Yield: About 3 cups
1 (12.3-ounce) package silken-style firm tofu
1 cup reduced fat Veganaise*
2 Tablespoons lemon juice or vinegar
2 Tablespoons non-dairy milk**
1 Tablespoon dried parsley
1 Tablespoon dried minced onion
1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 to 2 drops liquid stevia, or 1 teaspoon natural white sugar
Additional non-dairy milk as needed to yield desired consistency (for dressing)
For Ranch Variation:
1 Tablespoon dried chives
1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
In a deep bowl if using an immersion blender, or in a conventional blender or food processor, combine all the ingredients, except the additional non-dairy milk, then blend or process until smooth.
If making dressing, add additional non-dairy milk as needed to yield the desired consistency.
Transfer to a bowl if necessary.
Cover and refrigerate.
RANCH DIP OR DRESSING:
Prepare the Garlic Dip or Dressing as directed above, then add 1 Tablespoon dried chives and 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed; pulse off and on 2 or 3 times to mix, but do not blend – some flecks of green should remain.