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Gluten-Free two dressings, so many options, lime version!

Updated on March 4, 2014

Dressing or Sauce?

4 stars from 1 rating of Soy sauce, lime, garlic, ginger and sesame oil

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Ready in: 10 min
Yields: 6-8 meals

Lime version of dressing/sauce

This recipe works with whatever vegetable is in season. This time I chose asparagus.
This recipe works with whatever vegetable is in season. This time I chose asparagus. | Source
Ready for dinner!
Ready for dinner! | Source
Assemble everything.
Assemble everything. | Source
Tofu soon to be wrapped in a towel to squeeze out the extra water. Use firm or extra firm tofu for this recipe.
Tofu soon to be wrapped in a towel to squeeze out the extra water. Use firm or extra firm tofu for this recipe. | Source
Wrap the tofu in a tea towel and lay a heavy book on top for about 10-15 minutes.
Wrap the tofu in a tea towel and lay a heavy book on top for about 10-15 minutes. | Source
Slice tofu into even slices.
Slice tofu into even slices. | Source
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Cleaning the ends of the green beans.
Cleaning the ends of the green beans. | Source
Almost ready to steam.
Almost ready to steam. | Source
Rice medley simmering in water per container instructions.
Rice medley simmering in water per container instructions. | Source
Even though its going in the food processor you still need to chop it.
Even though its going in the food processor you still need to chop it. | Source
Zesting the lime right into the processor.
Zesting the lime right into the processor. | Source
Oh what a pretty green color.
Oh what a pretty green color. | Source
When done zesting now extract the juice.
When done zesting now extract the juice. | Source
Fresh lime juice, don't even consider the stuff in a plastic lime thingy!
Fresh lime juice, don't even consider the stuff in a plastic lime thingy! | Source
Just before I add the soy sauce ,water and oil.
Just before I add the soy sauce ,water and oil. | Source
Drizzling the oil.
Drizzling the oil. | Source

Ingredients

  • 1 whole lime, juiced and zested
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger root, grated
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons cilantro, chopped optional
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil, or safflower
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 teaspoons black sesame seeds

Soy sauce, lime, ginger and garlic

  1. Assemble all the ingredients and prepare as directed.
  2. Put all the ingredients in the food processor and puree for about 20-30 seconds.
  3. Now drizzle the oil and process another 20 seconds. The sauce will develop a bit of foam.
  4. Pour in to a serving container. Set aside.

Lime, soy sauce, garlic, ginger and cilantro

For this version of my sauce/dressing I made fresh green beans, grilled tofu, brown rice, barley and a wild rice medley. I also served mango and avocado with the meal. I often use pea pods, but the green beans looked so much fresher.

Start by wrapping the tofu in tea towel and laying a heavy book on it to squish out most of the water. Then slice the tofu and with a pastry brush and slather your oil on both sides. Tonight I am going to use the grill because of the beautiful evening, but if it's not so nice outside my indoor grill works great too. Make sure the grill is cleaned, the grates are covered in oil, and turn the burners on to a high heat level. You will only need about 2 -3 minutes per side. All you need to do is heat the tofu completely though and score the sides with lovely grill marks.

Rice should be prepared per the directions on the container. I used only water because all the flavoring you will need is in the sauce.

The green beans should be steamed about 4-5 minutes until bright green.

Oh, as you can see in the photos, even though the recipe calls for cilantro, I forgot to get it. I must of been distracted by the beautiful green beans. If it is an element you wish to add, please add it when you puree the garlic and ginger into the lime and soy sauce.

If you are watching your sodium intake you can add more water while preparing the sauce, use a low sodium soy sauce, or experiment with Braggs Amino Acids. In all cases check for taste while preparing.

Assemble all the elements of your meal on a dish along with the avocado and then drizzle, with a light hand, the dressing over all the items. Then either add mango to the dish or serve on the side in a small bowl. Dinner is served, so healthy and just darn delicious. Enjoy!

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