Potato lover from birth
I have to admit, I am a serious potato lover–baked potatoes, mashed potatoes, boiled potatoes, Chili Cheese Fries, Loaded Potato Skin Bites, baked French fried potatoes, air fried potatoes–any kind of potatoes!
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This low-fat vegan chipotle sauce recipe is the perfect dipping sauce, and it’s so easy to make!
Chipotles are spicy
Chipotles in adobo sauce can be found in the Latino section of most grocery stores. There are 8-10 chilies in each can, and it takes me awhile to go through that many, because they are quite hot.
Once I open a can, I place the other chilies and sauce into a plastic bag and store in my refrigerator to be used in other recipes like hummus and salsa. They have a small amount of oil in them, so some may want to use chipotle powder instead.
No cooking required, and only a blender is needed to make this recipe. Whether you put it on burgers and sandwiches, or use it as a dip, this stuff is amazing!
Vegan Tofu Mayonnaise
Other than the chipotles, the other magic ingredient is my Low-Fat Eggless Mayo that makes it creamy and delicious!
For me, tweaking the salt, lemon juice, and vinegar for your personal taste can really make it pop.
Recipe makes approximately one pint of sour cream. Keeps in the refrigerator about 7-10 days.
This tasty, eggless mayo has only 11 calories and (.4) grams of fat per Tablespoon. And it’s loaded with protein because it’s made with tofu.
Protein in tofu
Unlike most plant-based foods, soy is considered a complete protein, possessing all the essential amino acids.
Tofu is thus a good protein source, due both to the amount and nature of the protein it contains. The protein content is higher in firm types of tofu than in softer types.
According to the Illinois Center for Soy Foods (ICSF), a 3-oz. piece of firm tofu has about 13 g of protein, compared with about 4 g in soft tofu. The Vegetarian Resource Group (VRG) puts the content of 4 to 5 oz. of tofu at 11 g.–LiveStrong
Is soy good for you?
Some people are not too sure about tofu, because it contains phytoestrogens. Turns out, phytoestrogens are very health promoting and are not at all like our body’s natural estrogen that can cause harm and lead to disease.
This makes so much sense, because the countries that consume the most soy, such as Japan and China, have the lowest rates of cancer and chronic disease. The short video below will explain the benefits of soy.
Other Healthy Plant-Based Snack Ideas Include:
- 15 Easy Plant-Based Snack Idea
- Spinach Artichoke Dip
- Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
- Colorful Chili Bean Dip
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Chipotle Ranch Sauce
- 1/2 cup low-fat mayo, (recipe below)
- 1/2 to 1 whole chipotle in adobo sauce, (picture below) or chipotle powder
- 2 tsp lime juice
- 1 tsp sugar, (I use sucanat)
- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- pinch cummin
- 1 lb. silken tofu
- 1 Tbsp sugar, (I use sucanat)
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1-1/2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
Chipotle Ranch Sauce
- Place all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth.
Easy Low-Fat Eggless Mayo
- Place all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth. This mayo can be used on bean burgers, sandwiches, and in sauces. Store in jar with lid in refrigerator. Will keep up to about 10 days.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 134 Total Fat: 6.5g Trans Fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 8g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 5g Protein: 7g