Healthy Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Recipe
November 17, 2014
A healthy recipe for ranch dressing using tofu and Greek yogurt.
This delicious healthy ranch dressing alternative will give you a dressing consistency. If you want to use it is a dip, we suggest increasing the tofu and/or greek yogurt for a thicker consistency. I also used dried herbs to more closely resemble a commercial version, but fresh herbs could be easily substituted. Enjoy!
Healthy Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
Makes about 3 cups
4½ oz extra firm tofu (organic, non-GMO preferred)
11½ oz (1 ⅓ cups) 0% Greek yogurt
¼ cup + 3 tbsp buttermilk
¼ cup + 3 tbsp canola or grapeseed oil
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
1 tsp fine sea salt
⅔ tbsp nutritional yeast
1½ tbsp garlic powder
1½ tbsp onion powder
⅔ tbsp dried parsley
⅔ tbsp dried chives
Pinch ground black pepper
Combine all ingredients except for parsley, chives and black pepper in a high-powered blender. Blend for several minutes until very smooth. It is important to blend it well so that the tofu does not become gritty.
Transfer to mixing bowl and whisk in black pepper, dried parsley and dried chives. Check seasoning and adjust if necessary, to taste. Refrigerate.
Nutritional information per 2 tbsp serving:
Saturated Fat: 0g
Watch Kristy talk about her healthy recipe in The New York Times's "Food For Tomorrow" Healthy Eating Panel:
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