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Nourishing Recipes: Chef Julia's Favey Fancy Ranch

May 21, 2022 1 min read

Nourishing Recipes: Chef Julia's Favey Fancy Ranch

Did you know we have 6 different Ranch permutations in our recipe database? 

We sure do dig Ranch Dressin' around here. And apparently we aren't alone - it's known to be the most popular salad dressing in America!

Of course, we don't make ours from mayonnaise and sour cream or any of that cholesterol-laden nonsense. A cashew base is perfectly creamy and delicious, and much healthier for you!

This is the Ranch Chef makes when she's entertaining - a little thicker and sweeter than the usual Ravishing Ranch you'd find on the Nourish menu. Not a fan of nuts? Use soaked Sunflower seeds in their place! But your dressing might not be quite as smooth, just so ya know. 

Cashew Ranch Dressin'

makes 2 cups

1 1/2 cup raw cashew pieces soaked overnight, plus 1/2 cup filtered water
Juice of 1 lemon
4-5 tablespoons pickle juice
4 cloves garlic, minced
Miso, small pinch
Ground mustard, pinch
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast (optional)
Handful each : fresh parsley, dill, scallion
Tons of freshly ground black pepper

Throw the first 6 ingredients in the blender (high speed preferred) and blend until smooth. Add your yeast (if using) minced herbs, and black pepper, and pulse a few times to mix.

Chill for an hour or so before serving, to let the flavors mellow and blend. Enjoy! Keeps up to a month in the fridge. 

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