Easy Ranch Dressing
You can't go wrong with a ranch dressing that's tasty and healthful. Enjoy it on salads, veggie wraps or as a dip for raw vegetables.
1 cup raw cashews
3/4 cup unsweetened soy, hemp or almond milk
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons white rice vinegar
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried dill weed
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon Bragg Liquid Aminos or low sodium soy sauce or kelp granules (optional)
In a medium sized bowl, add two cups of boiling water to the raw cashews. Allow to soak for 5-10 minutes before draining the liquid.
In a high-powered blender, combine the cashews (soaked and drained), non-dairy milk, fresh lemon juice, and white rice vinegar. Blend until creamy and smooth, adding more non-dairy milk to reach the desired consistency.
Add all of the spices and dried herbs and blend for several seconds to combine.
Allow to chill in the fridge before serving. Store in an airtight container in the fridge; it will keep for several days.
Calories 147; Protein 6 g; Carbohydrates 9 g; Sugars 2 g; Total Fat 10.6 g; Saturated Fat 1.9 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 34 mg; Fiber 1.4 g; Beta-Carotene 2 ug; Vitamin C 4 mg; Calcium 60 mg; Iron 2.1 mg; Folate 9 ug; Magnesium 77 mg; Potassium 223 mg; Zinc 1.7 mg; Selenium 4.8 ug