I created this ranch dressing recipe with a southwest flavor twist for a taco salad I made last week. As it turns out, not only was it great on that salad, it is super versatile and I’ve been putting it on everything this week. It most definitely deserves it’s own post, not to be lost among the taco salad that I will be posting very soon! Not only is this Creamy Cumin Ranch Dressing dairy free, but it’s also oil free! It might just be your new go-to condiment!
Traditional ranch dressings are creamy and tangy and full of herbs. This vegan ranch dressing is all of those things…with a little extra. I added some cumin and smoked paprika for a little Mexican flare. The cumin and paprika are not at all overpowering and this dressing would work on pretty much anything you could throw it’s way. But, the added flavors do bring just a little extra something to liven up your food.
Remember those Millet Black Bean Patties I posted last week? The Spicy Chipotle Sauce I posted with them…while totally deliciously amazing…was a little too much heat for the kiddos. As luck would have it, this new Creamy Cumin Ranch Dressing complimented those little patties perfectly and the kids devoured it that way several times this week.
I also topped some leftover Sweet and Smoky BBQ Lentils with a little drizzle of the dairy free ranch and guess what? Ah-mazing!
Like I said – Super versatile. This ranch dressing would be great on salads, anything southwest or Mexican flavored, veggie burgers, baked potatoes, for dipping raw veggies or french fries, or even a little dollop or swirl on soup would be great!
And would you look at that gorgeous taco salad right there! That was my original inspiration for this creamy dreamy tangy cumin scented ranch dressing. I’ll be posting it here on the blog soon. Be sure to subscribe to the blog by e-mail to ensure you never miss a recipe post! You can find the subscribe button in the right side bar or at the bottom of any post….like this one!
- Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth. Add additional water by the tablespoon if needed to thin.