Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Vegan Ranch Dressing

On August 8th I started Colleen Patrick Goudreau's 30 Day Vegan Challenege.  Other than one slip-up about half-way through I've been vegan since that day.  And I've been loving every minute of it.  My boyfriend went vegan on the same day, as I do all of the cooking in our house.  He was on board, but one of his biggest concerns was finding a replacement for ranch dressing.  Personally, I'm not a fan of the stuff, but he uses it almost as much as he uses barbecue sauce.  I searched for a few recipes online until I found one that I had all the ingredients for.  It took less than 10 minutes to whip up.  And this recipe received my boyfriend's stamp of approval.

Vegan Ranch Dressing:
  • 1 cup vegan mayo (I used vegenaise by Follow Your Heart)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened, plain soymilk
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons fresh parsley, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper
Whisk together all of the ingredients.  Store in the refrigerator.  I used an empty agave nectar bottle.  For a thinner ranch for salads, use the above recipe.  For a slightly thicker ranch for dipping add about 1/4-1/2 cup more mayo.

I might be posting a little less frequently until October 1st, when Vegan Mofo starts up.  Since I'm going to try to post every day I need to save up a few recipes.