5-Minute Ranch Dressing
How to make without measurements:
- The base I like to use is soaked, raw cashews, zucchini, and peas. However, you could easily use a different nut or seed like hemp seeds, or no nuts at all and just use the veggies as the base. This is provides that much-desired creamy vessel for those seasonings to shine.
- Add your combo to your blender and then the seasonings of lemon and/or raw apple cider vinegar, fresh or dried parsley and dill, fresh onion or onion powder, ground cumin, garlic powder, salt or dulse, and pepper.
- Start small with each amount and then add just enough water to start blending. Add water while it blends until you reach desired thinness. If you’re making as a dip you will want to use less water.
- Taste and add more seasonings if desired.
- 1/4 - 1/2 cup raw cashews, soaked for at least 30 minutes if desired
- 1/4 - 1/2 medium zucchini, chopped
- 1/4 - 1/3 cup peas, fresh or frozen
- 1/2 - 1 lemon, peeled or juiced
- Raw onion or onion powder, to taste
- Splash raw apple cider vinegar
- Bunch fresh parsley
- Fresh or dried dill, to taste
- Ground cumin, to taste
- Garlic powder, to taste
- Pinch dulse flakes
- Freshly ground black pepper
Add the base of soaked, raw cashews, zucchini, and peas, which provides that creaminess, to a high-speed blender. These are just reference points so feel free to do less or more of any, or replace one of them with more of the other.
Put the remaining ingredients in, starting with a lesser amount if unsure. Try about 1 teaspoon each of the dried seasonings knowing you can always add more after blending and tasting.
Add just enough water to start blending. Blend on high, adding water while it blends until you reach desired thinness. If you're making as a dip you will want to use less water.
Taste and blend in more of any of the seasonings if desired.
This easily stores in the fridge for several days, so make in a large amount and use throughout your week, or whip it up in 5-minutes flat.
This will thicken as it sits, especially if it sits overnight so you may have to add a splash of water the next day(s) if you make extra.
*For those that don't know, my recipes are made as whole and nutrient-dense as possible, but still incredibly satisfying. I share my recipes without measurements and hope they equip you to not feel confined to a recipe, but rather confident in your kitchen to be able to create something unique, nourishing, and delicious all on your own. So take this recipe as inspiration and enjoy! Head on over to my IG @noelle.parton and tag me if you try this out, or contact me if you have questions or comments.
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