Vegan creamy ranch dressing

Contributed by Dawn Clark, MD

Vegan creamy ranch dressing
My father got me hooked on this salad dressing recipe. He is a raw food guy and I was trying to improve my diet so I thought I would give it a try. The impressive thing was that I didn't tell any of the many picky eaters in my family what it was. My teenagers and my husband all loved it. They couldn't believe it when I told them it was completely raw and super healthy. Now, they dip carrot sticks into the cashew dressing instead of ranch dressing and I feel like Super-mom!

Servings: 4 to 6

Prep time: 10 minutes


  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut water
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup raw cashews


  1. Blend until smooth and creamy. 
  2. Add more water if needed.

Nutrition information (per serving)

  • Calories: 140
  • Total fat: 10 g
  • Saturated fat: 2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 140 mg
  • Total carbohydrate: 10 g
  • Dietary fiber: 1 g
  • Total sugars: 3 g
  • Protein: 5 g