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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: 40 minutes
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 84kcal
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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  • 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


  • Soak the raw cashews for about 30 minutes.  Drain and discard water.
  • Add all ingredients (except for dried cilantro) along with the soaked cashews to a high speed blender.
  • Blend for 2-3 minutes or until creamy and smooth 
  • Add cilantro and slowly blend,  until just  incorporated.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.  Will thicken upon standing. 


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. 


Serving: 2Tablespoon | Calories: 84kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 261mg | Potassium: 287mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 970IU | Vitamin C: 107.7mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 0.9mg