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A Jar of Vegan Ranch Dressing with Fresh Herbs, Lemon and a Red Bell Pepper in the Background
Vegan Ranch Dressing
Prep Time
10 mins
Soak Time (Cashews)
4 hrs
Total Time
10 mins
 

Creamy, delicious, and totally dairy-free! This vegan ranch dressing is made from cashews. Dip your veggies, drizzle it on a salad, or spread it on a sandwich...or just put it on everything!

Course: Dressing
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dairy-free dressing, vegan salad dressing
Servings: 12
Calories: 69 kcal
Author: Alissa Saenz
Ingredients
  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked in water 4-8 hours, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup water, divided
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice, plus more to taste
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Instructions
  1. Place the cashews and 1/4 cup of water into the bowl of a food processor fitted with an S-blade.

  2. Blend until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula as needed.

  3. Add the remaining 3/4 cup of water and blend again until smooth and creamy.

  4. Add the lemon juice, parsley, chives, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. 

  5. Pulse the food processor until the herbs are finely chopped and everything is well-mixed.

  6. Taste test and adjust any seasonings as needed.

  7. Serve immediately, store in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 5 days, or freeze for up to 3 months.

Recipe Notes

Makes about 1 1/2 cups.

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Ranch Dressing
Amount Per Serving (2 tablespoons)
Calories 69 Calories from Fat 48
% Daily Value*
Fat 5.3g8%
Saturated Fat 1.1g6%
Sodium 198mg8%
Potassium 88mg3%
Carbohydrates 4.3g1%
Fiber 0.5g2%
Sugar 0.8g1%
Protein 1.9g4%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.