Raw Ranch Type Dressing/Dip

  • 1 1/2 cups nuts (cashew, macadamia, walnuts or combo) soak them for a creamier dressing (1-2 hrs is fine, then drain)
  • 3/4 – 1 cup filtered water for blending
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice (translates into approx 1/2 lemon)
  • 1/3 cup vinegar
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoon dill
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
  • 1/4 cup finely minced parsley


Vitamix (or blender) blend all ingredients till creamy and smooth. Thickens in fridge. Thin to desired consistency if using as a dressing- or toss into wet lettuce leaves as is.


  • This yields quite a bit of dressing, so you might want to consider halving the recipe.
  • The original recipe called for 3 tablespoons of agave and apple cider vinegar instead of  regular vinegar. The dressing was so sweet we couldn’t eat it. You may want to sweeten it up a bit.
  • I also found that a little extra olive oil would work well if using walnuts instead of the cashews. Just taste and blend.

Posted in on January 17, 2010
Recipe entered by: Lena

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