Dill & Garlic Creamy Ranch Dressing (Raw & Vegan!)

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creamy ranch dressing

There is NO reason why salads shouldn’t be absolutely delicious. For years people have asked me how I am able to eat salads every day … “don’t you get bored?” Well I can say with absolute certainty that I do not and will never get bored making salads! There are so many options to jazz up a standard salad … and this dressing is one of my favourites.

[quote_center]This Dill & Garlic Ranch Dressing is a healthy, vegan alternative to the standard ranch dressing. It provides a creamy and mouth watering burst of flavor that will satisfy even the most skeptical salad eater.[/quote_center]

It’s simple to make and stores in the fridge for 3 – 5 days. PLUS you can use the base of this recipe to create so many different alternatives! For instance, you can convert to a tzatziki just by adding more lime, lemon and garlic. You can also add less water to make it a dip!

[quote_center]Have fun with this one and feel free to bring out your inner artist in the kitchen.[/quote_center]

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups raw cashews
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon dill, minced
  • 1 teaspoon onion, minced
  • 1 teaspoon green onion, chopped small
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon parsley, minced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Method:

  • Soak the Cashews for 2 hours or longer (overnight is best to release the enzyme inhibitor). The longer the cashews soak the creamier the consistency will be.
  • Drain the cashews and rinse well.
  • Put the cashews in a blender with salt, lime juice and water. Blend until well combined (approx. 2-3 minutes). It should be light and creamy. Depending on your blender, you may want to stop a couple times in between so you don’t overheat the motor. You may use more or less water for desired thickness.
  • Put this creamy base in a bowl and stir in the remaining ingredients. The dressing is now ready. You may keep it in the fridge for 3 – 5 days and use as a dressing, dip, spread or other sauce. Enjoy!
     
Krystal Vrba is a Whole-Food Nutrition Coach co-founder of Refresh Natural Health. She is the creator of the 3-Day Glowing Skin Diet and the 14-Day Liver Reset Program. After spending years battling her own health challenges, including multiple autoimmune diseases and chronic fatigue, Krystal works with clients and develops programs to make healthy living easy and fun. Please visit www.liverreset.com for more information on Krystal and her healing journey.

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