I’ll be the first to admit that my food-to-condiment ratio is kind of out of control. When making pasta, I use so much marinara that the end result looks more like chunky tomato soup than an Italian dish. My salads get doused in vinaigrette. I even drank an entire bowl of salsa at a Mexican restaurant when I was two years old. If that doesn’t demonstrate my level of commitment to vegan sauces, salad dressings and dips, I don’t know what does.
When I switched to a vegan diet, I was slightly disappointed when I realized that many condiments don’t align with a plant-based diet. Instead of being bummed, I saw this as an opportunity to recreate my favorite dairy-based concoctions with ingredients that are actually healthy. This has led me to develop a slew of recipes for vegan sauces, salad dressings and dips over the years.
Spicy Curry Hummus (Instant Pot)
The creamiest, dreamiest hummus you’ll ever make will come out of your instant pot. While this recipe uses the traditional garbanzo bean, the rich curry flavors keep it interesting. This quick and easy recipe is mostly hands-off and I jump at an opportunity to use my instant pot.
Fresh Jalapeño Relish
This Fresh Jalapeño Relish is the perfect summer topping to keep on hand for tacos, tofu scrambles, burrito bowls, and more.
Green Goddess Dip
This Green Goddess Dip is packed with nutrients and adds a punch of flavor to sandwiches, wraps, pizzas, and grain bowls. It's also great as a cracker dip!
Vegan Vodka Sauce
This Vegan Vodka Sauce with Penne is our take on tangy, sweet, dairy-free vodka sauce! It comes together quickly so you can get dinner on the table ASAP.
Lime Cashew Crema
There's nothing like a creamy sauce to add a little extra something to any weeknight dinner. Kate's Lime Cashew Cream is quick and easy to make — we're talking 5 minutes or less! Perfect for a lazy taco Tuesday kinda night.
The Best Vegan Queso
This vegan queso is smooth, creamy, spicy, and savory. Add soy chorizo for a robust dip or keep it simple with a straightforward blend of pantry staples.
Warm and Creamy Skillet Spinach Dip
This warm and creamy skillet spinach dip is exactly what vegan comfort food should taste like. It’s thick, velvety, and scoops wonderfully onto chips and sliced veggies.
Fresh Pineapple Salsa
This pineapple salsa will add a burst of fresh flavor to your outdoor dinner table all summer long. Serve with homemade tortilla chips or on your favorite tacos!
Peanut Ginger Sauce
This simple and delicious peanut ginger sauce is easy to make any night of the week! Just 5 ingredients and into the blender it goes! Pairs perfectly with our Spicy Mango Spring Rolls.
Vegan Buffalo ‘Chicken’ Dip
This appetizer is a complete game changer (pun intended) in the world of vegan party foods. It harnesses all of the creamy, indulgent, buffalo sauce-flavored goodness you loved about the omnivorous version without an ounce of meat or dairy.
Roasted Beet Hummus
This beet hummus is the most brilliant color of fuchsia -- perfect for Valentine's Day entertaining! Serve with crackers or sliced baguette and snack away!
Kale Walnut Pesto
This kale walnut pesto is a simple and versatile sauce to add a little something extra to your favorite pasta. It’s also great as a vegetable dip or as a condiment for your favorite veggie burgers and dogs! If you don’t have kale, any hearty green will do.