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Easy Vegan Alternative to Dairy-Based Ranch Dressing

Doubles as a dressing or dip.

Doubles as a dressing or dip.

Ranch-Style Lemon-Dill Dressing Recipe

I started making this dressing years ago as a vegan alternative to the ranch-style mayo-and-milk dressing called for in "Layered Vegetable Salad" (Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book). It has since become a family favorite. It works beautifully with tossed and layered lettuce-based salads, as well as with broccoli salad. It doubles as a dip too—the perfect complement to a veggie tray. I always get compliments and recipe requests when I take this to a party.

Everything needed to make this recipe

Everything needed to make this recipe

Cook Time

Prep timeReady inYields

2 min

2 min

1/3 cup dressing


  • 1/4 cup vegan mayo, like Veganaise or Just Mayo
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, fresh-squeezed or bottled
  • 1 tablespoon agave
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried dill or 1/2 teaspoon finely minced fresh dill
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder (optional, adds a ranch-like flavor)


  1. In a small mixing bowl, whisk all ingredients together.
  2. Using a spatula, pour/scrape the ingredients into a serving or storage container.
  3. Store covered in a refrigerator for up to one week.

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© 2017 Stacy Becker

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Fay Cooke on November 08, 2017:

This sounds fab! I will definitely be giving this a go.

Tom Lohr from Magdalena, NM on November 08, 2017:

Finally. I have been looking for a vegan ranch dressing recipe that actually tastes good. You are a godsend to the vegan community.

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