Ranch 2

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup raw cashews
  • 1 cup plain unsweetened soy milk*
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • ¾ tsp salt or to taste
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • Pepper to taste
  • Pinch of dill (optional)

For nut-free/lower fat:

  • ½ cup canned white beans
  • ½ cup plain unsweetened soy milk*
  • 1½ tbsp white vinegar
  • ½ tsp salt or to taste
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • Pepper to taste
  • Pinch of dill (optional)

Instructions:

Place all ingredients except for parsley and dill (if using) in a small blender attachment. Blend until smooth and creamy, transfer to a small glass container with a lid and mix in dried parsley and dill if using. Adjust any seasonings to taste.

*For a thicker ranch just add less soy milk.

81 Comments

  1. Shanna on November 14, 2020 at 9:53 am

    Ohhh I can’t wait to try this one!! Thanks Kiki!

    • Cathe Carnes on November 18, 2020 at 2:08 pm

      Is there a reason you use soy milk instead of almond? I notice you use soy milk quite a bit. I’m just curious, I’m still learning about this way of eating.

      • Susan on December 28, 2020 at 10:16 am

        Soy milk makes things a little creamier.

        • Teresa on January 1, 2021 at 12:50 pm

          Hemp milk too but use alittle less

      • Jodi on January 16, 2021 at 2:01 am

        Almond milk is one of (if not the number one) worst/least sustainable plant based milks

        • Debbie on March 15, 2021 at 2:04 pm

          Why is that? I make my own almond milk because I can’t use soy. Is there something I can use that is better than almond?

          • Rachel on March 23, 2021 at 12:36 pm

            Oat milk is good



        • Melody on March 30, 2021 at 12:12 pm

          I can only use oat milk hope it works! I’m using beans as well ?

    • Kim Littlefield on December 7, 2020 at 3:44 pm

      WOW! I made this last night. My husband and daughter gobbled up a ton of veggies dipped in this. I used 1/2 the salt and only a tiny pinch of dill. AMAZING!!!

    • Fay Vincelette on April 8, 2021 at 4:44 pm

      This is amazing! Both my kids loved it. Made it with sunflower seeds because my son is allergic to all tree nuts.

  2. Charlotte on November 14, 2020 at 9:59 am

    This looks delicious. I make ranch dressing with silken tofu, instead of cashews, for even lower caloric density. It’s also so yummy

    • LauraLee on November 18, 2020 at 9:17 am

      This is how I make mine too

    • Donna Butler on November 18, 2020 at 3:10 pm

      Sounds great! What is your recipe?

    • Amy on November 18, 2020 at 7:35 pm

      Could you share your recipe? The above recipe sounds delicious but is too high in calories for me- thanks!

      • Melissa on January 1, 2021 at 9:11 pm

        Hi, the nut free recipe would be lower in calories than the tofu one I would think , although silken tofu does make it super creamy . The beans in Plantiful Kiki’s would help cream it up without the added calories

    • Dora on November 18, 2020 at 7:46 pm

      Can I ask how much tofu would you use in place of the cashews?

    • Grace on November 21, 2020 at 10:01 am

      Oh I am going to try that with this recipe. I do make mayo with silken tofu but I made this according to the recipe first. As written, it was too thin for my liking and it separated in the fridge (not a big deal but the tofu should hold longer). Thx to you and to you, Kiki!

    • Joy on November 22, 2020 at 10:20 am

      Charlotte, can I get that recipe as well? I have a few packages of tofu I need to use up

      • Sunflower on February 5, 2021 at 8:26 am

        Can I use walnuts instead of cashews?

    • Misty on December 28, 2020 at 1:01 pm

      Good idea I was trying to figure out a substitute for cashews because my son is allergic to Tree Nuts.
      Thanks for the idea.

    • Plantiful Kiki on December 31, 2020 at 5:59 pm

      I am happy everyone is enjoying the ranch as much as we are! I love seeing everyone adjust to their taste. I was finally able to update the recipe to have a nut-free version using white beans and less vinegar. Thank you for sharing the tofu option for those that like that.

