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Is there such a thing as a vegan 'ranch' tasting dressing???<br><br>
does anyone have such a recipe?
 

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theres stuff you can buy from pangea... <a href="http://www.veganstore.com" target="_blank">www.veganstore.com</a><br><br><br><br>
its in powder form, you mix it with oil and water... and voila ranch<br><br><br><br>
its pretty good, but be warned... its a bit too thin if you follow their instructions<br><br><br><br>
i havent eaten real ranch in like 11+ years because i didnt like it, or i was scared to try it or something... but<br><br>
i think this stuff is really good<br><br><br><br>
ive used it on vegan buffalo wings, salads, and grilled veggies<br><br><br><br>
Caroline
 

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Here's one that I use from VegWeb. I make this all the time and it's really good.<br><br><a href="http://www.vegweb.com/food/misc/4922.shtml" target="_blank">http://www.vegweb.com/food/misc/4922.shtml</a>
 

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Try those, and if you're ever in L.A., Native Foods has the most awesome ranch dressing ever, and it's vegan. I buy it by the pint when I'm there for a meal sometimes. Comes in handy at home for dips and salads.
 

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This recipe was in the Veggie Works cookbook<br><br><br><br>
Creamy Ranch Dressing<br><br><br><br>
1 12 oz package of silken-firm tofu<br><br>
1 cup soy milk<br><br>
2 Tablespoons onion powder<br><br>
1 Tablespoon garlic powder<br><br>
1 teaspoon salt<br><br>
few sprigs parsley<br><br>
1/2 cup soy oil<br><br><br><br>
Blend all ingredients - except soy oil - in blender. After suitable period, slowly dribble oil while blending, until smooth yet thick. Keep refrigerated. {6 - 10 portions}<br><br><br><br>
I have never tried this recipe. I was actually planning on making it tonight.<br><br><br><br>
I was told that Hidden Valley ranch dressing (dry package - buttermilk variety) is vegan. When I have made it, I use soy milk and Sour Supreme. It's good, but it contains msg, so I was hoping to get away from that.<br><br><br><br>
(Later) I made it and it wasn't very good. Grrr...!<br><br>
Tasted too plain and just not right. Rats!
 

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Before I was vegan, I LOVED blue cheese dressing. I made my own and it was FANTASTIC!<br><br><br><br>
So, ranch is a poor substitute...but a good ranch recipe would be appreciated...
 

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I have a recipe for vegan blue cheeze dressing that uses dofu-ru (fermented bean curd). I'm going to make it as soon as I can find dofu-ru. I'll let you know how it turns out and if it's good I'll post the recipe.
 

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Thanks Jess B...I'll be waiting. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I just saw a recipe on vegweb.<br><br>
Silken tofu and a packet of Hidden valley Ranch dressing mix. It also called for 4 tbs vegenaise. Whirl it up.<br><br>
sound really good to me
 

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<div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by marg</i><br><br><b>I just saw a recipe on vegweb.<br><br>
Silken tofu and a packet of Hidden valley Ranch dressing mix. It also called for 4 tbs vegenaise. Whirl it up.<br><br>
sound really good to me</b></div>
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but doesn't the packet have whey & buttermilk solids in it?
 

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I heard that the dry-packet dressing is not vegan, but the dry-packet buttermilk is. I checked it the other night while at the store and it's true. The regular has buttermilk solids in it while the buttermilk flavour does not.<br><br><br><br>
I don't know about the dip, though <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> I'll have to check that out the next time I go to the store.
 

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In my first post above...I mentioned the package mix. I use it now and then, but I don't like to because it contains msg.<br><br><br><br>
Hidden Valley The Original RANCH Buttermilk Recipe Salad Dressing Mix<br><br>
These are the ingredients:<br><br>
Salt, Monosodium Glutamate, Maltodextrin, Garlic, Onion, Parsley, Spice, Carrageenan, Calcium Sterate. No Preservatives.<br><br><br><br>
NOW DO YOU SEE WHY I WOULD PREFER TO STOP USING IT?
 

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<a href="http://www.vegsource.com/talk/recipes/messages/68022.html" target="_blank">http://www.vegsource.com/talk/recipe...ges/68022.html</a><br><br>
These are so good, I have had them with both dressings.... MMMMM! Shannon/Zimma
 

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zimngir...blue cheese? I think I love you! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><br><br><br><br>
kpickell, msg is Monosodium Glutamate.<br><br><br><br>
Monosodium glutamate is the sodium salt of glutamic acid. I have read bad things about it...and it is something that I just try not to eat very much of. (It is in a lot of foods).
 

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Here is the ranch dressing zimngir was talking about:<br><br><br><br>
Vegan Ranch Dressing<br><br><br><br>
1 clove garlic, peeled<br><br>
Pinch of salt<br><br>
1/3 cup vegan sour cream or vegan mayo<br><br>
3/4 cup soymilk<br><br>
2 Tbs fresh lime juice<br><br>
1 Tbs minced fresh parsley<br><br>
1 Tbs minced fresh chives<br><br>
Salt and pepper<br><br><br><br>
Put garlic and salt into a processor, and process to a paste.<br><br>
Put into a bowl.<br><br>
Add the soymilk, lime juice, parsley, and chives, and whisk until well blended.<br><br>
Whisk in the vegan sour cream or vegan mayo.<br><br>
Add salt and pepper to taste.<br><br>
Use immediately, or put in a jar and refrigerate.
 
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