Dairy-Free Avocado Ranch Dressing + Savory Buddha Bowl

We have a delicious dairy-free dressing for you to add to your recipe box today and the star ingredient is healthy hemp!

This zesty, dairy-free avocado ranch dressing is made with Pacific Foods Hemp Unsweetened Original Non-Dairy Beverage. Most people don’t realize that Hemp provides an extra creamy consistency, with a slightly nutty flavor, that lends itself nicely to salad dressings, smoothies, soups, pasta sauces and more!

Vegan Buddah Bowl With Dairy Free Avocado Dressing

Today we’re pairing our deliciously fresh Dairy-Free Avocado Ranch Dressing with a savory buddha bowl. You’ll be happy to see in our video below just how easy and fast it is to create!

Dairy-Free Avocado Ranch Dressing + Savory Buddha Bowl

We enjoy making our own salad dressings and marinades because, not only is it healthier, it taste better too. Talking about health, we’re really leaning into nourishing ourselves more with our food choices, which is another reason we’re excited to tell you a little bit more about what makes using hemp in your recipes so fantastic!


Hemp is a wonderful addition to your diet because it contains:

  • Omega 3 and 6
  • Essential amino acids
  • Zinc
  • Magnesium
  • Plant-based protein

Keep reading for the recipe!

Dairy-Free Avocado Ranch Dressing + Savory Southwestern Buddha Bowl Recipe

Dairy-Free Avocado Ranch Dressing + Savory Southwestern Buddha Bowl Recipe

Savory Southwestern Buddha Bowl


  • *Southwestern Dairy-Free Avocado Ranch Dressing (ingredients and recipe below)
  • Quinoa
  • Roasted Sweet Potatoes
  • Sautéed Squash and Zucchini
  • Cauliflower
  • Bell Peppers
  • Carrots
  • Spinach
  • Blueberries
  • Squeeze or lime or lemon
  • *Optional: Add your favorite nuts or seeds for more crunch!
  • {Southwestern Dairy-Free Avocado Ranch Dressing}
  • 1 cup Pacific Foods Hemp Unsweetened Original Non-Dairy Beverage
  • 1/2 of an avocado
  • 1 tsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar or freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Handful of cilantro
  • Handful of dill
  • 1 tsp honey
  • salt + pepper to taste
  • *Optional (and highly recommended): add 1 - 2 tsp of cumin for an extra kick!


  1. {Southwestern Dairy-Free Avocado Ranch Dressing}
  2. Cut the avocado in half, remove pit and scoop into a blender or food processor.
  3. Add all of the other ingredients and blend until smooth.
  4. Taste and adjust to your liking.
  5. If dressing needs additional thickening refrigerate for an hour before serving.
  6. *Keeps in the refrigerator for up to 3 days
  8. In a bowl add your quinoa in first
  9. Then add in the rest of the ingredients
  10. Top with Southwestern Dairy-Free Avocado Ranch Dressing
  11. Mix together and enjoy!
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You eat with your eyes first and this rainbow of nourishing veggies and fruit has us ready to dig right in! These nourishing Buddha bowls serve up a lovely variety of veggies, fruits, healthy fats and plant-based protein. Another reason to love Buddha bowls is the dressing, and that’s where our Southwestern Dairy-Free Avocado Ranch Dressing comes in!

Buddha bowls are fun to make and you often already have everything you need in your fridge and/or pantry. Bonus, they look gorgeous too!

Here’s how to build the perfect Buddha Bowl:

  1. Select a big enough bowl
  2. Start with a base layer of grains or greens
  3. Add a colorful variety of veggies, fruits, lentils, and/or beans
  4. Top with your favorite toasted nuts, coconut flakes or whatever healthy fat source you love like avocado
  5. Dress with our delicious dressing and enjoy!

Savory Buddah Bowl

Why We Love Cooking & Creating With Pacific Foods

Their plant-based beverages and broths are focused on nutritional needs while exceeding expectations for purity, versatility, and compelling points of difference for dairy free living.

Hemp Beverage

If your Vegan or Vegetarian, or just striving to live a healthier lifestyle like us, try incorporating a few more plant-based options into your diet, and see what a positive difference it can make for you and your energy!

Pacific Foods has a wonderful selection like; Almond, Coconut, Hazelnut, Soy, Cashew, Rice, Oat and Hemp Plant-Based beverages along with so many more delicious, foodie products that you can learn more about here.

This recipe is sponsored by Pacific Foods. All opinions are our own.

Videography by Simply Stunning Creative (www.simplystunningcreative.com)

Leave a Comment


  1. 7.31.18
    Sarah Smith said:

    Great Recipe looks so yummy

    • 8.5.18
      Emily Stafford said:

      Thanks so much Sarah! Hope you get to try it!

  2. 8.14.18
    Amy B said:

    omg LOVE budda bowls!

    • 8.16.18
      Emily Stafford said:

      Hi Amy!

      They’re the best! Looking forward to making delicious new combinations 🙂


  3. 8.14.18
    Cassie said:

    so happy this is dairy-free! Can’t wait to try it!

    • 8.16.18
      Emily Stafford said:

      Hi Cassie!

      Yes! I’ve been trying to limit dairy and Barbara has had to go completely dairy-free since her son’s dairy and soy allergy. We’ve been having so much fun trying new products and coming up with delicious recipes. Hope you love it as much as we do!


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