Recipe 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?

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Nutrition Facts

Nutritional score: 74 out of 100
  • 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.

Amounts per 76 g (3 oz) suggested serving

NameAmount% Daily
Calories 228 9 %
Protein 4 g 7 %
Fat 18 g 23 %
Carbohydrates 14 g 4 %
Dietary Fiber 0.9 g 3 %
Sugars 7 g
Calcium 17 mg 2 %
Iron 1.6 mg 12 %
Sodium 296 mg 13 %
Source: The Rawtarian, USDA

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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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Ibsen 's Review

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Can I substitute Dill? I don't think I can find it here in Brazil.

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Hi Ibsen,

You can omit the dill (leave it out completely)

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OMG, I just made this, chilled it, and dipped some cauliflower in it to taste.....A-MAZING!!!!! It tastes so creamy and decadent, I'm in heaven! I assumed the cashews were to be soaked so I did that and the dressing came out a bit thinner than yours looks in the photo but it's fine because I wanted it to lightly toss it with my salad anyway. Even so, after chilling it, it coated the cauliflower beautifully. This will be my go-to creamy dressing and crudite dip from now on!! Thank you!!! x

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So glad it turned out well for you, Eileen. It's one of my faves too :)

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Kim's Review

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This ranch is OK, but it's definitely not SAD. It's way too sweet.I didn't understand the honey. My son liked it though and that's all that matters.

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Glad your son liked it, Kim. Usually it's the opposite :)

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Could I use fresh dill? For the first time I only have fresh not dried.

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Hi Dana.

Yes, you can use fresh dill. Just double the amount of dried :)

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Leeanne's Review

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Oh, yummy yum. This is my first venture into making dressings and it turned out oh so good. Thank you so much.

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That's so great, Leeanne! The Ranch Dressing is a good one to start with! :)

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Hi, I just found your site, as I'm contemplating going raw and this dressing sounds wonderful, by the way, but as I do everything with gusto, I wanted to ask someone who has been raw for quite some time, is maple syrup really considered raw? I'm from Vermont, the maple syrup state and my family make and sell our pure maple syrup and although it's pure natural sap from the trees, no additives, etc, it is cooked, ie boiled...therefore wouldn't this be a no no for a raw diet? Before reworking what can go in my cupboard and fridge, I just thought I'd check simply because I know how it's made where I understand many wouldn't. Thanks so much for any insight you can share and I'm making this ranch dressing tonight for the first time and I just can't wait! Thank you so much for the inspiration!

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Hi Sassy!

Congrats on doing everything with gusto. I am the same :)

Sweeteners are a controversial topic in the raw world - many people use agave nectar, maple syrup or honey interchangeably depending on preference.

Agave nectar - highly refined, high GI,
Unpasteurized honey - not vegan (comes from bees)
Maple syrup - heated

Choose your preferred option :) I usually use local raw unpasteurized honey, but it isn't vegan, but I do know where my honey comes from!

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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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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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