Vegan Ranch Dressing

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You’ll be speechless when you try this classic dip with a healthy twist. No one will know this is vegan nor that it has tofu (protein!) in it. Silken tofu blends into a perfectly smooth ranch dressing dip, replacing the usual buttermilk and mayonnaise typically seen in ranch, with garlic and fresh herbs. Our taste testers were convinced it was straight up ranch dressing. Serve with wedged baby lettuces (like Little Gem) for a fun hand-held salad, an array of crudites, or just use as a salad dressing.

Vegan Ranch Dressing
Photo: Caitlin Bensel
Hands On Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
Yield:
1 cup

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces silken tofu (about 3/4 cup)

  • ½ teaspoon tamari

  • 1 small garlic clove

  • ½ teaspoon plus 1 pinch fine sea salt, divided

  • 2 scallions, finely chopped (about ¼ cup)

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives, plus more for garnish

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice (from 1 lemon)

  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • crudités or baby lettuce (such as Little Gem), cut into wedges

Directions

  1. Process tofu and tamari in a blender until smooth, about 20 seconds. Transfer to a bowl.

  2. Finely chop garlic on a cutting board, and sprinkle with 1 pinch of the salt. Collect garlic mixture into a pile, and press with flat side of knife to soften and break down garlic. Drag flat side of knife back and forth along the garlic until a paste forms, about 1 minute. Stir garlic paste into tofu mixture.

  3. Stir in scallions, dill, chives, parsley, lemon juice, pepper, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt. Garnish with chopped fresh chives. Serve with crudités or baby lettuce wedges.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

32 Calories
2g Fat
3g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 32
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Sodium 326mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 3g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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