This clean eating vegan ranch dressing is dairy free and works great as a dressing or a dip!
If you’ve never made ranch dressing at home, it’s definitely worth a try. It’s not complicated or hard to do either. If you can toss a few ingredients into a blender and push the button, you’ll have ranch dressing in minutes!
That being said, everybody has their favorite brand of ranch, their own idea of what ranch should taste like.
If you are somebody who lives and dies by the Hidden Valley Ranch dressing, then this recipe isn’t for you. I will not taste like that kind of ranch. That being said, this has a wonderful ranch flavor without the addition of dairy (or chemicals, or preservatives)!
If you’ve never made a cashew based cream or sauce, here are some tips and pointers.
- A high powered blender is best. If you don’t have one, the dressing will taste the same, but the texture will be more coarse.
- Make sure to soak your cashews overnight in about three times the water because they will double in size when soaking.
- If you like using cashews for creamy bases or sauces like alfredo sauce, soak a large batch in a pot in the fridge, overnight. Then drain, and put what you don’t use in the freezer in a freezer-safe storage container.
This dressing will keep in the fridge for 3-5 days. Freezing is not recommended.
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CLEAN EATING VEGAN RANCH DRESSING RECIPE:
A delicious dressing without the dairy!
- 1 cup soaked, raw cashews
- 1 cup vegetable broth (start with 1/2 a cup and add more to get the consistency you like)
- 3 tbsp. ranch mix (see link above)
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. nutritional yeast
- 1/2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
- salt to taste
Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.
Adjust salt to taste.
Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.