I do remember what ranch dressing tastes like, even though it has been years since I ate it. I felt like I could see why this dressing would be called ranch, but it really did not taste like true ranch. I think the recipe calls for too much lemon juice because that was the dominating flavor. It was creamy and rich and cool like ranch though. If serving it to non-vegans, I would not call it ranch! But, I would make it again for a salad or even to dip veggies in!