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 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 vegan saucy 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 a lunch or dinner in minutes, or turn any bland-flavored rice, pasta, or salad into something full of flavor, with a good punch and still delicate.
This plant-based veggie dip works for any given pasta, Falafels. Sometimes we use Hummus and sometimes this Creamy Sauce. It's magical, you can thicken it up or thin it, to your liking, simply adding or taking some of the plant-milk.
This sauce will be called out for sure in several recipes from now on since just in a couple of weeks. I have used it in a variety of dishes where it works phenomenally.
It makes a great non-dairy pasta sauce.
We also love using this vegan dipping sauce to make Vegan Arepas. It takes them to the next level!
- Spring onion
- Peanuts (or cashews)
- Olive oil
- Plant milk
- Sal and pepper
Make Sure you use fresh Basil and Parsley.
See quantities and full instructions in the recipe card.
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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 olive oil or vegetable milk.
You can use it immediately on hot pasta and serve or give it any other use. You can refrigerate for up to 3 days.
My Inspiration to develop the recipe
When in Rome... We had lots of this sauce! Everyone fell in love with it!
I started making this sauce on our recent trip to Rome, where we spent the holidays.
My friend Tommy welcomed us to his apartment in the middle of the city, and as soon as we arrived, he showed us some beautiful artichokes he had in a flowerpot and said: please make something with them! I love artichokes; get creative!
I have always liked artichokes but have never been a self-proclaimed fan of them. So, I didn’t have an artichokes recipe in mind, so I googled for inspiration.
I ended up cooking artichokes in some different ways, as you have already seen in my previous post: Carcioffi Alla Romana (Roman Style Artichoke). One of the recipes I stumbled with had a similar version of this sauce.
I tried it, liked it, and started changing some ingredients until I got to this basil and parsley version, which we completely fell in love with.
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Recipe: Creamy Vegan Sauce
- 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). Creamy Vegan Sauce Ingredients2 tablespoons lemon, 1 shallot, 2.5 ounces basil leaves, 1.5 ounces parsley, ¼ cup olive oil, ¾ cup peanuts, ¼ cup almond milk, 1 teaspoon sea salt, ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 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.
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