|Raw Vegan Ranch Dressing or Dip|
I'm really happy that I started my new blog, even though it still looks empty. But no worries! I will continue to transfer recipes from my old blog over to this one, along with adding all my other recipes.
We eat a lot of HUGE salads daily as well as other raw vegan yummies. Mark loves salad dressing and me, well I can take it or leave it depending on the salad I make. Through trial and error, we're both very happy with the dressings I've converted over to raw so far. For instance, my Raw Vegan Ranch Dressing, which works quite well as a dip too! This is also entirely nut-free, gluten-free (as all my recipes) and soy-free.
I'll admit that while I really do love this one, I'm still tweaking it here and there. But if you love ranch dressing and eat a raw vegan diet, I'm pretty sure you'll love this one too!
Raw Ranch Dressing or Dip
makes a little over 1 cup
1/2 cup water
3 Tbs gluten-free raw apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp organic Dijon mustard
1 Tbs raw agave nectar
1/2 cup raw hemp heart seeds
1/4 tsp dill weed
1 tsp Mediterranean Basil (or regular basil)
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
pinch of sea salt
2 Tbs EVO (extra virgin olive oil)
Put all ingredients into your blender except the EVO, and blend until well combined - it will start to turn white and take on a somewhat creamy consistency. I use a Vitamix and it only takes around 30 seconds or so, but go with your inner chef. With blender running, slowly add in the EVO and continue blending a few moments more. Pour into glass container of choice and put in fridge to chill or use immediately.
This dressing will thicken a bit more after chilled. It also works great as a light dip for veggies or your finger ;)