This easy vegan Ranch seasoning mix recipe is a flavor hero that you can pair with anything and everything!
Whether it is a dressing or a dip, Ranch has the perfect savory and umami flavor that makes it such a classic, all time favorite.
Okay, so I’m not vegan, and I love my Hidden Valley Ranch to the core.
So of course, I had to put together a nice dairy-free version of the dry mix for all my vegan readers.
After a few trials and playing around with the ingredients and using different herbs and spices, I finally managed to put together a dry mix that tastes almost as delicious as you would expect.
What's So Great About the Recipe?
My favorite part about this homemade ranch seasoning mix is the fact that it is one of those versatile condiments that you can use in so many different ways.
Another big plus is the fact that you can actually make this mix in a batch and store it for months, if not longer.
You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to make - I always make a huge batch, and I’m sure you will too!
Ingredients For the Vegan Ranch Seasoning Mix Recipe
Ready to make the homemade ranch mix? You’ll need just a few simple ingredients.
Vegan milk powder: I used soy milk powder, but you can use any other non-dairy milk powder of your choice.
Garlic powder: Garlic powder lends a nice umami flavor to this dairy-free ranch mix.
Onion flakes: I used onion flakes to bring a bit of texture and amazing flavor to this spice mix.
Dried herbs: You’ll need an assortment of dried herbs to make this dry Ranch mix. I used dried parsley, dried chives and dried dill.
Salt and pepper: And of course, you’ll need some salt and pepper to balance out the flavors of the rest of the ingredients.
See recipe card for quantities.
How to Make Vegan Ranch Seasoning Mix
Got all your ingredients ready? Here’s what you’ll need to do to make Ranch mix from scratch.
Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl.
Mix it together until you get a uniform mixture.
Substitutions & Variations
- If you don’t have the onion flakes that I’ve used, you can make do with onion powder instead.
- If you can, use dried parsley flakes to get those perfect green specs of color in your dry Ranch seasoning.
How to Store the Vegan Ranch Seasoning Mix
I would recommend that you make a big batch of this Ranch mix and store it for later. It tastes so much better than store bought, and when stored correctly, you can actually make it last almost as much as the seasoning packets you’d find.
You can transfer the dairy free Ranch mix in a clean glass jar just like I did, or in a mason jar if you want it in your pantry.
Just make sure you’re storing it in a clean, moisture-free container and environment for it to last longer.
Tips & Tricks to Nail the Recipe
- You can also add a bit of nutritional yeast to the vegan Ranch mix to lend it that cheesy flavor.
- Mustard powder can be another great addition to the mix, and can get it some more of that earthy, peppery flavor.
- If you don’t have the dairy free milk powder that the recipe calls for, you could make cashew milk powder with some ground roasted cashew and use it for the recipe.
How to Make the Cashew Milk Powder
To make the dried cashew milk powder, you’ll need to start off with lightly roasted cashews. They ideally need to have as much of the moisture removed as possible.
Then, you need to add the cashews to a food processor and pulse them until you get a slightly grainy powder-like consistency.
You can then let this mixture air dry for a while before you use it to make the homemade vegan Ranch mix.
How to Use the Vegan Ranch Seasoning Mix
Ready to put this great recipe to use? Here are some ideas and inspirations to get you started.
To Make Ranch Dressing
The simplest, easiest way to put this mix to use is to use it as the base to make vegan Ranch dressing.
To do this, all you’ll need to do is combine about 2 tablespoon Ranch mix on hand with 1 cup vegan mayo and 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar.
This concoction can be used as vegan Ranch dressing or dip, and can be used in so many different ways.
To Make Ranch Dip
You can also make a simple Ranch dip by combining the mix with some vegan sour cream or mayo until you get the right flavor and consistency.
As a Condiment
You can also use the Ranch dressing mix as a condiment for lots of different foods. Sprinkle some of it over your favorite fried foods or roasted foods that need a bit of flavor- I love tossing my roasted potatoes in this dry rub.
Vegan Ranch Seasoning Mix
- 2 cups soy milk powder
- 2 tablespoon dried parsley
- 2 tablespoon dried chives
- 2 tablespoon dried dill
- 2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 teaspoon onion flakes
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl.
- Mix it together until you get a uniform mixture.
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