Simple Salad with Radicchio, Hazelnuts, and Vegan Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

A vegan buttermilk ranch dressing – that’s whole-food, plant based – and delicous? Yes, yes, and yes. This creamy dressing might be the answer you’ve been looking for all this time. It’s become a favorite at our house.

This time of year, it’s a fantastic addition to a holiday dinner celebration.

Of course, you can use this recipe to dress any salad greens you like, and I can tell you from experience that heirloom tomatoes (in the summer) are an especially nice addition, but here’s just how very simply we made this salad work for us last night!



1 head radicchio, chopped
1 head romaine lettuce (or leaf lettuce), chopped


1 cup raw cashews
3/4 cup unsweetened soy milk
1/4 cup water
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons brown mustard
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
3/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped (optional)


Toasted hazelnuts


Place salad greens in medium size bowl, and set aside.

To make Vegan Buttermilk Ranch Dressing, place cashews, soy milk, water, lemon juice, mustard, vinegar, and salt in a high-powered blender (like a Vitamix), and process until smooth. Add the parsley (if using) and pulse a few times to combine.

Toss salad with desired amount of dressing, and refrigerate the remainder.

Top salad with toasted hazelnuts, and serve immediately.

Copyright © Vicki Brett-Gach | Ann Arbor Vegan Kitchen

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