The secret to eating healthy is planning ahead. PLAN. PLAN. PLAN. I do admit it can be challenging and I STILL struggle with planning out my meals but when I do everything runs SO much smoother and I’m unbelievably more productive. However, sometimes it’s just […]
After living Mexico for four years, somehow I’m still not immune to cravings for American foods. You can take the girl out of Washington but you can’t take the Washington out of the girl! One of my favorite snacks is ranch and veggies. Mexico is good at a lot of things, but making a tasty ranch is not one of them. After trying out a few different recipes I can assure you that this Creamy 2 Minute Dairy-Free Ranch is one that you will LOVE and can’t get enough of!
Yes, this ranch is dairy-free and yes, you can make it in under two minutes. Crazy right?! Ready for the secret ingredient to a super creamy and lightning fast ranch? Tofu! Now don’t get freaked out. I know that tofu is a foreign food for a lot of people, but that doesn’t mean you should shy away from it.
Tofu basically has no flavor so it just soaks up whatever flavor you want to give it! For this recipe, there’s so much added extra spice that you will have no idea that its anything but a delicious creamy dip. Garlic and onion powders, black pepper and dill are what give life to this tofu base. I LOVE garlic…maybe a little too much…so I add a ton until its got a little spice. Obviously if you prefer one thing over the other, feel free to switch up the measurements. After all you’ll be eating it not me.
I love to use this ranch as a dip with veggies, but if you’d prefer a consistency more suitable for dressing on a salad just add a few tablespoons of water until you get what you’re looking for. This would also be awesome as a spread for sandwiches and is AMAZING as a chip dip. That little extra salt perks it up real nice!
Mexico is really lacking in their ranch competition, but don’t worry you can make up for it with this super simple two minute ranch. I guess it depends on your blender, but this should really be called 30 second ranch. That’s how fast and easy it is.
Creamy 2 Minute Dairy-Free Ranch
- 1 package silken tofu
- 1/2 tbs garlic powder
- 1/2 tbs onion powder
- 1 tbs dried dill
- 1/2 tbs black pepper
- 1 tbs lime juice
- salt to taste
- Add all ingredients to blender and blend until well combined and creamy. Add water one tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached.
In case you are not aware, potatoes are vegetables. But for some reason they get a bad rap for being so fattening and one of the worst things you could eat. Starchy vegetables are delicious and nutritious. I wanted to focus on these misunderstood veggies […]
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