Vegan Ranch Seasoning

A head-on shot of vegan ranch seasoning in a classic restaurant shaker jar with a metal lid. There is a bowl of popcorn behind the jar.

You are absolutely going to love our simple vegan ranch seasoning recipe made without buttermilk powder! Shake this dairy free ranch substitute on popcorn or baked potatoes, turn the dry mix into a homemade dressing for a salad or wrap, or make a healthy dip for all your favorite veggies or chips. You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to make with fairly simple ingredients.


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You know that dry ranch seasoning that came in a packet your mom always had sitting in the cabinet? Well, now you can make your own at home!

It’s quick and easy to make and has that nostalgic ranch taste we all know and love without any of the dairy. If you’re a lover of all things ranch, you’ve gotta try this vegan ranch seasoning recipe!

Why We Love This Dairy Free Ranch Mix

  • It’s so versatile! Obviously, you can use it as-is in a seasoning capacity. But we’ve also included instructions for using it as a dry mix to make vegan ranch dressing or dip! 
  • The flavor is on-point, but it uses less expensive and more accessible ingredients than other recipes I’ve seen. For example, we swapped lemon pepper seasoning for the buttermilk powder and dehydrated onions for the dried chives! There is one somewhat different ingredient, but we’ve included a sub for that too.
  • Having a pantry-friendly dry mix on hand makes it easy to meal prep a fresh batch of vegan ranch dressing every week for veggie dipping!

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Overhead shot of a glass jar filled with homemade plant-based ranch spice mix. There are crumbs of seasoning surrounding the jar in a circular pattern below it and a piece of popcorn off to the side.

Plant Based Ranch Powder Ingredients

How to Make Homemade Vegan Ranch Seasoning

If you’re using roasted cashews, first add them to a small food processor. Pulse 10-12 times or until the cashews are a finely-ground powder. Skip this step if you’re using cashew milk powder and just add it to the food processor with the rest of the ingredients in the next step.

Next, combine the spices: Then, you’ll add the remainder of the ingredients to the small food processor and pulse another 10-12 times or until all the ingredients are combined and the texture is a fine powder.

Close up head-on photo of a clear glass shaker filled with homemade dairy free dry ranch mix. There is a bowl of popcorn in the background.

How to Use Our Healthy Ranch Spice Mix

TO USE AS A SEASONING: Sprinkle it on popcorn, baked potatoes, roasted potatoes, french fries or potato wedges, homemade pita chips, pizza, sandwiches, and chili!

AS A DRESSING: Whisk 2 Tbsp ranch seasoning + 1/2 cup vegan mayo + 1/2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar + 1/3 cup plain unsweetened non-dairy milk. 

AS A DIP: Whisk 1/4 cup seasoning + 1 cup vegan sour cream or mayo + 1/8 tsp apple cider vinegar + 2 Tbsp plain unsweetened non-dairy milk. 

PLANT BASED MILK NOTE: When making the dressing/dips, make sure you’re using a neutral-tasting plant milk that is both plain AND unsweetened. This is a big factor in the overall taste of your dressing/dip. Brands we suggest: Chobani Zero Sugar Plain Oatmilk, any of the unsweetened milks from Elmhurst (cashew/almond/oat – all work!), or Califia unsweetened plain almond milk.

How to Store Homemade Ranch Powder

FOR THE SEASONING: Transfer the spice blend from your food processor to a mason jar or other air-tight container (like an old spice jar) and store with the rest of your spices in the cabinet.

If you’re using roasted cashews rather than cashew milk powder, you may want to refrigerate the seasoning to keep it fresh.

FOR THE DRESSING/DIP: Store in the fridge in an air-tight container for up to a week.

A head-on shot of vegan ranch seasoning in a classic restaurant shaker jar with a metal lid. There is a bowl of popcorn and small jars of various spices surrounding the shaker.

More Vegan Seasoning Recipes

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Yield: about 3/4 cup seasoning

Vegan Ranch Seasoning

A head-on shot of vegan ranch seasoning in a classic restaurant shaker jar with a metal lid. There is a bowl of popcorn behind the jar.
You are absolutely going to love this simple vegan ranch seasoning. Whether you shake it on popcorn or on baked potatoes, turn it into a dressing for a simple salad or wrap, or make a dip for all your favorite veggies or chips, you’ll be amazed at how easy it is to make and versatile it is to use!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

IF USING FRESH CASHEWS: Add them to a small food processor first. Pulse 10-12 times or until the cashews are a finely-ground powder. Skip this step if you’re using cashew milk powder and just add it to the food processor with the rest of the ingredients in the next step.

COMBINE THE SPICES: Add the remainder of the ingredients to your small food processor and pulse another 10-12 times or until all the ingredients are combined and the texture is a fine powder. 

TO STORE SEASONING: Transfer the spice blend from your food processor to a mason jar or other air-tight container (like an old spice jar) and store with the rest of your spices in the cabinet.

TO MAKE DRESSING: Whisk 2 Tbsp ranch seasoning + 1/2 cup vegan mayo + 1/2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar + 1/3 cup plain unsweetened non-dairy milk*. Store in the fridge in an air-tight container for up to a week.

TO MAKE DIP: Whisk 1/4 cup seasoning + 1 cup vegan sour cream or mayo + 1/8 tsp apple cider vinegar + 2 Tbsp plain unsweetened non-dairy milk*. Store in the fridge in an air-tight container for up to a week.

Notes

*When making the dressing/dips, make sure you’re using a neutral-tasting plant milk that is both plain AND unsweetened. This is a big factor in the overall taste of your dressing/dip. Brands we suggest: Chobani Zero Sugar Plain Oatmilk, any of the unsweetened milks from Elmhurst (cashew/almond/oat - all work!), or Califia unsweetened plain almond milk.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 22Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1392mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated and may not always be accurate.

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