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.
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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.
Ingredients & Substitutions
Quantities are in the recipe box at the bottom of the page.
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.
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.
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.
Freshly squeezed lemon juice adds tangy notes essential in homemade vegan ranch dressing.
Substitute apple cider vinegar for lemon juice.
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.
How to make vegan ranch dressing
Here’s the recipe for homemade vegan mayo if you are interested.
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.
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.
Taste and adjust for dried herbs, salt, and lemon juice. Serve immediately or store in the fridge.
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.
Here are some recipes we like to drizzle it on:
Cashew ranch dressing
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.
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.
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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Tip: if you like your vegan ranch recipe with a finer texture, add everything to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Taste and adjust for dried herbs, salt, and lemon juice. Serve immediately or store in the fridge.