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5-Minute "Ranch" Dressing | A quick ranch dressing that will actually benefit the body. Just sweet, smoky, and tangy enough and is raw, vegan, oil-free, whole-food based, and so creamy! | simplytothrive.com

5-Minute Ranch Dressing (raw, vegan, oil-free)

Creamy and complex flavors. No need to limit to just a salad or veggie dip - make some kale chips, mix into zoodles, or use as a sauce for something like tacos.
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 jar dressing
Author Noelle Parton


  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup raw cashews, soaked for at least 30 minutes if desired
  • 1/4 - 1/2 medium zucchini, chopped
  • 1/4 - 1/3 cup peas, fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 - 1 lemon, peeled or juiced
  • Raw onion or onion powder, to taste
  • Splash raw apple cider vinegar
  • Bunch fresh parsley
  • Fresh or dried dill, to taste
  • Ground cumin, to taste
  • Garlic powder, to taste
  • Pinch dulse flakes
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Add the base of soaked, raw cashews, zucchini, and peas, which provides that creaminess, to a high-speed blender. These are just reference points so feel free to do less or more of any, or replace one of them with more of the other.
  2. Put the remaining ingredients in, starting with a lesser amount if unsure. Try about 1 teaspoon each of the dried seasonings knowing you can always add more after blending and tasting.
  3. Add just enough water to start blending. Blend on high, adding water while it blends until you reach desired thinness. If you're making as a dip you will want to use less water.
  4. Taste and blend in more of any of the seasonings if desired.

Recipe Notes

This easily stores in the fridge for several days, so make in a large amount and use throughout your week, or whip it up in 5-minutes flat.

This will thicken as it sits, especially if it sits overnight so you may have to add a splash of water the next day(s) if you make extra.