Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Vegan Ranch Dressing

My kids say this tastes better than Ranch.  I'm not sure, however, that they have actually ever had the traditional dairy version of the Southern dressing :).  But I will take the compliment!

We use this one on salads or for dipping sauces for home-made chicken nuggets or veggies.  Super quick and easy, and free of dairy, eggs, gluten, nuts, and most allergens.  Win!



  • 1 cup Veganaise (we use the soy-free version)
  • 1/4 cup pickle juice (that's right, pickle juice- trust me!)  I love Bubbies cultured bread and butter chips
  • 1/8 tsp. garlic powder or 1/4 tsp minced fresh garlic clove
  • 1/4 tsp dried dill
  • 1 tsp dry Italian seasoning (or blend of rosemary, oregano, marjoram, basil)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1-3 Tbsp water, if needed


  • Mix all ingredients in a blender until combined.  
  • If using it for a salad dressing add 2-3 additional Tbs water to thin it out to desired consistency.  You may not want to add any water, or just a little, if you are using as a dipping sauce.
  • Enjoy and watch your kiddos eat their raw veggies!

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