Vegan Ranch Dressing Recipe

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Vegan Ranch Dressing recipe is so rich, creamy, easy to prepare from simple ingredients, its way better than store-bought and keeps in the refrigerator for a week.

Vegan Ranch Dressing Recipe

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Vegan Ranch Dressing Recipe

Vegan Ranch Dressing recipe is so rich, creamy, easy to prepare from simple ingredients, its way better than store-bought and keeps in the refrigerator for a week.

Is Ranch Dressing Vegan?

Regular ranch dressing is not vegan, it contains dairy products like mayonnaise, buttermilk, and sour cream. 

When I first became vegan over 20 years ago, I made a lot of homemade salad dressings because honestly you really had to because there weren’t many palatable options (if any) on the market.

Nowadays, there are the store-bought vegan ranch dressings brands like Hampton Creek and Daiya. They are best for back up because they aren’t really as wholesome as homemade salad dressings.

I love to make this vegan ranch for special occasions, it is good for 1 week refrigerated so it can be made fresh weekly. Use half the water and it makes a lovely dip for Cauliflower Nuggets or Baked Tofu Nuggets.

Ingredients In Vegan Ranch Dressing Recipe

  • Cashews
  • Water
  • lemon juice
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Dried Parsley
  • Dried Dill
  • Fresh Chives of Green Onions 
Vegan Ranch Dressing Recipe Ingredients

Vegan Ranch Dressing recipe is so rich, creamy, easy to prepare from simple ingredients, its way better than store-bought and keeps in the refrigerator for a week.

How To Make Vegan Ranch Dressing Recipe 

Soak cashews for at least an hour, if you have a high-speed blender, you can skip this step.

Rinse cashews and place in a high-speed blender with water, lemon juice, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt. Process until smooth and creamy. 

Stir in parsley, dill, and chives. Store in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 1 week.

Vegan Ranch Dressing Recipe being poured in a glass jar from a pitcher

Vegan Ranch Dressing recipe is so rich, creamy, easy to prepare from simple ingredients, its way better than store-bought and keeps in the refrigerator for a week.

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Nutrition

(Per portion)
  • Energy: 53 kcal / 222 kJ
  • Fat: 4 g
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Carbs: 3 g

Cooking Time

  • Preparation: 5 min
  • Ready in: 5 min
For: 20 Servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Place washed cashews, water, lemon juice, onion powder, garlic powder and salt in a high-speed blender and process until creamy.
  2. Stir in parsley, dill and chives. Store in. an airtight container for a week. It will thicken as it sits in the refrigerator so stir before serving.

Notes

Vegan Ranch Dressing

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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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14 Comments
  1. Tamara
    June 20, 2020

    Can you substitute vegan mayonnaise for the cashews?

    • Michelle Blackwood, RN
      June 20, 2020

      You can but you will need less water and you will have to adjust the seasonings to taste, so basically I wouldn’t have the exact measurements until I experiment, but you can.

  2. Julie Potts
    March 23, 2020

    This is amazing! I made this with your zucchini chips and they have a mind blowing amount of flavor. Thank you !

  3. Helen
    September 23, 2019

    This is fantastic. We made it a month ago and froze half the batch, which we defrosted it today. It was as good as the first fresh batch! Thank you for such a great recipe. It’s our favourite dressing!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      September 23, 2019

      That’s wonderful to know, thank you Helen for sharing your feedback. I’m happy to know you love it and that it freezes well.

  4. Corey Garlic
    January 4, 2019

    Hello! I would like to try, however, I’m allergic to all kinds of nuts. Are cashews required in order to make the ranch dressing?

  5. Andrea T.
    December 31, 2018

    Outstanding!! Thank you.
    Raw cashews have 720 calories per cup, so I sense the nutrition info might have a typo.
    Using this ranch on my veggie wraps. Veggies never tasted so good!!!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      December 31, 2018

      Andrea, thank you. I manually did it and definitely plugged in some wrong figures. I adjusted it.

  6. Posturecorrectorreviews
    December 27, 2018

    Michelle Blackwood, thank you for your blog post.Really thank you! Awesome.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      December 27, 2018

      You are welcome, I really appreciate it. Have a great day.