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Mason jar of vegan ranch dressing. A spoon is to the side.
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Vegan Ranch Dressing

This vegan ranch is made with soaked and blended cashews. It's ultra creamy, loaded with ranch flavor and perfect for salads or as a dip!
Prep Time5 minutes
Soak Time4 hours
Total Time4 hours 5 minutes
Course: Sauces/Condiments
Cuisine: American
Keyword: vegan ranch dressing
Servings: 8



  • 1/2 cup raw cashews, soaked 4-6 hours or overnight
  • 1/2 cup fresh water
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • pinch of black pepper


  • Soak cashews by adding to a large bowl or glass and covering with water by at least 2 inches. Once cashews are soft, drain and rinse.
    Jar of cashews soaking in water.
  • Add drained cashews into a high powered blender or food processor with 1/2 cup fresh water, apple cider vinegar, dill, parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper.
    Blender with dill, spices, water and cashews.
  • Blend dressing until completely smooth. Makes about 1/2 cup.
    Blender with ranch dressing.
  • Use dressing as you would regular ranch. On salad or as a dip. See more ideas above.
    Spoon with vegan ranch dressing from a mason jar.
  • Store leftover ranch dressing in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It should keep for 5-



  • Quick Soak for Cashews: If you don't have time to soak the cashews for 3-4 hours, you can use a quick soak method. Add cashews and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, then cover and remove from the heat. Let cashews soak in the boiling water for 15 minutes. Drain and use in the recipe as directed.  


Serving: 1Tablespoons | Calories: 43kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 150mg | Potassium: 16mg | Sugar: 1g