Joe McConville

What You Need:

1 box Mori-Nu Soft Silken Tofu                       

1 Cup Balsamic Vinegar

1 Cup Soybean Oil                                 

3 oz Basil, fresh

12 cloves of Garlic                          

½ Cup Walnuts, dry roasted no salt

2 TBSP Banana Pepper Brine          

1 tsp Red Pepper Flake

1 ½ tsp Salt                                    

1 tsp Black Pepper

4 tsp Honey                                    

4 tsp Italian or Gusto Seasoning    

(Gusto Seasoning is Available at Gusto Pizza

or Allspice)

What to Do:

Add Balsamic Vinegar, Basil, Walnuts, Garlic and brine into food processor. Blend until smooth, scraping down sides as needed.  Add all ingredients except soft silken  tofu and blend on high for 2 minutes. Scrape down sides and add soft silken tofu. Blend until smooth. Transfer to food safe container and chill.  Works well as salad dressing, sandwich spread, or even on pizza.