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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renay's Review

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this is my absolute favorite version of vegan ranch dressing ever, and i've tried many. having grown up putting it on everything from salads to baked potatoes, ranch dressing was something that i really missed once i went vegan. this brought the nostalgic flavor right back to me and when i'm craving ranch dressing, this is my go to recipe. no need to search for another one! thank you! xo

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Hi Renay! I'm so glad that you liked it.

There seems to be a small camp of reviews that say that this recipe is too sweet, but I don't find it too sweet at all. For our other readers, what sweetener do you use for this and do you find it too sweet?

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renay's Review

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I use raw honey for the sweetener, although I do a scant amount, probably a bit less than 3TB (i rarely measure exactly if we're being honest ;-) It would still be delicious even without sweetener at all, but with the honey it is reminiscent of Hidden Valley Ranch or Litehouse Ranch. Most people don't realize just how much sugar (and we're talking GMO beet sugar or corn syrup most of the time, too - you're lucky if it's cane sugar) is in commercial dressings and sauces - sugar is often the first or second ingredient!

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Pissed off's Review

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This recipe looks nothing like the picture. I'm sorry but it was too sweet and was really watery.

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Hi! I'm sorry that the recipe didn't turn out for you.. What kind of sweetener did you use, and did you soak your cashews?

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KikAllez's Review

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My husband just loved this. I am still on the fence about it. I think the next time I make it I will omit the sweetener (I didn't have agave nectar so used coconut nectar) and then while it is still in the vitamix add a teaspoon at a time until I get it just right. I may back off of the onion powder a bit, too. I just need to fiddle with it some. I don't have a big sweet tooth....my hsuband does, though.

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ANy subsTitute for the vinegar, I don't eat any vinegar.

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Hi Devona,

If you can't do vinegar, you could omit it completely or possibly add some lemon juice instead.

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ok thanks

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My pleasure :)

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Elizabeth Marshall's Review

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I omitted the oil and added the equivalent in water. I also used three dates instead of 3 T syrup. Tastes wonderful. Been using this recipe for two years now, and I still love it, even with my recent personal changes.

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It's a keeper, Elizabeth!

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Bart's Review

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Thank you so much for this recipe! I stumbled upon it while googling a healthy option and it is indeed, out of this world. I soaked my cashews overnight and added less water, went with 1/4 c of evoo and 1T of agave - absolutely delicious! Oh, I also used limes since that's all we had on hand! Bookmarking your site for sure! Thanks again!

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I'm so glad it turned out well for you, Bart! Did you have it on a salad, as a dip, or ?

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My local vegan restaurant makes an amazing ranch to go with their amazing (baked) Buffalo Cauliflower Wings...I don't see a cauliflower wing recipe on your site, do you by chance have one? I want to make your ranch recipe for the wings, if I can find a good recipe for them.

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Ooh, no, I definitely don't have a cauliflower wing recipe. I have never heard of such a thing, but it sounds amazing!!! What were they like??

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samanthaf's Review

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I ended up using macadamia nuts, half the oil, and half the the sweetener...oh, my holy deliciousness. One of my struggles going vegan was not having a ranch that tasted like the real thing (as dumb as that is). This puts Hidden Valley to shame!!!

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Nice tweaks, Samantha! I'm so glad this satisfied your ranch cravings :)

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andreaf3847's Review

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Oh my! This is sooo good. I will never buy another bottle of store dressing. My hubby and I had a huge chock full salad and I had this drizzled all over...My hubby kept saying mmmm good salad lol. Thank you!

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Awesome Andrea!!

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This is outstanding!! I make it all the time!! :D

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I'm so glad you enjoyed it, Gina!

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June M 's Review

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Loved loved loved! I used 1/4 c cashews and 1 c raw almonds (did not soak at all) and replaced the 1/3 c oil with water (in addition to the 3/4 c called for in the recipe) and it turned out amazing. Very thick but excellent as a dip. I just added more water to thin as a dressing. Thanks for the recipe. It was seriously mind blowing how it tastes exactly like ranch dip/ dressing!! My hubby and 10 year old son love it too!!

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Hey June!

I'm so glad that you loved the flavor and that your tweaks worked out well for you. :)

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I need to make this. I am surprised by the calories, though. Doesn't that seem high, and not low, for a dressing? I guess they're good calories, right?

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