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Vegan Ranch Dressing | Gluten-Free

by Capri Lilly

This Vegan Ranch Dressing is a tasty dairy-free ranch alternative made with 5 simple ingredients. It’s a zesty, creamy, and super nutritious dressing!

It is a perfect dipping sauce for Buffalo Cauliflower Wings or Crispy Sweet Potato Fries and the perfect dressing for Quinoa Vegetable Salad!

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The Base of This Creamy Vegan Ranch Dressing Is Hemp Seeds! 

Hemp Seed Health Benefits

This small seed is a nutrient powerhouse! It’s

When blended with liquid, hemp seeds become soft and creamy. Hemp seeds take on any flavor it’s mixed with! Combined with the right ingredients you can have a delicious, creamy plant-based dressing in a matter of minutes! 

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What you need to make Vegan Ranch Dressing (Hemp Seed Ranch)

  • Hemp Seeds: also known as hulled hemp hearts are the base for this dressing. My favorite is Nativas Organic Hemp Seeds! Whichever brand you choose, make sure they are labeled “hemp seed hearts” or “hulled hemp seeds”.
  • Plain Plant-Based Milk: Plain, unsweetened almond milk works best, but you can also use whatever plant-based milk you have on hand or you can use water.
  • Lemon Juice: The lemon juice gives the ranch the zesty flavor we like! You can use fresh lemon or bottled lemon juice. 
  • Dried Dill: Dill is an essential ingredient in Ranch dressing! In this recipe, you can use fresh dill or dried dill. Keep in mind that if you use fresh dill the dressing with be more green in color. 
  • Garlic Powder: Garlic adds a savory depth to the dressing. Fresh Garlic or Garlic Powder can be used.
  • Fresh Parsley: I like to add fresh parsley to the ranch to make the ranch dressing slightly herbaceous. Adding parsley is completely optional!

That’s all you need to make this delicious Vegan Ranch Dressing aka Hemp Seed Ranch!

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It’s perfect as a dipping sauce or as a dressing for your favorite salad. Here are some great recipes that go well with this Hemp Seed Ranch:

Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

Sweet and Spicy Pineapple Skewers

Quinoa Vegetable Salad

Crispy Sweet Potato Fries

The Best Crispy Buffalo Wings with vegan ranch
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Vegan Ranch Dressing (Hemp Seed Ranch)

This Vegan Ranch Dressing is a tasty dairy-free ranch alternative made with 5 simple ingredients. This creamy ranch dressing is dairy-free, oil-free, vegan, gluten-free, and has nutrient-dense hemp seeds as the base.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Salad, Sauce or Marinade
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Healthy Options, Vegan
Keyword: dipping sauce, dressing, gluten-free, healthy, hemp seeds, hulled hemp seeds, ranch, salad, vegan
Servings: 6
Calories: 127kcal
Author: Capri Lilly


  • 3/4 cup hemp seeds
  • 1/2 cup plain unsweetened plant milk
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp dried dill
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt


  • Combine all the ingredients into a blender until smooth and creamy. Add up to 2 tbsp almond milk if you would like the dressing a bit thinner.


  • High-powered blenders like Vitamix or Blendtec work great for this recipe. You can also use a small blender like the Ninja Personal Blender.
  • Can use 1-2 fresh garlic cloves instead of garlic powder.
  • If you would like to use fresh dill, use 1 tbsp in this recipe.
  • Can store in an airtight mason jar for up to 5 days. Remember to stir before using. 

If you make this Hemp Seed Ranch Dressing, don’t forget to rate the recipe and let me know what you think in the comments below! I love hearing from you!

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Mee sha September 9, 2020 - 11:15 pm

5 stars
Wow I never thought of using hemp seeds as a ranch substitute!! Was feeling sceptical about it- but turns out to be really creamy and delicious!!

Capri Lilly September 10, 2020 - 12:26 am

I am glad you tried it and liked it! I haven’t been able to go back to store-bought ranch since making this!

Alexandra September 10, 2020 - 7:02 am

5 stars
Such a delicious recipe, and so good with so many things. Using hemp seed is genius!

Amanda Marie Boyle September 10, 2020 - 10:14 am

5 stars
Looks so good. I haven’t used hemp seeds much but really, really want to try this.

Maren September 11, 2020 - 4:22 am

5 stars
Ahh I was just looking for a new hempseed dressing! Definitely going to try this!

Capri Lilly September 12, 2020 - 9:47 pm

I am excited for you! Hope you like!

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