      • Katrina on December 31, 2020 at 6:28 pm

        Just made this and love it! I added a little smoked paprika to mine though – yum!

  3. Kitty on November 18, 2020 at 9:26 am

    Finally I can eat more salads. Thank you for this.

  4. Dani on November 18, 2020 at 9:29 am

    Oh my gosh 🙌🏻🤞🏻 Can’t wait to try, I MISS RANCH! it’s been years of dairy free & I haven’t found a good replacement

    • Kim on November 18, 2020 at 11:59 am

      I’ve used almond silk yogurt. Its close.

  5. Sherry on November 18, 2020 at 10:12 am

    Yum!!!

  6. Sheila on November 18, 2020 at 10:34 am

    Yum 😋

  7. Donna on November 18, 2020 at 10:57 am

    Looking forward to making this. Thank you so much!

  8. Kysha on November 18, 2020 at 11:02 am

    Oh, I can’t wait to try this! Thank you KiKi!

    • Barbara on November 19, 2020 at 8:30 am

      I can’t wait to try this. I’ve been looking for a simple ranch recipe. I don’t like most dressings except for ranch. I’m not into soy milk so I’m sure I can substitute that for almond milk.

      • Joy Olsen on December 30, 2020 at 3:39 pm

        I just tried this recipe with almond milk tonight and it was super runny, not creamy at all. I would highly suggest a much more creamier heavy dense milk like soy. lol Lesson learned!

        • Laurie on December 30, 2020 at 5:01 pm

          Should I soak the cashews first? Is dried dill good to use or should it be fresh? Thank you!

        • Linda Gross on January 10, 2021 at 9:56 pm

          When I make this dressing I use 3/4 cup, not 1 cup, of soy milk. It turns out nice and thick. Love it!!

        • LB on January 17, 2021 at 8:56 am

          Just use less milk

      • Debbie on February 24, 2021 at 4:31 pm

        I used unsweetened Almond milk in this recipe and I substitute about half of the milk with silken tofu and it makes it thicker. So, so good! The closest thing to traditional ranch I have found.

  9. Jules on November 18, 2020 at 11:24 am

    Wow, this recipe looks delicious and has simple ingredients. Thank you.

    • Jules on November 19, 2020 at 10:08 pm

      Made it, loved it! 😃
      Thank you for sharing your recipe.

  10. Sunny on November 18, 2020 at 2:21 pm

    I made the ranch dressing, and it is truly amazing! Thank you so so much for sharing! My little one helped me make it, and she loved it as well.

  11. Tami Gadd on November 18, 2020 at 6:08 pm

    I made it… is was yummy… I used about 1/3 cup cashews… 1/4 cup silken… I didn’t have white vinegar so used white wine vinegar… is was delicious…

  12. Joanne on November 19, 2020 at 10:48 pm

    I can’t wait to try this !

  13. Jenn Price on November 21, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    made this tonight to eat on a buffalo baked potato with a large side of cucumber slices. Delish!

  14. Kathy on November 26, 2020 at 11:22 am

    I made this dressing today.. sooo good! Thank you Kiki! Happy Thanksgiving!

  15. Heidi on November 29, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    I just made it as written, and it’s delicious! @Jenn Price – Ooooh, your dinner sounds delicious.. I am going to search for a Buffalo Baked Potato recipe. (I am assuming it’s a potato with the buffalo wing sauce with a dab of Kiki’s ranch??

    Kiki, I just discovered you… and have made all of your dressings and made some of your TG recipes. All have been amazing. I am on week 3 of my plant based journey… and like you and your hubby, we stopped the other food “cold turkey” and we are loving it! Thanks for your positive posts!

  16. Linda Gross on November 30, 2020 at 9:55 am

    Kiki! I’ve made many vegan ranch dressings and have thrown a lot of them out, but yours is the best! Even my non-plant based family members liked it! The only changes I made to it was adding more dill – about 1/2 tsp. – and about 1/2 tsp. of maple syrup (next time I might add a date instead). Love it!!

