Jalapeno Ranch Dressing, Vegan and Oil-Free

Jalapeno Ranch Dressing - Vegan and Oil-Free

Course: Salad, Sauce, Topping
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: Jalapeno Ranch Dressing
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Soak Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 84 kcal
Author: Cindy Rainey

This Jalapeño Ranch Dressing is made with cashews for a creamy smooth texture.  It is vegan, plant-based, and oil free.  



  • 3/4 cup cashews raw
  • 3/4 cup plant milk unsweetened
  • 10 slices jalapeno pickled (I use mild)
  • 2 Tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 Tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cilantro dried


  1. Soak the raw cashews for about 30 minutes.  Drain and discard water.

  2. Add all ingredients (except for dried cilantro) along with the soaked cashews to a high speed blender.

  3. Blend for 2-3 minutes or until creamy and smooth 

  4. Add cilantro and slowly blend,  until just  incorporated.

  5. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.  Will thicken upon standing. 

Recipe Notes

You MUST disclose that this recipe includes tree nuts if you serve to others.  One wouldn't normally expect to find nuts in a ranch-type of dressing. 

Nutrition Facts
Jalapeno Ranch Dressing - Vegan and Oil-Free
Amount Per Serving (2 Tablespoon)
Calories 84 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Sodium 261mg 11%
Potassium 287mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 4g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 19.4%
Vitamin C 130.6%
Calcium 3.8%
Iron 4.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.