Just because you can’t party like it’s 1999 right now doesn’t mean that you should skip on your dip! Of course, dips and spreads don’t have to be kept just as appetizers. They make great side dishes and condiments and are a super effortless way to add tons of flavour to a dish. These delicious vegan dips can be served with lunch or dinner and would also be perfect to accompany any salad snack munch throughout the week.
Mix them into pasta or slather them on top of your favourite veggies. Make extra and pile some on top of a baked potato, or spread them on a sandwich or use them to fill a wrap. The possibilities are endless! Try some versatile tastes to help to liven up any meal in Vegan Dips: 4 Irresistible & Healthy Flavours You’ll Love!
1. Green Goddess Hummus
Summer herbs, meet hummus. Hummus, meet summer herbs. Our work here is done! This Green Goddess hummus recipe makes the whole process of making hummus at home pretty quick and simple to execute. This dip has a creamy, velvety texture, and an exotic, punchy tang which comes from the herbs and citrus. If you’d like to change things up a bit, why not try a sprinkle of za’atar over the top for a fragrant twist?
2. Baba Ganoush
If you’ve never made Baba Ganoush at home, or tried and failed because ‘why is this tahini I bought so bitter?’ Then today is the day that all changes. This traditional Middle Eastern dip is irresistibly smooth and luxurious, smoky, and savoury. The holistic wholesomeness of the aubergines, nutty flavour of the tahini and high vitamin C content of the lemons is a perfect combination not only nutritionally, but it also fires up an orchestra of delightful taste sensations too!
3. Garlic White Bean
Oh, Garlic White Bean Dip, where have you been all our lives? This high-protein dip recipe is great to have on hand because it doesn’t require a lot of chopping work and the ingredients used are readily available at your nearby supermarket all year round. Any type of white bean, such as butter or cannellini, will work for this recipe, but each variety will provide a slightly different taste and texture. For a heated lift, sprinkle some red pepper flakes over the top!
4. Creamy Thai Peanut Sauce
This traditional Thai peanut sauce comes together in about five minutes—and you don’t even need a blender to make it! This recipe is great as a dipping sauce for spring rolls, or you can thin it out and mix it into a salad or noodle dish.
To begin, simply put your natural peanut butter, tamari soy sauce, sesame oil, and sambal oelek (Indonesian chilli paste) all together into a small mixing bowl. Then cut a lime into halves and squeeze out the juice from one half into your mixture. Next, cut off a piece of fresh ginger (this should be about one inch thick) and use the fine side of a micro plane to break down any stringy fibers. To finish off your sauce, stir the mixture with a small whisk or fork, keeping in mind that it will take a bit of time and patience to fully emulsify the peanut butter into the sauce – but boy, is it worth it!