Quick Homemade Vegan ranch dressing (aka “Rancher’s Dressing”) is a tasty dressing that can be slathered on salad, served as a veggie dip, or dunked in your favorite spicy foods. Vegan, and paleo friendly, this creamy dairy-free ranch dressing is made from blended cashews, nut milk, herbs, and oil. We’re serving it up in a veggie packed snack platter that’s perfect for any occasion. Super quick, super tasty!
Hi ya! Guess what? We’re spending the next few weeks celebrating cookbooks (well, besides mine. And they all come from my amazingly talented friends who just happen to be a wealth of knowledge with all things health and food allergy intolerances. With that being said, let’s jump into this EASY Vegan ranch dressing and all things DAIRY FREE!
Let me introduce you to my long time blogging friend Alisa from Go Dairy Free. Alisa has just brought more deliciousness into this world with her dairy-free cookbook. As you know, I love finding solutions for people with dietary restrictions, and to have like-minded friends on board with me is absolutely the BEST. Hands down, homemade dairy-free substitutions beat out store-bought ANYDAY!!! I seriously can’t rave enough about her new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets .
The first thing that caught my eye, besides the beautiful images, was the vegan ranch dressing. Vegans should not be denied a good crudité plate or Dip for that matter, and those who are dairy-free should be able to dip wings in dairy-free ranch with abandon, am I right? So I whipped up a batch of vegan/paleo/whole 30 friendly ranch and… it was super delicious!! Kinda like my vegan green goddess dressing, once you make it, you will devour it. In this case, I could not stop dipping, which is not a bad thing when a bunch of veggies are involved, Haha!
The sauce is made from blended cashews, nut milk, herbs, and oil, and that means only good things, especially when it comes to nutrition.
But here’s the amazing thing. Yes, you can soak the cashews to help with breaking down the phytates (better nutrition absorption).
You can do what Alisa recommends, just blend and go!
DANG! That’s some majorly quick creamy vegan ranch dressing goodness! Oh and paleo, whole 30 friendly. Yup, just went there.
With a dose of healthy fats and plant-based protein from the nuts, this homemade dressing is a nutritious way to add a creamy texture that seems impossible to replicate in dairy-free foods. Now go make some for yourself and get ready for your MIND TO BE BLOWN!Print
Back to my friend Alisa and her dairy-free cookbook, Eat Dairy Free. Did I mention the stunning food images and delicious dairy-free recipes? Yeah, I thought so, but there’s so much good stuff packed in, I can’t resist gushing. Along with a variety of dairy-free recipes, she also has gluten-free substitutions, which more than a few of us here totally love. If you’re new to dairy free and don’t know where to start, this book is a gold mine of quick dairy free alternatives. She also includes simple tricks to make things dairy free, like a homemade nut milk that takes 10 minutes, homemade dressings, frostings, etc. all dairy free and made with simple ingredients.
Just one more thing, there’s a section of meal plan ideas so you can incorporate dairy free into your diet with ease. You know I love this! Huge fan of gluten free and dairy free meal plans. Ahem… as seen in this meal plan, this anti-inflammatory meal plan, and this kid friendly dairy free meal plan. Phew!
So there you go, amazing recipes and nourishment from the dairy free master herself, GO DAIRY FREE!
Check out this cookbook for yourself or a family member for incredible dairy-free recipes, mmmk?
What’s your favorite dairy free dressing?
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