Calling all ranch lovers! You're going to love this Creamy Cashew Ranch Dressing! It's not only dairy-free, but it's also gluten-free and oil-free!
If I had to pick a favorite salad dressing, it would be ranch. Just like many Americans, I grew up loving ranch dressing. We always had a bottle of ranch dressing in the fridge. We were a Kraft Ranch Dressing family. We didn't like Hidden Valley for some reason.
There are a few vegan ranch dressings that you can buy at the store. I have tried a few and I wasn't a big fan. The dressings didn't taste that fresh to me, so I decided to create my own homemade version.
This Creamy Cashew Ranch Dressing is perfect on salads and for veggie dipping.
what you need to make the dressing
You only need a few simple ingredients to create this delicious homemade ranch dressing.
For tang, I like to use a combination of fresh lemon juice and apple cider vinegar.
Next, dried herbs are added to the mix. I love the combination of garlic powder, onion powder, and dried dill.
For freshness, I like to add chopped fresh parsley to the ranch dressing after it's been blended.
I love serving the ranch dressing with a simple garden salad. The ranch dressing is definitely the star of the salad!
I hope that you enjoy this vegan version of classic ranch dressing!
- Add the cashews, water, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, dill, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt to a high speed blender. Blend until smooth. Add more water if necessary.
- Taste and adjust seasonings if needed.
- Transfer to an air tight container. Stir in the chopped parsley. Store in the fridge until ready to serve.
- If the dressing thickens up too much as it sits, simply add a little water to thin the dressing.
Prep time doesn't include soaking the cashews.