53 Best Vegan Dips and Sauces and Dressings

Get ready for the best vegan sauce recipes you can use for dipping, marinating, and pouring over your favorite rice dishes and vegetables. In addition, you’ll love these delicious vegan dip recipes too! You need these vegan dips and vegetable sauces to transform your dishes — like vegetables, rice, and veggie burgers — from good to amazing!

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Today I’m sharing 53 Best Vegan Dips and Sauces. Because sometimes you just have to dip your toe (or your cracker) into something before you’re ready for the whole enchilada.

Personally, I think dips and sauces are one of the easiest things to transition into a vegan diet. They’re great to take along with you to a party too so you can make sure you’ve got something to eat, while sharing a tasty vegan treat with others!

I reached out to my food blog friends to share with you the 53 Best Vegan Dips and Sauces. I hope you find something (or several) to love!

Savory Vegan Dips and Sauces

Headed to a party? Need vegan condiments for a BBQ? These healthy vegan dips and veg sauces are here to help you make eating dairy-free, egg-free, and meat-free not only easy but delicious too!

Veggie Sauces

If you’re making roasted vegetables or any side dish for that matter, vegan sauce recipes for vegetables are important to have on-hand. Healthy sauces for vegetables transforms a side dish into something to celebrate!

Marinating tofu? A good vegan sauce works wonders! Looking for vegetarian sauces for rice? Or how about just adding condiments to your favorite veg burgers! All of these vegan sauce recipes will make vegan fun!

It’s just another reason to love vegetarian sauces recipes — because they are so versatile!

A spoon is drizzling vegan cheese sauce over a baked potato with steamed broccoli. A bowl of more cheese sauce is sitting in the background.

Spread this silky smooth Vegan Cheddar Cheese sauce over everything from baked potatoes, steamed veggies, and more! It would make a perfect veggie burger sauce! Add some steamed broccoli and it also makes a great veg sauce for rice and veggies too!

Vegan Sauces and Dressings

Vegan Asian Sauces are also perfect served with a simple Air-Fried Tofu. Here are some more tasty sauses to try:

A mason jar full of vegan ranch dressing is pouring the dressing over a leafy, green salad with lots of bright red cherry tomatoes.

This keto friendly Vegan Ranch Dressing is a simple sauce perfect for dipping french fries, drizzling over potatoes and even for veggie burgers! If you’re looking for vegan dipping sauces for things like chopped veggies, this ranch dressing work wonders!

Looking for amazing vegetarian sauce recipes? Check these out:

A small mason jar holds date sweetened BBQ sauce. A spoon with more of the sauce is beside it.

Make this naturally sweetened homemade BBQ sauce. It’s a much healthier alternative than the storebought BBQ sauce brands made with lots of added sugars! Healthy vegan sauces like this one are perfect on veggie burgers!

Looking for more simple vegan sauces? This No-Fuss Jalapeño Hummus by Home Cooking Memories looks amazing!

Vegan Pasta Sauces

There’s a reason pasta recipes are so popular, they’re easy, satisfying, and so flavorful! These vegan pasta sauces recipes will transform your vegan pasta into something amazing!

Vegan Alfredo is a great example. It may seem impossible to make this creamy sauce vegan, but I assure you, it is.

Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo

Comfort food at it's very best – enjoy this Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo for an easy weeknight dinner full of lots of healthful plant-based nutrients!
Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo and a cookbook review for The Plant Powered Way by Rich Roll and Julie Piatt

Interestingly enough, you can even add a simple Red Beet Hummus Pasta sauce over your favorite noodles.

Roasted Beet Hummus

This light and colorful Roasted Beet Hummus is a great dip to serve with pita bread or crackers. It can also be served as a sauce over pasta! Another added bonus is that the ingredients are easy to find.
Roasted Beet Hummus Recipe
Roasted Beet Hummus Over Pasta

There are several more vegan sauces for pasta, such as the standard red sauce.

How do you make homemade spaghetti sauce?

For a simple red sauce you can make at home, follow these steps:

  1. Cook 1 cup chopped onion in a tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat until the onion is tender.
  2. Add 4 to 5 peeled and chopped garlic cloves and cook for one more minute.
  3. Remove from heat and transfer the ingredients from the skillet to a blender and add two 28 ounce cans of crushed tomatoes, 1 to 2 tablespoons tomato paste, a teaspoon of dried basil, and a teaspoon of dried oregano. Pulse until you reach the desired consistency.

