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Dips, Spreads, & Dressings
Avocado Green Goddess Dressing With Basil
Elevate your salad experience with this creamy, vegan dressing.
Spanish Salsa Verde
This fresh green sauce is perfect over fish or chicken, tossed with rice or pasta, or as a topping for eggs.
Aquafaba, which is the liquid in which dried beans are cooked, is a common vegan egg replacement. Here, it's used along with Dijon mustard, paprika, turmeric, and more to make a flavorful mayonnaise-like spread.
Vegan Nacho Queso
Soaked cashews, almond milk, and nutritional yeast give this blender recipe a creamy, cheesy consistency.
A little sweet and a little tangy, this homemade vinaigrette is sure to bring life to your next salad.
A classic Lebanese dish, baba ghanoush is ideal for eggplant skeptics: Roasting the veggie mellows its natural bitterness and gives it a lush, nutty flavor.
The coconut milk in this chutney lends it a rich creaminess, and the ginger and jalapeño give it some punch.
Curried Red-Lentil Dip
This dip is an homage to dal, a ubiquitous dish in Indian cuisine. The recipe calls for the lentils to be cooked like rice, which keeps them from falling apart and gives the final dish some texture.
If you can't find pomegranate molasses for this traditional Syrian dip, you can simply buy pomegranate juice and reduce it!
Kale and Chèvre Dip
This pesto-flavored goat cheese dip is great with raw veggies.
Pipián Verde (Green Mole Sauce)
This bright-green mole sauce includes pepitas, tomatillos, spinach, cilantro, and chili peppers.
Tangy Cashew Cream
Fresh lemon juice and garlic lend the zing to this vegan sour-cream alternative.
Tzatziki is often served with gyros, but it can also be a nice creamy accompaniment to many meals.
Roasted Tomato Sauce
Roma tomatoes are roasted with onions, garlic, and herbs and then blended and canned.
If you want to preserve this apple-maple butter, process it in a hot-water bath.
Spring Salad With Herb Dressing
Customize this zippy dressing with any combination of fresh, tender herbs like cilantro, dill, mint, or the fronds from your fennel bulb.
Roasted Tomato Salsa
A mix of vegetables, herbs, and spices make this classic tomato salsa recipe endlessly customizable.
Classic guac is always a winner, but if you'd like to experiment, try mix-ins and toppings such as jalapeño, serrano peppers, charred corn, or toasted pepitas.
Try this seasonal dip that’s enjoyed by one of the school districts the Life Time Foundation has partnered with to improve kids’ meals.
Socca Chips and Guacamole
Make your own chickpea-flour "tortilla chips" to dip in guacamole.
Nut or Seed Butter
Toasting the nuts or seeds before blending gives them a richer, fuller flavor.