Homemade Ranch Dressing
Serves: Makes 2 cups
  • For the Ranch Dressing (dairy-free/vegan recipe below):
  • ½ cup soy-free Vegenaise or good quality mayonnaise
  • ½ cup full-fat Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup buttermilk or kefir
  • 1 Tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 medium clove garlic, grated or minced
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 2 Tablespoon chopped fresh chives or 1 scallion, finely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons flat-leaf parsley leaves or basil, finely chopped
  1. Place all the ingredients for the ranch dressing EXCEPT fresh herbs in a blender and puree until you have a smooth mixture. Stir in herbs.
  2. Transfer to a container and refrigerate, covered, for at least an hour so that the flavors develop. If you don’t have time for that, don’t stress. It will still be delicious.
To make this dairy-free and vegan, make the following substitutions:
¼ cup vegenaise
¾ cup raw cashews soaked for 3 hours, then drained
1 cup water
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
everything else the same
A high-powered blender does a good job blending the cashews until they’re creamy. If you don’t have one, do this in a food processor.
Recipe by Pamela Salzman at https://pamelasalzman.com/tomato-avocado-stacks-recipe/