Every time someone tells me that they have a hard time eating salads, I always tell them that what they are in need of is good a dressing. Not just any dressing, but one that is still healthy and free of any added oils. Why ruin a perfectly healthy salad with a fatty and unhealthy dressing?
Before going vegan and eating healthy in general, I was used to eating my salads doused with ranch dressing. Well, I decided to make a healthier vegan version of ranch dressing, and this is what was born 🙂 I was also inspired by my friend Ashley Clark and her raw vegan ranch dressing that I was fortunate enough to try at a potluck last summer.
For more dressing ideas, check out a few of my other creations:
I had the chance to try out Dream plant based yogurts last month, and even besides using it in this recipe, my favorites were the plain almond and coconut yogurts. I always preferred mild yogurts/unflavored when growing up, and apparently that preference has not changed even not having had vegan yogurt often (at all) these past 4 years.
The almond yogurt I used was slightly sweetened, but it was not a worry at all as I was able to balance out that sweetness with extra lemon juice and salt. You could use this dressing as a dip as is, or by even decreasing the amount of almond milk used in it, have fun with it!
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1 1/2 cups plain vegan yogurt (I used 2 plain Almond yogurt from Dream — see notes)
1/3 cup unsweetened plain almond milk
1/4 cup fresh dill
3–4 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp green onions, chopped
1 tbsp hemp seeds
1 tsp Dijon mustard
3/4 tsp dried parsley
1/2 tsp dried chives
1/2–1/4 tsp salt (see notes)
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp black pepper
Place all ingredients into a high speed blender and process until smooth.
Taste and adjust salt and lemon as needed.
Serve over your favorite salad.
The yogurt available to me was pre-sweetened, so I had to add extra lemon juice and salt to balance it out. Add salt accordingly. If your yogurt is sweet, you will need more salt.
Prep Time:10 mins
Disclaimer: I was provided with almond yogurt by Dream to try and review on my blog, but all of the opinions shared are my own. I would not share a product with you all unless I loved it!Thank you for supporting Sweet Simple Vegan!
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