Miso Ranch Dressing
Ranch dressing. We're lying if we say we don't like it. Correction. Sometimes blue cheese is better (I'm looking at you anything with buffalo sauce). Also might not be lying if we're talking about the overly processed disgusting stuff at the store. Half the ingredients aren't pronounceable and after not eating bottled stuff a lot it sincerely does taste like a chemical bath. To me.
In recent years there have been TONS of dairy free ranch's made. Daiya's on board, Annie's is on board, other brands in whole foods-esque stores are on board I just can't think of their names. But recently I learned that ranch is stupid easy to make. And now I don't need to pay much or go far for really good ranch dressing. I can order pizza to me, and make as much ranch as my great big heart desires.
The only thing that 'ranch seasonings' call for that I can't do is powdered milk. To solve this dilemma I did one of two things: just didn't add it (turned out fine), or added miso. Miso gives the dressing an additional complexity to the flavor that kind of reminds me of green goddess dressing. It's a bit more savory than traditional ranch. But it's damn good.
It's super simple to whip up and makes you feel much better about not eating hydrogenated soy oils and other stuff that makes a body sad.
- 2 Tbs dried onion flakes
- 1/2 Tbs onion powder
- 1/2 Tbs garlic powder
- 1/2 Tbs dried dill
- 3/4 Tbs dried parsley
- 2 Tbs white miso paste
- 1/2 cup raw cashews
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 1/4 cup water
Step 1: Put everything in a blender and blend. That's it. Don't feel bad if you blend for a long while to get it extra creamy. It's worth it.
It's super simple and now I have enough dressing for 3 salads or so which works perfectly for me because that's how many lunches I have to pack this week! Thanks universe for coordinating so well with my outcomes. It's also WAY lighter in calories than traditional ranch due to it's lack of oil. Hooray for better tasting, lighter food!
Nutritional Info: Servings 5; Servings size 1/4 cup. Calories 59, Fiber 1 g, Fat 3.2 g, Protein 2.3 g, Carbohydrates 6 g