Take your meals to the next level with this How to Make Vegan Ranch Dressing recipe! You can easily whip up this delicious vegan dressing with just a handful of simple ingredients in no time. The combination of 'buttermilk' richness and savory garlic creates a perfectly balanced flavor that's both herby and satisfying with a creamy, silky-smooth texture. Completely Vegan & Gluten-free!
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If you're anything like me, then this vegan dressing recipe is a staple that you'll be keeping in your house on a recurring basis. The best part about this dressing is that you can create large batches and store it in the refrigerator for several weeks, which allows you to grab and go whenever you need it. Without the perfect dairy-free dressing, your salad or power bowl just ain't gonna cut it. That's why I created this How to Make Vegan Ranch Dressing - the ultimate dairy-free and vegan dressing to step up your food game.
Sometimes, you just need that extra oomph to take your salad or sandwich to the next level. A little creaminess, richness, and herby feel can go a long way, and this simple ingredient ranch dressing has got it all. You'll thoroughly enjoy this vegan dressing on this Best Buffalo Chickpea Kale Salad, Vegan Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich, Summer Vegan Tacos, Meatless Buffalo Ranch Kettle Chip Nachos, or as a dip for these Baked Buffalo Chicken Tacos, BBQ Cauliflower Wings, or Classic Oven Baked Buffalo Wings.
Basically, in a bowl, you'll be mixing together vegan mayonnaise, plant-based milk, cilantro, dill, minced garlic, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper.
With just a handful of basic ingredients and a breeze to whip up, this plant-based dairy-free ranch dressing is going to become your go-to. Trust me, once you try it, you'll wonder how you ever survived without it.
Voila! The perfect simple ingredient dressing for those who love quick, easy, and delicious recipes - How to Make Vegan Ranch Dressing! With just a handful of simple ingredients and a quick whisk or blend in a good high-powered blender, you can create a rich and luscious dressing that's perfect for salads, sandwiches, and much more.
OK, so if you don't have vegan mayo on hand or just don't want to use it, no worries! You can totally still make this vegan ranch dressing without it by using raw cashews. If you decide to use cashews, you'll need to soak them overnight or do a "quick soak" if you're short on time before adding it in a high-powered blender with the remaining ingredients and blending until smooth! Plus, you'll probably need an extra ¼ or so cup of milk to get the right consistency.
It is required that you soak your cashews for quite some time before blending. By soaking the cashews, you are softening them to prepare the nuts for blending. Without soaking your nuts, the nut milk would contain grit and a less pleasant texture. Soaking the nuts also creates a creamy texture that does not require straining the solids.
My preferred method of soaking my cashews is overnight at room temperature. I also cover the soaking container with plastic wrap so that everything stays really fresh. If you do not have all night or many hours to soak your cashews, you can instead use boiling water.
By using boiling water instead of room temperature, the nuts will soak much faster due to the presence of heat. Soak the nuts in the hot water for only 30 minutes before blending. While this is a great way of quickly soaking cashews, the overnight method produces the optimal texture and creaminess, in my opinion.
Add dressing to your favorite mason jar or tightly sealed container and refrigerate for 7-10 days for optimal freshness.
Yes, this recipe is gluten-free as long as you use Gluten-free mayo.
Yup! In fact, vegan ranch dressing can benefit from some time in the fridge to allow the flavors to fuse together. You can make it up to a day ahead of time and store it in the fridge until you're ready to use it. Just give it a good stir before serving.
Absolutely! You can easily adjust the amount of garlic to your personal taste preferences. Just add more or less until you achieve your desired flavor.
No! If you don't have vegan mayo or just don't want to use it for this dressing, you can substitute with raw cashews. You'll just need to soak your cashews overnight or for a 'quick soak' before adding it to a blender with the remaining ingredients. NOTE: You'll just need an extra ¼ or so cup of milk.
Traditional ranch dressing is not vegan because it is made with buttermilk, mayonnaise, and/or sour cream.
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