Taste Test: Organic Chipotle-Lime Ranch Dressing


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While perusing the aisle of my local grocery store the other day, looking for some sort of "sauce" to go on quesadillas and burritos, I ran across this Chipotle-Ranch Dressing. Perfect I thought. Then I got it home and realized it was a "vegenaise" product. Good Grief! I'm a vegetarian, but I've had trouble getting into the alternative cheese and mayo products. Do I risk ruining my dinner over this? What do I do? What DO I do?So I shook the bottle up good, dipped my pinkie in and prepared for the worst. But it turns out faux-ranch dressing is actually pretty good. It has the consistency of a dressing but not as thick and gelatinous as ranch. It's not spicy, but it does have a little bit of spice to it. If you have ever had something called "Amazon" sauce - though I have never found it bottled on a shelf - this is comparable. Note, the sauce, while containing vegenaise, is not vegan - it does contain a little milk and sour cream. On the other hand, it is organic and reduced fat.

The sauce would be perfect over salads, as a dressing on a sandwich, veggie burger, in burritos and quesadillas, dip your pizza in it and even just over rice. If you're hosting a party, this would be a great veggie and chip dip alternative to fattening Ranch Dressing.

Follow Your Heart has quite a few vegan dairy products including vegenaise, vegan cheese, vegan sour cream, vegan cream cheese, a long line of salad dressing options. They even offer a "chicken-free chicken" that looks like, well, a chicken. Need a faux-bird for your Thanksgiving table - this just might fool 'em. The Follow Your Heart company is committed to not just offering healthy products but also greening their business and has a solar powered manufacturing facility next door. Interested in having someone else show you how to cook these "dairy" products, why not try the Follow Your Heart marketplace and cafe located in Canoga Park, CA. :Follow Your Heart
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