Our vegan ranch dressing is a quick and easy homemade ranch dressing recipe with simple ingredients, such as vegan mayo and non-dairy yogurt.

Like the ranch dressing with all love, this non-dairy alternative is creamy, savory, tangy, herby, and garlicky.

You’ll love it on salads, vegetables, and many other dishes, and it also works well as a dip.

vegan ranch dressing in a bowl

Dietary Note: This recipe is suitable for a vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free diet.

Did you know that ranch dressing is regarded as the most popular dressing in the United States?

So, making this recipe without dairy was a no-brainer for us. Imagine you can have the same creamy and delicious dressing but with an eye on sustainability and health.

Homemade dairy-free ranch dressing has it all. It’s a lighter and more sustainable choice while retaining all the creaminess, flavor, and tang of classic ranch.

This blog post will show you how to make the best vegan ranch dressing with simple, non-dairy ingredients.

vegan ranch dressing on a side salad

Vegan ranch dressing video

Ingredients & Substitutions for vegan ranch

Vegan ranch dressing ingredients

Quantities are in the recipe box at the bottom of the page.

Vegan mayo

You can purchase vegan mayonnaise at your local grocery store or make it yourself at home following our quick and easy 1-minute vegan mayo recipe.

The advantage of making homemade vegan mayo is that you can control the ingredients and use the best oils, such as olive or avocado.

Non-dairy yogurt

If you are new to the world of plant-based eating, you might not know that there are plenty of non-dairy alternatives to yogurts.

You can use unsweetened soy yogurt (our favorite), coconut yogurt, cashew yogurt, or any other plant-based yogurt you can find at your local supermarket, provided they are unflavoured.

Substitute non-dairy yogurt for homemade cashew sour cream or store-bought vegan sour cream.

Non-dairy milk

We recommend unsweetened soy milk.

Substitute unsweetened oat milk, almond milk, or cashew milk for soy milk.

Soy and rice milk are the best choices for making nut-free and dairy-free ranch.

Lemon juice

Freshly squeezed lemon juice adds tangy notes essential in homemade vegan ranch dressing.

Substitute apple cider vinegar for lemon juice.

Herbs

Ranch should have dried dill, dried parsley, and dried chives.

Substitute fresh herbs for dried ones.

Onion and garlic powder

Just a hint to add that garlicky and oniony flavor to the dressing.

Substitute grated garlic for garlic powder.

If you want to add more spices, feel free to do so based on what you like.

Salt and black pepper

We recommend sea salt or kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.

vegan ranch dressing with hand and silver spoon

How to make vegan ranch dressing

Here’s the recipe for homemade vegan mayo if you are interested.

immersion blender and jar

To a bowl, add vegan mayo, non-dairy yogurt, dried dill, dried parsley, dried chives, onion powder, garlic powder, lemon juice, salt, and black pepper.

vegan ranch before mixing the herbs

Whisk until combined, then add as much non-dairy milk as you need to reach your desired consistency.

You can make a thicker vegan ranch dressing without milk for dipping or a thinner one for drizzling on salads.

Tip: if you like your vegan ranch recipe with a finer texture, add everything to a blender and blend until smooth.

vegan ranch dressing with hands

Taste and adjust for dried herbs, salt, and lemon juice. Serve immediately or store in the fridge.

vegan ranch dressing in a bowl with a spoon

Serving suggestions

Serve vegan ranch dressing as you would serve your classic ranch dressing. It’s delicious on salads, roasted or grilled veggies, grain bowls, buddha bowls, and more.

You can have it in veggie burgers or for dipping french fries, dry pizza crust, buffalo cauliflower wings, falafel, carrot and celery sticks, and more.

vegan ranch dressing on a side salad

Here are some recipes we like to drizzle it on:

Variations

Cashew ranch dressing

vegan sour cream with chives on top

Cashew ranch dressing has homemade cashew sour cream instead of dairy-free yogurt.

The recipe is ultra creamy, thick, rich, and delicious, but you’ll need a powder blender to make the cashew sour cream.

Here’s our cashew sour cream recipe.

Storage

Make ahead: you can make vegan ranch dressing up to a week ahead. It’s perfect for your weekly meal prep, so you have it ready in the fridge.

Refrigerator: transfer the dressing to a mason jar or in an airtight container and keep it in the fridge for up to 7 days.

Freezer: we don’t recommend freezing this recipe.

vegan ranch dressing with hand and silver spoon

More salad dressings

If you love homemade salad dressing, try these easy and quick dressing favorites:

More recipes with mayonnaise

Try more easy and delicious recipes with mayonnaise with these salads and side dishes:

For more condiment ideas, check out our dressing and sauces category page.

vegan ranch dressing in a white bowl

Vegan Ranch Dressing

By: Nico Pallotta
5 from 5 votes
Our vegan ranch dressing is a quick and easy homemade ranch dressing recipe with simple ingredients, such as vegan mayo and non-dairy yogurt.
Like the ranch dressing with all love, this non-dairy alternative is creamy, savory, tangy, herby, and garlicky.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 cup
Course: Dressing & Sauces
Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • ½ cup vegan mayo
  • ½ cup non-dairy yogurt we use unsweetened soy yogurt. Swap cashew sour cream.
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon dried chives
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 twists black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons non-dairy milk add more if you want a thinner ranch for drizzling. Add less if you want a thicker ranch for dipping.

Instructions 

  • To a bowl, add ½ cup vegan mayo, ½ cup non-dairy yogurt, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 1 teaspoon dried dill, ½ teaspoon dried parsley, ½ teaspoon dried chives, ½ teaspoon garlic powder, ½ teaspoon onion powder, ½ teaspoon salt, and 2 twists black pepper.
    vegan ranch before mixing the herbs
  • Whisk until combined, then add 2 tablespoons non-dairy milk or more until you reach your desired consistency.
    You can make a thicker vegan ranch dressing without milk for dipping or a thinner one for drizzling on salads.
    vegan ranch dressing with hands
  • Tip: if you like your vegan ranch recipe with a finer texture, add everything to a blender and blend until smooth.
    vegan ranch dressing with hand and silver spoon
  • Taste and adjust for dried herbs, salt, and lemon juice. Serve immediately or store in the fridge.
    vegan ranch dressing on a side salad

Video

Vegan Ranch Dressing (for salad, veggies, potatoes)

Notes

Nutrition information is an estimate for 1 tablespoon of vegan ranch dressing.
STORAGE
Make ahead: you can make vegan ranch dressing up to a week ahead. It’s perfect for your weekly meal prep, so you have it ready in the fridge.
Refrigerator: transfer the dressing to a mason jar or in an airtight container and keep it in the fridge for up to 7 days.
Freezer: we don’t recommend freezing this recipe.
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Nutrition

Calories: 46kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 0.3g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 0.5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Potassium: 11mg, Dietary Fiber: 0.1g, Sugar: 0.4g, Vitamin A: 98IU, Vitamin B6: 0.01mg, Vitamin C: 2mg, Vitamin E: 0.004mg, Vitamin K: 0.2µg, Calcium: 13mg, Folate: 1µg, Iron: 0.1mg, Manganese: 0.02mg, Magnesium: 2mg, Zinc: 0.02mg
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Hi! We are Nico & Louise

Welcome to The Plant-Based School, a food blog with easy, tasty, and wholesome recipes.

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