Delicious Vegan Ranch Dressing Recipe

Behold, a game-changing recipe has arrived – an easy vegan ranch dressing recipe that will blow your mind! Lovers of ranch dressing everywhere can come together and rejoice at this tasty vegan creation. Whether you’re vegan, dairy-free or simply craving some healthy decadence, this recipe is for you.

Let’s face it, the store-bought versions of ranch dressing are often loaded with unnecessary ingredients and preservatives. But fear not my fellow humans for I have a super simple solution to make your own dressing at home in just a few minutes! You only need a handful of kitchen ingredients to create a creamy vegan buttermilk-style ranch dressing that tastes even better than the bottled stuff – without any of the undesired additives.

Soymilk and firm silken tofu are two of the main components that lend their creaminess to this vegan ranch dressing recipe. Add some apple cider vinegar fresh lemon juice, and fresh herbs flavorings to the mix for an extra zesty kick. I know what you might be thinking: “Will this really taste like real ranch?” Trust me; it does!

Are you ready to try out this dairy-free deliciousness? Let’s do this!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Super Easy Vegan Ranch Dressing
Super Easy Vegan Ranch Dressing

This vegan ranch dressing recipe is a game-changer! Whether you are a fan of salad dressings or not, you won’t be able to resist this easy vegan ranch. Not only is it tasty, but it also takes less than 10 minutes to make and is packed with healthy ingredients.

One of the primary reasons why you’ll love this recipe is that it requires minimal kitchen ingredients. With just a handful of plant-based staples like soymilk, firm silken tofu, garlic powder, and apple cider vinegar, you can enjoy the most delicious homemade vegan ranch dressing right in your kitchen!

Another great feature of this recipe is that it is adaptable to your dietary restrictions. If you are gluten-free or lactose intolerant, this vegan ranch dressing recipe will be perfect for you. It’s made using non-dairy alternatives such as almond milk and cashews making it an excellent alternative for plant-based diets.

The combination of fresh herbs and flavorings makes this dressing dip the best vegan ranch on the block. You can customize it with some fresh chopped dill or spices like onion powder to give it more life. The taste is rich & creamy without all the unhealthy fats that most salad dressings contain.

This ranch dressing is pretty versatile; you can pour it over any salad, use it as a veggie dip or even as a sauce for pastas and bowls. Furthermore, if you have picky eaters in your home who aren’t keen on eating salads regularly, this recipe will make them enjoy eating veggies in no time!

In conclusion, whether you’re a health enthusiast or not, this easy vegan ranch will tick all the boxes however different your preferences may be. It’s flavorful, nutritious, and will elevate your plate of food to another level altogether!

Ingredient List

 The creamy goodness of vegan ranch dressing is perfect for dipping or drizzling.
The creamy goodness of vegan ranch dressing is perfect for dipping or drizzling.

To make this super easy vegan ranch dressing recipe, you’ll need the following kitchen ingredients:

Dry Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of raw cashews soaked in hot water for about 30 minutes (or overnight if you have enough time). Drained and rinsed.
  • 1 tablespoon of dried dill
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder

Wet Ingredients

  • 1 cup of unsweetened soymilk (or any other preferred plant-based milk)
  • 1 cup of vegan mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp of apple cider vinegar
  • Juice 1 lemon (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  • Salt to taste

Feel free to double or triple this recipe by using the “2x” or “3x” amounts listed, depending on how much vegan ranch dressing you need.

The Recipe How-To

 Take your salads and veggies to the next level with this easy homemade vegan dressing.
Take your salads and veggies to the next level with this easy homemade vegan dressing.

Now, for the main event. The recipe how-to. Pay attention and let me guide you through these simple steps to create this super easy vegan ranch dressing. You won’t believe how easy it is. Let’s begin!


  • 1 cup of vegan mayonnaise
  • 1 cup of soymilk or almond milk (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 cup of firm silken tofu
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of dried dill (or 1 tablespoon of fresh chopped dill)
  • 1/2 cup of raw cashews soaked overnight or boiled for 10 minutes


  1. Start by adding all your ingredients to a high-speed blender or food processor. Blend until everything is creamy and smooth.
  2. Pour your mixture into a jar or an airtight container.
  3. Chill it for at least half an hour before serving.

Easy, right? You can adjust the consistency by adding more soy or almond milk or more cashews for a creamier texture. Keep in mind that the longer you blend it, the smoother and creamier it will get.

You can also try experimenting with different herbs and flavorings to give it your personal touch – hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, and even nutritional yeast are great options!

This recipe makes about 2 cups, which is perfect for salads, homemade pizzas, veggies dip, or whatever your creativity inspires you to use it.

