Tofu and Avocado Dip
This is a healthy version of the popular but rich avocado dip. The addition of tofu reduces the fat content and retains the good avocado flavor. Both avocado and tofu are high in folate, which plays an important role in the production of red blood cells and the prevention of anemia.
Serve with crisp raw vegetables such as broccoli and cauliflower florets and celery, carrots and zucchini cut into sticks for dipping.
Combine the avocado and tofu in a blender or food processor. Process until smooth, stopping and scraping down the sides as needed.
Add the vinegar, yogurt, garlic and kelp, if using, to the avocado and tofu mixture. Blend until well combined.
Transfer the mixture to a medium-sized bowl and fold in the scallions and tomato.
Place the mixture in a serving bowl. Drizzle the oil over the top, then gently tilt the bowl so that the oil forms a thin layer on the surface of the dip.
Add the garnishes, if using, and serve.
Total time: 15 minutes
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