Paleo. Dairy Free. Soy Free. Vegan. Delicious.
One of our favorite condiments is ranch dressing! But let's face it - the bottled stuff comes with lots of additives and preservatives that none of us need to be consuming.
Making your own homemade salad dressings allows you to control the ingredients that go into it. This one is a dairy & soy free version that derives it's creaminess from ground cashews. The cucumber helps to bring the flavors together and provide the right consistency.
This is sure to satisfy your ranch dressing craving! Plus you can have 3 tablespoons of it for the same amount of calories and less fat than one tablespoon of bottled ranch dressing. YAY! Use it over salads or pour it inside a wrap with some fresh veggies and lean protein. It is also excellent as a dip for veggies, chips, or even buffalo wings. Dip, pour, and share away friends!
Creamy Cucumber Ranch Dressing (PRINT RECIPE)
Makes about 3/4 cup or 4-6 servings
½ cup raw, unsalted cashews
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoons fresh parsley or 1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 heaping teaspoon fresh dill or ½ teaspoon dried
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
¾ cup peeled and diced cucumber (I leave about ½ the peel on mine for a little color and extra Vitamins!)
3-5 tablespoons filtered water
*After refrigeration, this dressing will thicken. Just stir add a tablespoon of water, mix well, and it should be ready to pour again.
~Billie & Jennifer
Billie Shellist, FDN-P
I practice functional nutrition, an approach that allows me to look at your entire health history and help you find the "root causes" of your chronic health complaints.
This cuts out the trial and error process and helps you get real symptom relief and resolution!
Food is medicine and knowledge is power -I hope you enjoy my anti-inflammatory recipes which are gluten, dairy, and soy free as well as very low grain and sugar.
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