The BEST Vegan Sauces

Say hello to the ULTIMATE collection of vegan sauces! We’ve compiled 60+ recipes perfect for adding flavor to your meals. Think salad dressings, condiments, pasta sauces, and more! You’ll find creamy, spicy, savory, cheesy, tangy, and dip-able options below.

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GFVGVDFNS5-Minute Liquid Gold Sauce (Oil-Free, Plant-Based)A creamy, dreamy, vibrant sauce that looks like liquid gold. Made with simple ingredients like chickpeas, lemon, garlic, and nutritional yeast, it’s perfect for adding to bowl meals, salads, roasted vegetables, and more! Just 10 minutes and 1 blender required!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNS5-Ingredient Peanut SauceCreamy, savory-sweet peanut sauce made with 5 ingredients! Perfect for spring rolls, salad rolls, Pad Thai, salads, and more!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSCollard Green Spring Rolls + Sunflower Butter Dipping SauceSpring rolls with a twist! Veggies + tofu wrapped in collard greens and served with a spicy-sweet sunflower butter dipping sauce. A satisfying and healthy plant-based snack or side.Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSVegan Bechamel SauceRich, vegan bechamel sauce made with soaked cashews and roasted garlic! Just 5 ingredients and simple methods required. Perfect for moussaka, mac ‘n’ cheese, and more!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSCultured Vegan Sour CreamCrazy delicious vegan sour cream cultured with live probiotics! Just 5 ingredients and simple methods required, and the result is a creamy, dreamy, tangy sour cream delicious on just about everything!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSEasy Vegan Ranch Dressing (Oil-Free!)Creamy, oil-free vegan ranch requiring just 10 simple ingredients and 1 bowl with BIG flavor! The perfect dairy-free dressing for salads, vegetables, and more!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNS5-Minute Vegan Caesar DressingA creamy, hummus-based vegan Caesar Dressing in just 5 minutes with simple ingredients! The perfect plant-based dressing for salads.Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSChickpea Caesar SaladThis Chickpea Caesar Salad is ready in just 30 minutes! Kale provides a hearty base while the zesty cashew Caesar dressing brings the whole dish to life. The perfect side to any main!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSMexican Quinoa Salad Cups with Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing30-minute Mexican quinoa salad cups loaded with fiber, protein, and healthy fats from quinoa, black beans, sweet potatoes, and a creamy, vegan cilantro-lime dressing!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSEasy Vegan Hollandaise SauceCreamy vegan hollandaise sauce made with just 8 ingredients and 1 pan and ready in 10 minutes. Perfect for (vegan) Eggs Benedict or adding richness to roasted vegetables and beyond!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSVegan Chipotle Ranch DressingCreamy vegan ranch dressing gets an upgrade from chipotle pepper. A tangy, spicy, savory dressing perfect for salads, cruditès, dipping, and more! 1 blender, ~30 minutes, and simple ingredients required.Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSCreamy Cilantro Sunflower Seed DressingEasy, creamy sunflower seed dressing with fresh lemon, garlic, and cilantro. Gluten-free, plant-based, and perfect for salads and bowls. Just 5 ingredients, 1 blender, and 10 minutes required!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSEasy Green Goddess Dressing (Plant-Based!)Ultra creamy, vibrant green goddess dressing that’s naturally plant-based and packed with flavor. 10 minutes, 1 blender, and 9 ingredients required! Perfect for salads, dipping vegetables, Buddha Bowls, and more!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSCurried Cauliflower, Grape & Lentil SaladSuper delicious kale salad topped with red grapes, lentils, and curry roasted cauliflower. Served with a tahini-green curry paste dressing! Just 30 minutes required for this flavorful side or entrée.Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSHow to Make Tahini DressingA creamy, rich sauce of tahini (sesame paste), lemon juice, and maple syrup! Add garlic or salt for extra flavor. The perfect dressing or sauce for salads, falafel, sandwiches, and more!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSHerby Green Tahini Sauce (5 Minutes!)Mediterranean-inspired herby tahini sauce that’s perfect for falafel, veggies, chicken, or fish. Just 5 minutes and 8 ingredients required! Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSTahini Stir Fry SauceA quick and easy stir fry sauce made with tahini! Plant-based, naturally sweetened, and incredibly versatile. Just 10 minutes, 1 bowl, and 7 ingredients required.Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSAbundance Kale Salad with Savory Tahini DressingAn abundant kale salad with roasted sweet potato, zucchini, avocado, sprouts, crispy chickpeas, and kimchi! Topped with a savory tahini dressing, this salad makes the perfect 30-minute meal or side.Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNS3 Ingredient Tahini Sauce For EverythingCreamy, savory tahini sauce with just 3 ingredients! The perfect vegan sauce for falafel, salads, veggie burgers, and everything in between!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSCurry Roasted Fennel Salad with Rosemary Tahini DressingInsanely delicious 30-minute salad with crispy, tender curry-roasted fennel. Topped with red bell pepper and a creamy tahini rosemary dressing. Add crispy chickpeas for an optional boost of protein, fiber, and crunch!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSGingery Lemon Tahini SauceA perfectly balanced and gingery tahini sauce PERFECT for salads, dipping, bowl meals, and more. Just 1 bowl, 5 minutes, and 5 ingredients required!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSQuick Ginger Garlic Miso Tahini DressingCreamy, rich tahini dressing infused with fresh ginger, garlic, and miso paste. Perfect for topping salads, bowls, and more. Just 10 minutes and 8 ingredients required!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNS6-Ingredient Vegan TzatzikiEasy, 1-Bowl vegan tzatziki made with 6 simple ingredients! Creamy, tangy, and the perfect dairy-free alternative to traditional tzatziki.Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNS4-Ingredient Dill Garlic SauceA 4-ingredient creamy hummus-based sauce with fresh lemon, garlic, and dill! The result is a tangy, zesty, herby sauce that’s perfect for salads, falafel, wraps, and more! Made with ingredients you likely always have on hand!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSZesty Dill Yogurt SauceCreamy, zesty dairy-free yogurt sauce with garlic, lemon, fresh dill, and olive oil. The perfect 1-bowl, 5-minute sauce for just about any Mediterranean dish.Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSEasy Green ChutneyCreamy Indian-inspired green chutney made with cilantro, lime, and garlic. Just 6 ingredients, 10 minutes, and 1 food processor required!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSEasy Vegan Aquafaba MayoCreamy, tangy vegan mayo made with aquafaba! 5 minutes, 6 ingredients, and 1 bowl required! A delicious and versatile plant-based spread perfect for sandwiches, sauces, dressings, and more!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSEasy Vegan Tartar SauceEasy vegan tartar sauce that’s creamy, tangy, and super flavorful. Perfect for dipping your favorite breaded creations. Just 7 ingredients required!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSEasy Avocado Aioli (Oil-Free!)An incredibly creamy oil-free aioli made with ripe avocado! Just 6 ingredients, 5 minutes, and 1 blender required for this dip or sauce that’s perfect alongside roasted potatoes, veggies, chips, and more!Make The Recipe


