This creamy and flavorful Vegan Ranch Dressing tastes so much like its dairy-based counterpart, you won’t believe it’s dairy-free! Not only is this dairy-free ranch dressing perfect for salads, but it also makes a delicious dip for veggies, chips and more. This vegan dressing is also nut-free, easy to make and requires less than 10 ingredients and just 5 minutes of prep time.Jump to Recipe
It all started with my vegan ranch chickpea veggie burgers. When I told my coworker about the burgers, she thought I said I made vegan ranch dressing, and I think she almost jumped out of her chair from excitement.
Unfortunately, that wasn’t exactly what I had said, just what she wished I had said.
She went on to complain that she just couldn’t find a vegan version of this American staple that met her standards. “The store-bought varieties just don’t taste the same,” she said.
As a new vegan, she was on the hunt for a satisfactory replacement for her favorite dressing.
So, I figured if I could make a ranch-style veggie burger, I could make a vegan ranch dressing too.
Using the same seasoning blend in my burgers, I was able to create a creamy vegan dressing that made the cut.
Not only did my vegan coworker absolutely fall in love with this dressing, but my non-vegan coworkers also went bananas over it. They just couldn’t believe it was vegan!
Made with vegan mayo, soy milk, apple cider vinegar, parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, dill, kosher salt and white pepper, it surely was 100% vegan. 🙂
What to Eat with This Ranch Dressing/Dip (Besides Salad)
When I took this ranch dressing to work, I also brought in samples of my Buffalo Chickpea Meatballs. Not only was the dressing a hit, but so were these tasty little meatless meatballs.
A win-win I must say!
In addition to the Buffalo "meatballs," this dressing makes a great topping for my Buffalo Chickpea Burgers too.
I also enjoyed dipping some vegan chicken nuggets as well as all kinds of veggies into this delicious ranch!
And of course, good ole potato chips, French fries and sweet potato fries work well too! 😉
What mayonnaise works best in this recipe?
I have made this dressing several times and have tried it with a different brand of vegan mayo each time, including Follow Your Heart Vegenaise, Earth Balance Original and Just Mayo.
Personally, I prefer it made with Earth Balance, which is the brand shown in the photographs for this post.
How to Make Vegan Ranch Dressing
Start by adding unsweetened, plain soy milk to a 12- or 16-oz. mason jar. Then, add apple cider vinegar.
Whisk with a fork to combine.
Next, add dried parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, dill, kosher salt and white pepper.
Then, add vegan mayo.
Whisk with a fork to combine all of the ingredients.
Then, place the lid tightly on the jar and shake vigorously to ensure all ingredients are well-incorporated.
Refrigerate for at least 1 hours Stir before serving.
Store dressing in the refrigerator for up to 5 days in the sealed mason jar. Stir before each use.
More ranch-inspired recipes
- Oil-Free Vegan Ranch Dip and Dressing
- Vegan Avocado Ranch Dressing and Dip
- Vegan Ranch Chickpea Burgers
Vegan Ranch Dressing
- ¼ cup unsweetened, plain soy milk plus 1-2 additional tablespoon if you like a thinner dressing (I used WestSoy)
- 1 ¼ teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- ¾ cup gluten-free, vegan mayonnaise (see post above for brand suggestions)
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon dried dill weed
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- ⅛ teaspoon white pepper
- Add soy milk to a 12- or 16 oz. mason jar. Using a fork, whisk in apple cider vinegar.
- Add dried parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, dill, kosher salt and white pepper followed by mayo. Whisk with a fork to combine.
- Seal the mason jar and shake vigorously to ensure all ingredients are well-incorporated.
- Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Stir before serving.
(Please refer to the post above for instructional photographs and other helpful information for this recipe)
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What if you can’t drink soy milk?
Hi Randy! As I mentioned in the recipe card notes, I haven't personally tested the recipe with a different plant-based milk, but feel free to give it a try. If you use a different plant-based milk, you may have to adjust the measurements for both the milk and the mayo depending on how thick you like your dressing as some milks have a thinner consistency than the soy milk. If it is a thinner milk, you might want to start out with 2 tablespoons and work up from there depending on your preference. Hope that helps. Feel free to let me know how it turns out and what milk you used. 🙂
This is my favorite recipe for vegan ranch dressing on the internet! I am OBSESSED!!!! So easy to make and SO GOOD! Way better than any store-bought vegan ranch dressing I have tried too!
Thank you so much, Eva! That means a lot! I'm so happy you love the dressing! 🙂
This ranch dressing looks and sounds so easy and delicious ? I will definitely be making this for my friend who is vegan.. I am sure she and her family will love it!
Thank you so much, Sonia! 🙂
I can never resist a big pot of ranch dressing with veggies to dip in. Great that this is a vegan option too.
Me too, Dannii! Thanks so much! 🙂
This is definitely the best dressing I have had. I am slowly transitioning to vegan and was tired of vingerette dressing. So far I have made this 3 times and every time it is AMAZING. My mom and sister, non vegan, both love it and have made the recipe.. Thank you.
That's so wonderful to hear, Mary! So happy you and your family love this dressing! 🙂
This is great! Pinning this for when I need a crowd pleasing party dip!
Thanks Tracy! 🙂
Heidy L. McCallum
I am loving how delicious your Vegan Ranch Dressing looks, I bet my friend Trisha would love this. I will have to pass your recipe on to her.
Thanks so much, Heidy! Hope she enjoys it! 🙂