HY-VEE MARKET CAFÉ CHEF IN WEST DES MOINES WINS HEALTHIEST COMPETITION AT 2016 IOWA STATE FAIR
Now you can make all four of the delicious recipes – featuring Mori-Nu silken tofu – at home!
1st Place: Chef Alex Strauss took home the gold with a sweet and spicy Creamy Mango Habanero dressing over a mixed local greens salad with avocados, hearts of palm, red peppers and Jamaican jerk pork.
“CREAMY” MANGO HABANERO DRESSING
This delicious dressing tastes decadent without the added calories of mayonnaise or sour cream. Perfect on any salad, pork or grilled fish.
- 1 -12 ounce package Mori-Nu soft silken tofu, drained well
- 2 ripe mangos, peeled, roughly chopped
- ½ to 1 fresh habanero chile, minced (depending on how spicy you want it)
- Juice of 2 limes
- 2 tablespoons tamari soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons honey
- ½ cup soybean oil
- Salt and pepper
Combine first 6 ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Blend to puree with a hand wand or in a blender. Slowly add oil to emulsify while still blending. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
Served over mixed local greens with avocados, hearts of palm, red peppers and Jamaican jerk pork
Yield: Salad dressing for 4 to 6 servings