Vegan Ranch Dressing

These days there are several decent brands of vegan and dairy free ranch, but I find them all to be really expensive, and they don’t taste as good as when I make it myself. Don’t be deterred by the long list of ingredients, it mostly consists of spices and herbs that can be combined ahead in a dry ranch mix, so that mixing up the dressing is just a matter of stirring 4 ingredients together in a cup with a fork.

glass measuring cup with vegan ranch dressing and a chopped salad in the background out of focus

Choosing Vegan Ingredients

Homemade ranch usually involves mayonnaise and milk, so it’s easy to make a vegan version by swapping the dairy versions for dairy free versions. There are lots of good brands of vegan mayo, I don’t really have a favorite. I use and like them all. For milk, I go with soymilk or almond milk, or whatever I have on hand. Any flavor the milk has gets overpowered by the seasonings, so it’s really just contributing creaminess and thinning out the mayo.

Making a Dry Ranch Mix

The key to homemade ranch dressing is making a jar of dry ranch mix to store in the pantry. Then you can just quickly mix up single servings of ranch at mealtime with a fork and a cup. Be sure to store your ranch mix in an airtight container, because the onion powder when exposed to air can turn into a weird dry onion cake. I’ve learned that one the hard way.

Ways to Use Your Homemade Vegan Ranch Dressing

  • As a veggie dip (carrots, peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, etc.)
  • On chopped salads
  • As a dip for potato wedges or fries (yum)
  • In this BBQ Ranch Bowl

Watch How to Make This Vegan Ranch Dressing

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Vegan Ranch Dressing

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Active Time: 5 minutes
Servings 3



  • 1/4 cup vegan mayo, 2 oz
  • 1 tbsp plant based milk, 1 oz
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice, or white vinegar
  • 1 tbsp dry ranch mix, see below

Dry Ranch Mix (Makes About 1/4 Cup)

  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tbsp dried chives
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dried dill
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper, preferably fresh ground
  • 1 tsp fine sea salt


  • Mix all ingredients in a small jar or bottle with a fork.
  • Add milk (or water) to desired consistency.
  • This dressing keeps well in the fridge for however long mayo and milk keep in the fridge.
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  1. YUM!

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  3. Looking forward to trying, love the Cesaer dressing.

  4. Looks amazing, will try x

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  6. I modified this recipe into a yogurt-based dressing for taco salad and it was delicious! Same mix of spices (no lemon juice as it kept making the dressing separate) with 4 oz greek yogurt makes 2 servings of dressing that each count as 1/4 protein. I know you are plant based, but I thought I would mention this option for others as it turned out wonderful thanks to your spice blend. 🙂

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