GFVGVDFNSEasy DIY Harissa PasteHow to make harissa paste in less than 30 minutes! Enjoy using this North African spicy red sauce to add heat to dressings, sauces, soups, and more!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSEasy Gochujang Sauce (Korean Chili Paste)Easy-to-make Korean-inspired Gochujang sauce that’s vegan, gluten-free, naturally sweetened, and soy-free! Just 5 minutes, 5 ingredients, and 1 blender required.Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSEasy Green Curry PasteEasy 10-minute green curry paste made in a food processor or blender! Big flavor and perfect for adding to sauces, curries, salad dressings, and more!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSEasy Red Enchilada SauceSmoky, rich, spicy red enchilada sauce made with simple ingredients and ready in 30 minutes. Perfect for taking your enchiladas to the next level.Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNS5-Minute Pumpkin Enchilada SauceCreamy, rich, smoky pumpkin enchilada sauce! Perfect for topping enchiladas, chilaquiles, or bowls with BIG fall flavor! Just 5 minutes and 9 ingredients required! Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNS1-Pot Spicy Mango ChutneyDelicious mango chutney made in 1 pot with simple ingredients. The spicy-sweet sauce is perfect for serving alongside your favorite Indian-inspired dishes. 
Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSRoasted Cauliflower Tacos with Chipotle RomescoSmoky, roasted cauliflower tacos with a spicy chipotle romesco sauce! An easy (30 minutes!) and flavorful plant-based meal that’s versatile, healthy, and so satisfying!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSRoasted Vegetable Tacos with Magic Green SauceAn easy, 30-minute plant-based meal: roasted vegetable tacos seasoned with spices, wrapped inside warm tortillas, and topped with vibrant green sauce! Seasonally versatile, big flavor, so healthy!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSEasy Red SalsaEasy, 10-minute red salsa with smoky, fire-roasted tomatoes, onion, cilantro, garlic, and fresh lime juice! Flavorful, fresh, and perfect for Mexican night!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSBlended Red SalsaSimple blended red salsa in just 30 minutes! Carrots add natural sweetness and a pop of color, while chipotle peppers bring a touch of heat.Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSSpicy Habanero Hot SauceInsanely delicious, spicy habanero hot sauce with 5 simple ingredients: onion, garlic, lime, habanero peppers, and salt! Spicy, creamy, and perfect atop tacos, burritos, nachos, and more!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNS5-Ingredient Chipotle AioliSpicy, delicious, 5-ingredient Chipotle Aioli that’s entirely vegan and gluten-free. Perfect for slathering on veggie burgers, fries, onion rings, and more.Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSZesty Mango Habanero Hot SauceA zesty, vibrant habanero hot sauce infused with ripe, juicy mango, fresh lime juice, smoky cumin seed, and garlic. So versatile and just 8 ingredients and 25 minutes required!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNS5-Minute Smoky Chipotle DressingA creamy, smoky chipotle dressing made in 1 bowl in 5 minutes, with just 6 simple ingredients. The perfect quick dairy-free dressing for just about any salad!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSCreamy Chipotle Pecan PestoA rich, nutty, and smoky pesto with spicy chipotle peppers and buttery pecans. Incredibly versatile and addictive, with just 9 ingredients and 5 minutes required!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNS5-Minute Harissa Tahini SauceA bright, zesty tahini sauce infused with harissa, lemon, and smoked paprika. So versatile and easy to make with just 5 ingredients and 5 minutes required!Make The Recipe


