18+ Easy Vegan Dips & Spreads

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Plant-based food will never get boring with these delicious homemade vegan dips and spreads! Find tasty ideas for all taste buds and dietary needs.

Looking for your new favorite party appetizer or a healthy snack the whole family will enjoy?

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This hand-selected list of easy and healthy vegan dips is perfect for beginners: most recipes are ready within minutes and don’t require any special equipment!

From Game Day to New Year’s Eve and everything in between: enjoy the following dips with crackers, chips, bread, veggie sticks (and even in salads or vegan bowls!)

Here are even more ideas for what to eat with dips like hummus. Enjoy!

Easy Vegan Dips & Spreads

Creamy Oil-Free Hummus
Homemade hummus is one of the easiest vegan dips to make! Canned chickpeas, tahini, garlic and a few simple spices are all you need.
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Vegan Almond Ricotta
You’ll love the smooth texture and versatility of this creamy, crumbly, and tangy almond ricotta! It requires very few ingredients to make and great on crusty bread or in pasta dishes.
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Fresh Tomato Salsa
Use up your fresh, juicy tomatoes to make this zesty salsa. It pairs beautifully with tortilla chips, tacos, bowls or bean dishes. It’s flavorful, slightly spicy, and a definite crowd-pleaser!
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Easy Vegan Guacamole
When in doubt, make vegan guacamole! Whenever avocados are on sale, we whip up this 5-minute, creamy and salty guacamole. Perfect for dipping or inside burritos!
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Cashew Sour Cream
Rich, tangy and super creamy — this easy cashew sour cream is ready to enjoy in only 5 minutes! It’s the perfect vegan dip to complement any savory Mexican dish or even baked goods.
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Roasted Beetroot Dip
Similar to hummus (but made with white beans), this roasted beet dip is a healthy and delicious multi-purpose condiment! We love it with crackers, veggies, sandwiches and more.
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White Bean Pesto
This oil-free pesto is perfect on pizza crust, salads, freshly baked bread, and more! The bean base makes it high in protein and really versatile. You’ll love how simple and delicious this sauce is.
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Vegan Melting Cheese
Everyone will obsess over this delicious vegan melting cheese! You’ll want to put it on everything from pizza to sandwiches and nachos. Only a handful of ingredients and 10 minutes are needed to make it.
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7 Layer Taco Dip
If you’re hosting a party, prepare this 7-layer Mexican dip! With creamy avocado, hearty beans, veggies, and vegan cheese, it’s delicious and nutritious at the same time.
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Creamy Peanut Sauce
If you love Asian flavors, try this creamy peanut sauce with fresh summer rolls or grilled tempeh! It pairs well with anything from veggies to dumplings, tofu, rice, and more.
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Vegan Honey Mustard
This easy 3-minute dip takes your sandwiches, wraps, or tacos to the next level! Made in just one-bowl, this recipe is sweet, tangy, and creamy at the same time.
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Mango Chutney
Have you ever made your own chutney? Well this is your chance! This fruity and flavorful recipe is a wonderful edible gift idea and pairs well with lots of foods.
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Mango Tomato Salsa
What’s better than fresh, seasonal produce during a hot summer day? Our sweet and spicy mango tomato salsa truly hits the spot and is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser at any garden party.
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Vegan Cashew Mayo
No need to find vegan-friendly mayonnaise at the store; you can make it at home with only a handful of basic ingredients! This cashew-based recipe requires 5 minutes of prep time and is delicious for dipping, sandwiches and more.
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Low-Fat Nacho Cheese Dip
Try this tasty, low fat vegan nacho cheese dip made from potatoes, carrots, onion, and a handful of pantry staples! It stores well and can be used to make a 7-layer taco dip.
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Avocado Spinach Hummus
Packed with healthy greens and great for meal prep, this avocado and spinach hummus has serious potential to become your next go-to dip. Thanks to chickpeas, peas and tahini, it’s packed with protein!
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Garlic Yogurt Dip
Do you enjoy Mediterranean cuisine? Well, this creamy yogurt garlic sauce with tahini and fresh herbs will take your pita or veggies to the next level. Plus, it couldn’t be easier to make!
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Sugar-Free Ketchup
Ketchup is an easy vegan-friendly dip that you can make at home (but with healthier ingredients!) Instead of refined sugars, this recipe is sweetened with dates and customizable to be as flavorful as you like.
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Easy Silken Tofu Ranch
This herby vegan ranch dip is super versatile and adds incredible flavor to cauliflower bites, tacos, sandwiches, and more! It’s low in calories, high in protein, and takes only 5 minutes to make.
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15+ Easy Vegan Dips & Spreads

by Alena Schowalter
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Plant-based food will never get boring with these delicious homemade vegan dips and spreads! Find tasty ideas for all taste buds. The following baba ganoush is incredibly flavorful, creamy and perfect on crusty bread.
Serves 4

Ingredients

Baba Ganoush Dip

  • 1 eggplant sliced
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to high or medium broil and place a rack at the top of the oven.
  • Place the sliced eggplant in a colander and sprinkle with salt. Let it sit for 10 minutes to drain excess liquid, then pat the eggplant dry between two towels.
  • Arrange the eggplant on the baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Roast for 10 minutes, turning once after 5 minutes. Add the garlic for a couple of minutes if you want to make it more flavorful.
  • Once the eggplant is softened and golden brown, remove it from the oven and let it cool slightly before peeling away most of the skin.
  • Add the flesh to a food processor along with the red pepper flakes, tahini, and lemon juice. Pulse to incorporate everything.
  • Taste and adjust to preferences, then serve with pita or veggies.

Notes

  • Once cooled, this dip can be stored in a lidded container in the fridge for about 4 days.
  • Find 15+ more easy vegan dips in the article above.
Course: Condiments
Cuisine: American
Nutrition Facts
15+ Easy Vegan Dips & Spreads
Amount per Serving
Calories
129
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
8
g
12
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
6
g
Sodium
 
39
mg
2
%
Carbohydrates
 
15
g
5
%
Fiber
 
4
g
17
%
Sugar
 
5
g
6
%
Protein
 
3
g
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated automatically, their accuracy is not guaranteed.
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Hi, I'm Alena Schowalter — a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with my husband, I founded nutriciously in 2015 and have been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages toward a healthy plant-based diet. I enjoy discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature, and creating new recipes. Read more about us here.

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