Organic, vegan ranch salad dressing…seriously, am I in a dairy-free heaven? Believe it or not, Organicville Foods has released the first ever organic, shelf stable, non-dairy ranch. But wait, it gets even better. Organicville Non-Dairy Ranch is also gluten-free and contains no added sugar!
To be honest, with these creamy credentials, Organicville’s Ranch would have to be somewhat distasteful to not make my list of “likes.” Thus, I solicited additional unbiased opinions to ensure I was giving the full scoop.
First, I went for an unadulterated taste to get the full flavor effect. It had a good creamy ranch texture and the right blend of herbs. I was a bit startled by the tangy taste. It seemed to be a bit sharper than I remembered Ranch dressing, though admittedly, it has been a few years.
Now it was time to put it to the application test. We selected salads, vegetables, and spicy chicken strips as our mediums. There was no doubt by anyone that this was an excellent dressing. It added zest and indulgence to our salads, and served as an excellent chicken strip dip. I wasn’t as partial to this dressing as a veggie dip. It was a bit thin for such dipping, and I felt that it overpowered the natural flavor of the assortment we trialed. Though, I am a pure vegetable fan, and seemingly alone in my stance.
For myself, the height of perfection was a billowing salad, topped with homemade chicken strips, and doused with Organicville’s Ranch. The others agreed that this was a delicious main dish. You could easily substitute tempeh for a wholesome vegan meal!
One reviewer had the most accurate comments in my opinion. “Gardeny,” he stated, “You can taste each of the herbs as if they are fresh.” Also, it seems the tangy vibe I sensed was not in my head. The consensus was that this was more of a creamy ranch vinaigrette than a pure salad dressing. Not to be misleading, it wasn’t overly runny or oily in any way. It was a pleasant cross between traditionally thick Ranch dressing and an herb vinaigrette, retaining the creamy indulgence of the Ranch and the fresh and flavorful feel of the vinaigrette.
Organicville also offers a variety of certified vegan and gluten free salad dressings including vinaigrettes and other creamy styles.
My Extra Notes & Tips
- I was pleased with the slight off-white color of this salad dressing. All natural in every way, Organicville opted to forgo the whitener.
- I just have to comment on the cutely attractive bottles that are perfectly sized for the refrigerator door.
- From a health standpoint, the only flaw I could find was a to-be-expected dose of sodium. At 9g of fat per 2 Tablespoons, and just 1g of sugar, this dressing puts the highly processed Ranch dressings to shame. It is also free of cholesterol and trans fats due to its vegan and organic qualities respectively.
- We forgot to trial this as a sandwich condiment, likely another excellent option.
Where to Purchase: Though produced by a U.S. company, Organicville is popping up around the globe. Check Organicville’s where to purchase page to find both online and in store information.
The Facts on Organicville Non-Dairy Ranch Dressing
Certifications: Organicville Non-Dairy Ranch Dressing is Certified Vegan, Certified Gluten Free, Certified Organic.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Organicville Non-Dairy Ranch Dressing is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, vegan / plant-based, vegetarian. Nonetheless, always read the ingredient statement and check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
For More Product Information: Visit the Organicville website at organicvillefoods.com.