20 Favorite Plant-Based Sauces

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Dipping a carrot slice into a bowl of vegan ranch for our Plant-Based Sauces Roundup

Who else thinks sauces make the dish?! That’s why we’ve compiled 20 of our favorite plant-based sauces to add incredible flavor to every meal. Enjoy, friends!

Ginger Peanut Sauce // Asian Cashew Dipping Sauce // 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce // 3-Ingredient Tahini Sauce For Everything // Savory Tahini Dressing // Green Curry Tahini Dressing // Curry Dressing // 4-Ingredient Garlic Dill Sauce // Easy 1-Pot Marinara Sauce //  5-Ingredient Vegetarian Fish Sauce //  No-Honey Mustard Sauce // Easy Vegan Ranch Dressing (Oil-Free!) // Rosemary Tahini Dressing // Caesar Dressing // Easy Vegan Aquafaba Mayo // Cultured Vegan Sour Cream // My Go-To Guacamole // Easy Chimichurri Sauce (10 minutes!) // Easy Red Enchilada Sauce // Spicy Habanero Hot Sauce //

Parchment-lined cutting board with Rainbow Spring Rolls and a bowl of Ginger Peanut Sauce
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Rainbow Spring Rolls with Ginger Peanut Sauce
30-minute spring rolls filled with a rainbow assortment of fruit, vegetables and fresh herbs. So fresh, crisp and served with a spicy-sweet ginger peanut sauce! A satisfying, quick and healthy meal.
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Tray of halved Thai Spring Rolls with Cashew Dipping Sauce
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Fresh Tofu Salad Rolls with Cashew Dipping Sauce
30-minute tofu salad rolls with fresh veggies, basil, and tofu, served with a savory-sweet cashew sauce. A hearty plant-based entrée or side!
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Whisking together homemade peanut sauce in a mixing bowl
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5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce
Creamy, savory-sweet peanut sauce made with 5 ingredients! Perfect for spring rolls, salad rolls, Pad Thai, salads, and more!
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Using a whisk to mix a bowl of simple homemade tahini sauce
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3 Ingredient Tahini Sauce For Everything
Creamy, savory tahini sauce with just 3 ingredients! The perfect vegan sauce for falafel, salads, veggie burgers and everything in between!
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Wooden salad bowl loaded with Abundance Kale Salad
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Abundance Kale Salad with Savory Tahini Dressing
An abundant kale salad with roasted sweet potato, zucchini, avocado, sprouts, crispy chickpeas, and kimchi! Topped with a savory tahini dressing, this salad makes the perfect 30-minute meal or side.
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Using wooden salad spoons to pick up a serving of Lentil Grape Cauliflower Salad
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Curried Cauliflower, Grape & Lentil Salad
Crazy delicious kale salad topped with red grapes, lentils, and curry roasted cauliflower. Served with a tahini-green curry paste dressing! Just 30 minutes required for this flavorful side or entrée.
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Platter of our Lentil Curry Salad made with Kale, Roasted Veggies, and Green Curry Dressing
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Curry Roasted Vegetable & Lentil Kale Salad
A hearty, intensely flavorful kale salad with roasted curried vegetables, lentils, and a tangy, spicy green curry dressing. Just 30 minutes required!
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roasted carrots plated with a bowl of creamy garlic dill sauce and a fresh dill and lemon garnish
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4-Ingredient Dill Garlic Sauce
A 4-ingredient creamy hummus-based sauce with fresh lemon, garlic, and dill! The result is a tangy, zesty, herby sauce that’s perfect for salads, falafel, wraps, and more! Made with ingredients you likely always have on hand!
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Cutting board with a bowl of homemade marinara beside ingredients used to make it
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Easy 1-Pot Marinara Sauce
Easy, 1-pot marinara sauce that’s rich in flavor, color and nutrients. Simply seasoned, cooked low and slow, and perfect for any Italian dish!
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Bottle of homemade Vegan Fish Sauce on a blue linen with ingredients used to make it
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5-Ingredient Vegan Fish Sauce
Need a plant-based substitute for fish sauce? This is it! Just 5 ingredients required, ready in less than 30 minutes, and perfectly salty and tangy. Great for Thai-inspired dishes and beyond!
