Friday, June 17, 2016

Dairy Free Ranch Dressing

I'm not crazy about green salads unless they're smothered in a creamy dressing. Creamy dressing doesn't have to be unhealthy! It doesn't have to have any dairy in it either.

You can adjust the amount of herbs and garlic to suit your tastes. I have also made this using parsley and dill. You could use chives or cilantro too. If you have a garden, let it inspire you.

I use it on salad or as a sauce for other things like falafel.

Dairy Free Ranch Dressing
Makes up to 1 cup

1/2 cup soaked raw cashews, drained
1/4 - 1/2 cup fresh filtered water*
1/4 cup chopped fresh herbs (I used dill)
1 teaspoon minced onion
1/4 minced garlic (or more if you wish)
1/4 teaspoon pink salt
1-2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar**

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until the herbs are nicely encorporated into the dressing.

Store in a glass jar for up to a week.

* Start with 1/4 cup of water, then, decide if you want it thinner after you blend it.

** I like to add 1 teaspoon of vinegar and then taste it after blending. I like things a bit more on the sour side, so I usually add a second teaspoon. 

This recipe was inspired by Melissa over at My Whole Food Life.

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