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Raw Ranch Dressing

Total yumminess…. and good for you.  🙂

Raw Ranch dressing& dip, IfWYou know how Ranch dressing can also be used as a dip?  Well, this raw, significantly healthier version, makes up pretty thick which is great for dipping veggies (and oven baked fries – #yum).  If you like salad dressing thick.  You’re good.  If you prefer it thinner, simply add a little water or non-dairy milk to thin this dressing out.  It’s versatile that way.

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Raw Ranch Dressing
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups cashews (soaked for 1-2 hours, then rinsed)
  • ¾ to 1 cup water
  • 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • ⅓ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 dates, soaked
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1½ teaspoons dill
  • 1 Tablespoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon basil
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
Instructions
  1. Blend all until smooth. Makes approximately one quart. Store in Refrigerator.
Notes
The dressing will thicken over time. Simply use water or non-dairy milk to thin to desired consistency.
Kid approved! ?

 

Full disclosure.  I did not create this recipe.  It was found online by a participant in one of my Wellness programs. She modified the original recipe and doesn’t recall the source.  

I have not tried making this recipe oil free yet.  I will give that a try.  I have a few ideas of what might work.

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