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Kick Off Picnic Season with Easy Vegetable Dip Recipes

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                                                                                    Linda Funk
                                                                                    Flavorful Insight
                                                                                    lfunk@flavorfulinsight.com
                                                                                    515-491-8636
                                                                  
Kick Off Picnic Season with Easy Vegetable Dip Recipes

Madison, WI April 30, 2014—Memorial Day marks the beginning of picnic season and summer fun that includes food-on-the-go. This year, discover how easy it is to save money and make treats you can take along on outings with family and friends. Simply pack fresh vegetables and tofu-based dip into a container and prepare to snack in style. The Soyfoods Council offers convenient recipes like Tofu Ranch Dressing that allow you to indulge while eating healthfully. Here are tips for creating versatile take-along snacks made with tofu.

• Before you buy tofu, consider what you need it to do. Firm water-packed tofu will keep its shape, whether it’s sliced, diced or placed on the grill. Silken tofu is ideal for blending smoothies, making fruit and vegetable dips, and for any recipe that requires a smooth consistency.
• Remember that tofu adds protein to your vegetables, with less fat and no cholesterol. That makes tofu dip an ideal choice for picnics, backyard barbecues and all-around summer fun.
• Discover how easy and economical homemade salad dressings can be. All you need are a food processor and a few ingredients.

For Tofu Ranch Dressing, start with a package of silken tofu. Drain it, and add it to a food processor with 5 Tbsp. soybean oil, 2 Tbsp. lemon juice, 1 tsp. garlic powder, 1 tsp. parsley, 1 tsp. onion powder, 1 tsp. black pepper and 2 tsp. salt (or to taste). Blend, and add a little water if the dip consistency is too thick. Your vegetable dip is ready!

For other tofu dip ideas, add sala