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Ranch dressing was always my favorite—until I began to look for healthier substitutions. My friend Flo served me some of hers not long ago and I am back to enjoying ranch dressing, albeit not by the cupful. Here’s my version. Experiment. Enjoy. If you use this recipe frequently, see below for a time-saving suggestion.*

Ingredients

  • 1 cup vegan mayonnaise (Just Mayo or Vegenaise®)
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond or almond-coconut milk
  • 1½ tsp chopped dried chives
  • 1 tsp chopped dried parsley
  • 1 tsp chicken-like seasoning 
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ -½ tsp dried dill weed (to desired taste)
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp lemon juice, if desired (I often leave this out)

Preparation

Place all ingredients in deep mixing bowl and whisk until smooth. Add more almond milk, a tablespoon at a time, if thinner consistency is desired.

Serving

Pour into a bowl and serve.

Keeps for up to seven days in the refrigerator.

Can be placed in an air-tight container and frozen. Allow to thaw in the refrigerator and then whisk before serving. The consistency is slightly different but the taste is the same.

Suggestions

  • Dribble it over sliced avocado or sliced veggies
  • Use it as a dip
  • Dribble it over baked spaghetti squash
  • Use it as a salad dressing
  • Use it with Taylor's Virtual Pizza

*  If you use this recipe frequently, you may want to mix dried seasonings for ten recipes and place them in a tightly covered container. Amounts for the dried seasonings:

  • 15 tsp chives
  • 10 tsp parsley
  • 10 tsp chicken-like seasoning 
  • 5 tsp garlic powder
  • 5 tsp onion powder
  • 3-5 tsp dill weed (to taste)
  • 2½ tsp unprocessed sea salt
  • 2½ tsp ground black pepper 

To make one recipe, add 5½ tsp mixed seasonings to 1 cup of Just Mayo and 1/2 cup or more of almond or almond-coconut milk and proceed as above. 

 

 

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