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Creamy Ranch-Style Dressing

This smooth and creamy ranch-style dressing contains no eggs, dairy or added oils, making it the perfect plant-based addition to salads and baked potatoes.

Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 0 Minutes
Yield: Makes 1 cup


This dressing will keep in a sealed jar in the fridge for 4-5 days.


  • 2/3 cup plain unsweetened soy yogurt - OR - 2/3 cup silken tofu, blended to a puree with 3 tsp. lemon juice
  • 3 tsp. cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. yellow mustard
  • 1 tsp. dried garlic granules
  • 1 tsp. maple syrup or rice syrup
  • 1.5 tbsp. finely chopped fresh dill
  • 2 tbsp. finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1-2 tbsp. water


Combine all ingredients except for the water in a bowl, and stir until well combined. Add water as needed to reach the desired consistency. Season with black pepper to taste, then refrigerate until ready to use.