And that’s it! Once you try making this deliciously healthy and plant-based dressing at home using only kitchen ingredients, there’s no going back to store-bought dressings ever again.

Substitutions and Variations

 This dressing is so versatile it can be used as a dip, topping or sauce.
This dressing is so versatile it can be used as a dip, topping or sauce.

As a vegan chef, I understand the importance of having options and substitutions when it comes to ingredients. Here are some suggestions for substitutions and variations for this super easy vegan ranch dressing recipe.

– Soymilk and almond milk can be used instead of water to make the cashew cream. This will give the dressing a creamier consistency.

– If you don’t have or want to use cashews, you can replace them with hemp seeds or pumpkin seeds to make the cashew cream. This will give the dressing a nutty flavor.

– For a low-fat version, you can replace the cashews with silken tofu. Blend it with the other ingredients until you get a smooth consistency.

– Instead of using vegan mayonnaise, you can use plain dairy-free yogurt. This will give the dressing a tangy flavor.

– If you want a creamy vegan buttermilk substitute, add 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar or lemon juice to 1 cup of non-dairy milk (unsweetened almond milk works great) and let it sit for 5-10 minutes.

– For a gluten-free version, make sure to use gluten-free vegan mayonnaise and check that all the other kitchen ingredients are gluten-free.

To vary the flavors, try adding some fresh herbs for an extra boost of flavor. Chopped dill or parsley work great in this recipe. You can also add some nutritional yeast for a cheesy flavor, or a dash of hot sauce if you like your dressings spicy.

I hope these substitutions and variations inspire you to try different adaptations of this easy vegan ranch dressing recipe!

Serving and Pairing

 No animals were harmed in the making of this vegan ranch dressing.
No animals were harmed in the making of this vegan ranch dressing.

Once you have whipped up this creamy vegan ranch dressing recipe, it’s time to dive into the best part: serving and pairing it with your favorite dishes. As a vegan chef, I always aim to make my recipes as versatile as possible, so you can enjoy them in multiple ways.

First off, this vegan ranch dressing recipe makes the perfect complement to many classic dishes like salads, sandwiches, and wraps. It adds a creamy and flavorful twist that takes your salads from bland to delightful. Drizzle it over a leafy green salad dotted with cherry tomatoes, carrots, and cucumbers for an added zing. You could also include some crispy tofu slices for some plant-based protein.

Another great way to use this easy vegan ranch dressing is by using it as a dip for veggies or tortilla chips. Its thick texture and rich flavor will definitely make your taste buds dance with joy. Whip out some sliced bell peppers, celery sticks, carrots, or whatever veggies you have on hand and start dipping away!

Aside from being a perfect addition to salads and dips, this vegan ranch dressing also pairs well with sandwiches and burgers. Spread it generously on bread or alongside the patty of your vegan burger to enhance its flavors.

Lastly, don’t be afraid to get creative with this plant-based recipe. Use it as an inspiration for other dishes! Incorporate it into marinades or sauces or use it as a seasoning for roasted vegetables.

Overall, this easy vegan ranch dressing recipe has remarkable versatility that makes it ideal for any meal of the day. So feel free to use your imagination and explore all the delicious possibilities that come with using this zesty dressing!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Not only is this dressing delicious, but it's also packed with healthy plant-based ingredients.
Not only is this dressing delicious, but it’s also packed with healthy plant-based ingredients.

As an avid cook, I understand the importance of planning ahead to make any process more efficient. This Super Easy Vegan Ranch Dressing Recipe does not disappoint in this aspect – it is a dish that can easily be made ahead and stored for later use.

To make this vegan ranch dressing last longer, you should store it in a glass jar or airtight container. This will help preserve its freshness and flavor. You can store it in the fridge for up to a week or in the freezer for three months. Remember to label the jar or container with the date of preparation to keep track of its shelf life.

When reheating this dressing, be sure to stir it well first as some separation of ingredients may occur during storage. The easiest and best way to reheat it is to simply let it sit out at room temperature for about 30 minutes before using. Alternatively, you could pop your desired amount into the microwave for 15-20 seconds at half power. But be careful not to heat the easy vegan ranch dressing dip for too long as it might lose its creamy texture.

The beauty of this recipe is that not only can it be made ahead and stored, but it can also be used in various ways, such as a veggie dip, salad dressing or even a spread on burgers and sandwiches.

So go ahead and make a big batch of this Super Easy Vegan Ranch Dressing Recipe – your future self will thank you for the time you saved and the flavors you preserved.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Once you try this vegan ranch dressing, you'll never go back to the store-bought stuff.
Once you try this vegan ranch dressing, you’ll never go back to the store-bought stuff.

To get the best possible outcome when making this easy vegan ranch dressing recipe, there are a few tips that can help you achieve perfection.

