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Author Notes: Ranch without dairy – can it be? Yes! Start with basic cashew sour cream, then add a little of this and a little of that to turn this into the perfect ranch dipping sauce for Cauliflower Buffalo Wings and veggies, or as a decadent (guilt-free) salad dressing. —Simple Green Smoothies
cup raw cashews
tablespoons fresh lemon juice, plus 2 teaspoons, divided
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
teaspoon dried dill
teaspoon garlic powder
- Place cashews in a medium bowl. Squeeze 2 tablespoons lemon juice over the top. Add enough water to cover by a few inches. Let soak 1-4 hours. Drain and rinse well.
- Place the soaked cashews, the remaining 2 teaspoons lemon juice, 1/4 cup fresh water, a good pinch of sea salt, pepper, dill, garlic, and paprika in a food processor. Process until smooth and creamy. Stop and scrape down sides as needed. Taste and add more salt or lemon juice, if needed. Store in refrigerator until ready to use.