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Category: Sauces & Condiments

  • Grilled Red Pepper Spread

    Grilled Red Pepper Spread

    I’m lucky enough to live very close to a grocery store stocked with delights from Ukraine, Poland, Romania, the Balkans, and more. One of my favorite things is trying all the spreads! Over the last couple months, I’ve tried so many delicious savory vegetable spreads, but one that really stands out is Bulgarian lyutenitsa (or…

  • Vegan Wasabi Mayo

    Vegan Wasabi Mayo

    Looking for a sauce to take your plant based sushi to the next level? Maybe you’re stick of the same old, same old veggie burger condiments? Or perhaps, you want your next coleslaw to have a bit more pizzazz? Have I got the thing for you! It’s an easy vegan wasabi mayo sauce recipe with…

  • White Bean Hummus with Roasted Garlic and Crispy Sage

    White Bean Hummus with Roasted Garlic and Crispy Sage

    One of my friends has an allergy to peas and lentils. Due to this, he cannot eat chickpeas without consequences. For years, he had to forego hummus. As it became in vogue to make hummus out of everything, his world started opening up. And so with this in mind, I put together this easy white…

  • Vegan Cranberry Sauce

    Vegan Cranberry Sauce

    This is an easy vegan cranberry sauce recipe with frozen berries, maple syrup, a cinnamon stick, ground ginger and vanilla extract. Tart and sweet, it’s the perfect cranberry compote for holiday celebrations, whether it’s Thanksgiving, Christmas or more. Use any leftovers as a condiment for sandwiches or enjoy it on top of pancakes or waffles.…

  • Vegan Caesar Dressing

    Vegan Caesar Dressing

    This is a quick, easy oil free recipe for creamy vegan Caesar dressing with raw cashews, nutritional yeast, capers, lemon juice, vegan Worcestershire, dijon mustard and more. It uses a high speed blender, like a Vitamix. It’s one simple, fast and incredibly tasty cashew Caesar dressing. It makes ~1 cup dressing or ~8 servings. Store…

  • Vegan Croutons

    Vegan Croutons

    This is a quick, easy vegan croutons recipe with olive oil, stale bread cubes, salt and black pepper, but there’s a lot of room to personalize it. You can use any stale bread you want, and vary how you’d like to season them. These DIY skillet croutons make an awesome crunchy topping for salads, soups…

  • Smoky Roasted Chickpeas

    Smoky Roasted Chickpeas

    This is an easy vegan smoky roasted chickpeas recipe with smoked paprika, garlic powder, soy sauce, hot sauce, maple syrup, liquid smoke and olive oil. The process is easy–mix everything together, marinate, and then, roast the chickpeas in the air fryer or oven. Enjoy these smoky chickpeas as a snack, topping for salads, inside wraps,…

  • Vegan Poppy Seed Dressing

    Vegan Poppy Seed Dressing

    This easy vegan poppy seed dressing recipe is sweet, tangy, and a bit savory. All it takes is a mixing bowl and a whisk. Two things… This recipe make ~2/3 cup. Keep stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. I’ve always used it within 2-3 days, but at all times, use your best judgment…

  • Vegan Guacamole

    Vegan Guacamole

    When I first moved to California, I went through a guacamole phase. I’d make a big bowl of vegan guac, and we’d eat it for dinner with tortilla chips. Yep, that was dinner. And now, I’m going to share that vegan guacamole recipe with you! This avocado dip is super easy. You mash up the…

  • Vegan Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

    Vegan Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

    This super simple vegan sun-dried tomato pesto recipe uses walnuts, fresh basil, shallots, loads of garlic, a touch of balsamic vinegar, nutritional yeast and more. It’s very flavorful, makes ~¾ cup. Is sun-dried tomato pesto vegan? Pesto usually has a hard cheese in it, like parmesan or pecorino. So, when in doubt, read the label,…

  • Refrigerator Dill Pickles

    Refrigerator Dill Pickles

    In the summer, my cousins and I would play outside all day. Periodically, we’d sneak into the refrigerator in the garage and eat icebox dill pickles. It’s one of my fondest childhood memories. And I still love dill pickles. For years, I wasted my money buying them at the store. But these days, I like…

  • Watermelon Salsa

    Watermelon Salsa

    This watermelon salsa recipe is quick, easy, tasty and refreshing! I love how the watermelon’s sweetness balances with the spicy jalapeño, savory garlic and acidic lime juice. Enjoy it with tortilla chips, on tacos, and more! A few things… This recipe makes ~4 ½ cups of blender watermelon salsa. It’s perfect for summer, because all…

