Nondairy Onion Dip

Silky soft tofu is the perfect back-drop for pungent onion and garlic in this not-out-of-the-box onion dip.

1 cup soft tofu
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, smashed and peeled
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

1. Line a colander with several thicknesses of paper towel. Place tofu in colander and allow to drain 5 to 10 minutes to remove excess water.
2. Meanwhile, in medium skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring 8 to 10 minutes, or until golden. Add garlic and cook, stirring, 3 minutes or until garlic just begins to brown. Remove from heat.
3. Place sauteed onions and garlic in mini-food processor and process until almost smooth. Add drained tofu and process until smooth. Add vinegar, parsley, salt, and pepper and process 2 to 3 seconds until just blended.

Makes 3/4 cup servings.
Per tablespoon: 25 calories, 1.7g total fat (0.2g saturated), 0mg cholesterol, 0.2g dietary fiber, 2g carbohydrate, 1g protein, 147mg sodium.