This Cucumber Cashew Ranch post is for my MIL (Hi J!).  She loved this cucumber cashew ranch that I served at my daughter’s graduation party.  When she learned it was cholesterol free and was full of vitamins and good fats (the kind your body knows what to do with) she wanted to share it with all her friends.

Vegan Cucumber Cashew Ranch

Back when I was a vegetarian ranch dressing was one of my must haves and something I used at least a couple of times a week.  When I went vegan I tried some of the tofu or vegan sour cream ranches but they just did not hit the spot.   I started to play with cashews as our dairy source and triple SCORE!  I now make almost everything creamy that I used to love from dairy out of cashews and this dressing is one of our families favorites.   I can even get my picky kids to eat raw veggies that they normally would not touch by dipping them into this creamy and delicious cashew ranch. cucumber cashew ranch

If you do not have a Vita-Mix I highly recommend you soak the cashews overnight to soften completely.  If you do have a vita-mix or other high powered blender I still recommend soaking for a couple of hours to get more nutrients from them, make them easier to digest and to soften them so the dressing is smooth and creamy.

cucumber cashew ranch

cucumber cashew ranch
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  • I prefer to use a high speed blender to make sure this dressing is very creamy. I use my Vita-Mixfor the perfect consistency.

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Cucumber Cashew Ranch
Cucumber Cashew Ranch
Cuisine American, Raw
Prep Time 5 Minutes
Passive Time 2-8 Hours soaking
Servings
Cups
Ingredients
Cuisine American, Raw
Prep Time 5 Minutes
Passive Time 2-8 Hours soaking
Servings
Cups
Ingredients
Cucumber Cashew Ranch
Instructions
  1. Presoak cashews if you do not have a Vita-mix then rinse and pour into your high powered blender or food processor.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until creamy.  If you are doing this in a food processor stop periodically and scrape the sides down. Add a small amount of water if needed.
  3. Taste and adjust the spices to your liking. 
  4. Eat right away or pour into a container with a lid and refrigerate until well chilled. ENJOY!
Recipe Notes

Presoak cashews if you do not have a Vita-Mix.  Soaking nuts increases the nutrients and gives them a creamier consistency.