If you follow a vegan diet, then you probably have a large selection of quality recipes that you regularly enjoy. Sometimes, though, there are recipes that just don’t feel complete by themselves and need a little extra something to make them truly delectable. If this is a situation that you’ve found yourself facing, then here is a list of delicious, top-quality vegan sauces that can improve the taste of whatever you add them to. Go through this list of the top vegan sauces to try for yourself and see which ones would go best with your regular recipes.
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Vegan Barbecue Sauce
The first vegan sauce recipe on the list is one for a smoky vegan barbeque sauce that would go perfectly on top of a wide variety of dishes. Try it with baked potatoes, marinated portobello mushroom caps, seitan skewers, corn on the cob, and much more to learn just how delicious it is. This recipe is quick and straightforward so that you can whip it up in your kitchen even without much cooking skill, so even home chef beginners can enjoy it.
Vegan Ranch Dressing
Lots of people love salad- especially vegans- but sometimes they just don’t contain quite enough flavor to leave you fully satisfied. Vegan ranch dressing can help resolve that issue and provide salad enthusiasts with a savory flavor profile so delicious that it may become outright addicting. But if salad isn’t your thing, this easy vegan sauce can also be used as a tasty dip for veggies and other healthy snacks.
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Vegan Green Goddess Dressing
While not a conventional vegan sauce that you’re likely to find on the shelves at your local supermarket, this vegan green goddess dressing offers a delectable smooth and creamy kick that goes well with many dishes and snacks. Made with avocado in place of mayo, garlic, lemon juice, and apple cider vinegar, this vegan sauce is one that you may find yourself making over and over again. Remember to keep the dressing in an airtight container in your fridge to keep it fresh and usable for up to five days.
Miso Ginger Dressing
This vegan and gluten-free recipe for miso ginger dressing provides an irresistibly savory taste of umami with every bite you take. It’s fast and easy to make, and can be whipped up for use in under five minutes to go with whatever meal you’re preparing for, though it goes best on top of a freshly made salad. Much like the green goddess dressing mentioned above, this dressing should be stored in an airtight container and is good for up to one week.
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Pesto is a healthy, versatile type of Italian sauce that goes perfectly on top of countless dishes, including pasta, potatoes, chicken breasts, soups, and much more. This vegan pesto recipe is delicious, quick, and almost effortless to make- taking only a total of five short minutes to prepare. Packed full of flavor, this pesto combines seven healthy ingredients like garlic, pine nuts, fresh basil, and a small dash of lemon juice to provide a unique kick to whatever you use it with.
Vegan Cheese Sauce
Almost everyone loves a helping of creamy, delicious cheese sauce, and vegans are no exception. This specialty vegan cheese sauce goes exceptionally well with countless meals, from mac and cheese to nachos, to queso, and much more. This simple recipe combines blended raw cashews, vegetable broth, nutritional yeast, salt, and apple cider vinegar to provide it with a uniquely delicious taste without any unhealthy ingredients. Everything can be prepped and combined in only 30 minutes, leaving you plenty of time to focus on whatever else you’re whipping up for dinner.
Vegan Honey Mustard
This recipe for vegan honey mustard goes perfectly as a snack dip and a sandwich spread, but it can be used with a wide range of other meals and snacks as well. It’s important to keep in mind for this recipe, however, that honey isn't vegan. So, those looking to stick to totally animal-free products should consider using bee-free honey substitutes made from apple juice. Alternatively, you can avoid using either natural or vegan honey altogether by substituting in some delicious agave nectar. Also, consider adding some salt, pepper, and garlic for a slight touch of extra flavor.
Now that you have this selection of delectable, easy vegan sauces to try out for yourself, you can tinker and experiment with all sorts of recipes to see what goes best with what. From salads to roasted veggies and from tofu to pasta and rice, you’re sure to find a wide range of meals that each sauce can complement and enhance. And if you happen to be on the lookout for some healthy, vegan-friendly dessert recipes to enjoy after your meals, be sure to check out some of the ones featured on the GoNanas blog or in the GoNanas Not Your Nanas Cookbook. With their help, you’re liable to find some new family favorite treats.
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