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

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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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Dry, Ashley :)

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rayngelz's Review

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love! I used it for a salad dressing and it was so yummy

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So glad you enjoyed the ranch dressing, Rayngelz! What did you eat it with? Veggies and dip?

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Christina12345's Review

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I never write reviews for recipes I use, but for this one I had to. There are four people in my house who tasted this: two who love ranch, and two who hate ranch (not one of us vegan, but my two year old son, who loves ranch, but is allergic to something in it, needed an alternative). We all agreed on two things. 1) this taste nothing like ranch dressing we buy at the store. Sorry, I don't know what all the reviews are talking about. 2) this taste better than any ranch dressing we have ever purchased at a store! We will be making this from now on. Thank you for posting this! (The only thing we didn't do was add sweetener)

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Haha, you had my defences up there, Christina! I'm really glad this was a success in your kitchen.

Re: your ranch-loving son, necessity is the mother of invention sometimes. Sometimes allergies and illness get us thinking outside the box :)

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JennyD1177's Review

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Seriously. I am honestly shocked this tastes JUST LIKE REGULAR RANCH!!! I am in all my glory as I'm dipping my carrots in this. GREAT alternative to ranch with dairy. I will be sharing this recipe!! Thanks so much!!!! PS: I'm lunching on your "chicken salad" recipe today too, YUM!!

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You've been busy, Jenny! Hahah - yes, the ranch is ridiculous. Ridiculously good that is ;)

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deborahl's Review

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Made this recipe just as written, amazing flavor .The creamy texture allow this to be a wonderful dip as well as a dressing. What I like the most about this recipe is that it allows one to change the seasonings and allow for you taste bud to be surprised. Thank you.

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So glad you enjoyed this one, Deborah! What was your favorite flavor combo in terms of dipping? I love dipping carrots and broc in mine.

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AmberEm's Review

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This is the best ranch dressing on the internet. Would coconut sugar work instead of the liquid sweeteners?

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Hi Amber! I have never used it so I can’t say for sure, but in short I can ‘t see why it wouldn’t work. Just start slowly because you don’t want to over-sweeten.

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This was good but I think I will use less sweetener next time, and maybe a bit more garlic.

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Yes! Do tweak it to your taste! :)

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Sharolaid's Review

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Yes, I made it again! I used Date paste as the sweetener, and also, I used something called Rejuvelac in place of water... so it became a probiotic ranch dressing! Very very good!

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Very interesting subs - thank you for sharing! :)

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Why did I take so long to make this?! I've had you app for a couple years now and have tried a good majority of your recipes, especially love your strawberry cheesecake btw, as the rest of my friends. This dressing goes in to my favorites pile. I substituted lime for lemon (I was out) along with coconut vinegar instead of apple. Threw half yellow pepper in and used cashew butter as I had no fresh nuts in house. WoW!

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Yay, Elizabeth! Glad you finally tried it!

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Hey, this recipe looks so good...i was wondering if i could add half an avocado to make this avocado ranch?? What do you think, would i mess it up or would it make it better?
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Don’t mess with the recipe, lol. I, however, I have added “avocado ranch” to my recipes to make list - great idea! :)
Also, adding 1/2 an avo probably wouldn't be enough – you’d probably want to reduce the cashews and add like 2 avos – but I am not really suggesting this, just musing! :)

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Margie's Review

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This is fantastic! I was doubtful. I'm on a whole30 and we're going camping. I'm not a raw vegetable fan without dip. This will make my snacking time so much more doable. And my kids, who eat yogurt ranch on almost everything, really liked it. We'll definitely be making this instead (especially because it doesn't need the same refrigeration and will be much better in school lunches!). I added a few extra cashews because it was a little runny and i wanted it nice and thick. I also subbed a few dates for the syrups. THANK YOU.

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Margie, so glad you all love the dressing! Veggies are better when dipped! :)

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I don't eat legumes. Can I make this with a nut?

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Hi Sueko, it's my understanding that, technically, cashews are not legumes but in fact seeds. But if you don't want to do cashews you can do macadamia nuts instead of the cashews. :)

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Thank you for this recipe! I'm just starting raw food eating and wanted something besides the basic vinaigrette for my salads. It's delicious! I didn't have onion powder and used half of a medium sweet onion. I think this will be my standard recipe for ranch dressing/dipping sauce

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Sounds yummy, Nicole. I'm glad you've found a fave dressing recipe! :)

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I haven't had a chance to go through all the comments but is there a way to use cashew milk instead of the cashews and water??

Thanks!

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