Raw Food Recipes – Raw Vegan Ranch Dressing

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If you’ve grown to believe that ranch dressing is NOT a healthy addition to your salads, there is plenty of evidence to support why this might be. If you grab a bottle from the supermarket shelf you’ll likely notice that it is loaded with preservatives, additives, processed oils, and even sugar. This easy, straight forward recipe, however, brings a fresh new perspective to this all-American salad bar classic, and definitely outdoes anything processed in terms of both flavor AND nutrition. Enjoy!

 

Ingredients

  • ½ cup raw cashews, soaked overnight
  • ½ cup chopped Persian cucumber, peeled
  • 2″ segment of the white part of a spring onion, chopped
  • ½ clove garlic, chopped
  • ¼ cup olive oil or avocado oil
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 3+ Tbsp water
  • 2-3 generous sprigs of fresh dill
  • 2-3 generous sprigs of fresh basil
  • 10+ stems fresh chives
  • 2-3 generous sprigs of fresh Italian parsley
  • ¼ -½ tsp red pepper flakes (optional)

Instructions

  1. Using a blender, blend the cashews, cucumber, spring onion, garlic, oil, vinegar, salt, and water until smooth and creamy.
  2. Add more if you would like a thinner consistency. Transfer to a bowl or jar.
  3. Chop the fresh herbs very finely and stir into the creamy cashew mixture. Add the red pepper flakes, if using.

Christine WongAbout Christine Wong

Christine Wong is a graphic designer, health coach, home cook, and a mom, who is passionate about eating plant foods. My yommme™ philosophy is the sustained practice of balancing and nourishing life with real food and recipes. Through private sessions, group programs, and cooking workshops, I’ve successfully empowered people to take charge of their health simply by using whole ingredients and cooking at home. Much of the program focuses on raw foods, and the vibrance and energy that eating fresh, in-season produce provides. You can find my #feelgreataboutyourfood inspiration on Instagram @conscious_cooking or at yommme.com

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