Creamy Not-The-Slightest-Bit-Like-Ranch Dressing

Creamy Not-The-Slightest-Bit-Like-Ranch Dressing

So Margaret (who makes these gorgeous Centering Pendants by the way … in addition to her mad salad dressing skeelz 😉) inspired me to play in the kitchen a lil bit tonight.

The bad news: We didn’t have all’a the ingredients. (Even after a trip to the store. Don’t ask.)

The good news: It wound up creamy and very much yaay!

Margaret’s use of an egg in the dressing was something I’d only heard tales of and, being plant based myself, it never even occurred to me to do. But tonight we used a nice little chia egg and boy did it make a difference! Creamy as hayll!

So, after multiple ingredient adjustments (to make up for mistakes and misjudgments), a couple’a breaks to lie down (that’s my MO lately) and about 5 or so requests for my boyfriend to help me unscrew the NutriBullet top (omg!) we arrived at something which I am happy to announce …

A. He said he would want again (yahoo!)

B. He had NO suggestions for anything to change (For reals? That’s right, no “it just needs somethin”s)

and C. I was licking the bowl (yes that happened.)

So all in all I think we could chalk this up to a success.

Next time someone’ll have to make Margaret’s REAL recipe (which was a ranch dressing by the way.) I’m sure it was FANTASTIC!


Creamy Not-The-Slightest-Bit-Like-Ranch Dressing

  • 2 tbsp chia seeds (I used white)
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tomato, medium, quartered
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 scallion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 1/4 tsp xylitol (from birch)
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Lettuce or greens of your choice

In small cup or bowl, stir chia seeds with water and set aside to thicken, about 10 min. Add to bullet blender with all other ingredients and blend til smooth and creamy, about 1 minute.

Drizzle over salad and enjoy!

This makes about 4 servings. (Or quite possibly only 3 servings if you’re like me and you’ve got no self control.)

Creamy Not-The-Slightest-Bit-Like-Ranch Dressing

Creamy Not-The-Slightest-Bit-Like-Ranch Dressing

Creamy Not-The-Slightest-Bit-Like-Ranch Dressing

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