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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Katie 's Review

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Amazing!! I am new to the raw lifestyle and this recipe is a lifesaver!! I have been tweaking it a little by increasing the dill to 1 tablespoon and the water to 1 cup, reducing the honey to 1 tablespoon and then adding two Serrano peppers (cuz I like it SPICY :)....I love your site!!

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We enjoyed this ranch and actually did a Video Review on our youtube channel!
Hope you check it out ! Thanks for the great recipe.
https://youtu.be/DCMUKROybrg

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Nicely filmed review, you two! I'm glad you liked the recipe. Well done, and I'm looking forward to watching more content from you in the coming months!

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Jess Renee's Review

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This recipe was absolutely delicious! I am not one to comment online, but was so pleased and grateful I found this, I thought it best I did. I am on the second week of a 28 day fruit and veggie only cleanse. Salads were beginning to be very boring. This recipe gave my cleanse the new life it needed! I will certainly use this dressing even when I am not on the cleanse. Thanks!

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Hi Jess,

I'm so glad you've been enjoying your cleanse... and that the ranch dressing helped to take it up a notch!

I find a nut pate (like this one) thrown on top of a basic salad also really helps brighten up a boring salad: https://www.therawtarian.com/raw-walnut-pate

Another option to try :)

Good luck with the rest of your challenge!

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Nasdik777's Review

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Super delicious like everything from The Rawtarian,Thank you.

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I'm so glad you enjoyed the Ranch Dressing :) It's one of my faves

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I love the taste of this, but mine came out a bit grainy. Could it be because I don't have a Vitamix or perhaps I just need to add more water?

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Yes - the graininess definitely is mostly to do with your blender. It's the cashews.

Ideally, you'd get a better blender (like Vitamix or Blendtec).

Another option is to soak your cashews in warm water for at least 30 minutes (the purpose is to soften them, so that they will blend more easily): soak in a big bowl, drain, rinse clean quickly, drain again. THEN PAT DRY WITH A CLEAN TEA TOWEL (to remove the excess water) - they don't have to be DRY, you just don't want to add too much excess moisture.

Good luck!

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Vernesa's Review

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Any substitute for the oil? My family is on the plant based diet. I hope there is. We make this dressing every week and now that we are plant based I don't know how to replace the oil:(

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Try replacing the cashews and oil with hemp seeds.

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It's an interesting idea! I will try it out next time.

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I haven't tried this myself, but it sounds like a good idea to me!

Definitely something to try. If anyone reading this tries it, please let us know how it turns out :)

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Hi Vernesa,

There is no obvious substitute for the oil, but you can probably get away with reducing it by half. (For example, using 1/6 cup instead of a 1/3 cup)

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I make the recipe without oil and it tastes great.

Posted from The Rawtarian's Raw Recipes App

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Very good to know, Michelef!

Thanks for sharing your experience; it's comments like yours that make this place so useful.

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Jeani's Review

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Wow, I really love your site. I've been here before, made a lot of your recipes, but not this one before today.
I read a lot of the comments before I made it, especially noted the comments about it being "too vinegary", then played with what I have on hand. I had no lemon juice or onion powder, and chose not to use any sweetener. Instead, I used a small amount of raw marinated onions that I had in the fridge, and I used fresh coconut water. Herbamare instead of plain sea salt, double garlic and double dill. It is still a little more tangy than I'd like, but I'm thinking that tang will smooth out as it sits in the fridge. It also came out of the Vitamix wonderfully thick. I love it.
Thanks again for all that you share with us.

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Hi Jeani,

I'm so glad that you enjoyed the ranch dressing, Jeani! Nice substitutions for what you had on hand. What did you serve it with?

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Creativelycc's Review

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Yum, this is so good. I made a salad out of fresh kale that I am growing and served it to guest for lunch today. it was a big hit. I will be making this a lot. You are amazing Laura-Jane!

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It takes an amazing person to recognize one ;) xox

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Awww, thank you Laura-Jane!

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Laci's Review

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How long will this last in the fridge? Please answer because this is AMAZING!!

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It keeps for about 5 days in the fridge.

It'll thicken up in the fridge to be more like a dip (which is fine, just let it sit out at room temperature for 20 mins or so if you want it to soften up again, or put some in a little bowl and stir in a bit of water).

I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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Laci's Review

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Thank you so much for responding. This is honestly the best recipe I have tried. I'm excited to try your other recipes. Thank you for sharing them

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My pleasure, Laci! I'm so glad to have you here :)

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