Creamy Vegan White Bean Ranch Dip

Creamy Vegan Ranch White Bean Dip

Ranch dressing….what’s not to love? The complex blend of herbs, spices and salt. The acidic tang of buttermilk. Its versatility on vegetable crudités, French fries, and dare I mention bad pizza crust? But the downside: 2 tablespoons delivers 145 calories, 13% of the Daily Value for sodium, and a meager amount of micronutrients. While I’m not saying you need to completely cut it out of your diet if you love it like I do, try to think outside the box in the dip and spread category. In this quick recipe, ranch flavor transforms into a nutritious, fiber-filled, plant-based white bean dip. Slathering it on raw vegetables, crackers, pita, and as a filling in wraps, brings you another step closer to eating clean.

Creamy Vegan Ranch White Bean Dip

Creamy Vegan White Bean Ranch Dip

1 small garlic clove, peeled

1 (15-ounce, or 425 g) can white beans, rinsed and drained

1 tablespoon (14 g) vegan mayonnaise (or use regular expeller-pressed canola oil mayo)

1 tablespoon (15 ml) fresh lemon juice

1 tablespoon (4 g) packed fresh dill sprigs (or 1/4-1/2 teaspoon dried dill)

1 teaspoon (5 g) nutritional yeast seasoning

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/8 teaspoon salt

Pinch freshly ground black pepper

1 teaspoon (1 g) chopped chives (optional – I just bought a chive plant, so was dying to use it)

Place garlic in a food processorand whir until minced. Add white beans, mayonnaise, lemon juice, dill, nutritional yeast, onion powder, salt and pepper and run until smooth. Stir in chives. Preferably chill for a few hours before enjoying.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 0 minutes

Makes 8 servings, 2 tablespoons each

Nutrition Facts (per serving): 70 calories, 2 g total fat (0 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 50 mg sodium, 0 mg cholesterol, 11 g total carbohydrate (2 g fiber), 5 g protein, 9% DV iron, 5% DV calcium, 0% DV Vitamin A, 1 % DV Vitamin C.

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Creamy Vegan White Bean Ranch Dip

Creamy Vegan Ranch White Bean Dip

By Michelle Published: September 19, 2013

  • Yield: 2 tablespoons (8 Servings)
  • Prep: 15 mins

Creamy, vegan Ranch dressing substitute is packed with flavor, protein, and fiber and is perfect for dipping.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Place garlic in a food processor and whir until minced. Add white beans, mayonnaise, lemon juice, dill, nutritional yeast, onion powder, salt and pepper and run until smooth. Stir in chives. Preferably chill for a few hours before enjoying.
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2 Comments

  1. Jenn
    Posted February 26, 2014 at 8:46 am | Permalink

    Is nutritional yeast required in this recipe or can it be omitted? I’m looking for a ranch dip for veggies, but i do not have nutritional yeast at home. Thank you in advance.

    • Posted February 26, 2014 at 12:00 pm | Permalink

      Hi Jenn,

      Thanks for getting int touch. The nutritional yeast adds a umami/savory component. So it’s not completely necessary. You could also use soy sauce and omit or adjust the salt.

      Good luck! I hope you like it.
      Michelle

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