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Baking sheet of Sweet Potato Wedges beside a measuring cup of No-Honey Mustard Sauce
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Sweet Potato Wedges with No-Honey Mustard Sauce
30-minute roasted sweet potato wedges with creamy “no-honey” mustard dipping sauce! Savory, sweet, and so healthy and delicious.
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Bowl of Creamy Vegan Ranch dressing surrounded by fresh chopped vegetables for dipping
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Easy Vegan Ranch Dressing (Oil-Free!)
Creamy, oil-free vegan ranch requiring just 10 simple ingredients and 1 bowl with BIG flavor! The perfect dairy-free dressing for salads, vegetables, and more!
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Plate of our delicious Roasted Fennel Salad with edges of the salad platter and bowl of dressing in the corners
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Curry Roasted Fennel Salad with Rosemary Tahini Dressing
Insanely delicious 30-minute salad with crispy, tender curry-roasted fennel. Topped with red bell pepper and a creamy tahini rosemary dressing. Add crispy chickpeas for an optional boost of protein, fiber, and crunch!
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Using salad tongs to pick up a serving of our delicious Kale Caesar Salad with Crispy Chickpeas
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Chickpea Caesar Salad
This Chickpea Caesar Salad is ready in just 30 minutes! Kale provides a hearty base while the zesty cashew Caesar dressing brings the whole dish to life. The perfect side to any main!
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Jar of homemade Vegan Mayo made with aquafaba
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Easy Vegan Aquafaba Mayo
Creamy, tangy vegan mayo made with aquafaba! 5 minutes, 6 ingredients, and 1 bowl required! A delicious and versatile plant-based spread perfect for sandwiches, sauces, dressings, and more!
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Using a spoon to drizzle homemade Vegan Sour Cream over a baked sweet potato
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Cultured Vegan Sour Cream
Crazy delicious vegan sour cream cultured with live probiotics! Just 5 ingredients and simple methods required, and the result is a creamy, dreamy, tangy sour cream delicious on just about everything!
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Using a tortilla chip to scoop up a bite of My Go-To Guacamole recipe
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My Go-To Guacamole
Incredibly creamy, flavorful guacamole ready in just 1 bowl, 10 minutes, and with 8 ingredients! The perfect dip for Mexican night!
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Wood board filled with ingredients for making our Vegan Chimichurri recipe
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Magic Green Sauce (10 minutes!)
Creamy, spicy chimichurri-inspired sauce that requires 10 minutes and 8 ingredients! Perfect for adding to tacos, grilled vegetables, veggie burgers, and more!
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Jar filled with a batch of our homemade Red Enchilada Sauce recipe
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Easy Red Enchilada Sauce
Smoky, rich, spicy red enchilada sauce made with simple ingredients and ready in 30 minutes. Perfect for taking your enchiladas to the next level.
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Spoon and container of homemade Habanero Hot Sauce beside lime wedges and habanero stems
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Spicy Habanero Hot Sauce
Insanely delicious, spicy habanero hot sauce with 5 simple ingredients: onion, garlic, lime, habanero peppers, and salt! Spicy, creamy and perfect atop tacos, burritos, nachos, and more!
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If you try any of these recipes, let us know! Leave a comment, or take a picture and tag it #minimalistbaker on Instagram. Cheers, friends!

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  1. Jenn says

    I agree…an ebook of all your plant based sauces would be fantastic! I love love love your site and I am extremely grateful for all your recipes because my picky children love all your recipes…you are AMAZING!! Keep them coming please!!

  2. Laura says

    Hi….wish I could print all of the sauce recipes without clicking on each one. Or, maybe you could compile an ebook version without the huge color photos (ink is expensive!). Just a thought because they are all amazing!
    Thanks…Laura

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