Did you know that there are tons of vegan sauces and dips that you can probably find at your local grocery store? Hummus and salsa are always great, but branch out and try a different dip for your chips and vegetables or a different spread for your sandwiches. Check out this list of 10 must-try vegan store bought dips and sauces you can pick up the next time you go grocery shopping!
1. Trader Joe’s Spicy Black Bean Dip
Next time you are at Trader Joe’s, pick up a jar of the Spicy Black Bean Dip! It is smokey, mildly spicy, smooth and creamy, which makes it a perfect dip for tortilla chips or even vegetables. The dip is free of preservatives, contains no artificial ingredients, and is oil-free. Cat M. stated “I add a whole jar to a giant pot of chili. It thickens the chili and adds fantastic flavor. (I have never actually used this as a dip.). I refer to it as my ‘Not-so-secret-chili-ingredient.'” Try adding it to some of our vegan chili recipes for a quick thickening ingredient! You can purchase a 12-ounce jar of this delicious dip on Amazon Fresh, or you can try making this Great Northern Bean Dip at home!
2. Maya Kaimal Madras Curry Indian Simmer Sauce
Maya Kaimal Madras Curry Indian Simmer Sauce is perfect for curry dishes, vegetable stir-frys, and even rice dishes. It is free of preservatives, gluten-free, and medium spice. Ty Pigeon said “[This is a] great pre-made vegan sauce for use in curries and stir fries.” This creamy sauce is made with peppery coconut and curry leaves. A 12.5-ounce jar of this curry sauce can be purchased on Amazon Fresh for $9.98, or you can try making this Super Simple Potato Curry!
3. Victoria Vegan Alfredo Sauce
If you are looking for a creamy, cheesy, and savory sauce to add to pasta dishes, look not further than Victoria’s Vegan Alfredo Sauce. The sauce is made with cashew cream, garlic, salt, pepper, and a variety of spices! You can order an 18-ounce jar of this Alfredo sauce on Amazon Fresh for $18.90, or you could make your own Alfredo Sauce with this vegan and gluten-free recipe!
4. Annie’s Natural Goddess Dressing
Annie’s Natural Goddess Dressing is the perfect dip for vegetables, spread for sandwiches, and dressing for salads. This dressing is made with creamy tahini, lemon, chives, and parsley. Samantha Bee stated “I absolutely adore this salad dressing. Tangy, slightly lemony, hummusy deliciousness! I kid you not, I just licked the plate!” Try out some of our favorite salads to try this over! You can purchase Annie’s Natural Goddess Dressing on Amazon Fresh for $3.07, or you can try making this lovely Creamy Lemon Herb Dressing!
5. Thai Kitchen Peanut Satay Sauce
Next time you want to make a Thai peanut stir fry, pick up some Peanut Satay Sauce from Thai Kitchen! The sauce is gluten-free and dairy-free, and is made with fresh-roasted peanuts, coconut milk, spices, and herbs! It goes great on noodles and salads, but can also be used as a dipping sauce for chips or vegetables. An eight ounce jar of this sauce can be purchased on Amazon Fresh for $4.32, or you can try-out this recipe for Tofu Satay With Peanut Sauce.
6. Thai Kitchen Red Chili Dipping Sauce
The Red Chili Dipping Sauce from Thai Kitchen is the perfect sauce for fresh spring rolls, vegetables, tofu, or noodles. It is a flawless mix of sweet and savory, and will make your plant-based dishes even more delicious! Joshua said “I love this on rice or pasta stir fry dishes, tofu, soy curls, and tempeh. Very tasty and versatile.” Try this in one of our favorite vegan stir fry recipes! A 6.57 ounce jar of this chili sauce can be purchased for $2.89 on Amazon Fresh, or you can try making your own Super-Simple 4 Ingredient Thai Chili Sauce.
7. HEB Chocolate Hummus
HEB is a grocery chain located in Texas that just started selling a chocolate hummus that goes perfect on fruit, cake, pretzels, and even waffles! It is made with garbanzo beans, vanilla, cocoa, sugar, sunflower oil, and olive oil, and can be purchased at HEB’s around the country. An eight-ounce container costs $2.38, but if you aren’t located near an HEB, you can try making your this Dark Chocolate Cherry Hummus.
8. Hilary’s Organic Chili-Lime Vinaigrette
Hilary’s Organic Chili-Lime Vinaigrette makes the perfect marinade for veggie burgers and vegetables, and the perfect dressing for salads and even pastas! It is citrusy dressing with a bit of a kick, and is made with lime juice, apple cider vinegar, cumin, and other spices. An eight ounce jar of this chili-lime vinaigrette can be purchased on Amazon Fresh for $17.97. Love the combination of chili and lime? Try out this recipe for Chili Lime Tacos With Spicy Grilled Pineapple Salsa.
9. Annie’s Naturals Organic BBQ Sauce, Smoky Maple
Organic Smoky Maple BBQ Sauce/Annie’s
If you plan on grilling up some tofu or tempeh, try using Annie’s Smoky Maple Organic BBQ Sauce as a marinade or dipping sauce! It is made with maple syrup and natural smoke, which makes it the perfect combination of sweet and smoky. A 12-ounce jar of this sauce can be purchased on Amazon Fresh for $3.33. You can also check out this article on 10 Ways to Make Awesome Vegan BBQ Sauces, Rubs, and Marinades if you prefer to make your own!
If you are craving a creamy, melted, cheese sauce, the brand Nacheez makes an awesome dairy-free, soy-free, and gluten-free nacho cheese sauce. The sauce is cashew-based, and is creamy and smooth, which makes it the perfect dip for chips! One Amazon reviewer said “Love this! Eat it straight out of the jar, dip veggies, pour on potatoes and pasta…too many things to mention. The seller sends fast and it’s packed wonderfully. I have already ordered this twice. Trying to find a good vegan cheese that’s not full of chemicals is wonderful!” The dip can be purchased in mild, medium, and spicy. Nacheez can be purchased on Amazon Fresh, or you can try making this Green Chili Nacho Cheese Sauce if you prefer to make your own cheese dip!
Prefer to make your own sauces and dips? We also highly recommend downloading our Food Monster App, where you can find recipes for Buffalo Cauliflower Dip, Lemon Artichoke Dip, Turkish Eggplant Dip, and Vodka Cream Sauce. The app is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 10,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!
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