SHARON’S ANIMAL-FREE TARTAR SAUCE
Use on any veggie sandwich or burger, or as a dip for fried veggies. You’ll love it. Lemon zest makes it pop! Move over McDonald’s. No cruelty in My MAC (Mainstream Animal-Free Cooking) Sauce! Tastes better too!
Makes 2-⅔ cups
12.3 oz. pkg. firm Silken-type tofu
1-½ t. salt
½ c. plain soy sour cream, I used Toffutti brand
½ t. garlic powder
½ t. onion powder
½ t. mild paprika
½ t. dry mustard
¼ t. ground allspice
⅛ t. red cayenne pepper
1 T. rice wine vinegar
⅓ c. diced sweet onion
3 T. olive oil or extra virgin olive oil (don’t use a thin oil)
½ c. dill pickle relish; drain in wire mesh strainer, pat with spoon to remove excess liquid (you want it wet, not dry, but not dripping); measure out ⅓ c.
⅓ c. additional finely chopped sweet onion
2 T. juice of fresh lemon
1 t. grated lemon rind (zest)
salt to taste
Place tofu and salt in food processor and process till smooth, scraping down insides of container with spatula.
Add soy sour cream, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, dry mustard, allspice, cayenne pepper, rice vinegar and sweet onion. Process again till smooth and all onion is pulverized to juice.
Next add olive oil. Process 1 minute till whipped, then transfer to mixing bowl.
Add additional onion, relish, lemon juice and lemon zest. Stir well to evenly distribute. Salt to taste.
Pack into jar and refrigerate several hours. Overnight it comes full flavor and texture.
Notes: The Perfect Tartar Sauce for all your tartar sauce needs.
The first onion we want to process into the sauce, the additional onion we use as texture added at the end. Don’t process the pickle, we want that as texture also.
Experiment with sweet relish, a little ketchup and orange juice and zest to make a sweeter sauce, omitting the dill relish and lemon juice and zest.
Try an impromptu potato salad, cubed potato mixed with Animal-Free Tartar Sauce and topped with green scallion or sweet roasted peppers.
The sauce keeps as long as the codes on the animal-free dairy products. Don’t worry it won’t last as long as the codes.