Farmers' Market Salad With Vegan Ranch Dressing

I love wandering around the farmers' market with no list or menu plan; I pick up whatever looks fresh, local and organic and figure out what to do with it when I get home.

This Farmers' Market Salad is a delicious mix of seasonal veggies topped with a creamy Vegan Ranch Dressing. You can really play around with the ingredients in this salad by grabbing whatever is in season and plentiful at your farmer’s market. The Vegan Ranch Dressing gets its creaminess from avocados instead of mayo, and is bursting with flavorful herbs. This salad is really easy to make, as most of the time is spent prepping the vibrant fresh veggies.

Farmer’s Market Ranch Salad Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free, Paleo)

Prep time: 15min

Serving size: 2 mains, 4 sides

Ingredients:

  • 10 cups mixed salad greens
  • 2 tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • ¼ cucumber, sliced and cut into quarters
  • ½ lb yellow wax or green beans, cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 1 orange pepper, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1 ear of organic corn

Dairy-Free Ranch Dressing:

  • 1 garlic clove
  • ½ avocado
  • 3 Tbsp almond milk
  • 2 tsp fresh chives
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • ½ tsp fresh dill
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ¼ tsp salt

Directions:

To make the dressing, place the garlic in the food processor and run until minced. Add the avocado, almond milk, chives, parsley, apple cider vinegar, dill, salt and pepper and process until smooth. Add additional almond milk if the dressing is too thick.

Place the salad greens, tomatoes, cucumber, beans and orange pepper, carrots and corn in a large salad bowl and toss with the ranch dressing.

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