GFVGVDFNSEasy 1-Pot Marinara SauceEasy, 1-pot marinara sauce that’s rich in flavor, color, and nutrients. Simply seasoned, cooked low and slow, and perfect for any Italian dish!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSEasy Homemade Pizza SauceThe ultimate homemade pizza sauce that’s easy to make, packed with vibrant flavor, and perfect for all your pizza needs. Just 1 pan, 8 ingredients, and 20 minutes required!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSEasy Romesco SauceEasy, flavorful romesco sauce made with just 7 ingredients in 30 minutes. The perfect sauce for veggie bowls, pasta, Italian dishes, and beyond.Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSEasy Vegan Pesto (5 minutes!)The easiest vegan pesto in 5 minutes! Cheesy and flavorful despite being dairy-free, plus an option for lower oil/fat. It’s the perfect plant-based spread for Italian dishes and more!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSSuper-Green Vegan Kale PestoEasy vegan pesto with tons of fresh herbs, nutrient-rich kale, seeds, and nutritional yeast! The perfect 10-minute spread or sauce for Italian night and beyond! Vegan, gluten-free, and oil-free optional.Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSThe BEST Carrot Top PestoVibrant, herby carrot top pesto with fresh basil and hidden carrot tops! Delicious with grains, roasted vegetables, chicken, and more. Ready in just 5 minutes!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSEasy Green Enchilada SauceVibrant, savory green enchilada sauce with roasted tomatillos! Perfect for topping enchiladas, tacos, and more. Just 30 minutes and 8 ingredients required!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNS5-Ingredient Vegan Fish SauceNeed a plant-based substitute for fish sauce? This is it! Just 5 ingredients required, ready in less than 30 minutes, and perfectly salty and tangy. Great for Thai-inspired dishes and beyond!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSEasy Homemade Teriyaki Sauce (Gluten-Free)Salty, sweet, tangy homemade teriyaki sauce that’s SUPER versatile and happens to be gluten-free and naturally sweetened! Just 6 ingredients and 20 minutes required!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSCarrot Ginger DressingA quick and easy, gingery, Japanese-inspired dressing perfect for adding to salads and bowls! Plant-based, gluten-free, soy-free, and just 1 blender, 8 ingredients, and 10 minutes required.Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSMiso-Glazed Roasted Brussels SproutsQuick and delicious roasted Brussels sprouts with garlic and a savory-sweet miso glaze. Crispy edges, tender center, and BIG flavor! Just 30 minutes and 8 ingredients required.Make The Recipe


