If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll see that a couple of times a week I post my vegan dinner bowls. Usually it’s a salad made with kale or mixed greens, pasta, roasted chickpeas (I like to use this recipe), nuts and seeds, and vegetables. For my dressing I almost always make this vegan sriracha ranch recipe, or sometimes a black pepper or chipotle variation. I don’t know where I got the idea to use hemp seeds as a base, but it’s an absolutely delicious way to make a creamy, dairy-free dressing. The key is blending it for a long enough time where it becomes totally smooth and creamy. Even though I have a high-speed Vitamix blender (Amazon affiliate link to the one I have, very affordable), I still blend the dressing for at least a minute to get the best possible result.
It’s been really nice sharing my dinners and everyday meals on Instagram and getting positive feedback. A bunch of people have messaged me saying that seeing what I eat and how I prepare it (via Instagram stories) helps them meal prep for themselves and their families. That is EXACTLY what I have hoped to accomplish by sharing my cooking tips!! I remember when I first went plant-based, I had no idea what to make. Everybody I knew was giving me these dire warnings about how I wouldn’t be getting enough protein (cue eye roll). But little did they know that my usual dinner with whole wheat pasta, beans, 1/2 an avocado, and pumpkin seeds is about 25 g of protein. That’s a lot!!
The entire goal of my blog is to show that plant-based eating is fun, accessible, and above all – super delicious. If any of my recipes have inspired you to eat less meat, or put more vegetables on your plate, then I’ll have considered myself a success :)
Vegan Sriracha Ranch Dressing
- 1/2 Cup Hemp Seeds
- 1/2 Cup Water
- 2 Tbs Olive Oil
- 1 1/2 Tbs Sriracha
- 2 Tbs Chopped Red Onion
- 1/2 Tsp Dried Parsley
- 1/4 Tsp Black Pepper
- 1/2 Tsp Salt or more to taste
- 1/4 Tsp Dried Dill
- Combine all ingredients into a blender, and blend on high until smooth and creamy. Taste, and adjust seasonings to your preference.
- Enjoy on salads, as a dip for vegetables, or spread on sandwiches!
If you make this vegan sriracha ranch dressing and post it on Instagram, be sure to tag me @wellandfull and #wellandfull so I can see! I love seeing your takes on my recipes :)
MeredithDecember 3, 2018 at 9:46 am
OMG. Hemp seed dressings are so underrated but so good. – sriracha ranch though… I NEED THIS!
SarahDecember 3, 2018 at 9:51 am
Definitely underrated!! And so healthy too ;)
Gabby @ Putumayo KitchenDecember 3, 2018 at 10:40 am
hemp seeds are just amazing … I love how versatile they are. This looks so so good! x
SarahDecember 5, 2018 at 10:49 am
Thank you Gabby!! :)
SierraDecember 3, 2018 at 2:57 pm
Just bought that same model on Black Friday. It’s my first vitamix! I never thought of using hemp seeds as a creamy base before, but I am definitely going to try this. Also love the idea of a salad dressing with the extra protein in it!
SarahDecember 5, 2018 at 10:49 am
Ooh I hope you like it! I use mine nearly every day :) And I hope you like this recipe!!
Jess @choosingchiaDecember 4, 2018 at 8:17 am
Love this idea Sarah! I bet the hemp seeds make it extra creamy. I’ve been looking for some alternative dressing recipes to my usual ones I make!
SarahDecember 5, 2018 at 10:51 am
Thanks Jess! The hemp seeds get so creamy when blended up, it’s definitely worth a try ;)
ElaDecember 6, 2018 at 6:40 pm
This dressing looks incredible, Sarah. I love hemp seeds so much, they make every sauce/dressing super creamy, delicious, and healthy. :)
SarahDecember 8, 2018 at 1:18 pm
Thanks so much, Ela! I couldn’t agree with you more about the hemp seeds :)
MeganDecember 20, 2018 at 2:44 pm
I put sriracha on everything, it’s just so good.
SarahDecember 21, 2018 at 10:09 am
It is!! I love to use sriracha or the Frank’s red hot buffalo sauce :)