We got this vegan and gluten free ranch dressing recipe from The Wiseass Wife and it is fantastic! The only store-bought preparation in the recipe is Vegenaise, which is gluten free. The rest of the ingredients are all plant-based, yet you will be shocked at how delicious and creamy this dressing tastes.
Full of fresh dill, garlic and parsley, the fresh taste of this dressing is unparalleled by any store-bought brand. Because this is made with fresh ingredients, be sure to eat it within a few weeks for optimum freshness.
The Best Vegan Ranch Dressing Recipe
- 1 Cup of Raw Cashews, soaked 2-4 hours
- 1/2 Cup Vegenaise
- 1 Clove Crushed Garlic
- 2 Tablespoons Fresh Dill
- 2 Tablespoons Fresh Parsley
- Pinch of Paprika
- Filtered or Distilled Water
- Sea Salt and Pepper to taste
Put raw cashews in bowl and cover with water, soak 2-4 hours, then rinse thoroughly.
Put soaked cashews in food processor or blender and add filtered or distilled water a little at a time. It is going to start by making a thick paste, and then thin out as you add more water. This is going to be part of the base of consistency, so if you like a thicker dressing, add less water, if you like thinner, add more. Once the cashew mixture is a perfect, cream consistency, pour it into a mixing bowl and mix in the Vegenaise. Once that is nicely blended and to a consistency that you love, add the garlic, dill, parsley, paprika, salt and pepper. These are all done entirely to your preferences. Taste as you go along, it is delicious!
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