Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Vegan Ranch Dressing
1.5 cups of macadamia nuts or cashews, or both.
(Most times, I use all mac nuts, and have previously used up to 1/4 cup cashews in the
mixture). Soak for about 1 to 2 hrs, then rinse and drain.
1.5 cups water for dressing/1 cup water for dip
1/3 cup + 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic
3 tsp. onion powder
2.5 tsps. Real salt (It seems like a lot, I know. The original recipe calls for 1 Tbsp. This is the least I have been able to use and still have it taste like a true ranch dressing. Use less if you like. Maybe add more onion powder if you use less salt).
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. dried dill
1/2 tsp. dried basil
After blending the above, add and pulse to incorporate:
1/2 tsp. dried dill (Or fresh if you like)