Vegan 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 Vegan 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 and non-dairy milk, then added a few more seasonings for the perfect dressing.
I knew cashews would be a great replacement for the “oily” vegan mayo. They’re a softer nut that can easily be blended into a smooth base for any creamy dressing.
If you don’t own a high-speed blender, soaked cashews are your friend.
For the best results, soak the cashews overnight and whip up the dressing in the morning. Or, if you’re like me -impatient- you can quick soak them and make the dressing any time of day.
Directions to quick soak the cashews 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 give the spoon a lick. You’ll see why I just called it a ‘creamy dreamy dressing’!
It really is that good!
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 or hemp seeds to create an allergy-friendly Creamy Vegan BBQ Ranch Dressing!
Now join me in slathering it on everything!
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.
10 minPrep Time
10 minTotal Time
Yields Dressing for 2 dinner salads or 4 side salads
5 based on 6 review(s)
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
optional cayenne pepper or chipotle powder for some added heat
- 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 or hemp seeds. If using sunflower seeds, soak and process them per the cashew instructions.
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