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Creamy Vegan Ranch

Homemade Vegan Ranch is SO much better than anything you could ever buy, and it’s tremendously better for you!

vegan ranch in brown bowl with salad in background

One thing I missed when we went dairy-free and low-fat was Ranch, so I came up with this homemade vegan dressing, and it hits the spot every time!

We love this vegan ranch because it’s…

  • Creamy
  • Flavorful
  • Dairy-free
  • Perfect as a salad dressing
  • Just as great for a dip
  • Super healthy
  • Fresh

Store-bought versus homemade vegan ranch

Let’s face it. The store-bought vegan ranch dressings are either loaded with oil and fat, or they taste odd. Though I have looked far and wide, not a single bottled ranch dressing have I found to be satisfactory.

That’s why I decided to come up with my own healthy ranch dressing recipe.

One great thing is that there is absolutely no cooking required, so this dressing/dip can be ready in just a few minutes.

How to make vegan ranch

The base for this dairy-free ranch dressing is my Low-Fat Eggless Mayo recipe that is made with tofu.

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Low-Fat Vegan Mayo in only 5-minutes!

Begin by making this homemade mayonnaise that only requires 5 ingredients–tofu, Dijon mustard, salt, vinegar, and less refined sweetener. Blend until smooth in a blender or food processor.

Next, add spices like basil, onion and garlic powders, dill, chives, and black salt.

tofu, vegan mayo, and spices in stainless bowl with whisk on white background

If you don’t have black salt on hand, regular salt can be used. However, I will tell you that it does make a significant difference in taste. To me, it’s well worth purchasing black salt to use in this and other recipes like my Vegan Egg Salad.

Whisk all of the ingredients together until nice and creamy.

This vegan ranch can be eaten immediately or chilled first.

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If you have time, chill it in the refrigerator for a couple of hours to allow it to thicken and the spices to marry up.

Serve over a delicious garden salad with ingredients like romaine and/or spinach, shredded carrots, purple onions, bean sprouts, tomatoes, and anything else you can think of.

garden salad on blue plate with ranch dressing

Creamy and cool, this makes an excellent dip for piles of veggies!

Some of my favorite veggies to serve it with are cucumbers, broccoli spears, celery sticks, and baby carrots.

vegan ranch dressing in glass bowl with cut veggies for dipping

Tips for making this ranch

  • The mayonnaise recipe is so good, and you’ll want to use any leftovers on sandwiches and wraps as well as in other recipes like coleslaw and potato salad.
  • Fresh herbs instead of dry make this dish even tastier.
  • Store in the refrigerator in a sealed container for 7-10 days.

*Originally published June 19, 2015.

Is tofu healthy?

Some people are not too sure about tofu, because it contains phytoestrogens. Turns out, phytoestrogens are very health-promoting and are not at all like our body’s natural estrogen that can cause harm and lead to disease.

This makes so much sense, because the countries that consume the most soy, such as Japan and China, have the lowest rates of cancer and chronic disease. This short video will explain the benefits of soy.

Other great salad dressings

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vegan ranch in brown bowl with salad in background

Vegan Ranch Dressing

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Easy vegan ranch dressing recipe. Creamy and cool, this is an excellent salad dressing or dip for piles of veggies!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Begin by making the Low-Fat Vegan Mayonnaise. It is very simple to make in a blender in 5-minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the mayo and all other ingredients together until smooth.
  3. Serve over greens as a salad dressing, or as a dip for endless veggie options.

Notes

Detailed instructions, in-process photos, and my personal helpful tips can be found in the article above.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 35Total Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gSodium: 90mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g

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Diane

Saturday 27th of March 2021

I have been plant based for about 3 years. I have always loved ranch and have tried several different pb ranch recipes, but they just weren’t good and I had about given up. Just finished this..it’s a winner!! Thanks for filling that square for us! Really tasty:) I did leave out the sweetener & I do have a tofu press which is great. Also had the black salt and just used a 1/4 tsp.

Terri Edwards

Saturday 27th of March 2021

Hi Diane- YAY! I'm so glad to have been able to fill that square. You just made me smile big this morning. Thanks for letting me know how much you enjoyed the ranch recipe. :D

Danna

Saturday 26th of December 2020

In the nutrition facts, you list 2g trans fats....where would that be coming from?

Terri Edwards

Saturday 26th of December 2020

Hi Danna- That 2 actually goes with the Total Fat listed right before. There aren't any transfats in this recipe. Hope you enjoy it!

Debbie

Wednesday 30th of September 2020

I've been looking all over for a good WFPB ranch dressing. The only thing I am not crazy about it the sweetness in this one. I really want to find a good savory dressing for my salads. Do you think it would still taste good if I left out the sweetener or is there a reason it needs to be in there?

Terri Edwards

Wednesday 30th of September 2020

Hi Debbie- I think it would be just fine to reduce or leave out the sweetener in this one.

Joan Burrows

Saturday 30th of May 2020

Made today for my barbecue cauliflower bites , love it taste so good

Terri Edwards

Saturday 30th of May 2020

Hi Joan- I'm so glad you liked the ranch, and serving it with cauliflower bites is an excellent idea!

Kari

Wednesday 3rd of April 2019

I pretty much have this recipe memorized off by heart. My mom was super impressed as I whipped up some 'homemade ranch dip' as she called it as a last minute thought for a dip. So good.

EatPlant-Based.com

Wednesday 3rd of April 2019

That's so awesome to hear! So glad that you and your mom like it so much. It has so many different uses--dip, salad dressing, etc. Thanks for the great feedback!

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