Vegan Plant Based Ranch Dressing

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Vegan Plant Based Ranch Dressing

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.
4.60 from 10 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Salad Dressing
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 76 kcal



  • Add all to a blender and blend until smooth.


Calories: 76kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 2gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 5mgPotassium: 121mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 10IUVitamin C: 0.5mgCalcium: 10mgIron: 1mg

35 thoughts on “Vegan Plant Based Ranch Dressing”

  1. 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.

  2. Anne Sophie Hvidberg

    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.

  3. 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!

  4. Sherrill Perch

    Currently it seems like Wordpress is the best blogging platform available right now. (from what I’ve read) Is that what you are using on your blog?

  5. 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!

  6. 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 .

  7. 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 ??

  8. 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!

  9. 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!

    1. Melissa Ratisher

      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!

  10. pamela caldwell

    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>

  11. 4 stars
    Pretty darned good! 4 stars because not EXACTLY like ranch but pretty close… I will definitely be making this again.

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