Vegan Ranch Dressing
- 1/2 cup soaked raw cashews or slightly less raw sunflower kernels
- 3/4 cup low fat canned coconut milk or soy milk
- 1 1/2 T apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/8 tsp. celery seed
- 1/2 tsp. dried dill, plus extra for garnish
- 1/4 tsp. dry mustard spice
- 3/4 tsp. fine sea salt
Soak cashews or sunflower kernels for 8 hours, then drain. Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender. Start out with just 3/4 cup milk. Be sure you have mixed the coconut milk well beforehand (shake can before opening). Blend on high for a couple of minutes. Add extra milk if you want it thinner. Place in a container and put in the refrigerator for an hour or two to let it marinate and thicken. Flavor improves after chilling.
- For a nutritional-boost, I add in 1/8 tsp. of the green RenewMe! and/or cyan-color Blue Majik. I do this almost every time I make this dressing that I use on salads and also as a dip and sandwich spread.
- I often add in fresh lime or lemon juice.
- It's also wonderful blending in some avocado, cilantro and/or parsley.
- For a thinner dressing increase coconut milk to 1 cup.
- You may substitute the coconut milk with soy milk.
- For more garlic flavor, increase garlic powder to 1 tsp.
- For more celery flavor, increase celery seed to 1/4 tsp.
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