Ranch Dressing Take 2.
Last January I shared my first attempt at a dairy-free, corn-free, egg-free and soy-free Ranch dressing and while it’s very good, there are two problems with the recipe.
1). It contains cashews so it’s no good for my friends out there with tree nut allergies.
2). It’s entirely too involved of a process to make very often…unless you don’t mind living in your kitchen.
As I was re-reading the comments to that recipe a month or so ago, I zeroed in on what Breanna said,
“Heidi, this stuff is fantastic. I just wanted to let you know that of course, and also, I omitted the cashew cream cheese, so I’m not totally sure on the consistency or taste with it, but without it was great. My boys (who have never had Ranch before) loved it for their veggies. We all thought the flavor was just like the real deal. So hopefully that helps others looking for a cashew alternative. Thanks again, you rock!”
Thanks for the tip Breanna!
So that’s when it dawned on me, the only flavor attribute the cashew cream cheese lends to the dairy-free Ranch is “tang,” replacing the buttermilk in traditional Ranch dressing. Well duh Heidi, just make a dairy-free ‘buttermilk’ and save yourself a boatload of time!
See how important comments are? I believe it takes a village to live a gluten and allergy free lifestyle to the fullest and we all bring something valuable to the table. Together, we can do anything!
And Breanna is right…this is the real deal. I get so excited each time I have an unsuspecting person taste it. I don’t even tell them it’s Ranch dressing, I just ask ‘em to taste it and tell me what they think it is (don’t want to plant the idea in their head). Each and every-time, the response is the same, “Is this supposed to be a trick question? If so, it’s not a very good one, because this is Ranch dressing.”
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