Use any herb that is in season, though dill is essential if you are going for the ranch flavours. Lemon juice can be used in place of apple cider vinegar as in the original recipe but I prefer to limit my food miles and utilize fermented food products which includes unpasteurized apple cider vinegar. This vegan, gluten-free dressing is a simple one to whip us and will transform any salad into a weeknight hit.
Keyword: Easy Vegan Ranch Dressing, Vegan Ranch Dressing No Mayo, Vegan Ranch Dressing No Oil
Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. It may seem runny to begin with but it will thicken with time. Season to taste.
Store in the refrigerator in a sealed mason jar. The dressing will last about 7 days in the fridge.
MAKING THIS VEGAN RANCH DRESSING WITH CASHEWS Cashews that have been soaked for at least 6 hours can also be used in place of hemp. Place 1/2 cup of raw cashews in a bowl and cover with water, and let sit on the counter for 6 hours. Drain before use and proceed with the recipe as directed.MAKING THIS VEGAN RANCH DRESSING WITH TAHINI Tahini is an excellent replacement for hemp as many tahini pastes will use hulled sesame seeds for a creamier consistency. Replace the hemp hearts with 1/2 cup hulled tahini paste.USING DRIED DILL FOR THIS VEGAN RANCH DRESSING RECIPE Dried herbs tend to be stronger than fresh herbs. Start with 2 tablespoons of dried dill and taste and adjust as needed.USING A DIFFERENT VINEGAR FOR THIS VEGAN RANCH DRESSING White wine vinegar can be used in place of apple cider vinegar, though it will not offer the benefits provided from the live-active cultures in the apple cider vinegar.Adapted from Oh She Glows