Here’s something you probably already knew: Americans *love ranch dressing. Yep, 40% of Americans named ranch as their favorite dressing; its nearest competitor, Italian, came in at a Wimpy 10%. Only as Lynn Shankel knows, not every American can love ranch dressing because the traditional recipe contains buttermilk or milk–and dairy doesn’t always love us back. Thankfully, Lynn has a dairy-free version that she’s going to show us how to make so make that 40% will go even higher.

Dairy Free Ranch Dressing:

1 1/4 cups cashews (Optional: Pre-soak cashews for a creamier dressing)
1 cup filtered water
1-2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 1/2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp dried dill
1 tsp salt or, to taste
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper or, to taste
Optional: 1 tsp hot sauce

Blend all ingredients until creamy and smooth. Make sure not to blend so long that it gets hot. If too thick, add more water.