Creamy BBQ Ranch Dressing –A creamy dreamy dressing worth slathering on everything from salads to tacos & burritos! This healthy dressing is vegan, oil-free and gluten-free! It also has a nut-free option to make it 100% allergy friendly.
This Creamy BBQ Ranch Dressing is an old favorite! It has been with me since the beginning of my vegan journey. It started out as a vegan mayo-based dressing, but that quickly changed as I became more health conscious. I replaced the mayo with cashews, non-dairy milk and added a few seasonings.
My husband had no idea it was mayo-free!
I knew cashews would be a perfect replacement for the oily vegan mayo. They’re a softer nut that’s easily blended to create a smooth base for any creamy dressing.
If you don’t own a high-speed blender, soaked cashews are your friend. For best results, soak the cashews overnight and whip up the dressing in the morning. Or, if you’re like me *forgetful* you can quick soak them and make the dressing any time of day. Directions to quick soak are below the recipe. ↓
Now, let’s talk more about this Creamy Dreamy Dressing!
The only way to find out how irresistible this dressing is…. is to give it a taste! After mixing in the parsley and chives, I dare you to lick the spoon. You’ll see why I just called it a ‘creamy dreamy dressing’!
I know, I know……
You’re probably thinking… “This dressing looks irresistible and I want to try it, but I’m allergic to cashews!”
Just replace the cashews with an equal amount of sunflower seeds to create an allergy-friendly Creamy BBQ Ranch Dressing! Now join in and slather it on everything!
Yields Dressing for 2 dinner salads or 4 side salads
10 minPrep Time
10 minTotal Time
1/2 cup organic raw cashews, soaked*
1/2 cup non-dairy milk, if needed, add more to thin the dressing
1-2 Tablespoon fresh organic lemon juice
2 Tablespoons organic BBQ sauce
1/2 teaspoon pink salt or sea salt
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Fresh ground pepper to taste
1/4 teaspoon dried parsley
1 Tablespoons fresh chives
- Place all the ingredients (except parsley and chives) into your blender. Blend until creamy.
- Pour the dressing into a bowl and stir-in the parsley and chives.
- Place the dressing in the fridge to cool for at least 30 min to an hour. If needed, add more non-dairy milk to achieve desired consistency.
- Enjoy this creamy BBQ ranch drizzled over your favorite salad, tacos or burritos.
Allergy Friendly Note: To create an allergy friendly Creamy BBQ Ranch Dressing, replace the cashews with an equal amount sunflower seeds. Soak and process the seeds per the cashew instructions.