One important tip is to use high-quality ingredients. Since the recipe relies quite heavily on mayonnaise, it’s important to choose a vegan mayo that you like and trust. Follow Your Heart is one brand of vegan mayonnaise that works well in this recipe, but feel free to use any brand that you prefer.

It’s also crucial to blend the ingredients thoroughly. To achieve a smooth consistency, start by blending the dry ingredients (garlic powder, onion powder, salt) with the wet ingredients (vegan mayo, silken tofu, soymilk), then gradually add in apple cider vinegar and lemon juice until everything is blended together.

Another pro tip is to adjust the recipe to your liking. If you prefer a thinner consistency for your dressing, simply add more soymilk or water until you reach the desired texture. Additionally, if you prefer more or less garlic and onion flavor, adjust those measurements accordingly.

Lastly, when storing your finished dressing (if there is any left!), be sure to keep it in an airtight container in the fridge. This will help to prevent it from drying out or developing an off taste. When reheating leftovers or using cold from storage stir well before serving.

By following these tips, you’ll be able to achieve perfect results every time you make this easy vegan ranch dressing recipe!


As any recipe, this easy vegan ranch dressing may have some doubts and questions left unanswered. Thus, in this section, I’ve compiled the most frequently asked questions about the recipe, sorting and explaining them in detail to help you achieve the best results possible. Whether you’re new to veganism or just want a healthier version of your favorite dressing dip, these tips will come in handy.

What is vegan ranch dressing made of?

In order to create a vegan version of the beloved ranch dressing recipe, we swapped out the traditional mayonnaise and buttermilk for vegan alternatives. Our vegan ranch dressing includes a homemade vegan mayonnaise and a buttermilk replacement made with non-dairy milk and lemon juice. The dressing is then infused with a delightful blend of fresh herbs and flavorings, resulting in a truly tasty vegan alternative.

Is Hidden Valley ranch dressing vegan?

This delectable dressing, which is free from dairy, gluten and animal products, has a taste that is bound to win over anyone who tries it.

What is the best substitute for ranch dressing?

If you’re looking to switch things up in your meals, there are plenty of tasty alternatives to traditional salad dressings. Ditch the usual options and try using yogurt-based dressings, hummus, avocado ranch, Caesar, or vinaigrette instead. Not only will these substitutes add some pizzazz to your meals, but they also offer a range of different flavors to keep your taste buds engaged.

What can I use instead of Kraft ranch dressing?

In this recipe, we’ll be swapping out ranch dressing for a tasty dressing or dip featuring plain yogurt as its main ingredient. By combining low-fat plain yogurt with fresh dill, garlic powder and black pepper, or stirring in some cayenne pepper, minced onions and fresh tomatoes, you can create a zesty and flavorful dressing or dip that is both healthy and delicious. Alternatively, you can make a savory dip by mixing low-fat plain yogurt with fresh rosemary and crushed garlic, for an earthy and aromatic twist on traditional dips.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this super easy vegan ranch dressing recipe is simply irresistible! It is healthy, creamy, and flavourful. What’s more, it’s versatile and pairs well with a variety of dishes such as salads, wraps, and vegetables. You can also use it as a dip for your next party or as a spread on your favourite sandwich.

By using simple kitchen ingredients, you can create a delicious, plant-based version of your favourite ranch dressing that is gluten-free and non-dairy. You’ll appreciate the low-fat content if you’re watching your calories, too.

This recipe has been tried and tested to produce the best results by using high-quality ingredients, such as raw cashews, and firm silken tofu that ensures that the vegan ranch dressing has a creamy consistency after blending.

Therefore, don’t shy away from trying this recipe today! Trust us; you won’t regret it. Let us know how you enjoyed it in the comments section below. We hope that now you understand why this vegan ranch dressing recipe can be the perfect addition to your salad dressings collection.

Super Easy Vegan Ranch Dressing

Super Easy Vegan Ranch Dressing Recipe

This is the VERY easy way to make vegan ranch dressing. Caution: the dip mix has no dairy but the dressing mix does so be careful!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Appetizer/Side dish
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 1 cup
Calories 146.5 kcal


  • 1 (8 ounce) package Hidden Valley Ranch dip
  • 12 1/2 ounces firm silken tofu
  • soymilk


  • Blend the mix and tofu in a blender or food processor.
  • Add enough soy milk to make it the right consistency.
  • Depending on whether it will be a dip or a dressing will make a difference in how much milk you want to add.
  • Chill and enjoy!

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 354gCalories: 146.5kcalCarbohydrates: 5.7gProtein: 16.3gFat: 6.4gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 85.1mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 3g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Beans, Easy, Salad Dressings, Soy/Tofu, Vegan
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