Best Vegan Ranch Dressing that is dairy-free and oil-free! Made with cashews, yogurt, vinegar and spices!
Happy New Year! I hope everybody had a lovely Christmas break and new year. It was a party over here but not in the way of fireworks or drinking. Haha. We have been having a lot of work done on our house. All new carpet was installed because we've been in the house for about 12 years and it was looking pretty bad. Think...6 year old, paints, markers, cats that throw up, etc. Lol. We also had our master bathroom shower and tub redone and it looks beautiful. We also did some painting and some major cleaning out of closets and clutter and got rid of SO MUCH stuff. I can't even tell you how much junk we had that just needed to go. Stuff that has sat in boxes for years. I got rid of so much of my wardrobe too. Feels good to get rid of so much clutter and start fresh.
Now, to kick off this new year, we need a bangin' Vegan Ranch Dressing for all of those salads that everybody wants to eat at the beginning of each new year, right? Now, I already have a really delicious and popular oil-free original ranch dressing. Readers love it and it has been pinned over 100k times but I'm always aiming to improve things and I knew I could make it taste even more authentic and amazing and guess what, I did. It is so delicious, creamy and my daughter couldn't stop dipping her cucumber slices in it!
I used my original recipe as the base but changed up a couple of things and it is incredible. All my spices are the same but for that truly tangy and authentic taste and texture, I subbed most of the milk with yogurt! Oh boy did it improve that flavor! I used the same amount of vinegar but swapped the apple cider vinegar with white vinegar and it was just perfect. Just enough vinegar to compliment the tang of the yogurt without it being overpowering. I found this to taste so much like the classic ranch and my family agreed. My hubby (Mr. Picky) called it "spot on" and "brilliant". Since my Vegan Cream Cheese Alfredo uses both yogurt and white vinegar and the taste was so tangy and superb, I knew ever since that post that I wanted to try it in ranch and I'm so glad I did.
Unlike many versions online, this one uses NO mayo and NO oil! To make this vegan ranch, you will need (+salt):
- raw cashews
- non-dairy yogurt
- non-dairy milk (I used "lite" canned coconut milk)
- white vinegar
- dry mustard
- onion powder
- garlic powder
- dried dill
Add all of the ingredients to a high-powered blender and blend until smooth.
Place in the fridge to chill until thickened.
Easy enough right?
I hope you love this Best Vegan Ranch Dressing as much as we do!
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