This top-notch Creamy Vegan Sauce is the perfect thing for everything. From pasta to snack dip, spread for your sandwiches and arepas, topping for your artichokes, or even salad dressing.
You can instantly decide the needed texture without changing the flavor profile of this plant-based veggie dip. For instance, we make it a little bit runnier when we use it as a dipping sauce on this artichokes' appetizer recipe.
This easy-to-make vegan sauce for vegetables can be used for anything vegan.
It is a vegan alternative for anything that you want to do with a creamy sauce. So, let's just start this saucy vegan journey...
This Basil and Parsley Creamy Sauce is OUR kind of sauce. That kind that I can rest assured that if I have some in the fridge, I can make lunch or dinner in minutes or turn any bland-flavored rice or salad into something full of flavor with a good punch and still delicate.
We also use it as a quick and easy pasta basil sauce instead of the classic pesto sauce when we want something lighter.
This plant-based veggie dip works for any given pasta, Falafels, or tofu nuggets. Sometimes we use Hummus and sometimes this Creamy Sauce. It's magical, and you can thicken it up or thin it to your liking by simply adding or taking some dairy-free plant milk, such as almond milk.
This is the sauce we use for our artichokes with dipping sauce; we love it. Makes an excellent vegan side dish.
It also makes a great non-dairy pasta sauce. We love using this sauce for any given pasta and then topping it with our 5-minutes vegan parmesan cheese recipe.
We also love using this vegan dipping sauce to make Vegan Arepas (one of our favorite comfort food). It takes them to the next level!
Last but not least, you can even use the sauce to dip in tortilla chips, or add it on top of veggie burgers, to bring the flavors to the next level!
🧾 Sauce recipe ingredients
- Spring onion
- Lemon juice (or lime juice)
- Peanuts (or cashews)
- Olive oil
- Plant milk
- Salt and black pepper
Make Sure you use fresh Basil and Parsley.
Optional: add a teaspoon of maple syrup to add a sweet note.
See quantities and complete instructions in the recipe card.
I hope this preparation sneaks into your Kick-Ass Easy Recipes Book! Let me know how it goes!
This Sauce takes only 5 minutes to make.
Just put the ingredients inside a hand blender, table blender, or Food Processor, and blend until creamy. Then, adjust the consistency with oil or vegetable milk.
You can use it immediately on hot pasta and serve or give it any other use. You can refrigerate it for up to 3 days.
📖 Variations and substitutions
If you don't have shallots, you can add a teaspoon of adobo sauce.
Sweet notes can be added using a teaspoon of maple syrup.
You can also replace the peanuts with a half-cup of peanut sauce, peanut butter, or tahini sauce.
A tablespoon of Nutritional yeast can be added if you want an extra cheese flavor.
⭐ If you try this recipe, let us know! 💬 Leave a comment, rate it, and don't forget to tag us @ourplantbasedworld on Instagram. Cheers!
Creamy Vegan Sauce
- 2 tablespoons lemon fresh, juiced
- 1 shallot or green onion
- 2.5 ounces basil leaves fresh
- 1.5 ounces parsley fresh
- ¼ cup olive oil good quality extra virgin
- ¾ cup peanuts or cashews
- ½ cup almond milk unsweetened, any vegetable milk work
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- Add all of the ingredients into a small blender and process on high until the mix is nice and smooth (you can adjust the texture and how liquid it is, adding little amounts of water, starting with ¼ cup).
- Use or store. You can use it immediately on hot pasta and serve or give it any other use. You can refrigerate for up to 3 days.
🌡️ Food safety
- Cook to a minimum temperature of 165 °F (74 °C)
- Do not use the same utensils on cooked food that previously touched raw meat
- Wash hands after touching raw meat
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended
- Use oils with high smoking points to avoid harmful compounds
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove
See more guidelines at USDA.gov.
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Good looking stuff. I'll have to give it a whirl and report back. 🙂
Please do! We would love to hear how it turns out!
Demasiado buena esa receta! Mil gracias Gus... ????????????