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Vegan BBQ Ranch Dressing With Cashews

This homemade vegan BBQ ranch dressing is easy to make from scratch using raw whole cashews, herbs, spices and a few different sauces. Perfect with vegetables, in salads or as a dip.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan
Servings: 1.5 cups
Calories: 789kcal
Author: Janelle Hama


  • 1 food processor


  • 1 cup Cashews raw
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1 tablespoons Dry ranch seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon Maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Vinegar
  • ½ tablespoon Tomato paste
  • ½ teaspoon Liquid smoke
  • ½ teaspoon Ground paprika
  • ½ tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon Ground hot chili


  • Soak cashews overnight in water, can be left at room temperature.
    1 cup Cashews, 2 cups Water
  • Add strained cashews and ¾ cup of the soaking water into a high speed food processor. Blend until creamy, scraping down the sides in between blends. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.
    1 tablespoons Dry ranch seasoning, 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, 1 tablespoon Lemon juice, ½ teaspoon Maple syrup, 1 teaspoon Vinegar, ½ tablespoon Tomato paste, ½ teaspoon Liquid smoke, ½ teaspoon Ground paprika, ½ tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, ¼ teaspoon Ground hot chili



The time stated on this recipe card doesn't factor in soaking time.
Yield is approximately 1½ cups.
All ingredients can be adjusted to suit your taste.
A high-powered food processor works best to make this sauce creamy and less grainy. If you don't have a food processor you can use a high-powered blender however it will be grainier.
I like to blend my dressing on the puree setting and scraping down the sides in between blends. About 5-6 minutes of blending.
Try this dip with;
Air fried French fries
Roasted, boiled or steamed veggies
Air fried pasta chips
Air fryer corn ribs.


Calories: 789kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 57g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Monounsaturated Fat: 31g | Sodium: 1408mg | Potassium: 1064mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 774IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 10mg