No Oil Tofu Ranch Dressing

Nutritarian Ranch Salad dressing recipe Dr fuhrman 6 week plan eat to live meal plans no oil no nut vegan ranch dressingNo oil, no nuts, vegan, nutritarian, super-low fat, tofu ranch dressing.  Say hello to your dream dressing!

All of that creamy goodness is here.

We’re talking legit.  We’re talking months in the making to get it all just right.  We’re talking no added fat (no oil, no nuts) and no added salt–at it’s damn delicious!

You know that salad is the key to weight loss success, you know those fresh raw veggies are going to protect you from disease and having your body running at it’s absolute best. 

If you are looking to achieve health excellence through a plant-based, whole food, no oil diet (like Dr. Fuhrman’s nutritarian plan) then you know that finding a decent conforming salad dressing is freaking hard

I’m so excited to add this ranch dressing to your arsenal of delicious, nutritarian dressings, in case you’ve missed it, here’s what we have for your so far:

nutritarian salad dressing recipe Dr Fuhrman eat to live program 6 week plan vegan tofu no oil no nut ranch dressingGet ready to take your raw veggie powers to a whole new level!

This tofu ranch is oh so dip-able that you’re goal of 1 pound of fresh veggies is going to be a breeze to achieve. 

And guess what?

You could eat all 2 cups of this tofu ranch recipe batch and it wouldn’t matter one. bit. 

That’s right!  This is the world’s cleanest ranch recipe.  There is nothing bad for you in this dressing: no dairy, no salt, no oil or added fat. 

Try eating 2 cups of regular ranch in one day and see how you feel after. 

And it’s all about that base…

See most of the vegan ranch dressing recipes use Vegenaise or cashews and seeds to give that rich taste that we all crave from ranch.  

After weeks of trial and error, I’ve finally found a way to make that creamy “buttermilk”-like base without the fat! 

No oil Tofu Ranch Salad dressing dip No oil no nuts recipe low fat vegan recipe Dr fuhrman eat to live program the end of heart diseaseAll you need for this tofu ranch is a bowl and a blender–it comes together in less than 5 minutes.

You can use fresh or dried herbs, you can see my breakdown above–why are fresh chives so dang hard to find?

I’ve made this recipe with dried and fresh herbs and, honestly, if you don’t mind a bit of chopping, I’d say go fresh if you can!

I know you might be tempted to throw all the ingredients in t the blender and leave it at that, but don’t do it!  Your ranch will turn green (which incidentally turns me off and yes I made that mistake). 

I have to say this ranch will turn out thick.  It’s definitely a dip-like consistency.  Personally I like a thicker ranch, but if you’re in the mood for something more drizzle-able just add in more water till you find your happy-magic-ranch-place!

Yes, happy-magic-ranch-place does exist, you just found it!

No Oil Vegan Tofu Ranch Dressing
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Welcome to the vegan ranch dressing holy grail! No oil, no nuts or seeds, no added salt, and completely conforming to Dr. Fuhrman's nutritarian, whole food, plant-based program!
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  1. 14 oz block firm tofu
  2. 1/4 cup water, more to adjust consistency
  3. 3 tbsp. nutritional yeast
  4. 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  5. 1 tsp. onion powder
  6. 1 tsp. garlic powder
  7. 1 tsp. fresh ground pepper
  8. 1 tbsp. dried chives
  9. 1 tbsp. fresh dill, finely chopped
  10. 2 tbsp. fresh curly parsley, finely chopped
  11. optional: 1/2 tsp. Cayenne pepper or smoked paprika
  1. Start with the "buttermilk" base: Add tofu, water, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, onion and garlic powders, pepper, and red pepper to blender.
  2. Blend on high for about 2 to 3 minutes of until a smooth, creamy consistency.
  3. Empty "buttermilk" base into mixing bowl. Fold in dill, parsley and chives.
  4. Adjust your consistency and seasonings as necessary.
  1. This recipe is savory with a flavorful punch from the fresh herbs. If you typically get overwhelmed by herbs, I would suggest starting with half the recommended amounts and add more to your liking after giving it a try.
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Let’s do better together! xo, Kristen

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9 thoughts on “No Oil Tofu Ranch Dressing

  1. elle

    Just found you and must say the pictures of the food are luscious, so colorful! I am just starting out, Day 3 of ETL, and know three things for sure: I will be successful if there is variety, meals that taste good, and ready-to-eat foods available always. I love the way your blog is set up and am happy to have found it and the Facebook support group. There is so much support and encouragement that I feel I will be successful.

    1. Kristen Post author

      Hi Elle!

      Yay!! I’m so happy you are enjoying the site and content–all of this is here to help you be successful!

      I am on a short blogging break until the beginning of August, but get ready! There are more yummy recipes and resources to come!

      xo, Kristen

    1. Kristen Post author

      Hi Becca,

      Wow, I’m so sorry you were disappointed with it :( I would say that because it is Eat to Live compliant (and you can’t use dairy, oil or salt) it’s the closest to a fat-free ranch that I have found.

      You can always add 1/4 cup soaked cashews and some salt to make it taste better for you! It’s one of my all-time favorites, but everybody is different 😉

      xo, Kristen

  2. Shannon Lowe

    Hi, I just found you when I began looking into SOS free for all the weight I have to lose. I am not used to really cooking REAL food and am a bit overwhelmed. I’m not used to so many ingredients and amounts of food to buy, but I know I NEED this. I was wondering for a family of 4 what should I be spending weekly that will cover the whole week. If you could give me a general idea that might be helpful. Right now we spend almost $170 and that is about $50 more than I would like to spend. Is this way of life even possible for us or just for me. Thanks for all of your help and effort you put into your website, it has been a whole day of studying your site and writing down lists and so on. It gives me hope.

    1. Kristen Post author

      Hi Shannon!

      So happy you found the site and are embarking on a new lifestyle!

      It really depends on the ages of your kids to know if it is feasible to have them start with you. My two are under age 7, so they don’t eat nutritarian–we focus on having them eat their veggies first, try to minimize processed foods and do fruit for dessert. As they get older I will expose them to more.

      When you say SOS, does that mean you’ve read Dr. Fuhrman’s books or were introduced to the lifestyle another way?

      If you focus on weekly meal prep you can really trim your grocery budget because you are batch cooking–you can read up on it here.

      Let me know about your kiddos ages so I can give you more tailored advice!

      xo, Kristen

  3. Bj

    I can’t wait to try this recipe. I love Ranch dressing so I’m hoping this will be a good substitute. I’ve never used tofu before and there are quite a few different ones in the store and to be honest I don’t know which to buy – they all look a little scary! Do you have any suggestions on how to buy good tofu? Which brand do you use? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you!

    1. Kristen Post author

      Hi Barbara!

      I suggest you just buy “firm” organic tofu! I buy mine in bulk from Costco the brand is called “House Foods.”

      I’m so excited for you to try this recipe–it’s really amazing how creamy it is!!

      xo, Kristen

  4. Amanda

    This was excellent, I added smoked paprika and i wanted to eat with a spoon. The only adjustment i will be making is less pepper cause it was supposedly “too spicy for my 5 year old lol!


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