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.  

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Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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.