  17. Claire on December 2, 2020 at 6:37 pm

    Just made this and it is amazing! Mixed it with a little buffalo sauce and baked buffalo cauliflower for a buffalo cauliflower salad!

  18. Dianne on December 18, 2020 at 9:27 am

    We made your dressing twice now and changed the salt to a 1/2 teaspoon. My teenage daughter even says the first batch was too salty with 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt. Otherwise, it’s a great replacement! :oD Thank you!

  19. Neytiri on December 23, 2020 at 3:41 pm

    How much tofu?

  20. Michalynn on December 28, 2020 at 7:26 am

    Just tried it this morning on my salad…this was delicious!!! Fantastic recipe

  21. Dulce Monteiro on December 28, 2020 at 7:58 am

    can you sub white beans for cashews?

    • Plantiful Kiki on January 1, 2021 at 2:25 pm

      Yes! I added this variation to the recipe page. It isn’t the same, but still tasty.

  22. Renee on December 28, 2020 at 8:24 am

    I am allergic to cashews . Any suggestions? Have you tasted these suggestions too ?

    • Plantiful Kiki on January 1, 2021 at 2:23 pm

      I added a white bean version. I don’t like it as much, but my husband thought it was great.

      • Sunflower on February 5, 2021 at 8:28 am

        Can I use walnuts instead of cashews?

  23. Susan on December 28, 2020 at 10:23 am

    Oh my goodness, I just watched you latest video and found this ranch dressing. Like you, I have been missing it especially as a dipping sauce for veggies. I just made it and it was scrumptious!
    Your cheese sauce and this dressing are the absolute best that I have tried since following WFPB!!! I’ve thrown away quite a few trials.
    Thank you so much!! I also got your cookbook for Christmas and I’m loving it too! Love your simplicity!

  24. LoveDailyLife on December 28, 2020 at 4:45 pm

    This was absolutely delicious!! Thank you!! My daughter gobbled it up with some French fries and cucumbers! I did too!! ❤️❤️

  25. Rhonda Nole on December 28, 2020 at 5:23 pm

    Can I use Almond Milk?

    • Plantiful Kiki on January 1, 2021 at 2:22 pm

      Any plant milk should work, but they all do have a different flavor and consistency. Give it a try and let others know how it turned out!

    • Debbie on February 24, 2021 at 4:34 pm

      I used unsweetened almond milk with this recipe all of the time and it’s great. I also sub half of the milk with tofu to make it thicker. My favorite dressing recipe ever!

  26. Felicia on December 29, 2020 at 4:45 pm

    I made this one and omgee! Little taste of heaven…I couldn’t get enough drizzled this baby on my potatoes too!

  27. Gayle on December 29, 2020 at 5:08 pm

    This is the best ranch! Definitely my go to dip and dressing.

  28. Mary on December 30, 2020 at 11:25 am

    So good, thank you!

  29. Liliana F. on December 31, 2020 at 3:49 pm

    This is the best ranch dip I have made since I went plant-based in 2014!!! I swapped the soy milk for unsweetened plain coconut yogurt.

  30. Marlene on January 1, 2021 at 3:22 pm

    My not vegan recipe calls for lime juice instead of vinegar so I made this and subbed with lime juice. So good! Thank you Kiki!

  31. Andrew Finnestad on January 2, 2021 at 9:09 am

    Hello, thank you for posting a nut free version of this recipe. I tried the recipe using water instead of soy milk and it was a little running but it worked out really good and I think this will be a head going forward. Keep up the good work.

  32. Susan on January 3, 2021 at 1:09 pm

    I doubled the recipe and used a full can of coconut milk because it was what I had. Very tasty!

  33. Arden on January 4, 2021 at 9:18 pm

    So good! I used almond milk because that’s what I had on hand and 2 garlic cloves and it was ah-mazing! Thank you for figuring this one out!

  34. Lisa Seegmiller on January 10, 2021 at 3:58 pm

    This is the most amazing dressing!! Fabulous work! I enjoy putting 1 full teaspoon of dill in mine. Thank you for such inspirational content! You are a gift to the world!

