Vegan Plant Based Ranch Dressing

by Jill Dalton

Ranch Dressing. I don’t know any kids raised during the 80’s and 90’s that isn’t familiar with ranch dressing. It was considered a healthy dip for veggies and was about the only dressing that mothers could get to eat on an iceberg lettuce salad.

Now, however, we know that dairy is not actually healthy for us and buttermilk happens to be the base for ranch dressing. So, I have here a healthy recipe that will curb your “need” for the unhealthy ranch dressing. You can use it on salads or use it as a dip for veggies just like your mamma used to do.

Ranch Dressing. I don’t know any kids raised during the 80’s and 90’s that isn’t familiar with ranch dressing. It was considered a healthy dip for veggies and was about the only dressing that mothers could get to eat on… Lunch Vegan Plant Based Ranch Dressing European Print Recipe
Serves: 6 Prep Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 3.7/5
( 88 voted )

Ingredients

1/2 cup raw, unsalted cashews
2 Tbsp raisins
1/2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp dried dill weed
2 Tbsp white wine vinegar
1 tsp Braggs Liquid Amino Acids
1/2 cup filtered water

 

Instructions

  1. Add all to a blender and blend until smooth.

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34 comments

Mel August 29, 2017 - 1:39 am

Thank you 🙂

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Jamie August 31, 2017 - 9:21 am

Looks amazing! Was wondering if you had a calorie amount figured for this
Thanks

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Jill Dalton August 31, 2017 - 6:27 pm

It makes about 10 servings and each serving is about 37 calories =)

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Vikki Bendle September 2, 2017 - 4:19 am

Yum….thankyou! From Downunder…..🇦🇺

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Andrea September 4, 2017 - 11:58 pm

OMG…Thank you., Thank you, Thank you. I was getting so sick of tahini dressings, but never found another one that tasted good. This reminds me of onion soup mix, and so yummy. So excited to try your other recipes.

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Jill Dalton September 5, 2017 - 12:59 am

I’m so glad you like it 🤗

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Anne Sophie Hvidberg October 8, 2017 - 6:38 am

What is “Braggs liquid amino acids”? and can you use something else instead. I am in Denmark and this is not a product we have here. Thanks.

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Jill Dalton October 8, 2017 - 4:02 pm

You could use low sodium soy sauce 🤗

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Sonya January 18, 2018 - 1:33 pm

Finally a dressing recipe that I LOVE!!!! Thanks so much Jill you are amazing!!!:)

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Shanasy January 25, 2018 - 5:40 am

Thanks for this fantastic recipe! I love that is is so quick! I have featured this link on my FB site “Super Quick Plant Based Recipes”(where all recipes take only 5-20 min. to prep) – I think my group will LOVE this AND your site!

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Jill Dalton January 25, 2018 - 2:00 pm

Thank you Shanasy!

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Christine Roy April 1, 2018 - 4:04 pm

Do you think dates would work ok? I don’t typically have raisins. Thank you

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Jill Dalton April 1, 2018 - 6:10 pm

Yes =)

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Meg January 18, 2020 - 7:15 pm

I just made it with dates, and it’s very sweet, but DELICIOUS!!!

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Susan April 12, 2018 - 7:51 am

Could you substitute white beans for the cashews?

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Jill Dalton April 12, 2018 - 8:55 am

I think that would work =)

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Sherrill Perch May 2, 2018 - 6:07 pm

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Lynn July 5, 2018 - 3:00 pm

Best vegan dressingI have found! Thank you for the recipe!

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Linda Rico July 15, 2018 - 11:48 am

Another delicious recipe Jill. I made it using 24 hr soaked raw sunflower seeds and… I added some No-salt seasoning I purchased from Costco. Thanks a bunch!

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Jennifer July 17, 2018 - 9:24 am

How long would you say this dr sing would last in the fridge? Sadly I’m the only one in my house that eats this way right now .

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Luz October 28, 2018 - 2:29 pm

Can this recipe be made with raw almonds? If so, could you please share the recipe

Thank you!

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Jill Dalton October 28, 2018 - 5:24 pm

https://plantbasedcookingshow.com/2017/08/12/vegan-plant-based-ranch-dressing/

You would just replace the cashews with soaked almonds =)

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Kellie November 26, 2018 - 10:12 am

I just made this!! I didn’t have cashews, so i jad o use walnuts and I liked it!! I think it will take the kids a few more rounds 😉 Thank you do much ❤️

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Tina January 9, 2019 - 8:38 pm

Any replacement for white wine vinegar?

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Jill Dalton January 9, 2019 - 10:10 pm

rice wine vinegar. ACV is a bit too strong for this recipe.

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Sondra May 3, 2019 - 6:53 am

Use golden raisens and you won’t have that brown colored dressing.

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Bren Smith May 25, 2019 - 2:11 pm

This ranch has become a staple in many of my recipes. Though I decreased the water to a 1/4. Love your recipes and have passed them on to others. Thank you!

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jcdines June 18, 2019 - 5:35 pm

Has good flavor.
VERY sweet and tastes NOTHING like ranch dressing.

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Melissa June 19, 2019 - 11:51 am

I usually double your seasonings, as I like things super-flavorful, so I did that here and the dressing is delicious (I suspect it would be also if I just used the original measurements). I used a little too much vinegar, so that is the prevailing flavor in this batch which is fine but I’ll follow the recipe more closely next time. I don’t think it tastes like ranch much, but it’s yummy and I love it. thanks for yet another great recipe!

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Melissa Ratisher August 15, 2019 - 5:03 am

Hi again Jill, I made this recipe again and used the proper measurements. Now, I do think it tastes like Ranch, and furthermore I must comment on how Pantry friendly this recipe is. I had wanted to make your garlic tahini, which is my favorite dressing ever, but I am out of lemons. Even with no fresh produce in the house, you can always have the Staples on hand to make this ranch dressing. Thank you again for all of your excellent recipes, you really do make Whole Food plant-based easy!

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pamela caldwell August 3, 2019 - 7:14 pm

Hi. I was wondering. I followed the recipe exactly and my dressing turned out greenish brownish, not the beautiful white in this picture above. What did I do wrong>

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angelndzgyz October 14, 2019 - 10:19 am

Shouldn’t the cashews be soaked before blending to make the dressing smoother?

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angelndzgyz October 14, 2019 - 10:22 am

Didn’t see it in the instructions. Just blend all?

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Debbie October 29, 2019 - 9:51 pm

This is my all time favorite dressing! I’m going to start using this as a dip for my veggies! SUPER DELISHIOUS!!

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