April 9th, 2012

Quick and easy vegan ranch

I had a sudden craving for ranch dressing, and I came up with this from things I already had in the kitchen. It's not the most elegant recipe, nor is it particularly healthy, but I was pretty impressed with how authentic it tasted. The measurements are (obviously) approximate, but I think I got the spices pretty spot-on.

2 parts vegan sour cream (I like Tofutti)
1 part Veganaise
a hearty shake of dried dill
half as much of each of the following: onion powder, garlic powder, and dried parsley
a little bit of salt and black pepper
a small drizzle each of apple cider vinegar and agave nectar (just a little at first, taste it and add more if needed.)

Combine in a bowl, adjust to taste. It's also good it you refrigerate it for a while to let the flavors combine.

I ate it with carrot and celery sticks and a few chick'n fingers, for an elementary school-inspired snack.

Cross-posted to cheapvegan