Sauces for veggies, tofu, and more

Everything’s better with these sauces for veggies, chips, tofu, more…

Smoky Baba Ganouj


Photo courtesy of Bonjon Gourmet.

The additional ingredient of smoked paprika brings this baba ganouj fancier than any store-bought option. If you want it to be a little creamier, you can add a bit of Greek yogurt. Then, consider pairing it with some tabbouleh and chickpeas.

Get the recipe on Bonjon Gourmet.

Avocado Chimichurri Sauce


Photo courtesy of Making Thyme for Health.

If you’re looking for a slightly creamier option, turn to avocado for a dairy-free option. Cilantro lends a brightness to this simple sauce, so consider this the ingredient you’ve been needing to craft the ideal burrito bowl.

Get the recipe on Making Thyme for Health.

Sriracha Hummus


Photo courtesy of Damn Delicious.

When you can make your own hummus in just 10 minutes, there’s no excuse to buy it from the store. With sesame oil, cumin, and smoked paprika, this spicy version has a full-bodied flavor that makes lunchtime extra satisfying.

Get the recipe on Damn Delicious.

Spicy Chipotle Tahini Sauce


Photo courtesy of This Savory Vegan.

You can hardly go wrong with a tahini sauce, but chipotles in adobo sauce lend just the right amount of smokiness to this version. Consider this: You can use it not just as a sauce or dip but also a sandwich spread.

Get the recipe on This Savory Vegan.

Romesco Sauce


Photo courtesy of Naturally Ella.

Using a roasted red pepper, you can craft a romesco sauce that might just astound you with its versatility. Hazelnuts and almonds give it a slightly sweet, nutty taste, while cayenne pepper adds just a bit of welcome heat.

Get the recipe on Naturally Ella.

Walnut Avocado Yum Sauce


Photo courtesy of Heartbeet Kitchen.

Here’s an unexpected tidbit: Walnuts can actually give sauce a richer, thicker consistency, which is especially welcome when you’re using it for dipping assorted vegetables, tortillas, and more. If you’re meal-prepping every couple of days (as opposed to one big batch once a week), this recipe is best for you: After all, avocados turn brown after just two to three days.

Get the recipe on Heartbeet Kitchen.

Five-Minute Sunshine Sauce


Photo courtesy of Pinch of Yum.

Just like its name promises, this ultra-simple, garlicky sauce promises to chase away your meal-prep blues. Best of all, it can be completely made using stuff you probably already have in your pantry,but we’d recommend going the extra mile and adding in some fresh herbs, too, before drizzling it atop practically everything.

Get the recipe on Pinch of Yum.

Curried Red Lentil Dip


Photo courtesy of Love and Lemons.

If chickpeas aren’t your favorite legume, no hard feelings. It’s perfectly easy to make an impactful hummus-style dip without them. Here, red lentils pair wonderfully with fragrant spices like coriander, cumin, and cardamom. Use a blender instead of a food processor for an ultra-smooth finish.

Get the recipe on Love and Lemons.

Easy Four-Ingredient Hatch Chile Salsa Verde


Photo courtesy of I Am a Food Blog.

A simple salsa verde is great for more than just taco night. Broiling your chiles gives them a smoky depth—so you only need three other ingredients to complete this taste bud–pleasing sauce.

Get the recipe on I Am a Food Blog