Written by Barbara J. Mathison
Vegan Ranch Dressing/Dip
I’m always being asked what dressing do I like the best. This is my favorite, and it’s loved by everyone I serve it to!
1 1/2 cup cashews or macadamia nuts (or combo)
3/4 to 1 cup filtered water for blending & soaking
3 Tbsp lemon juice
1/3 cup cider vinegar
1 Tbsp avocado (optional – this is a substitute for oil)
3 Tbsp Agave / organic (or 3 soaked dates)
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp garlic powder
3 tsp onion powder
1 tsp dill
1/2 tsp sea salt or any Salt Substitute
1/2 tsp basil
1/4 cup finely minced parsley or 3 Tbsp dried parsley
1/2 – 1 tsp dill, minced
1. Blend all ingredients except the last 2 until creamy and smooth.
2. Once blended, stir in the last 2 ingredients by hand
3. Dressing thickens in the fridge
4. Thin to desired consistency if using as a dressing – or toss onto greens or salad as is
Yield: 3 cups
For a creamier consistency, soak nuts for 1-2 hrs
Will last in the refrigerator for a week.