  35. Barbara Waller on January 16, 2021 at 8:09 am

    Love, love this dressing. Thank you Kiki! ❤️ Had missed my ranch dressing so much and had tried several without success. This one is a keeper.

  36. debbie on January 16, 2021 at 10:52 am

    Kiki – Another GREAT tasting recipe!! I tried this with plain almond milk because I cannot have soy and it was delicious!! Thank you for making such great recipes for us!!

  37. Vanessa on January 16, 2021 at 11:13 am

    What is the lowest fat version I’m guessing beans versus adding nuts and what milk would be least fat?

  38. Cori on January 23, 2021 at 12:22 pm

    Do you know how long this will keep good for in the fridge?

  39. Tanya Matherly on January 26, 2021 at 3:20 pm

    Kiki, this ranch was SOOO GOOD! My family LOVED it! I used half the salt and also added 2 pinches of dried dill. We have not had a vegan ranch that we have really enjoyed until this recipe. Thank you so very much for sharing your creation 🙂 BIG HUG !

  40. Kim on February 7, 2021 at 5:51 pm

    Amazing!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

  41. Nicole Ross on February 13, 2021 at 1:59 pm

    This is hands down the BEST homemade vegan ranch I have tried! I was starting to loose hope that I would find one close to the real thing as that was a hard one to not have anymore! One thing I do to reduce fat instead of beans (since I don’t like the bean flavor as much) is sub some of the cashews for almond butter powder and it maintains the original flavor! Just an idea! Thank you for this recipe 🙏!

    • Amelia on April 2, 2021 at 5:30 pm

      How much almond butter to replace how many cashews?

  42. Annette on February 25, 2021 at 9:54 am

    Great recipe, as always! I’ve been making this for a few months now. Instead of vinegar, I have started using dill pickle juice (which is basically just vinegar with garlic and salt and dill). I adjust the salt accordingly. It has become a good way to use up some dill pickle juice so it isn’t wasted and to add flavour to a great dip!

    • Bella on March 20, 2021 at 3:22 pm

      Dill pickle juice sounds like an excellent sub for vinegar. I need to try. I made the mistake of not reading ingredient list on new carton of soy milk and it contained sugar, which made for quite an interesting dressing flavor. I added lemon and more vinegar trying to tone down sweet taste, but I may add dill juice to see if it helps. Thanks for the idea.

  43. Leigh on March 19, 2021 at 12:52 pm

    Omg so good!!!! It was a bit thin (used almond milk) so I just threw a few more cashews in. I’ll definitely try the bean one so I can eat it in greater quantities because this is my new favorite condiment/dressing/sauce.

    Well done on another amazing recipe, Kiki! Keep ‘em coming.

  44. Bella on March 20, 2021 at 3:07 pm

    Word of warning: read the ingredient list on soy milk carton. Aldi carries Simply Nature organic vanilla and original options. One would think the original would be unsweetened, but I was wrong, VERY WRONG. I made the dressing and it was a sweetened creamy dressing, which is OK for what it is, but tastes NOTHING like ranch dressing. I had to do some major doctoring with seasonings, more vinegar and lemon to cut the sweetness. Can anyone recommend a good brand of “unsweetened” soy milk?

  45. Bella on March 21, 2021 at 11:07 am

    2nd attempt to post comment — 3/21/21

    I made her ranch dressing.

    Word of warning: read the ingredient list on soy milk carton. Aldi carries Simply Nature organic vanilla and original options. One would think the original would be unsweetened, but I was wrong, VERY WRONG. I made the dressing and it was a sweetened creamy dressing, which is OK for what it is, but tastes NOTHING like ranch dressing. I had to do some major doctoring with seasonings, more vinegar and lemon to cut the sweetness. I’ll need to search for a brand of soy milk without sugar.

  46. Anne Lobaccaro on March 26, 2021 at 12:29 pm

    I made this a few days ago. It is the best ranch dressing I’ve ever made! And the easiest. I made it with no modifications. Much better than recipes with more cashews that were soaked.
    I like WestSoy- only soy beans and water. I got it off Amazon but be careful as prices are all over the place.

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