There’s just something about a saucy, juicy, savory meal, especially when you know where all the ingredients in the sauce come from. When cooks boast about their secret ingredients, those unexpected flavors are often part of the sauce. The ingredients in these sauces aren’t secret, though, just a great way to change up your day to day flavors, or reinvent leftovers. What we love about sauce is how easy they make sticking to the whole foods we promised ourselves we’d eat.
Vegan Ranch Dressing
Who can resist the zesty flavor of ranch? We sure can’t, which is why we’re really jazzed about this recipe for vegan ranch dressing. Serve it over leafy greens for a satisfying lunch, or make a dip by swapping the vegan mayonnaise for vegan sour cream and serve with potato chips and veggies.
This recipe for BBQ Tahini Sauce combines whole food ingredients to create an incredibly versatile condiment. Though it goes with pretty much anything, we think it’d be particularly tasty slathered on a vegan burger or as a dipping sauce for crispy tofu nuggets.
Everyone loves a good Caesar salad. This recipe for Creamy Cashew Caesar Salad Dressing is rich, creamy and zesty – just how we like it. Plus, it’s made with all whole foods. You won’t find any dairy or preservatives here.
What good is vegan chili without a big dollop of sour cream? Okay, it’s still pretty darn good. But having a rich and tangy topping makes the whole thing so much better. This recipe from Oh She Glows is the perfect compliment to any spicy entrée.
If we’re being honest, a lot of vegan cheese is just gross. This is not the case when it comes to the Vegan Nacho “Cheese” Dip from Vegan Yumminess. This recipe works great for making nachos, macaroni and cheese, and drizzling over steamed broccoli.
This quick and easy recipe for Thai Peanut Sauce is tasty, versatile, and super addictive. It pairs well with everything from grilled veggie skewers, to baked tofu, to Asian-inspired noodle and rice dishes.
Despite its vibrant shade of green, traditional pesto isn’t on a vegan meal plan. Fortunately, this recipe from Whole Foods dishes up the same cheesy flavor you love sans the Parmesan. Serve over pasta, whole grains, or steamed or grilled vegetables.
As a kid, one of my favorite Italian dishes was Fettuccini Alfredo. I can still remember the taste of the rich, creamy sauce. This vegan version is pretty darn close to the original despite not having any of the typical ingredients!
Dea is passionate about pursuing gentle, pure living in all its forms. She’s a veg and fruit foodie, who loves to explore the healing properties of plant-based foods and then fully indulge in their sun-filled taste. She believes that “In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”