Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Vegan and Soy Free Ranch Dressing

  So one of the biggest things Chris misses since going dairy free is ranch dressing. We bought some from Organicville and while I thought it was ok, Chris hated it, plus is wasn't exactly cheap. One of the things about it that really put Chris off was the fact that it was sort of a beige/grey color and semi transparant.

  Well I found a recipe (another awesome one from adventures of a gluten free mom) for vegan (and easily adapted to be soy free as well) ranch dressing that is not only white and not see-through, lol, but tastes just like the Ranch of our pre-dairy-free days! It was slightly thinner than regular ranch but Chris and I both agreed that it wasn't enough to be a problem. So without further ado, the recipe:

Vegan Ranch Dressing

1 cup Vegenaise (use soy-free Vegenaise if you are avoiding soy)
1/2 tsp dried parsely
1/2 tsp chives
1/2 tsp dill
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/8 tsp sea salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
1/4 cup "buttermilk"*

*To make "buttermilk", put 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice in a measuring cup. Add enough non dairy milk to bring the total amount of liquid to 1/4 cup. Allow to sit for 5 or so minutes until the milk curdles. If using rice milk, it will not curdle but it will still work fine.

Combine all ingredients except buttermilk and stir until well blended. Slowly whisk in buttermilk. This can be stored in an airtight container for up to a week in the fridge. Enjoy!

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