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Healthy Dairy-Free Ranch Dressing (Vegan)

You can enjoy ALL the ranch you want with this vegan, clean, "better than store-bought" cucumber ranch dressing!

Course Condiment, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Gluten-Free, Vegan
Keyword dairy free ranch dressing, healthy ranch dressing, vegan dressing, vegan ranch dressing
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings (makes 1 cup total)
Calories 93 kcal
Author Anjali Lalani

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup raw cashews , soak for 3-4 hours in water if not using a powerful blender
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teasp lemon juice
  • 1/2 teasp onion powder
  • 1/4 + 1/8 teasp salt , adjust based on taste
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tbsp Persian cucumber , (optional) or any cucumber chopped
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro , finely chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp fresh parsley , finely chopped

Instructions

  1. If you had to soak your cashews, drain them.
  2. Place the cashews along with the other ingredients, EXCEPT the chopped cilantro and parsley, into a blender (I used my Vitamix, but any blender will work.).
  3. Blend until completely smooth. Taste and feel free to adjust the amount of lemon juice and/or salt if needed.
  4. Empty the contents of the blender into a bowl. Mix in the finely chopped parsley and cilantro.
  5. Chill and store in the fridge until ready to use. Drizzle over salads, use as a dipping sauce, or spread on your favorite sandwich!

Recipe Notes

Cashews - You do not need to soak the cashews if you are using a powerful blender such as a vitamix. Simply blend on high until the dressing gets nice and creamy. If you do not have a powerful blender, this recipe will still work just fine, as long as you soak the cashews for 3-4 hours prior to blending to ensure creaminess.

 

Cucumber - I love the added taste cucumbers bring to this recipe, but you can just as easily omit the cucumbers.

 

Batch Size - depending on the size of your blender container, you may need to make twice the batch to make sure that the cashews fully blend into a creamy smooth dressing. 

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Dairy-Free Ranch Dressing (Vegan)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 93 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 3mg0%
Potassium 117mg3%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 40IU1%
Vitamin C 1.1mg1%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.