Hemp Seed Ranch Dressing

by Jill Dalton

Are you frustrated trying to find a salad dressing that is Plant Based Vegan and Oil Free at the grocery store? Or you find yourself at a restaurant or salad bar only to find out that there are no salad dressings available for you to eat that are vegan and you have to eat your salad with no dressing? This Hempseed Ranch Dressing is super easy to make and is free of oil but loaded with nutrition and healthy fats. Hemp Seeds are an amazing balanced source of Omega 3 and 6 which are the essential fats that our bodies need but are rarely found together in a balance ratio that our bodies can utilize.

Hempseed Ranch Dressing

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Serves: 6 Prep Time:
Nutrition facts: 845 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 3.0/5
( 365 voted )


3 Tbsp Hemp hearts
2 Tbsp raisins
3 Tbsp rolled oats
1 tsp dried dill weed
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp cracked pepper
2 Tbsp white wine vinegar
1/2 cup unsweetened soy milk  ( sorry in the video I say almond milk but I meant to say soy )


  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth
  2. If you want it to be thicker, place it in the fridge for a couple hours
  3. It will keep for 3-5 days in the fridge
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Suzanne December 30, 2019 - 3:53 am

Thanks for the recipe! May I substitute chia or flax seeds for the hemp? I’m in Japan and I doubt it is available here.

Kim December 31, 2019 - 3:31 am

Hey Suzanne, I got my hemp seeds from Amazon.co.jp. 180-200gm is about ¥1400-¥1800.

Frances December 30, 2019 - 5:54 pm

I made this after I watched your video. Tasted wonderful! So creamy. Haven’t had a dressing like this for a long time. Thanks!

Beth Perkins December 31, 2019 - 12:42 am

Was wondering if I could use flax or chia seeds in place of hemp seeds. Thanks.

Cate January 12, 2020 - 1:46 pm

Won’t be the same at all. Hemp makes a very creamy milk

S January 12, 2020 - 10:42 pm

You’d have better look using a nut like cashew. If you have a nut allergy you may want to double the oats instead. Flax and chia are completely different and will result in a viscous, snot-like texture rather than a creamy salad dressing.

Debi Chew January 1, 2020 - 6:26 pm

ill be using a date instead of raisins. not a fan of raisins

Linda Lee January 2, 2020 - 10:52 am

Hi! Looking for the link to your onion powder. Thanks!

Kristina January 13, 2020 - 4:45 pm

So am I!

bri January 6, 2021 - 5:33 pm

do you know the calorie count per two tablespoons?

Mamabird J Duarte January 3, 2020 - 2:22 pm

Can I use a homemade nut milk rather than soy?

C January 6, 2020 - 12:40 pm

I love this recipe, thank you so much. Although I used 2 small dates and had oat milk instead of the soy milk. It came out so nice.

Naomi McWilliams January 7, 2020 - 6:03 pm

Thank you for this recipe. I am cooking for someone who cant have vinagar. What can I substitute?

Krystal January 9, 2020 - 10:48 pm

Try lemon 🙂

Jill Dalton January 11, 2020 - 10:45 am

You can use lemon juice

DORIS R SMITH January 28, 2020 - 8:49 pm

How about a balsamic vinaigrette?

Jill Dalton February 1, 2020 - 1:25 pm

Balsamic might be a bit strong but if you really like balsamic, then go for it =)

Pat Kane February 13, 2020 - 10:32 am

Jill if I’m wrong I’ll hold my hands up, but is Soy not linked with cancer? Maybe I’m wrong but I’m just checking to be sure. Thanks. P.

Karen Abbott March 22, 2020 - 2:03 pm

Fortunately, many large scale studies have proven soy’s extremely robustly positively linked to cancer prevention. One of the biggest was the Nurse’s Health Study, which followed over 90,000 American women’s health.

The idea of soy causing cancer and infertility was the result of a single small rat study in which male rats were pumped full of soy isolate for weeks and then developed health problems. Sadly, this was all that the anti-WFPB brigade needed to create a narrative around soy being dangerous, and even more sadly, the myth got traction.

NutritionFacts has some fantastic 2-5 minute long videos (with full transcripts and references) on the science of soy in human diets: https://nutritionfacts.org/?s=soy I think you’ll enjoy the site – I’ve been vegan 20+ years, and it’s one of the most fun and informative resources out there 🙂

Julia March 2, 2020 - 11:22 pm

I can’t seem to find your link to onion powder. Help!

Jill Dalton March 5, 2020 - 12:04 pm Reply
Laura June 5, 2020 - 9:36 am

I can’t wait to try this recipe among many others on your site, thank you! Would there be any suggestions for a non-grain substitute for the rolled oats? I found you by way of your recent video with Chef AJ, so glad!

Jill Dalton June 5, 2020 - 10:44 am

You could use cashews.

Kiriakitsa June 11, 2020 - 8:36 pm

Please share the nutrition facts for this wonderful recipe. I would love to know how many grams of protein and carbohydrates per serving. Thank you

Jill Dalton June 12, 2020 - 9:18 am

We don’t do the nutrition calculations on our recipes, sorry.

Luisa C. September 14, 2021 - 12:27 am

You could enter the ingredients in an app like MyFitnessPal and that would give you the nutritional info.

Shelley August 20, 2020 - 6:07 am

Thank you, this approach to dressing with hemp is a revelation! My daughter is allergic to cashews, so discovering this is wonderful! I will dial down the raisins next time, as it did come out a little too sweet for us, but I can’t wait to play around with the herbs and spices! If there are other recipes where I can use hemp instead of cashews, do please share. Thank you for what you do!

Jill Dalton August 20, 2020 - 9:55 am

That is wonderful Shelly! Here is a playlist of all of our dressings. I would say that exchanging hemp seeds or a combination of hemp seeds and rolled oats for the cashews will work in almost all of our dressings. =).

Kathy Sims September 8, 2020 - 1:31 pm

Can almondmilk be used instead of soymilk?

Jill Dalton September 9, 2020 - 8:55 am


melody sieglitz August 21, 2021 - 4:57 pm

trying to find a great ranch recipe with no nuts or seeds im allergic tall order but been looking for years i am wondering if you have any thoughts

Jill Dalton August 25, 2021 - 10:57 am

You can always just try using rolled oats or white beans instead of the nuts and seeds.

Angela K Davis August 28, 2021 - 4:56 pm

Just made you zucchini fritters and decided to go ahead with ranch dressing recipe too. Very new to community and I knew your recipe had hemp. I bought hemp seeds, nor hearts. I hope it works out great. Just want to say love your channel and your recipes.


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