Cheezy Vegan Ranch Dressing

Cheezy vegan ranch dressing
Salad with Cheezy Vegan Ranch Dressing

Makes about 8 oz
Prep Time: 5 minutes (plus 4 hours soaking time for cashews)

I was looking for a creamy dressing to use not only on salads, but on sandwiches as well. This cheezy vegan ranch dressing is multipurpose, easy and delicious. I scoured the internet for various ranch dressing recipes. I compiled, snipped, swapped, added, cleaned up and veganized a few of the recipes that I found and viola – here is my version! This is a super simple recipe for Cheezy Vegan Ranch Dressing!

You don’t absolutely need to soak the cashews, but I think they come out creamier if they are soaked for at least a few hours. They don’t have a strong flavor so they work well in so many applications where you need to add smoothness to your outcome. You can shortcut the soaking time by using boiling hot water instead of cold. Then you can cut the soaking time down to about 10 minutes or so. It works in a pinch!

Let me know what you think of this recipe! I will be using this to dress up my salads, baked potatoes, sandwiches and anything else I can think of!

Ingredients Needed for Cheezy Vegan Ranch Dressing

Ingredients needed for cheezy vegan ranch dressing

1/2 cup raw cashews – soaked for about 4 hours, then drained
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 TBS olive oil
1 TBS Nutritional Yeast
1 teaspoon granulated garlic
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon dill weed
1/2 teaspoon granulated onion
1/8 teaspoon smoked paprika
Sea salt and black pepper to taste

How to Prepare Cheezy Vegan Ranch Dressing

Cheezy vegan ranch dressing

Add all of the ingredients to a high speed blender
Blend until smooth
Store in a mason jar or similar
Will keep a week or two in the refrigerator

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