Salads with olives and tomatoes topped with cashew ranch dressing
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Cashew Ranch Dressing (Vegan)

Cashew Ranch Dressing is easy to make with only a few basic ingredients. It's vegan, oil-free, and gluten-free. Enjoy it on salads, tacos, and as a dip! Makes about 1 cup.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 45kcal
Author Amy Katz
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  • In a high-speed blender, combine the cashews, water, lemon juice, garlic powder, and onion powder. Process until very smooth.
  • Stir in the dried parsley, dried chives, and salt and pepper, to taste. 
  • Refrigerate until ready to use.


For the Nutrition Facts, a serving is one tablespoon.
For a thinner dressing, add a little more water. 
If you want a more tangy dressing, try adding additional lemon juice or some apple cider vinegar. You can also add additional herbs such as 1/2 teaspoon of dried dill.
Store the dressing in the refrigerator for up to a week in a glass container.
Calories: 45kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 57mg | Vitamin A: 105IU | Vitamin C: 1.4mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.6mg
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Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cashew Ranch Dressing,Vegan Ranch Dressing