I'm slowly moving into a Vegan lifestyle. While I don't know if I'll ever become fully vegan, I think we can all agree that eating more plants is beneficial to our health, the world, and animals.
This recipe includes frozen prechopped herbs from Aldi. I use the 8 Krauter blend and it's fabulous. I'm not sure if stateside grocers have wised up and started selling frozen pre-chopped herbs but this is a "Get with it America!" moment for me. Many grocers in Germany sell small frozen containers (about 75-100 grams) of herbs for less than 1 Euro.
The herb blend that I use includes. Parsley, dill, watercress, chervil, chives, sorrel, borage, burnet. I've provided links to definitions of herbs that may seem unfamiliar. While I realize in the states, these herbs may not be easily accessible, I thought I'd provide a little education! Also, for those who have a green thumb try growing these in your herb garden! For alternatives try using fresh chopped Parsley, Dill, Chives, and Basil. 1-2 Tbsp. each. If fresh isn't available, try a 1 tsp. each dried. Or, 2-3 Tbsp. of dried Italian herb blend.
So, here's the rest of the recipe.
1 12oz. box of silken firm tofu
3 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. white pepper (regular pepper works too)
1 1/2 Tbsp. chopped garlic
1/4 cup Aldi 8 Krauter Blend (Click on the link to see a picture and purchase at Aldi or (if you're here in Germany) or, use one of the alternatives listed above)
Place all ingredients except for the herbs in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour mixture into a bowl and wisk in the herbs. Pour into a jar or Tupperware and stick in the fridge to marinade for several hours.
This recipe will make about 2 cups of dressing. Serve it to your family and see if they can tell the difference!