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Oil-Free Vegan Ranch Dip & Dressing

A creamy, tangy and flavorful Oil-Free Vegan Ranch Dip and Dressing made with silken tofu that's lower in both calories and fat than the traditional! With no gluten, no dairy, no nuts and no added sugar, you'll want to use this oil-free ranch on everything!
Course Condiment
Cuisine American, Gluten-Free, Vegan
Keyword dairy-free, egg free, gluten free, plant based, ranch, ranch dip, ranch dressing, vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chilling Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 10 (makes approximately 20 tablespoons total)
Calories 17kcal

Ingredients

  • ½ block of a 16 oz. package of refrigerated organic silken tofu, or 8 oz. of MORI-NU non-GMO soft silken tofu, *excess water drained [OR for a slightly thicker version use 8 oz. of MORI-NU brand non-GMO firm silken tofu and for a super thick version that's best for pasta/potato salads use 8 oz. of MORI-NU brand non-GMO extra firm silken tofu]
  • 2 tablespoon unsweetened, plant-based milk (Ensure you are using an oil-free milk; use a nut-free milk to keep this recipe nut-free)
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar, divided
  • 2 tablespoon aquafaba (liquid from canned chickpeas)
  • 2 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt or kosher salt, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon ground mustard (aka dry mustard, mustard powder)
  • 2 ½ teaspoon dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried chives
  • teaspoon dried dill weed
  • teaspoon white pepper
  • teaspoon paprika

Instructions

  • Open the package of silken tofu and carefully remove the block. Transfer the block to a plate and cut it in half. Keep half on the plate and store the other half in an airtight container in the fridge for future use. Leave the tofu on the plate for 5-10 minutes to remove any excess water. Carefully hold onto the tofu and tilt the plate over the sink to drain the water off the plate.
  • While the tofu is draining, add plant-based milk and 1 teaspoon of the apple cider vinegar to a pint-sized mason jar. Stir and set aside.
  • Add the parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, chives, dill, white pepper, paprika and remaining ¼ teaspoon salt to a small bowl and set aside.
  • Make the mayo base. Add the tofu to the blending cup that came with your immersion blender. If you are using a food processor or standard blender, add the tofu to the bowl or your food processor or to your blender. Add aquafaba, 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, ¾ teaspoon salt and ground mustard. Use the immersion blender, food processor or blender to combine the ingredients. Blend until you've achieved your desired consistency, scraping down the sides as needed. See notes below for tips.
  • Add the homemade mayo to the the milk and apple cider vinegar mixture. Stir to combine.
  • Add the parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, chives, dill, white pepper, paprika and salt seasoning mixture. Stir to combine. Tightly cap the mason jar and shake a few times to further incorporate the ingredients. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours to infuse the flavors. It will also firm up while refrigerating.

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Notes

*To drain the excess water if using the refrigerated silken tofu or MORI-NU soft silken tofu: Place the tofu on a plate for 5-10 minutes. Carefully hold onto the tofu and tilt the plate over the sink to drain the water off the plate.
If using the MORI-NU firm or extra firm silken tofu, you do not need to drain it on a plate. Instead just drain off the water that surrounded it in the packaging.
Store any unused portions of silken tofu in an airtight container in the refrigerator and use within 3 days.
When blending using the immersion blender, I start off by quickly pressing and letting go and then hold the button down for longer spurts as things start to incorporate, being sure not to overblend. For me, the entire blending process takes less than 30 seconds.
If you are using a food processor, start off by pulsing and then blend on low until you've reached your desired consistency, scraping the sides down as needed. If you are using a standard blender, blend on low until you've reached your desired consistency, scraping the sides down as needed.
Store in the closed mason jar in the fridge for up to 5 days.
The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. Accuracy is not guaranteed. Information shown should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
Please note the nutrition calculation for this recipe does not include the aquafaba since there is limited information regarding its nutritional composition. According to this Healthline article, there are approximately 3-5 calories in 1 tablespoon of aquafaba.
Nutrition calculation was made using oat milk. Another plant-based milk will change the calculation slightly.

Nutrition

Calories: 17kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fiber: 1g