Saturday, July 12, 2008

Nurishing Frugal Food

I had to ponder this awhile and then it hit me last night. I always make my own ranch dressing, but ran out last night. DH brought home a leading contender from the store after work, since we were already sitting down to dinner. Well, I almost gaged and brought it back up! It had been soooo long since I had salad dressing with corn syrup. I can't believe I used to happily use this food for my family and enjoy it daily! Never again! Here is my home made ranch dressing
Non-dairy ranch dressing
1 cup Vegenaise or Nayonnaise
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon minced onion (or dry onion flakes)
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon Celtic sea salt (this is a must, anything else like the fine just doesn't taste right)
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon dill weed
Mix all the ingredients up and pour into a mason jar to keep in refrigerator.
If you would like to make this thicker for a veggie dip, just omit water.
NOTE: I am not a 100% vegetarian and the closes source of Vegenaise is over 30 miles away. I use and prefer (taste and budget wise) Smart Balance salad dressing.
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Blessings, Beth Ann


Kimi Harris said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe! I love Ranch dressing, as does my husband, but most recipes use dairy (which I can't have) and we make all of our own dressings. So this is great! Thank you! And thanks for being part of the carnival! :-)

Stephanie @ Keeper of the Home said...

That sounds really good- I'd like to find a ranch dressing recipe that I'm really happy with, so I'll have to give it a try!