Vegan Hummus and Bean Dip Recipes

When it comes to the best vegan sauces, don’t forget hummus! I love having a great hummus recipe on hand to use as a condiment to spread on veggie burgers, sandwiches, and more. Alternatively, grab some chips or veggies and start dipping away!

There’s a lot of hummus recipes here and it’s a good thing because hummus is so versatile. You can use it in place of mayo on sandwiches and/or veggie burgers. Because hummus has protein, you can even use it as the main sandwich spread for your sandwich!

Smoky Hummus

Chow down with this smoky hummus and get a great start on your fiber needs for the day while adding a little protein to your step as well.
Smoky Hummus Recipe
A bowl full of smoky chipotle hummus is surrounded by crackers.

Fresh Basil Hummus by the View from Great Island
Healthy White Bean Dip with Avocado and Cilantro by Peas and Crayons.
Smoky Black Bean Dip by That Chick Can Bake.
Slow Roasted Tomato Hummus by Kalyn’s Kitchen.

Green Hummus

Enjoy this delicious, colorful green hummus with pita chips, crackers, or serve it as a condiment on sandwiches too.
Green Hummus Recipe
A closeup of green hummus topped with chopped greens and pine nuts and a plate of sliced red bell peppers behind it.

Caramelized Onion Hummus

Onions sautéed in olive oil add a sweet, tender flavor to this savory, creamy Caramelized Onion Hummus. It's a tasty dip made with minimal ingredients!
Caramelized Onion Hummus Recipe
We love this vegan caramelized onion hummus dip!

Vegan Mexican Dips and Sauces

Sweet Potato Hummus

Prepare this sweet potato dip for your next party and enjoy the oohs and ahhs of guests as they dip into this smoky vegan, gluten-free snack!
Sweet Potato Hummus Recipe
A close-up shot of sweet potato hummus in a bowl. It's topped with chopped cilantro, olive oil, and paprika. There's another bowl and tortilla chips in the background.

Mango Corn Salsa with Black Beans by Valeri’s Kitchen.
Spicy Black Bean Guacamole by the Tasting Page.

Vegan Nacho Dip

This vegan nacho dip is made with healthy ingredients and is still everything you want from a creamy, spicy cheese sauce. Serve with chips or drizzle it over Steamed Broccoli.
Vegan Nacho Dip Recipe
A hand holds a tortilla chip with lots of cheese sauce on it, hovering over the bowl with more of the sauce. There are more tortilla chips and veggies in the background.

Edamole: A Mexican Dip with Edamame by Cook the Story.

Sweet Corn Salsa

Try this quick and easy Sweet Corn Salsa to pour over your home-made burrito bowls, tacos, and salads. It's fresh, easy, and so delicious!
Sweet Corn Salsa Recipe
A bowl holds a fresh batch of corn salsa. There's a lime behind it.

This Vegan 7 Layer Dip is so good, it’s fooled many a meat-eater! It’s way easier to make than the traditional 7 layer dip. Why? Because veggie crumbles come precooked so you get to skip that step. Besides, it’s much better for the planet and just as tasty!

Vegan Seven Layer Dip

This Vegan 7-Layer Dip is going to find its way to your heart because it’s so easy to throw together and no one will guess it’s vegan!
Vegan Seven Layer Dip Recipe
A close-up shot of vegan 7 layer dip shows layers of beans, veggie crumbles, and more toppings.

This list of easy vegan sauces recipes would not be complete with this fabulous Vegan Queso Dip! Sure, it’s great for chips and dip, but it can also be served over your favorite Vegan Burrito. Or, you can use it as a sauce for rice and vegetables.

Vegan Queso Blanco

This is a simple vegan queso blanco dip recipe made with only 5 ingredients and ready in 5 minutes (or less)! Serve it as a dip or pour over nachos or your favorite bean burritos.
Vegan Queso Blanco Recipe
Vegan Cheese Dip is surrounded by tortilla chips and ready to serve

More Amazing Vegan Dips

Here you’ll find easy vegan dips, including everything from spinach artichoke dip, eggplant dip, pepperoni pizza dip, cheese balls, and more!

Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip

This savory Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip is easy to make and delivers a tasty, creamy appetizer to serve with chips or crackers. Best served hot, this cheesy dip is perfect for your next party or gathering. It's ready to go in about a half-hour with minimal ingredients.
Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe
A hand holds a tortilla chip with vegan spinach artichoke dip with the bowl of dip behind it.

Smoky Baba Ganoush by the View from Great Island.

Vegan Pepperoni Pizza Dip

Get ready for this awesome vegan pepperoni pizza dip with only 5 ingredients and less than 20 minutes to make. Throw in some crusty bread and enjoy!
Vegan Pepperoni Pizza Dip Recipe
Vegan Pepperoni Pizza Dip - 20 minutes to make and only 7 ingredients!

After trying this Vegan Cheese Ball Dip you’re going to be convinced that going vegan is the best thing in the world!

Vegan Cheese Ball

You're gonna love this vegan cheese ball with crispy sage and toasted pecans encrusted with toasted pecans. Because it's dairy-free, it's a cheese ball everyone will love!
Vegan Cheese Ball Recipe
A cheese ball has a bite taken out of and lots of crackers around it.

Vegan Black-Eyed Pea Dip

Enjoy this Easy Vegan Black-Eyed Pea Dip with tortilla chips and bring some cheesy goodness to your day, and maybe even a little luck!
Vegan Black-Eyed Pea Dip Recipe
A hand holds a tortilla chip full of some vegan black-eyed pea dip in front of the rest of the dip.

Eggplant Walnut Dip by Farm Fresh Feasts.

Looking down on a bowl of tomato dipping sauce next to toasted bread slices.

Spicy Sweet Potato and Pumpkin Dip by The Big Man’s World.

Have you ever been to a Chinese restaurant and had crab rangoons? Some folks say there’s not actually any crab in the recipe, however, they’re still not vegan because they’re made with cream cheese. However, this Vegan Crab Rangoon Dip solves that problem! It’s the great flavor of a crab rangoon veganized and served in dip format. It’s delicious!

Easy Vegan Rangoon Dip

Rich and creamy, this Easy Vegan Rangoon Dip, tastes just like the crab rangoon from a Chinese restaurant, but made with dairy-free cream cheese…and no crab meat! Ready in around 20 minutes, grab some chips and start dipping!
Easy Vegan Rangoon Dip Recipe
A serving dish full of vegan rangoon dip is topped with sliced green onions. There are tortilla chips beside it.

Trio of Sweet Challah Dips by Busy in Brooklyn.
Roasted Onion Dip by the Plant Strong Vegan

Basil and Artichoke Dip by The Healthy Maven.

Sweet Dips

Here’s a few dessert-focused vegan dips.

Speculoos Cookie Butter by Sheri Silver

That’s it for the 50+ Best Vegan Dips and Sauces. If you’re looking for healthy sauces for rice or tasty dressings for salads, you’ve got plenty to choose from now. Enjoy!

8 Responses to 53 Best Vegan Dips and Sauces and Dressings

  1. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyShanasy Bratt Reply

    Thank you so much Marly! I LOVE anything that is a fast prep. I featured this recipe collection on my FB site “Super Quick Plant-Based Recipes” and it was such a hit that I decided to “Boost” the post and it looks like you should have gotten lots of additional traffic today and for the next 7 days! Hope this helps you – you have a great site here!

  2. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlySheri Silver Reply

    Thanks for including my hummus in this amazing round up!

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      You’re welcome, Sheri!

  3. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyFaith (An Edible Mosaic) Reply

    I am such an appetizer lover and dips especially have a special place in my heart! These beauties would satisfy any crowd! Thank you so much for including me! xoxo

  4. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyJenn @ Peas and Crayons Reply

    These are so beyond epic! Most of my vegan recipes are dips so you’re totally right about them being oh-so-easy to incorporate into a vegan diet! They’re just SO GOOD!

  5. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyValentina Reply

    This is such a great idea for a post — such an excellent collection of vegan deliciousness! Many thanks for including my chipotle red lentil hummus. 🙂

  6. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyShelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens Reply

    I love dips – you’re so right that they’re a great way to try just a little taste of something new, So many deliciously appealing ideas here, and so many really nutritious, healthy options! Love this! Definitely pinning to share!

  7. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyKalynsKitchen Reply

    What a great collection of dip ideas, and thanks for including some of mine!

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