Vegan blue cheese dressing? Yes, please. Use it for all your plant-based Buffalo combos, as a dip, and to make any kind of salad luscious. This is a fantastic dressing for most any kind of salad, and the perfect dip for Dustin’s Everything Buffalo Cauliflower Bites.
Dustin Harder, who created this recipe for his book, Epic Vegan, says: “In my last book, The Simply Vegan Cookbook, I went about the task of recreating my all-time favorite, nostalgia-laden dressing: RANCH.
For this book, I wanted to offer up its slightly more robust and tangier cousin, Blue Cheese. This vegan blue cheese dressing complements so many items, and it’s nice to have an easy, go-to recipe for it on hand.”
Epic Vegan: Wild and Over-the-Top Plant Based Recipes
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Recipe and photos from Epic Vegan: Wild and Over-the-Top Plant Based Recipes by Dustin Harder ©2019. Fair Winds Press, an imprint of Quarto Publishing Group, reprinted by permission. Photos by Ashley Madden.
- ½ cup vegan mayonnaise
- 3 tablespoons tahini
- 2 tablespoons white miso
- 2 tablespoons water
- Juice of ½ lemon
- 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon dried parsley
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- Add the mayonnaise, tahini, miso, water, lemon juice, mustard, vinegar, and garlic powder to a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.
- Add the parsley and black pepper, and pulse a few times until just combined and specks of the parsley and pepper are still visible. Transfer to a serving bowl and pass around.
- Store any unused portion in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
If desired, add ¼ cup crumbled extra-firm tofu for texture.
DUSTIN HARDER is the host and creator of the original vegan travel culinary series, The Vegan Roadie. A plant based personal chef, author, recipe developer and graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute in NYC, he believes plants not only make the world a beautiful place but a tastier one as well!
A road warrior by trade, Dustin has traveled the country since 2003 as an actor in song and dance and now travels the miles educating curious minds about keeping it plant strong! Visit Dustin at The Vegan Roadie.
MORE ABOUT EPIC VEGAN
“Plant-based cuisine that is inventive, flavorful, fun and above all else, accessible to the masses. You will fall in love with Dustin’s approachable recipes that flourish with familiar ingredients we all know and love. Not just for vegans, everyone will enjoy this over-the-top spin on comfort classics paired with beautiful images, personal anecdotes, and an entertaining, can-do approach!”
— Miyoko Schinner, author, television host, founder and CEO of Miyoko’s Kitchen
As a trained thespian and vegan chef, Dustin Harder brings his show-stopping skills to the kitchen with his over-the-top culinary creations in Epic Vegan (Fair Winds Press/July 9, 2019/$26.99).
Taking timeless comfort food to a whole new level with over 120 nostalgic, plant-based, Instagram-worthy “stunt food” recipes, Dustin’s inspiration stemmed from the extravagant milk shake craze and the ensuing “top that” food photos that continue to flood social media feeds.
Starting with basic, fundamental plant-based foods, sauces, and breads, Dustin shows the home cook how to lay the foundation for the vegan adventure that awaits in the following chapters.
From pastas and pizzas to burgers and milkshakes, Epic Vegan playfully experiments by layering unexpected comfort foods on top of one another in a complementing, yet drool-inducing way.
Recipes in Epic Vegan go beyond the standard comfort food fare and demonstrate how plant-based masterpieces are built from the ground up. Readers can choose to simply make the biscuits, or take it a step further with the Deep Dish Brunch Pizza with Garlicky Cheddar Biscuit Crust.
If vegan fried chicken is on the brain, Epic Vegan satisfies that craving, but readers can also sharpen their culinary skills with the Fried Chicken ’n Waffle Benedict Sandwich. Playing with your food has never been more fun, or more epic!
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