15 Best Vegan Sauce Recipes

Here are all the best healthy vegan sauce recipes to take your meals to the next level, from pasta sauces to drizzles to dipping sauces!

Vegan sauce recipes

Want to step up your plant-based and vegan meals? Enter: these tasty vegan sauce recipes! Any recipe goes from blah to amazing with a dollop of cashew cream. Buddha bowls get a flavor makeover from zingy lemon tahini sauce. Fettuccine gets a silky, creamy coating with our vegan alfredo.

OK, now we’re hungry! This collection of sauce recipes is everything you need to add life to your vegan recipe arsenal. We’ve got everything from savory to sweet to marinara to pesto to BBQ toe everything in between. Are you ready to get cooking?

And now…our top healthy vegan sauce recipes!

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Vegan Cashew Sauce


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x

Description

This vegan cashew sauce takes any recipe to the next level! Dollop on chili, drizzle on salads, or spread on sandwiches like mayo. It takes only 5 minutes of hands on time!


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Instructions

  1. Place the cashews in a bowl and cover them with water. Soak for at least 1 hour (or the very least, 30 minutes if you have a high speed blender). For preparation in advance, you can soak the cashews overnight, which is even better.
  2. Drain the cashews. Add the cashews, broth or water, and salt to a blender, then blend on high for 1 minute. Stop and scrape, then add additional liquid if necessary to come to a creamy consistency. Blend for several minutes until creamy and smooth. (Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or in the freezer for several months.)

Notes

*This recipe doesn’t call for salted cashews, but if that’s all you can find, add only half of the kosher salt when you first blend the sauce. Then add additional salt to taste.

  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: Vegan

Keywords: Vegan Sauce Recipes

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

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