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Vegan Ranch Dressing that’s better than any Ranch out there!


I got this recipe from the RFD cookbook, but I have made some changes to it because I don’t usually have some of the stuff it calls for.  So I can’t take the credit for this (like most of the stuff on this blog.)

This is for my Momma, who keeps asking me for it, and Ms. Mundy who also keeps asking me for it. Here you go, ladies:

3/4 cup veganaise

4 ounces vacuum-packed firm silken tofu (okay – this can be tricky to find but it HAS to be Mori-Nu Silken – it does NOT have to be firm though.  And buy the organic one!!!! It will last in your cupboard unopened for ages so buy it if you see it even if you’re not going to need it right away. I have only ever seen it in health food stores and Whole Foods. It’s not refrigerated so it can be tricky to locate. It’s usually in the Asian Food section. Ask someone. Don’t bother making this recipe without it. Trust me – I’ve tried. Gross.)

1/4 cup minced onion

1/4 cup unsweetened plain soy-milk (I use whatever non dairy liquid I have in the house; almond milk, rice milk, etc… Just make sure it’s not flavored.)

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (1 lemon)

2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 teaspoon onion powder (or double up fresh onion)

1 teaspoon vegan Worcestershire sauce (or you can replace that with 1 Tsp white wine/champagne vinegar)

1 teaspoon agave

1/2 teaspoon celery seed

1/4 teaspoon sea salt or more if you have a problem with salt like we do.

1/4 teaspoon white pepper or fresh black pepper (I don’t usually use this because Zeke hates pepper these days, but I love it in this recipe and load up on it when he’s not involved – which is never.)

fresh chopped chives

Mix all ingredients but the chives in a food processor or a blender until smooth. (Add in chives after this step.) I have stopped wasting time chopping and dicing and just put it all in my Cuisinart and blast it until it looks like salad dressing.  Saves TONS of time and makes no difference as far as end result.

Make about 2 hours ahead of time if you can, and up to 2 days in advance if you think you are going to eat most of it shortly after.

We use it for salad, pizza crust, chip dip, sandwiches… whatever you use traditional ranch for. It’s SO good!!!

Husband Rating 5 star: gold-stargold-stargold-stargold-stargold-star “Thanks to the garlic no one will ever kiss you again.  Thanks to the taste you won’t care!”

posted under 5 Stars!, Dressing, Salad
4 Comments to

“Vegan Ranch Dressing that’s better than any Ranch out there!”

  1. Avatar February 24th, 2010 at 6:44 pm kristina Says:

    I am a Ranch Dressing Connoisseur….okay, not really, but I eat Ranch Dressing on EVERYTHING! It’s a serious addiction and one of the hardest things for me to cut out of my diet when trying to go Vegan. I cannot wait to try this recipe, I just need to make a quick trip down to Whole Foots…..

  2. Avatar February 25th, 2010 at 2:33 pm Deena Says:

    You will LOVE it Kris – and if you love garlic or hate it you can mess with the ratio and change it a lot. Same with onion. They both really change the flavor a lot in this recipe I have learned. Mostly because I don’t really measure anymore so sometimes I’m like “damn – too much onion” but it’s still always good.

  3. Avatar September 9th, 2011 at 12:57 am Masdevallia Says:

    Is this the stuff that you gave us to use on those burgers we had at your house?! Delish! I made millet cakes today (millet/butter beans/beets/carrots) and wished I had some of this around!! Did I mention that I’ve been veggie for several weeks now? I can’t remember when I made the switch. I think it was the day after T said we shouldn’t eat birds.

  4. Avatar September 9th, 2011 at 8:05 am Deena Says:

    Yes, this is the magic sauce! It’s great with and on anything. I’m glad to hear your veggie these days because I love you and your boys and want you to live long happy lives! :) Not too mention all the other benefits that I won’t get into here for fear of scaring anyone with my politics and extreme morals. On the other hand, if you’re reading this you probably already expect it from me. Either way, try this dressing! You have the RFD cookbook I got it from. I have only made a few changes for convenience.

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