3-Minute Healthy Ranch Dressing

Healthy Ranch Dressing that's great for dipping. Ready in 3 minutes! A creamy and simple to prepare vegan ranch that's so much healthier than store-bought. Enjoy dipping this ranch with sweet potato fries, cauliflower buffo wings, fresh veggies and so much more.
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Apr 28, 2023 (Last updated Mar 13, 2024) by Hannah Sunderani

3-Minute Healthy Ranch Dressing

This Healthy Ranch Dressing is my go-to recipe! I can whip it up in minutes when I’m craving a creamy dressing or dip and it’s filled with nourishing, healthy ingredients. It’s also beautifully tangy, creamy, full of delicious dill flavour, and the absolute best pairing for my Baked Sweet Potato Wedges and Cauliflower Buffalo Wings!

When people think of Ranch dressing, I think they most often think of Hidden Valley. It’s the classic, but unfortunately it’s not vegan-friendly or the healthiest of choices. The first ingredient in Hidden Valley’s store-bought ranch dressing is Soybean or Canola Oil, followed by Buttermilk, Sugar, Egg Yolk and an array of preservatives. 

For this healthier ranch dressing, I wanted to use wholesome ingredients that you could feel good about feeding your family, and I think we’ve achieved just that! I love it, my husband loves it, and even my 18-month-old loves it!

Vegan or not, I really think you’re going to love this 3-minute plant-based ranch dressing too; made with healthy and wholesome ingredients. So, let me tell you exactly how to make it.

close up of healthy ranch dip being paired with sweet potato wedges in a white bowl

This Healthy Ranch Dressing is…

  • Delicious 
  • Vegan-friendly
  • Gluten-free
  • Made with clean ingredients
  • Plant-forward
  • Newbie-cook approved
  • Perfect for meal prep
  • Versatile
  • Ready in 3-minutes

Ingredient Notes 

​This easy homemade ranch recipe is made with 3 main components: 

  1. A creamy base: I used plain yogurt (coconut yogurt to make it vegan!) as my creamy base. It’s got a very similar creamy texture and doesn’t require an immersion blender, food processor, or high-powered blender to make. If you can’t find a coconut yogurt in your local grocery store, learn How to Make Coconut Yogurt at Home with a couple cans of coconut milk!
  2. One small splash of acidity: This helps brighten up the creamy flavours and enhance the flavour in the herbs and spices. I used apple cider vinegar, but you could also use distilled white vinegar or freshly squeezed lemon juice in its place. 
  3. A simple blend of seasonings: ​Dried dill, onion powder, sea salt, paprika, and black pepper is all you need! 

Make this healthy ranch dressing with me!

You won’t believe how quick and easy this recipe is to make! On my recent episode of Vegan Afternoon with Two Spoons, I share 3-Must Have Sweet Potato Recipes, including my oven-baked crispy sweet potato wedges with this ranch dressing for dipping!

How to Make Healthy Ranch Dressing

Making this homemade ranch dressing at home couldn’t be easier! It will honestly take you 3 minutes! All you need to do is add all of the ingredients to a small bowl and whisk to combine. 

Then, taste the ranch and adjust the seasonings to suit your personal taste buds. That’s it! 

PrepAhead Options 

As with most of my vegan Sauces, Dips, and Dressings, this healthy homemade ranch dressing recipe can be prepped a couple of days in advance and chilled in the refrigerator until ready to use. Prepping this ranch in advance also helps the herbs and spices meld into the yogurt and makes it more flavourful. 

Storage Instructions 

Once prepped, this dressing will keep for up to 5 days. For optimal freshness, store in an airtight container such as a glass mason jar or similar container with a sealable lid. 

When ready to use, give it another good stir and serve while chilled! 

vegan ranch dip

Serving Suggestions

One of the best parts of this dairy-free ranch dressing is you likely won’t have trouble finding ways to enjoy it. 

Here are a few of my favourite ways to use it, but of course feel free to experiment! 

Recipe FAQs 

Can I make this homemade salad dressing with fresh herbs?

Absolutely! I typically make it with dried herbs because it’s what I’m most likely to have on hand, but if you have fresh herbs you are welcome to use them! I’d recommend starting with 1 teaspoon of fresh dill and adjusting from there. 

My dressing is really thick. How can I thin it out?

Depending on the store-bought yogurt you purchase, your ranch dressing may be on the thicker side. To thin it out, simply add a tablespoon of unsweetened plant-based milk at a time until your desired consistency is reached. Avoid using water – this will water down the dressing and make it less flavorful. 

More Healthy Dressings You Might Love:

I hope you love this Vegan Ranch Dressing recipe as much as we do! If you do make this recipe, please let me know in the comments below what you think! I truly love hearing from you, and I’m always here to answer any questions you might have. 

And of course, tag me on Instagram with your pictures using the hashtag #twospoons. Nothing makes me happier than to see your recreations. 

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3-Minute Healthy Ranch Dressing

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Healthy Ranch Dressing that's great for dipping. Ready in 3 minutes! A creamy and simple to prepare vegan ranch that's so much healthier than store-bought. Enjoy dipping this ranch with sweet potato fries, cauliflower buffo wings, fresh veggies and so much more.
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup coconut yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp dried dill
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • pinch paprika
  • pinch pepper
  • almond milk (optional for thinning)

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, combine the coconut yogurt, apple cider vinegar, dill, onion powder, sea salt, paprika and pepper. Mix to combine and serve.

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Notes

This vegan ranch makes a delicious dip for my Baked Sweet Potato Wedges and Cauliflower Buffalo Wings!
To thin it out, simply add a tablespoon of unsweetened plant-based milk at a time until your desired consistency is reached. Avoid using water – this will water down the dressing and make it less flavorful. 

Storage Instructions:

This dressing will keep for up to 5 days. For optimal freshness, store in an airtight container such as a glass mason jar or similar container with a sealable lid. 
When ready to use, give it another good stir and serve immediately while chilled! 

Approvals

Nutrition

Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Sodium: 1179mg | Potassium: 28mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 29IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 163mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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