  • Vegan Tzatziki Sauce

    Vegan Tzatziki Sauce

    Is tzatziki vegan? Unfortunately, one of the main ingredients in the popular Greek sauce is yogurt. So no, it is not vegan. Fortunately, this Greek-inspired vegan tzatziki sauce recipe uses either vegan sour cream or vegan yogurt. It does a great job filling the void. It’s super easy to make. You chop some cucumber and…

  • Romesco Sauce

    Romesco Sauce

    Whether it’s hot, room temperature or cold, this romesco sauce recipe tastes awesome on roasted or grilled vegetables, toasted bread, or as a vegan dip. You can also enjoy it as a spread for sandwiches or on veggie burgers hot off the grill. It works for any time of year, and tastes delicious on just…

  • Balsamic Reduction

    Balsamic Reduction

    This vegan balsamic reduction (or glaze) recipe tastes awesome drizzled on roasted beets, salads, pizza and more. And it’s so easy to make. Basically, you simmer balsamic vinegar in a pot until enough water evaporates and it becomes a sweeter, thicker version of itself. Some people use the terms “reduction” and “glaze” interchangeably. Other people…

  • Vegan Chipotle Mayo

    Vegan Chipotle Mayo

    This easy recipe for spicy vegan chipotle mayo is a delicious sauce for enjoying on veggie burgers, fries, sandwiches, grilled corn on the cob. In some places in the U.S., you could buy an entire jar, but maybe you don’t need an entire jar. This recipe has only 6 ingredients. This mayo is a great…

  • Vegan Hollandaise Sauce

    Vegan Hollandaise Sauce

    This is a quick, easy vegan hollandaise sauce recipe with raw cashews, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, cornstarch and more. All you need to do is add the ingredients to a high speed blender (like a Vitamix or Ninja), and then, whisk in a small saucepan over medium heat until thick enough for you. That’s it.…

  • Lemon Tahini Dressing

    Lemon Tahini Dressing

    This easy vegan lemon tahini dressing recipe improves almost any food it touches–kale salad, roasted cauliflower, grilled tempeh pitas, broccoli and more. It’s super creamy, tangy, savory, and 100% dairy free. Whether as a salad dressing, savory sauce or delicious dip, lemon tahini dressing is quick, easy and delicious! This recipe makes ~¾ cup. Store…

  • Vegan Almond Ricotta Cheese

    Vegan Almond Ricotta Cheese

    This vegan almond ricotta cheese recipe tastes creamy, bright, cheesy, and salty. It has no oil, no tofu, no nutritional yeast and no cashews. It’s has only 5 ingredients. The real secret is the white miso, which adds depth and umami flavor. It makes ~1 cup. This vegan almond ricotta recipe does not work as…

  • Vegan Worcestershire Sauce

    Vegan Worcestershire Sauce

    When my family went vegetarian in the 1980’s, my sister had to say goodbye to her favorite condiment, Worcestershire sauce. Sadly, it traditionally has anchovies in it, so that was that. Years later, The Wizard’s Organic Vegan Worcestershire Sauce would come out. And while it was a bit costly, it did the job. These days,…

  • Vegan Ranch Dressing

    Vegan Ranch Dressing

    This homemade vegan ranch dressing recipe has raw cashews, fresh dill and parsley, lemon juice and all the good stuff. It contains no oil, no mayo, and no tofu. And it’s quick and easy in a high speed blender. It’s awesome as a dip for veggies, on salads, buffalo soy curls, or on anything you…

  • Vegan Queso Dip

    Vegan Queso Dip

    Inspired by the beloved Tex-Mex dip, this is one creamy vegan queso recipe with cashews, nutritional yeast, and Rotel! It is so good smothered on nachos, tacos, or with soft pretzels. You could even use it to make a plant based mac and cheese. Just mix in some elbow macaroni, and bake it or don’t…

  • Roasted Garlic Gravy

    Roasted Garlic Gravy

    This simple vegan roasted garlic gravy recipe is perfect on loaf, mashed potatoes, stuffing, or anything you like to smother in gravy. And it makes a nice, flavorful addition to any Thanksgiving or holiday spread. Finally, a vegan gravy without mushrooms! The most time consuming part of this recipe is roasting the garlic. The rest…

  • Roasted Garlic

    Roasted Garlic

    This roasted garlic recipe is easy, healthy and tastes amazing smeared on toasted bread, spread on a sandwich, added to vegan gravy, put into soups, like Roasted Garlic Tomato Soup, added to bean salad and more. If you love garlic and haven’t been roasting it, you’ve been missing out! As it roasts, the garlic cloves…