GFVGVDFNSSweet Potato LasagnaSimple, 9-ingredient sweet potato lasagna with tofu ricotta and a pesto drizzle. Entirely plant-based and so delicious!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNS5-Minute Vegan Cashew QuesoCreamy vegan queso ready in just 5 minutes! Cheesy, quick and easy to make, and perfect for serving with nachos, burrito bowls, tacos, and more!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSRoasted Jalapeño Vegan Queso (7 ingredients!)7-ingredient vegan queso with spicy roasted jalapeño, smoky spices, and cheesy flavor from nutritional yeast. The creamiest dairy-free cheese on the block.Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSCashew-Less Vegan QuesoEasy vegan queso made cashew-, dairy-, soy-, and gluten-free! Eggplant keeps the flavor neutral and the texture creamy! The perfect dairy-free queso!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSCreamy Cashew Jalapeño Sauce (6 Ingredients!)A savory, subtly spicy, creamy jalapeño sauce for bowls, tacos, and beyond! Vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, and just 6 ingredients!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSSmoky Vegan Cheese (Three Ways)10-minute vegan cheese with smoky spices THREE ways: shakeable, spreadable, or pourable! Healthy, easy, fast, and surprisingly close to the real thing.Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSCashew Ricotta Cheese (Soy-Free, Fast, Easy!)Quick, fluffy vegan ricotta cheese made with 5 simple ingredients including cashews, lemon, and garlic. Comes together in a food processor or blender and is perfect for pasta, pizza, salads, and more!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSThe Best Vegan Gluten-Free Mac ‘n’ CheeseTHE BEST Vegan, Gluten-Free Mac ‘n’ Cheese made with 8 simple ingredients in 1 hour! Cheesy, hearty, and so satisfying.Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNS30-Minute Cashew AlfredoCreamy, saucy cashew alfredo in 30 minutes! The perfect plant-based sauce for all your pasta night needs.Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNS30-Minute Vegan Alfredo (GF)Creamy, 30-minute vegan alfredo made with 9 ingredients and simple methods. Add spring peas and vegan parmesan cheese for a satisfying plant-based meal.Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSCreamy Vegan White Pasta with Summer VegetablesA light, cheesy white vegan pasta with summer vegetables. Incredibly versatile, 10 ingredients, and a delicious plant-based side or entrée!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSEasy Vegan Cheddar Cheese (Spread & Sauce!)Easy, melty, spreadable vegan cheese that looks and tastes like cheddar! Perfect for adding to grilled cheese, mac ‘n’ cheese, and more! Just 8 simple ingredients required.Make The Recipe


GFVGVDFNSHow to Make Balsamic VinaigretteAn easy, step-by-step tutorial on how to make delicious balsamic vinaigrette every time. Perfect for warm and cold salads, roasted veggies, and more!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSHow to Make Lemon VinaigretteAn easy, step-by-step tutorial on how to make delicious lemon vinaigrette every time. Perfect for warm and cold salads, roasted veggies, and more!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNS15-Minute Vegan BBQ Sauce (GF)Perfectly sweet and tangy BBQ sauce that’s made in 1 pot in just 15 minutes! The perfect vegan and gluten-free sauce for BBQs, picnics, and beyond!Make The Recipe


GFVGVDFNSSerrano & Rosemary GuacamoleIncredibly fluffy guacamole infused with crushed rosemary, garlic, and serrano pepper! Just 10 minutes, 1 bowl, and 6 ingredients required for this plant-based side, appetizer, or sauce!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSMy Go-To GuacamoleIncredibly creamy, flavorful guacamole ready in just 1 bowl, 10 minutes, and with 8 ingredients! The perfect dip for Mexican night!
Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSHow to Make Hummus From ScratchHow to make hummus from scratch with simple methods and 6 wholesome ingredients. Creamy, garlicky, hearty, and big in flavor! Customizable, easy to make, and a classic recipe to have on hand!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSEasy 5-Minute Microwave Hummus6-ingredient hummus that comes together in 5 minutes and is magically transformed into the best hummus thanks to the MICROWAVE! Trust me. It’s the best hummus I’ve ever made at home!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSGolden Goddess (Turmeric) Hummus10-minute golden hummus infused with anti-inflammatory spices like ginger and turmeric! Creamy, flavorful, and protein-packed!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSSweet Potato Wedges with No-Honey Mustard Sauce30-minute roasted sweet potato wedges with creamy “no-honey” mustard dipping sauce! Savory, sweet, and so healthy and delicious.Make The Recipe

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