Overview

This cashew-based raw ranch dressing is one of my most popular savory recipes. It really tastes like ranch! Just blend and serve. It keeps well too.

Ingredients

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Directions

  • 1. Just throw everything in your high-speed blender and blend until smooth! Easy!

The Rawtarian's Thoughts

By The Rawtarian

Don't believe me that this could taste as good as old-school SAD (standard American diet) ranch? Just try it. I dare ya :)

Raw ranch dressing is another one of those things that I cannot believe it's possible to replicate raw. But, hallelujah, it is possible.

There is nothing like a nice fresh carrot dipped in raw ranch dressing, no?

And I have even had the pleasure of dipping my raw vegan pizza in raw ranch dressing. "Cue heavenly harp sound...."

So here's my favourite raw ranch dressing recipe for you... I use it basically like a normal salad dressing or dip. I usually make one batch and serve it as a vegetable dip, salad dressing and maybe even on a few more exciting things, like in a raw vegan BLT sandwich or dip raw pizza in it if I am feeling particularly daring.

Of course, you also know that the best vegetables to dip in raw ranch dressing are carrots and broccolli, right?

Nutrition Overview

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  • This recipe is very low in Calories, and Carbohydrates.
  • This recipe is low in Sodium.
  • This recipe is a noteworthy source of Protein, Iron, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E, and Vitamin K.

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I love this recipe too!! I've made it about 5 times now! My husband and I grew up on ranch dressing. We smeared it on everything! Now that we are dairy and gluten free we were missing it and didn't even know it. Tonight I made it to put on kale that I'll be dehydrating. I'm curious to see how it turns out. Thanks so much!

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Are you suppose to soak the cashews, or just throw in dry?

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Dry, Ashley :)

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Heidi Williams's Review

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Amazing raw ranch dressing, tastes so fresh. I made 2 batches, I added some siracha to one for a little kick.
Thank you for all of your rawsome recipes!

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You are so welcome, Heidi! This dressing is one of my faves, for sure! :)

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Mary's Review

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Oh wow! Could raw food get any healthier or tastier??? I love this dressing, and I made the chocolate brownie and chocolate icing - all amazingly easy, quick, tasty and healthy too! So pleased I found your page this week, I look forward to trying out more healthy and delicious recipes very soon - Thank You!

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Wonderful words to my ears, Mary!. :)

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Erica's Review

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I am so happy to have found your site. The raw ranch dressing was A M A Z I N G!!!

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Yay, thanks for sharing, Erica!

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Susan 's Review

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WOW....is there any recipe on your site which is not FANTASTIC!!!! I am blown away by how fabulous all of the recipes are that I have tried from your site!! I have been raw now for 2 months and it's so easy with all this yummy food to keep trying. You are amazing for making all of this available for new raw foodies and the fact that it all tastes awesome is a massive bonus. Congratulations on a job very well done!!

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Wow, Susan, I really appreciate hearing (reading!) your words. Thank you, it means a lot!

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You are so welcome :) This ranch dressing actually tastes so good I don't think I will not have any in my fridge from now on. So good it feels like I am being bad eating it....but not so which is the real bonus.

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:)

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How long is it good for? I've had mine for 2 weeks and wasnt sure but I hate wasting!!!!! Thanks!!!

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Hi Courtney! 2 weeks is a long time.... if it was me, I'd chuck it. Next time, freeze it or turn it into kale chips!!

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Ya I decided to throw it out last night. I will defintely freeze it next time!!!! THank you so much!

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OMG! This is the best raw dressing I have tried to date! I have been having a hard time finding a good one. I left out the olive oil to make it less fattening since it already had so many cashews and I found it to be just perfect! I also used only one tbsp of maple syrup and it was just sweet enough. I think 3 would have overdone it. Thank you so much for all of your creative yet simple recipes! We will be having a huge garden salad tonight with this dressing and cream of celery soup! So excited!

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Love your enthusiasm, Germesia! I'm glad you love the dressing! :)

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Hi! Just wondering if there is a substitute for onion powder? Thanks :-)

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Hi Dell! No substitute but you can omit it in this recipe.

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Hey do you have a substitute for lemon? My mom is allergic to all types of citrus

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Hi Jenna,

You can omit the lemon from this recipe - perhaps consider adding a bit more apple cider vinegar instead for added acidity

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I adore this recipe. I make it all the time and eat a huge salad every day with this delicious ranch dressing. It really does taste like regular ranch dressing. Because I don't have a high-speed blender, I use my food processor. I process the cashews first to a nut butter consistency then add the other ingredients and process. I am curious if anyone has tried omitting the sweetener altogether and if it worked okay?

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Hi Faith - Thanks for your comment. It's insights like yours that make this place great :)

It's probably fine without the sweetener. But not quite as good! But still fine :)

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Holy Guacamole this is good! I made mine with raw cashew butter I bought last week. Good thing too cause I don't own a high speed blender and I killed a food processor trying to make almond butter in the past. I only used 1/3 of the agave syrup though, this cashew butter is made with coconut oil so it's sweet on its own. Here's the link for anyone interested http://www.paleocottage.com/#!product/prd1/1877947785/cashew-butter

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Thanks for sharing, Anya! :)

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Super good - the ratio of ingredients are perfect. Excellent job, thanks!

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Hi Matt,

So glad you enjoyed the ranch dressing! You didn't find it too sweet?

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