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Caesar Salad with Creamy Tofu Dressing

For the dressing:
4 garlic cloves, peeled
2 tablespoons Dijon style prepared mustard
1 package (12 ounces) soft tofu
¼ cup lemon juice
1 tablespoon soy sauce or Asian fish sauce, or more to taste
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Combine all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.

For the salad:
1 small head (clean) Romaine lettuce
2-3 tablespoons shredded Parmesan or Romano cheese (optional)
4 anchovy fillets, cut in small pieces (optional)
croutons (optional)
Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Tear the lettuce into bite-size pieces and toss with enough of the dressing to coat. Stir in the cheese, anchovies and croutons, if using. Add more freshly ground black pepper to your taste.

Save the remaining dressing for another day -- it keeps well.

Yield: 2-4 servings plus extra dressing

June 8th, 2013
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Sports medicine doctor, fitness guru and long-time radio host Gabe Mirkin, M.D., brings you news and tips for your healthful lifestyle. A practicing physician for more than 50 years and a radio talk show host for 25 years, Dr. Mirkin is a graduate of Harvard University and Baylor University College of Medicine. He is board-certified in four specialties: Sports Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Pediatrics and Pediatric Immunology. The Dr. Mirkin Show, his call-in show on fitness and health, was syndicated in more than 120 cities. Read More
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