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Southwest Vegan Ranch Dressing Recipe

A creamy, tangy, herby, dairy free ranch dressing with a hint of southwest flavors. This dressing is super versatile! Try it on salads, burgers, baked potatoes, stirred into soup, as a dip for raw veggies or french fries...the possibilities are endless!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Dips, Dressings, Sauces and Spreads
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegan
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 66kcal



  • Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth. Add additional water by the tablespoon, if needed, to thin it out.



~ Use raw cashews for the creamiest dressing and best flavor.
~ Be sure to soak the cashews for several hours if you don't have a high speed blender to ensure they blend up perfectly creamy.
~ Use fresh squeezed lemon juice for the best and brightest flavor.
~ Blend until silky smooth. Add water 1 tablespoon at a time if needed to loosen it up.
~ Taste and adjust seasoning to your liking. Add an extra pinch of salt, squeeze of lemon, or dash of dill, etc.
~ This dressing will keep in the fridge in an airtight container for several days.
~ This recipe makes about 1 cup in total. Nutrition facts calculated assuming 2 tablespoons per serving.


Serving: 8Servings | Calories: 66kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 146mg | Sugar: 1g