Raw Vegan Ranch Dressing 1

I think Ranch Dressing can make almost anything tasty.  In high school I had friends who ate ranch dressing on their pizza.  It always looked delicious, but pretty obsene too.

With the warmer weather kicking in (which has been so amazing, I want it to be summer forever) I have been craving lighter food, and eating mostly vegan.  It makes me feel awesome.  Perhaps I will get super hero powers like in Scott Pilgrim vs The World.

Raw Vegan Ranch Dressing 2

I am participating in a kind of produce share, and getting a box of fresh seasonal veggies and fruits every week.  Lately it has been loads of leafy greens, so I have been eating a lot of salads.

I wanted a creamy dressing for my salad, so I thought I would try using avocado in place of mayo and/or sour cream in a ranch dressing.  It is really satisfying, and makes eating a huge bowl of lettuce tasty and fun.  Yep, I think salad is fun.  I must have issues.

Health highlight of avocado:  though avocados are higher in fat, it monounsaturated, and people who have higher consumption of these kinds of fats tend to have a lower risk for heart disease and also tend to be slimmer!  Avocados are anti-inflammatory and contain lots of healthy antioxidants.  They are a good source of carotenoids, and because of the fat content, these nutrients are optimized for absorption!!

Raw Vegan Ranch Dressing 3

Vegan Ranch Dressing
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Serves: 4
 
Creamy, delicious ranch dressing without mayo or sour cream!! So tasty, and full of healthy ingredients.
Ingredients
  • 2 Avocados
  • 5 teaspoons Raw Apple Cider (or White Vinegar)
  • 1 teaspoon Fresh Dill (roughly chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Parsley (roughly chopped)
  • ¼ teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Chives (or green onion)
  • Salt and Pepper (to taste)
Instructions
  1. In the bowl of a food processor, add all the ingredients
  2. Process until smooth
  3. Add salt and pepper to taste

 

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