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This healthy hemp seed ranch recipe is oil-free, nut-free and uses nutritious hemp seeds as a creamy base!
Hemp Seed Ranch
If you're looking for a healthy ranch recipe (I mean, ACTUALLY healthy) this is the recipe for you!
Hopefully, you love hemp seeds - because that's how we're making it today. I've expressed my love of hemp seeds a few times here on the blog, and this hemp seed ranch is probably one of my favorite ways to use them aside from just sprinkling them on salads.
Because hemp seeds are high in fat and are a softer seed, they work so well as an indulgent-tasting-but-nutritious ranch base. The result is creamy deliciousness.
I used to buy the Manitoba Harvest hemp seeds, but since I've been shopping more and more at Trader Joe's lately, I've been purchasing their brand. Whatever brand you buy, just make sure they are labeled "hemp seed hearts" or "hulled hemp seeds". These are the hemp seeds with the hard outer shell removed.
Health Benefits of Hemp Seeds
- They contain healthy fats (3:1 ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3)
- Great source of protein (10g of protein in just 3 tbsp)
Tip: Store hemp seeds in the fridge so the polyunsaturated fats don't oxidize.
Want to totally indulge? I also have a vegan mayo-based ranch recipe and omg, it's heavenly.
- Blend all ingredients until creamy (a small blender will work best if you don't have a Vitamix-style blender). Add more plant milk if you want a thinner dressing.