Home on the Range "Ranch" Dressing
Home on the Range "Ranch" Dressing

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Karen Nickel

This Recipe

  • Skill Level: Beginner

This is my version of America’s favorite dressing—ranch!

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  • 2 cups raw cashews
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/4 cups water (or to taste for desired consistency)
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons raw agave nectar or raw honey
  • 1/3 cup chopped red onion
  • 3 small garlic cloves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill



In a high-speed blender, combine cashews, oil, lemon juice, water, vinegar, agave, onion, garlic, and sal,t and blend until creamy. Add basil and dill and quick-blend until you see little flecks of green. (This creates added flavor for the eyes.) Do not overblend. Serve immediately as a dressing or dip.

Dressing thickens once chilled. Add additional water to thin it out. Makes 35 ounces.


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