Soy-Based Salad Dressings & Marinades

Name your favorite flavors and they likely go well with soybean oil, thanks to its neutral taste. But it’s far from neutral when it comes to heart health. A source of polyunsaturated fat, soybean oil, also known as vegetable oil, helps to lower blood cholesterol levels. Put these soy-based salad dressings and marinades to the test!
Kale Salad
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 30 min
  • Makes: 8 servings

Kale & Cucumber Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing


  • 2 tablespoons Tahini
  • 2 tablespoons Soybean oil (commonly labeled vegetable oil)
  • 3 tablespoons Lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons Water
  • 1 tablespoon Minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Sugar
  • 8 cups Thinly sliced kale, packed
  • 1 Cucumber, peeled and sliced
  • 1⁄2 cup Chopped smoked almonds
  • 1⁄2 cup Golden raisins

Instructions for Kale & Cucumber Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing

Combine tahini, soybean oil, lemon juice, water, garlic, soy sauce and sugar in small bowl. Stir until smooth.

Place kale and cucumbers in large bowl. Pour dressing over kale; toss until combined. Marinate for a minimum of 20 minutes, tossing occasionally. Sprinkle with almonds and golden raisins.

Nutrition Per Serving:

Calories 160
Fat 9g
Sat Fat 1g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 170mg
Carbohydrate 18g
Fiber 3g
Protein 5g