Friday, May 17, 2013

Green Salad, Creamy Cilantro Ranch Dressing, Vegan Sour Cream
Green Salad w/ Back Beans, Avocado and A Creamy Cilantro Ranch Dressing
Serves 2
➨ Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl.
➨ Toss to distribute dressing
➨ Serve in 2 bowls and top with Sunflower Sprouts

You could also add corn, black olives, & your favourite protein to this salad. I just didn't have anything else in the house!

Enjoy ☺

Top: Vegan Sour Cream
Bottom: Creamy Cilantro Ranch Dressing
This dressing is DELISH, if I do say so myself! It's wonderful on salad, on tacos, fajitas, or anywhere else you'd like some creamy herbal flavour.  It's dairy-free, but you'd never know it. To make this delicious dressing and sauce, you'll need to first make vegan sour cream - but don't worry, that takes less than 5 minutes!

Vegan Sour Cream
makes 1 cup

  • 1C Raw Cashews (soaked in water for 1-3 hours, then rinsed)
  • 1/4 C Spring Water
  • Fresh Lemon Juice (from 1 large lemon)
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan Sea Salt
  • Splash of Apple Cider Vinegar
⇰ Blend all ingredients in a blender until very smooth. A tip to getting things to blend well is to put all the liquid in first, and then the solids. You may need to add more water to get it to the right consistancy.

Vegan Sour Cream
Creamy Cilantro Ranch Dressing
makes about 1 cup

  • 1/2 C Vegan Sour Cream
  • Fresh Cilantro (1 large handful)
  • Fresh Lime Juice (from 2 limes)
  • 1/2 tsp (each) Dried Herbs (I used basil, oregano & tarragon. But use whatever dried green herbs you've got)
  • 1 Pinch of Himalayan Sea Salt
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper
⇰ Blend all ingredients in a blender until very smooth.
⇰ Enjoy the fresh and creamy flavours!

Creamy Cilantro Ranch Dressing {vegan}