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Ranch Dipping Sauce

Ranch Dipping Sauce

Some things in life are much better with a good dipping sauce. Our ultimate favourite one has to be ranch dressing. And today we are bringing to you the quickest, most delicious recipe you will find on the web.

Dressings and dipping sauces are one thing that I always much rather make at home than buy at the store. The store ones are so overloaded with preservatives, sugar, and many times a bunch of unnecessary ingredients that are not vegan friendly. 

Fortunately, it is very easy to find recipes all over the internet for sauces you can make at home even if you are an absolute beginner in the kitchen. The best part is that you make them with fresh ingredients, it usually ends up being much cheaper to DIY, and most will only take a few minutes to make. 

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I didn't really know what ranch dressing was made of. Until I became vegan and I started paying more attention to labels I realised that there are eggs and dairy product in ranch dressing. So I had to let it go. But I really missed that creamy super delicious sauce. 

I've tried and tested a few recipes and while some would get close I always felt they were missing something. After a lot of trial and error, I finally created a recipe I am happy to share with you. It's made with ingredients that are easy to find and super affordable. 

I mixed Dijon mustard, with dill, fresh parsley, a bit of garlic, and lime juice to get the perfect taste. And to get the right consistency I used soy yogurt and my secret ingredient, soaked cashew nuts. 

Ranch Dipping Sauce food processor

The key ingredient is definitely the cashew nuts, this will give you the perf creamy rich ranch dipping sauce we mouth water for. But it's all about preference here, you can always adjust the consistency by adding more or less water. It is up to you. 

If you've soaked your cashew nuts ahead of time this ranch dressing will be ready in 2 minutes. You have to just throw everything in a food processor and blend away. I like adding half the amount of water first and then slowly add more so I can control the consistency. 

I usually make a big batch and just keep it in the fridge in an air-tight container. Ranch dressing is good for everything! I like to drizzle it on all sorts of different salads. But if you want something different check out this tofu shashlik recipe. Together, they are a match made in heaven!

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Ingredients
7
Prep time
10 minutes
Total time
Category: Dip
Serves: 4
Allergens: Soy

Ingredients

  • 150 g cashew nuts (soak)
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 5 sprigs fresh dill (thinly sliced)
  • ½ bunch fresh parsley (thinly sliced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 lime (juiced)
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 125 g soy yogurt
  • 237 ml water

Directions

  1. Pour away the water in which you soaked the cashew nuts.
  2. Add everything to a food processor or blender and blend until you get a smooth mixture.
  3. Add a bit water until you achieve the consistency you prefer.
  4. Adjust taste before serving, enjoy!

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