This creamy Vegan Ranch is not only a Dairy-Free Ranch Dressing but still has all the classic flavors of a great ranch found at any good country diner. Made with vegan mayonnaise, garlic, green onion, parsley, and dill, this Vegan Ranch Dressing Recipe is as good, and I think even better, than traditional ranch.
I am very excited for you to make this recipe because it’s one that I’m most proud of. Ranch is a dressing that I use not just for salads but for dipping fries and pizza; I use it a sandwich spread. So, I’m pretty serious when it comes to good ranch dressing.
I actually enjoy this Vegan Ranch more than traditional ranch. It’s lighter but the flavors are still bold and taste exactly how they should. I can detect almost no difference between this recipe and something you will get at your favorite restaurant. I use all the same spices as are found in traditional ranch and really the only difference is the use of vegan mayonnaise and the elimination of buttermilk.
What’s better, it’s so easy to make that you’ll have no excuse not to make it fresh!
Now, let’s talk about how to make this awesome Dairy-Free Ranch Dressing.
- Vegan mayonnaise – I use vegan mayonnaise as a substitute for traditional mayo. This also replaces the buttermilk found in most recipes.
- Green onion – This adds a lot of flavor to the dressing. It’s one of the key ingredients.
- Garlic – I use only 1 clove of garlic; remember, we are also using garlic powder so there’s no lack of garlic flavor in this recipe.
- Onion powder, garlic powder, dried dill, and dried parsley – these are traditional ranch seasonings.
- Water – I add a little water to thin out the dressing.
How To Make Vegan Ranch
- Green onion and garlic. Mince the garlic and chop up green onion.
- Blend all ingredients. Add minced garlic, green onion, vegan mayonnaise, water, onion powder, garlic powder, dried parsley, and dried dill to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Adjust consistency if needed. Add more water if dressing is too thick; add more vegan mayo if too thin.
- Store. Place in a sealed container in the refrigerator for 2 hours to allow flavors to combine and become richer.
Many recipes call for the ingredients to be whisked. However, because we use freshly minced garlic and chopped green onions, you’ll want to use a blender to make sure there are no chunks of garlic or green onion. I’ve tried just whisking the ingredients and found that the flavor is actually better when I use a blender instead; they flavors become better combined and produce a richer and creamier dressing.
Also, I use 2 cloves of garlic but this can be too much for some people. Feel free to use only 1 clove.
Ranch, as I’m sure you’re aware, is such a versatile dressing and can be used in so many different ways. Here are just a few.
- As a dip for French fries and chips.
- As a spread on sandwiches.
- Drizzle over your favorite house salad.
- Use it as a dip for pizza.
- As a substitute for cheese on Vegan Nachos!
Is Vegan Ranch Healthy?
Because I don’t use buttermilk and have substituted regular mayonnaise for vegan mayo, this recipe is healthier than traditional store-bought ranch. I use fresh garlic and green onion in this recipe which makes it even healthier. Let’s take a look at some of the health benefits of garlic and green onion.
- Garlic is highly nutritious, loaded with antioxidants, and is believed to help lower blood pressure.(1)
- Green onions are also packed with antioxidants. They contain prebiotics and are high in fiber; this makes green onion beneficial for promoting gut health.(2)
Looking For More Healthy Dips And Dressings?
- Jalapeno Ranch Dressing
- Black Bean and Corn Salsa
- Lemon Dill Hummus
- Vegan Ceviche
- Beet Hummus
- Vegan Nacho Cheese
- Garlic Oil
- Salsa Taquera
- Vegan Caesar Dressing
- 1 Cup vegan mayonnaise
- 1/4 Cup water
- 2 Green onions, chopped
- 1 Garlic clove, minced
- 1/2 Teaspoon dried dill
- 1/2 Teaspoon dried parsley
- 1/4 Teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 Teaspoon onion powder
- Pinch of salt and pepper
- Chop green onions and mince garlic clove.
- Add vegan mayonnaise, water, green onion, garlic, dried dill, dried parsley, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper to a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
- If dressing is too thin, add a little more mayonnaise; if dressing is too thick, add a little water.
- Store in the refrigerator for a couple hours to allow flavors to fully combine before serving.
Blending the ingredients instead of whisking them is key. I use fresh garlic and green onion in this recipe which is why I use the blender to make sure there are no chunks of onion or garlic left in the dressing. I have also found that the flavor is much better when a blender is used.
It's also important that you store the dressing in the refrigerator for a couple hours before serving as this allows time for the flavors to fully combine and become richer.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 139Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 110mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 0g
The Vegan Plate attempts to provide accurate information. However, this nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. The nutritional information provided comes from online sources and calculations.