Dairy Free Ranch Dressing Recipe

Dairy Free Ranch Dressing you guys!! I have never met a soul that didn’t like ranch dressing. When we went vegan, my husband really missed ranch.

We wanted to make a dairy-free ranch dressing that would really curb his craving.  This dairy-free ranch recipe really hits the spot.

I don’t know about you, but it seems as though a lot of people have dairy sensitivity lately.  My husband and I are lactose intolerant and my younger daughter is allergic to dairy and soy.

Most of the non-dairy recipes I have seen online use tofu or veganaise as a base.  I was looking for a way to make a soy free ranch dressing recipe and it totally worked!  This is just as easy as the Homemade Peanut Butter and the Healthy Honey Mustard!


dairy free ranch dressing

This yummy dressing passed the ultimate kid test.  My 4 year old loved it!  So, now those of you with kiddos that are dairy sensitive can enjoy the taste of ranch.

I was actually amazed at how well this turned out.  I had my doubts in the beginning.  So here is the recipe.

If you like this, you may also want to check out my dairy free sour cream and my dairy free pesto sauce.

Dairy Free Ranch Dressing

Dairy Free Ranch Dressing

Prep Time 10 min Serves 1.25 cups     adjust servings


  • 1 cup cashews (I used raw and unsalted)
  • 1/4 cup almond milk (If you like a super thick dressing, just omit the milk)
  • 1 clove garlic minced (I do this using a microplane )
  • 3 T chives finely chopped
  • 3 T parsley finely chopped
  • 3 tsp white wine vinegar
  • salt to taste


  1. Place the cashews in water and soak overnight in the fridge.
  2. Drain and rinse the cashews and throw them in the blender with just enough water to cover.
  3. Blend them for about 1-2 minutes.
  4. Now add the rest of the ingredients and blend on low for another minute.


Recipe Notes

That’s it! This made about 1 1/4 cups and should keep for a few weeks in the fridge. I store mine in recycled glass jars.

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112 thoughts to “Dairy Free Ranch Dressing Recipe”

  1. Oh.My.Yum!! I just made this and it is sooooooo good. I have always been picky about Ranch dressings and this is by far the best I've tried, even beating Hidden Valley, which is a big NoNo for me anymore. I did not use any type of milk in it, but just added water until it came out to the consistency I wanted. THANK YOU!! Now if I could stop eating it...
  2. Hey everyone... If you are looking for a carageenan free almond milk, I'd like to recommend the Silk brand almond milk. Making this ranch recipe today, can't wait!
  3. Oh I am so excited to make this! My daughter is allergic to eggs and we're trying to decrease our dairy intake as well...but we LOVE ranch! Would regular white vinegar or apple cider vinegar work? I have those on hand so that's why I'm wondering. Thanks! :)
    1. It doesn't work with apple cider vinegar, but white vinegar might work? Please let me know how it turns out. I hope you enjoy the recipe!
  4. Holly yum!! I am having to do a low iodine diet for two weeks before having radioactive iodine treatment for thyroid cancer. This fits perfect in the diet, I can't thank you enough!
  5. I've had some vegan stuff that didn't taste even remotely like I was looking for. You have enough reviews on here to convince me that this may just give me the satisfaction I'm looking for! Fingers crossed on my end.
  6. Hi there! I just made this with my cuisinart food processor instead of a blender, and the texture was a bit gritty and not smooth. I loved the flavor, and while the texture isn't particularly bothersome to me, my kids will surely balk at it! Any ideas for fixing this problem? Or is that the expected texture? Mine also turned out more pale green than white like yours in the picture. Thanks in advance!
      1. I don't unfortunately! Space is limited (both counter and storage) in my tiny kitchen so I never bought one. I figured that was probably the issue.
  7. Do you know how much parsley and chives to use if they aren't fresh, but dried?! Thanks! Looking forward to whipping this up!
    1. What kind of blender did you use? It comes out smooth in the Vitamix. Did you soak the cashews overnight? Sorry it came out gritty for you. :(
  8. Help! I can't seem to get my cashews smooth. Do I need a new blender or is there a trick that will help? This dressing tastes great but I can't do the lumpy/graininess of it. :(

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