This vegan ranch recipe is quick and easy. It contains no oil, no mayo, and no tofu. That’s right, it’s just cashews, fresh herbs, lemon juice and all the good stuff.
This recipe makes ~¾ cup of homemade vegan ranch dressing. It’s awesome as a dip for veggies, on salads, buffalo soy curls, or on anything you enjoy ranch on. If you’re anything like me, that’s everything 🙂
You might be thinking… “Why not just put all the ingredients in the blender and let the blender do the work?” Because once you add the herbs, you have a high probability of ending up with green ranch. If you don’t care, I don’t care! It all tastes lovely.
If you don’t have a high speed blender like a Vitamix or Ninja, you can still make this recipe. Just soak the raw cashews in water for 2-3 hours, and then, drain off the water. Then, proceed with the recipe using a regular blender or food processor.
Vegan Ranch Dressing
½ cup raw cashews
½ cup water
1 ½ tsp lemon juice
½ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp onion powder
½ tsp salt
1 tsp kosher dill pickle, finely chopped
1 Tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
2 Tbsp fresh dill, finely chopped
Black pepper, to taste
1. In a high speed blender (like a Vitamix or Ninja), add the raw cashews and water. Blend until completely smooth. If you like a thicker ranch dressing, add a few more cashews and blend again. If you like it thinner, add a little more water and blend again.
2. Spoon the contents of the blender into a mixing bowl. Then, add the lemon juice, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, finely diced kosher dill pickle, and black pepper (to taste). Stir.
3. Stir in the parsley and dill. Taste, and adjust seasonings (more salt? More lemon juice?). Serve.