Happy Halloween!

On a day like today when candy is king, here is a great recipe to use in order to get some salad into your little ones before they go out trick-or-treating.

I was contacted this morning by Amanda from the  Secret Recipe Club because the blog, A Cooks Quest, was orphaned in this mornings reveal.  I checked-out her blog and instantly found the recipe I wanted to make.  My son has been begging me lately to make a vegan ranch dressing that ACTUALLY tastes like ranch and thanks to A Cooks Quest I just made a vegan version that will fool the most discerning ranch aficionado!  My little guy is going to be soooooo  thrilled with me (major mom points!).

I did need to alter the recipe a little since I could not find dried minced onions (my grocery store had 4 different brands of onion powder, but no minced onions) and I think that the next time I make the mix I will reduce the salt a little. ¬†It did not taste overly salty, but I am trying to reduce my family’s salt consumption.

Click here for the original recipe from A Cooks Quest.

INGREDIENTS for Ranch Dressing Mix

3 1/2 teaspoons organic onion powder
8 teaspoon parsley flakes
4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 tsp paprika

**Cook’s note-this recipe is easily modified!¬† I love to add salsa to it for taco salads and roasted garlic for a delicious dip**

Mix together in a bowl and then pour the contents into a coffee grinder to reduce the size of the parsley flakes. ¬†That’s it! ¬†Store the mix in an air tight container (I used a small mason jar).

Now you have a great mix that you can use to make Ranch Dressing and Ranch Dip.  Since I did not use the minced onions and the powder had a smaller volume, I had to adjust the amount of mix you use to make the dressing and dip.  Thank you Google for helping me figure out that 1/3 cup total mix Р16 teaspoons.  I knew that the mix would yield 4 full size dressing or dip recipes, so I was able to figure out that 4 teaspoons of mix is needed for each recipe.

To veganize the recipes I used Vegenaise and Sour Supreme by Tofutti sour cream.  I also reduced the amount of mayonnaise (originally was 1 cup) to reduce the amount of fat in the total recipe.  I replaced 1/3 cup of the mayonnaise with So Delicious Original Creamer.

 Mix 4 teaspoons dry mix with
2/3 cup Vegenaise
1/3 cup So Delicious Original Creamer and
1 cup vegan sour cream


Mix 4 teaspoons dry mix with 2 cups vegan sour cream

*Mix up a few hours before serving, so the flavors all blend nicely.



Filed under Dip, Gluten Free, Quick, Recipes, Salad Dressing, Sauce / Spread / Jam / Yogurt, Secret Recipe Club, Vegan, Vegetarian

13 responses to “VEGAN RANCH DRESSING MIX – Orphaned SRC

  1. I love how you reduced the overall fat content in the recipe, and I can’t wait to try it! Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. I’m glad to hear it can be made successfully as a vegan option! Thanks for adopting my blog at the last minute!!

  3. iamahoneybee

    so nice of you to step up at the last minute!

  4. Looks like you are one of my sisters this go round, I filled in also. You’re awesome for doing that. Ranch dip is so handy to have on hand, making your own is always better.

  5. Now this is a dressing my kids would love!

  6. mmmmm i love dips! especially creamy flavorful ones like this. thanks for the recipe!

  7. I can’t wait to try this! The vegan ranch dressing recipe I tried used soy milk and it was waaaay to runny. This looks like it would turn out much better. Thanks!

  8. Wow I love this recipe for ranch dressing mix, what a great choice for SRC! Love your blog, so glad to be a new follower! xoxo

  9. IslandChica

    This looks sooo good! I just bought soy creamer to be able to make this. I have a question re: the dressing recipe. It gives measurements for the amount of vegan mayo and creamer but just says vegan sour cream. How much sour cream did you use? Thank you!

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