I remember eating a lot of Cobb Salads when I would go out to eat lunch with my dad at the Calhoun Beach Club. I was six, and everything else on the menu didn't appeal to me like a big bowl of meat, cheese, and ranch dressing. It's definitely a comfort food memory for me.
I really miss creamy salad dressings. I didn't like them as much as an omnivore, but now that I'm vegan, I long for bleu cheese and ranch. I whipped up this ranch dressing today, and I hit it on the head. It was perfect!
Vegan Ranch Dressing
1/2 cup reduced fat Vegenaise (I know the purple one is awesome, but the RF is actually just as good, and with fewer calories)
1/2 tsp onion powder
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 tsp dried dill
1/2 cup unsweetened soy milk
Blend until smooth. Add soy milk slowly, until it reaches your preferred ranch thickness.
The salad is basically your regular green salad with cukes, mushrooms, etc. Toss with dressing. Decorate the top with Smart bacon (I grilled it--AWESOME)or Bac'uns,strips of hickory smoked Tofurky slices, spicy chik'n strips (Boca) or some other kind of vegan chik'n, and your favorite cheezes. I used Daiya cheddar and mozzarella.
Serve with a big piece of toasted baguette, and lots of ice water. Awesome hangover cure.