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

This Low Fat Powdered Peanut Butter Dipping Sauce by The Plant Strong Vegan would make a perfect sauce for veggies and rice! Vegan Asian Sauces are also perfect served with a simple Air Fried Tofu too!

Fresh Tomato Dipping Sauce by An Edible Mosaic.
Kalamata Hummus Recipe with Homemade Pita Chips by Cook the Story.
Cowboy Caviar Salsa Dip by Two Healthy Kitchens.

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 is 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.

This Vegan Fettucini Alfredo recipe is amazing and one to make on repeat for any meal prepping schedule!

Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo and a cookbook review for The Plant Powered Way by Rich Roll and Julie Piatt
Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo
Comfort food at it’s very best – enjoy this Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo for an easy weeknight dinner full of lots of healthy plant-based health benefits!
Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe
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 Over Pasta
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 – 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 – 2 tablespoons tomato paste, a teaspoon of dried basil, and a teaspoon of dried oregano. Pulse until you reach a 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!

A bowl full of smoky chipotle hummus is surrounded by crackers.

Smoky Chipotle Hummus is perfect for dipping, but also great as a condiment too!

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

Fresh Basil Humus 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.

A closeup of green hummus topped with chopped greens and pine nuts and a plate of sliced red bell peppers behind it.

Make this delicious and healthy Green Hummus recipe. It’s perfect served with pita chips.

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

Spiced Roasted Carrot Hummus by the Floating Kitchen
Black-Eyed Pea Hummus by Kalyn’s Kitchen.
Healthy Chipotle Black Bean Dip with Pico de Gallo by Peas and Crayons.
Roasted Red Pepper and White Bean Dip by Valerie’s Kitchen.

Caramelized Onion Hummus is a great dip to serve at parties, because it's easy to make and so flavorful! I made this with the NutraMilk and it was so easy! #TheNutraMilk #Pmedia #ad

This Caramelized Onion Hummus is creamy and smooth with amazing flavors!

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
Caramelized Onion Hummus is a great dip to serve at parties, because it's easy to make and so flavorful! I made this with the NutraMilk and it was so easy! #TheNutraMilk #Pmedia #ad

Smoky Red Lentil Hummus by Cooking on the Weekends.
Mexican Fiesta Black Bean Hummus by Two Healthy Kitchens
Easy Black Bean Chipotle Dip by Home Cooking Memories
Tahini Free Lemon Hummus by Nutmeg Nanny.
Spinach and Arugula Hummus by Life Made Sweeter

Vegan Mexican Dips and Sauces

Two glass serving containers show a layered Mexican dip topped with chopped tomatoes and grated vegan cheese.

Take your favorite Mexican layered dip to another level with this Sweet Potato Seven Layer Dip.

Sweet Potato Seven Layer Dip
Prepare this Sweet Potato Seven Layer Dip for your next party and enjoy the oohs and ahhs of guests as they dip into this vegan, gluten-free snack!
Sweet Potato Seven Layer Dip Recipe
A layered Mexican dip sits on a dark table top. There's a cherry tomato next to it along with blue tortilla chips behind it.

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

Grab some chips and dip into this Vegan Nacho Cheese Sauce!

A bowl of vegan nacho cheese sauce with chopped onions and tomatoes on top next to tortilla chips.
Vegan Nacho Cheese
This Vegan Nacho Cheese Sauce is made with sweet potatoes and, believe it or not, is everything you want from a creamy, spicy cheese sauce. This plant-based cheese sauce is so good, you might even forget that it’s also healthy! Serve with chips or drizzle it over steamed broccoli or your favorite veggie burgers.
Vegan Nacho Cheese Recipe

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

Vegan Fresh Sweet Corn Salsa

Make some corn salsa to serve with burritos, taco salads, and more!

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.
A hand holds a tortilla chip full of vegan seven layer dip. The rest of the dip is 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 Mexican 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 Mexican Dip Recipe
Vegan 7-Layer Dip is a perfect easy appetizer that no one will ever know is vegan!

Sweet Potato Guacamole by Homemaking Hacks.
Smoky Cashew Chipotle Cheese Dip by the Tasting Page.

Vegan Cheese Dip is surrounded by tortilla chips and ready to serve

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 Dip
This is a simple Vegan Queso Dip recipe 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 Dip 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!

A hand has scooped out some vegan spinach artichoke dip on a chip. The full bowl of dip is below it, and fresh spinach is behind it.

This is a favorite easy dip with a healthy dose of spinach. You’ll love my Vegan Spinach and Artichoke Dip for parties!

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 white bowl with vegan spinach artichoke dip sits next to fresh spinach, an ingredient involved in the recipe.

Smoky Baba Ganoush by the View from Great Island.

A Vegan Pepperoni Pizza Dip in a glass pie pan sits next to sliced bread.

You’ll be so surprised by how fabulous this Vegan Pepperoni Pizza Dip is!

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!
A hand holds a cracker with a bite of vegan cheese ball on it. The cheese ball is behind it with more crackers around it.

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 either pecans or dried cranberries. 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.
A vegan cheese ball on a cutting board with crackers around it.

This Jalapeño Havarti Vegan Cheese Ball Dip is so good you’ll want to have it at your next party!

Jalapeño Harvarti and Candied Pecan Vegan Cheese Ball
This Jalapeño Havarti Vegan Cheese Ball is easy to make, with less than 10 ingredients, and will leave you surprised that it’s vegetarian and dairy-free!
Jalapeño Harvarti and Candied Pecan Vegan Cheese Ball Recipe
Jalapeño Havarti Vegan Cheese Ball
A hand holds a tortilla chip and is dipping into a vegan black-eyed pea dip.

Get some good luck on New Year’s Day with this tasty Black Eyed Pea Dip!

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
Easy Vegan Black-Eyed Pea 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.

Easy Vegan Rangoon Dip

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 a 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
Easy Vegan Rangoon Dip

Trio of Sweet Challah Dips by Busy in Brooklyn.
Roasted Onion Dip by the Plant Strong Vegan
Roasted Garlic Eggplant Dip by The Joyful Foodie.

A green bowl holds Basil and Artichoke Dip.

Basil and Artichoke Dip by The Healthy Maven.

Sweet Dips

Here’s a few dessert-focused vegan dips.

A hand holds a graham cracker with Cherry Cheesecake Vegan Cheeseball on it. The rest of the ball is behind it.

Cherry Cheesecake Vegan Cheeseball by Namely Marly

Cherry Cheesecake Vegan Cheese Ball
Prepare this six-ingredient Cherry Cheesecake Vegan Cheese Ball in less than 30 minutes and surprise your party guests with a delicious non-dairy treat!
Cherry Cheesecake Vegan Cheese Ball Recipe
Serve this Cherry Cheesecake Vegan Cheeseball with graham crackers for the perfect bite

Speculoos Cookie Butter by Sheri Silver

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter dip in a yellow dish.

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Dip by Namely Marly

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Dip
A delicious, creamy and healthy Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Dip is perfect for dipping with cookies or fruit.
Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Dip Recipe
Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter dip in a yellow dish.

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!

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