This is the best vegan ranch dip recipe because it delivers a savory dip perfect for veggies, chips, potatoes, and more. Ranch dips are made with herbs and spices combined with creamy ingredients. like mayo or yogurt.
Use this dip as a condiment over your favorite veggie burgers, like this sweet potato black bean burger.
Did you know ranch is the number one flavor in most American kitchens? We love our ranch! And now this dairy-free ranch is making it a well-loved flavor in vegan kitchens as well!
Why This Recipe is a Winner
- Using dairy-free yogurt keeps this recipe easy to make and healthy, too
- Adding nutritional yeast flakes contributes a cheesy flavor to this dip, making every bite delicious
- The right combination of seasonings, including dried dill, makes this vegan dip perfect every time!
What You Need
You can find the full printable recipe, including ingredient quantities, below. But first, here are some explanations of ingredients and steps to help you make this recipe perfect every time.
- Lemon — We’ll use both the zest and the juice of the lemon.
- Oats — I used rolled oats for this recipe, but you can substitute instant oats.
- Chia — We’ll add some ground chia seeds to create a thicker texture. You can use whole chia seeds; I just prefer ground because it creates a smoother finished texture.
- Syrup — I used maple syrup, but you can substitute agave nectar.
- Milk — We’ll use almond milk for the best overnight oats! Substitute your favorite plant-based milk.
- Yogurt — I love adding some plant-based yogurt (plain, unsweetened) for an even more tangy flavor.
- Protein Powder — I add some vanilla protein powder for increased flavor and nutrients. If your protein powder is not sweetened, you may want to add an extra teaspoon or two of sweetener.
- Cornstarch — We’ll use cornstarch to thicken the lemon curd topping.
- Turmeric — A pinch of turmeric makes that lemon curd sunny yellow.
- Dairy-free yogurt — Be sure to use plain (not flavored) yogurt. I’m a big fan of Forager or Silk plain yogurts. You can also use vegan mayo or even this cashew cream.
- Green onion — Be sure to chop both the white and the green parts of the green onion to add flavor and color.
- Garlic powder — Or you can use the tender cloves from a garlic confit.
- Fresh parsley — If you don’t have fresh, substitute dried parsley.
- Dried dill
- Nutritional yeast flakes — I love using nutritional yeast flakes for the cheesy flavor it adds to my recipes. Here’s more on nutritional yeast flakes, including where to buy it
- Salt & Pepper — Add a bit of salt and ground black pepper to taste.
What Vegan Yogurt is Best?
Vegan yogurt is made from various plant-based milks, such as soy milk, cashew milk, coconut milk, oat milk, and almond milk. Many of today’s vegan yogurts are creamy, delicious, and come with a probiotic bacteria benefit. For a savory dip, you’ll want to find plain yogurt (unsweetened and unflavored), such as Forager’s Plain Cashew Yogurt. You can also substitute vegan sour cream or cashew cream. You can find a variety of vegan yogurts and vegan sour cream at many stores these days, such as Target, Walmart, many grocery store chains, and more!
How to Make Vegan Ranch Dip
- Pour the yogurt into a bowl.
- Stir in the minced green onions and seasonings.
- Allow the dip to sit for 5 to 10 minutes for the flavors to blend together.
You can add a drizzle of agave nectar or maple syrup if you want a bit of a sweet touch, just don’t add too much!
You can serve this easy vegan ranch dip in a lot of different ways:
- Veggie Platter — Serve this dip with a tray of veggies like baby carrots, cauliflower florets, broccoli florets, etc
- Salads — Use it as a thick, creamy dressing on your salads
- Condiments — Serve it as a condiment with your favorite plant-based burgers, such as lentil burgers.
- Sauce — Serve it as a sauce over a vegan baked potato.
- Dip — Have some potato chips in a bowl nearby and watch them disappear!
- Dressing — Use it as the dressing with this easy pasta salad for added flavor.
Store leftovers in a lidded container. Then cover and refrigerate. It will keep for up to 5 days in the fridge.
Do vegans eat ranch?
Ranch is the number one flavor in American kitchens, but because it’s usually made with cow dairy products, it’s not vegan. However, it’s easy to make your own dairy-free ranch and there are even brands that sell it these days too.
That’s it for this healthy plant-based ranch dip recipe. Enjoy!
Healthy Vegan Ranch Dip
- 1 cup dairy-free plain yogurt
- 1 tablespoon green onion minced
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon fresh parsley minced*
- ½ teaspoon dried dill
- ½ teaspoon nutritional yeast flakes
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- Pinch of ground black pepper
- Pour the yogurt into your serving container
- Add the minced green onion, followed by the garlic powder, minced parsley, dried dill, nutritional yeast flakes, and sea salt. Stir to combine. Add a pinch of ground black pepper. Stir to combine.
- Serve with your favorite munchies, like baby carrots, cauliflower florets, broccoli florets, and even chips and crackers.
- Store leftovers in the fridge.
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This post was originally published in 2018 and was updated to include new photos, new text, and an updated recipe in 2021.