It took me a while to get here, but here I am back to making salad dressings at home. When I was growing up, all we ever used on salad was homemade dressings. The only ketchup we ever used was homemade in our own kitchen too. Back then, I just wanted to be “normal” and buy it all from the grocery store.
Now I know that an oil free homemade dressing is the better way to go. Here is the #1 Oil Free Ranch Dressing that you can start making immediately in your kitchen.
Making a ranch dressing without added processed oil helps decrease the fat and calories in your dressing. Decreased fat and calories help you to maintain a healthy weight and decrease damage to the inner lining of your blood vessels and decreased fat means decreased risk for diabetes too.
#1 Oil Free Ranch Dressing
1/2 cup cultured cashew cream (or you can use silken tofu)
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (for stronger garlic flavor you can use 2-3 cloves instead)
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon maple syrup
1 teaspoon parsley flakes
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 Tablespoon redwine vinegar (or you can use apple cider vinegar)
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Place all ingredients into a high-powered blender or food processor and blend until smooth and creamy. Store in an airtight refrigerator for 5-7 days.
Enjoy this oil free ranch dressing on the salad of your choice. It works well in tuna-less salad too! Put it on spinach, romaine, kale, – chopped cabbage.
Once you get started making homemade dressings you’ll find it is really just a matter of using the basics of How to Make a Zesty Salad Dressing with No Added Oil.