Easy Vegan Ranch Dressing Recipe

For those who are looking to eat less dairy, or completely remove dairy from your diet, this Easy Vegan Ranch Dressing will instantly become a go-to recipe! We use this dressing in wraps, on salads, and as a vegetable dip. 

 

I was raised a vegetarian, but recently I’ve decided to be vegan in addition to being vegetarian. I’ll splurge on the occasional ice cream treat, but otherwise I’m doing the best I can to keep dairy out of my diet.

 

This recipe came from my Grandma, which is where most of my recipes come from and who I can’t thank enough for being one of the most remarkable women I know. My husband puts Ranch on E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G. and he approves of this Easy Vegan Ranch Dressing! It’s kid approved, too!

 

All you do is put all of the ingredients in a bowl, like this: (This is a double batch)

 

 

Then mix it together for a minute or two until it looks and feels like dressing:

 

 

Then, put it into a container of your choice!

 

 

I always get affirmation of the recipes I share with you before I post them. Whether that’s at a church potluck, my husband and son, or a friend at work, I get feedback on what I am planning on sharing here. I know it tastes good, but you don’t. And I have to try and convince you to squeeze in taking a chance on a new recipe. I am telling you, this Vegan Ranch gets RAVE reviews! Other than the time it takes to gather the ingredients and measure them out, it will take you 5-minutes to make this amazing dressing. The first fresh veggie you dunk in there will bring you SO MUCH SATISFACTION!

 

 

Being a vegetarian is easy for me, because it’s the way I was raised. I rely on tried and true recipes that my Grandma uses, that my Mom uses, and now that I use. But being a vegan is more challenging, because it’s a new change that requires substitutes and alternatives. It’s especially difficult for me because I love to bake, and baking almost always requires eggs, milk, or butter.

 

There is a vegetarian meat substitute for every kind of meat and the recipe never fails. But, there is not a vegan substitute for everything dairy. Just because applesauce works in pancakes or muffins, doesn’t mean you’ll like the way it tastes in cookies or brownies.

 

 

 

So far, I have found two vegan substitutes that work for every recipe that calls for it: 1) Butter and 2) Mayonnaise. It doesn’t matter what calls for butter or what calls for mayonnaise, the: 1) Earth Balance Vegan Butter Sticks, and the 2) Hampton Creek Vegan Just Mayo work every time. I rely on both of those things as if they were the real thing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the sea of options that we have, it’s hard to know where to start. I hope to develop a trusting relationship with each of my reader’s so that when they are looking for are recommendation, they know they can trust what I am suggesting. I know what it’s like to not know where to start and to feel overwhelmed with making a significant change to your diet. The easiest place to start is with what you know and then build from there.

 

My starting point was a dear friend of mine who was committed to going vegan. She set out on her journey long before I did, so I have her recommendations to go by. All of them have been a huge success with my family! She’s tried a lot of recipes and shared them with me, along with tips and things she’s learned from recipes that didn’t work or taste good. I deeply appreciate you, Charlyn!

 

So I started with what I knew and with what Charlyn shared with me. Then I started working on finding products that I can consistently rely on, without even thinking twice about. For example, if I wasn’t vegan I would chose Hampton Creek’s Just Mayo (the mayo used in this recipe) over any other product because it is that good. It’s not oily, it has great taste and texture, it’s truly amazing.

 

 

 

Changing your pantry staples and using them enough that you can predict their outcome is really important to sticking to the changes you are trying to make. You can’t make these sort of changes all at once, it’s a slow learning process with plenty of failures to discourage you. But don’t give up! Make your first steps easy ones to build your confidence!

 

I highly recommend that you start with using this Easy Vegan Ranch Dressing as one of your pantry staples!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Easy Vegan Ranch Dressing

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Hampton Creek Vegan Just Mayo
  • 1 tsp Dill Weed
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Parsley
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 cup Water

Instructions

  1. Put all ingredients into a bowl and mix together by hand. Mix for a minute or two, until everything is well combined and has the consistency/texture of dressing. 

  2. Note: You can add more water for a thinner dressing or less water for a thicker dressing. Also, keep it easy on yourself - just grab your dill weed, garlic powder, onion powder, and parsley from the spice rack! 

4 COMMENTS

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  2. Margaret LaLonde | 9th Jan 18

    Jamie, you are an amazing writer. I was surprised when I went into this that it was you. I thought I was going to find a new dressing recipe.

    • jfisher | 9th Jan 18

      HA HA! Thank you, Grandma!!

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