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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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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ginaf's Review

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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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Hi Lauren!

Everything in moderation :)

The cashews make it rather high in fat, but it's packed full of healthy, wholesome ingredients, no preservatives, and is fresh! If you combine it with a ton of veggies, like a big salad or chopped veggies, you'll be doing just fine!

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Thank you! How long does cashew dressing like this keep? :)

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About 5 days in the fridge :)

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Kristin conover's Review

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This was delicious. My husband thinks it is too sweet, so we will try starting with no sweetner next time and slowly adding it in until he thinks it's perfect. Lol. Do you know if there is a way to make raw ranch without cashews, using something else?

We just transitioned into 80% Raw 20% Cooked, and your site has been amazing. Just wanted to throw out a huge thank you!

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It sounds like you are on an awesome roll, Kristin, nice job!!

Instead of cashews, the only other alternative is macadamia nuts in this recipe. (Because these are the two nuts that will give you the creamiest results.)

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How long will this keep in the fridge ?

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