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Vegan Ranch Dressing

Thick Rich Delicious Multi-Talented Salad Dressing or Sauce

Vegan Ranch Dressing

Vegan Ranch Dressing: Easy all purpose salad dressing or sauce. We love it on salads, steamed veggies, in tacos, on lentil patties. It will even stand in as a stir fry, hollandaise, or pasta sauce.

Make it a thick, rich sauce by replacing non-dairy milk with more vegan mayo, or silken tofu. Thin it with more non-dairy milk to make it a more pourable dressing.

This vegan saucey dressing is a big recipe, and keeps well in the fridge, ready to perform more culinary magic.

Total prep time: 15 min

Approx 3 cups, 8 servings

Nutrition Data, 75g Serving: 66 cal, fat cal 33, 4g fat, 6g carb, 257mg sodium, 1g fiber, 3g protein, 3g sugar, low Cholesterol, good source Vit. B6, B12, K, Folate, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin. Estimated glycemic load 3

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond or soy milk (plain, unsweetened)
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1/2 pkg silken tofu (extra firm preferred but not required), drained and rinsed
  • 1 - 2 Tbsp lime or lemon juice (depending on how tart you like it)
  • 1 Tbsp agave or maple syrup or sugar
  • Optional: 1 - 2 cloves fresh minced garlic or 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 Tbsp minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme leaf
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano leaf
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Black pepper to taste
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Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients except herbs to a blender and blend until smooth
  2. Add minced parsley, dried herbs, salt & pepper and blend mixed
  3. Thin with more milk as needed to your desired consistency
  4. Transfer the rest of the dressing to a covered container and refrigerate. Use within 3 days

Recipe Tips:

Garlic is optional in this recipe because I'm not a fan of raw garlic. Add as much garlic as YOU like!

This dressing is already fairly low fat; make it low fat by using all silken tofu and no mayonnaise. It will not be as creamy though.

I would say this is a thick dressing, and it worked for all my purposes, but it's easily made thicker or thinner by adding slightly less or more non-dairy milk.

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