I could not be more excited to share this Dairy-Free Ranch Dressing with you! I have tried my hand at a couple different dairy-free ranch dressings and they never came out the way I wanted them to. Our recipe developer and Brand Ambassador, Maria, hit the nail on the head with this one!
From start to finish, this dressing takes 8 minutes (minus the soaking time obviously). I was so impressed by how easy this was to make: just dump everything into the blender, hit a button, and – BOOM – creamy ranch dressing without all the preservatives, dairy, MSG, colors, and all the other weird ingredients found in store-bought dressings.
It’s creamy, it’s flavorful, and best of all, it doesn’t taste like coconut milk! Why? Because this vegan ranch dressing is made with soaked cashews as the base. I’ve always wanted to make a dairy-free something with cashews but never got around to it; so when Maria sent me over this recipe I jumped up and down with joy.
Serve this recipe on top of a fresh salad or drizzled over freshly steamed veggies. Either way, you won’t be disappointed!
If you prefer a Ranch dressing made with dairy, check out our 5 minute Real Food Ranch dressing recipe here.
Dairy-Free Ranch Dressing (vegan, vegetarian)
Serving size: Approximately 1 cup
Time: 6 hours for soaking. 5-8 minutes active prep.
- 1 cup raw cashews, soaked and drained
- 1/2 cup – 3/4 cup filtered water (more or less depending on the consistency you want)
- 4 tsp fresh lemon juice
- 2 tsp raw apple cider vinegar
- 4 tsp Real Food Ranch
- 1/2 tsp unrefined sea salt
- 1/4 tsp fine ground black pepper
Soak raw cashews covered with water for 6 hours or overnight (whichever is more convenient).
Drain off soaking water.
In a blender combine drained raw cashews, 1/2 cup water, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, Real Food Ranch seasoning, unrefined sea salt, and pepper. Blend until smooth.
Place in refrigerator for 1-2 hours to allow flavors to come together before serving.
Consistency: If you want a thinner consistency, add 1 Tbsp of water at time until desired consistency is achieved. You can add additional salt and pepper to taste if needed.
Storage: Store in the refrigerator for up to a week.