Basics

January 6, 2022

Easy Plant-Based Ranch Dip

Whip up this Easy Plant-Based Ranch Dip in just 5 minutes with only a few whole food plant-based ingredients. Serve with your favorite veggies!

Easy Plant-Based Ranch Dip

Welcome to my Plant-Based Basics Series!

I'm creating a collection of basic recipes that you'll probably need to know if you want to eat a plant-based diet.

I already have a page of basics that you can check out. But I'm working to expand my collection of basics to help you with some recipes that you'll definitely want on the regular.

First up: easy plant-based ranch dip.

This dip is super tasty, tangy and flavorful, just like any store-bought ranch. But it's made from only whole food plant-based ingredients. None of the bad stuff. And, it's super easy to make!

Easy Plant-Based Ranch Dip

Why I love this Easy Plant-Based Ranch Dip

  • Dietary needs — this vegan ranch is dairy-free, plant-based, oil-free, gluten-free, and sugar-free
  • Quick and easy — it literally takes 5 minutes to make this vegan ranch. And all you have to do is measure and stir
  • Full of flavor — if you're a ranch lover, you'll soon be making homemade vegan ranch all the time. It's super flavorful and so much better than store-bought!

Ingredient Notes

  • Vegan Yogurt: the yogurt you pick for this ranch is a large determinant of the flavor. See my notes below on how to choose the best vegan yogurt for ranch.
  • Lemon Juice: for a more tangy dip. Fresh lemon juice is idea.
  • Spices: garlic powder, onion powder, dried parsley, dill weed, salt, black pepper.

Easy Plant-Based Ranch Dip Ingredients

How to choose a vegan yogurt

First, look for an unsweetened yogurt. There's no need for sugar in this recipe.

Second, look for a yogurt that has minimal additives. Some vegan yogurt brands have lots of preservatives. An ideal yogurt has just a few ingredients: the main ingredient (cashews, almonds, etc.) and a probiotic.

Third, look for a yogurt made from cashews or almonds. Coconut yogurt tends to have a strong taste, so you may want to avoid it. If you have allergies, don't worry. There are plenty of vegan yogurt options on the market!

Where to find vegan yogurt in the grocery store

Most grocery stores have a vegetarian section near the refrigerated dairy products. You should find vegan yogurt in that vegetarian section or on some shelves near the dairy products.

If you go to a more specialty grocery store there will likely be a larger selection of yogurts. Again, near the dairy section.

How to make Easy Plant-Based Ranch Dip

It takes just 5 minutes to whip up this ranch. And only one step!

Step 1. Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl. Serve with your favorite veggies and enjoy!

Celery being dipped in Easy Plant-Based Ranch Dip

Serving Suggestions

Serve this plant-based ranch dip exactly how you would eat non-vegan ranch!

Here are some of my favorite ideas:

  • With carrots! Or other vegetables you love
  • As a dip for buffalo cauliflower
  • On top of a salad, as dressing
  • In a protein bowl
  • A drizzle on top of a sweet potato

Recipe Prayer

Thank you God for this ranch. We are grateful for healthier versions of our favorite foods. Amen.

Easy Plant-Based Ranch Dip

Related Recipes

Looking for other plant-based dips? I've got tons of fun flavors for you to try:

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Easy Plant-Based Ranch Dip

Whip up this Easy Plant-Based Ranch Dip in just 5 minutes with only a few whole food plant-based ingredients. Serve with your favorite veggies!

Author:

Elizabeth

Serves:

8

Prep:

5

min

cook:

0

min

total:

5

min

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Vegan Yogurt
  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tablespoons Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Onion Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried Parsley
  • 1 Teaspoon Dried Dill Weed
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper

Instructions

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl. Serve with your favorite veggies and enjoy!
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January 16, 2022
Tracy Henry
Made this tonight. Absolutely delicious Elizabeth. You got this one just right!
Oh yay! I'm so glad you enjoyed it :)
January 16, 2022
L Collins
Hi Could you please confirm two things:1. The amount of salt. Seems like too much. 2. The directions say there is lemon juice in the dressing but it’s not listed under ingredients. ThanksL.
Hi there! Confirming that the two teaspoons of salt in the dressing is correct. I didn't salt the cauliflower when roasting it or the salad after it was done, so this amount of salt was perfect. If you're concerned about it you can decrease the amount of salt in the dressing and then add more at the end if you need it. As for the lemon juice, SO sorry about that! It was a typo in my directions and I've removed it now. Hope this helps :)
December 20, 2021
Martha
This looks lovely! Do you have a recipe for the red pepper hummus also? Thank you!
Hi Martha! I don't have a recipe for red pepper hummus on my site. I suggest taking a traditional hummus recipe and blending in roasted red pepper.
November 22, 2021
Amanda J Lehmann
I tried these and they were delicious! A bit dense but flavorful and the "buckeye" blend of peanut and chocolate was on point! Recommend!
Yay! I'm so glad you liked them! -- Elizabeth
December 6, 2021
Grace
Hi, these look amazing. I was wondering, could I used powdered peanut butter in place of creamy for the recipe? thanks
Hi Grace! There is already some powdered peanut butter in this recipe, so adding more might make the texture more gluey. Also, the real peanut butter adds some fat, which helps create flavor. That said, if you want to use powdered peanut butter, I would suggest mixing it with a high-fat liquid like coconut cream and then measuring out 2/3 cup. Hope this helps! Let me know how it goes :) -- Elizabeth
November 15, 2021
Becky
You mention using vegetable broth in your introduction but it isn’t included in the recipe
Hi Becky - thanks for pointing this out. I have removed mention of vegetable broth from this post. You do not need any vegetable broth. The mushrooms will release natural liquid which will prevent any sticking. -- Elizabeth
September 23, 2021
Tracy Henry
Hi Elizabeth, LOVE you recipes. Please keep them coming. :)I was wondering, can you share what is the vegan chocolate bar you used in this recipe?
August 28, 2021
Henry (Hank) Mader
thank you for the oil free recipe. I'm getting introduced to wild Bolete mushrooms here in Colorado, and everyone sautes Bolete's in butter or olive oil. I'm on a veggie, oil free regimen for heart health reasons. and your recipe suggestion may fill the bill. I can't wait to give it a try.
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This is so fun! Loving your creamy photography :)
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This looks incredible! So yummy and pretty photography