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Lemony Dill Dressing: An Easy-to-Make, Vegan Alternative to Dairy-Based Ranch

Updated on November 11, 2017
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Recipes so tasty you will want to eat your fill, and so healthy you actually can!

Doubles as a dressing or dip.
Doubles as a dressing or dip.

Ranch-Style Flavor Perfect for Potlucks and Parties

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 compliment to a veggie tray. I always get compliments and recipe requests when I take this to a party.

Prep time: 2 min
Ready in: 2 min
Yields: 1/3 cup dressing

Parts & Parcels

  • 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

Everything needed to make this recipe
Everything needed to make this recipe

Methods & Madness

1. In a small mixing bowl, whisk all ingredients together.

Before whisking
Before whisking
After whisking
After whisking

2. Using a spatula, pour/scrape into serving or storage container.

Will not thicken when refrigerated
Will not thicken when refrigerated

3. Store, covered, in refrigerator for up to one week.

Covered storage container (small glass jar)
Covered storage container (small glass jar)

Based on a 1 Tablespoon Serving of Dressing

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 87
Calories from Fat54
% Daily Value *
Fat 6 g9%
Saturated fat 0 g
Unsaturated fat 6 g
Carbohydrates 3 g1%
Sugar 3 g
Fiber 0 g
Protein 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 56 mg2%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
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    • Fay Cooke profile image

      Fay Cooke 12 days ago from United Kingdom

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

    • Tom Lohr profile image

      Tom Lohr 12 days ago from Santa Fe, NM

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