A creamy garlicky vegan Ranch that will make you want to eat more salads! This dressing benefits from being made a day ahead or at least a few hours ahead. The fresh herbs become even more flavorful after some time to mingle and chill in the fridge!
1teaspoonsalt substitute - Well Your World Stardust
1tablespoonwhite chia seeds - can use black too
freshly ground black pepper to taste
1Medjool date or 2 Deglet Noor datessoaked in water if needed to make the date soft
2tablespoonschopped fresh dill
1tablespoonschopped fresh Italian parsley
1tablespoonschopped fresh chives
In the blender container of a high powered blender put the first 10 ingredients - starting with tofu all the way to the dates. Process until mixture is creamy smooth making sure the date and the chia seeds have been well incorporated.
After the mixture is creamy smooth add the fresh herbs to the blender container and pulse gently to incorporate them but not so much that the dressing turns green! No problem if it does but I think it's prettier when the dressing is white with flecks of green herbs through out.
Refrigerate the dressing in a container with a lid. It will thicken after it chills and the flavor of the herbs is more prominent after it has been chilled. It will last 5 days in the refrigerator - you'll most likely eat it all before then!
You can make it thicker or thinner depending on your personal preferences. Add more or less plant milk to your liking.Feel free to adjust the seasonings to suit your taste preferences.SubstitutionsTofu – can sub 1 can or box of white beans drained – it won’t be as creamy but it's still goodOat milk – any unsweetened plant milk – soy milk is over poweringWhite Chia Seeds – black chia seedsDates – 2 tablespoons raisinsStardust salt substitute – any salt substitute that you preferFresh herbs – please don’t use dried as they don’t work as well