Here’s an assortment of delicious and easy vegan dips and spreads, perfect for last-minute company, holiday gatherings, or a quiet evening at home.
Choose two or three of these dips, add some fresh bread, pita, crackers, chips, or raw vegetables, pour some wine or shake up cocktails, and you’re ready for any kind of party, large or small.
Made with good-for-you ingredients, these plant-based, dairy-free dips and spreads are packed with flavor. The hardest part is deciding which to make!
Smoky Vegan Cheddar Cheesy Dip: Made with raw cashews and red bell pepper, this vegan cheddar cheesy dip or sauce is an irresistible treat. Used in either way (or as a spread), it packs a flavorful punch.
Roasted Red Pepper Dip: Another roasted red pepper-based dip is an easy vegan appetizer you can make in a flash, using just 5 ingredients.
Caramelized Onion White Bean Dip: Here’s a favorite vegan appetizer that never fails to please — a tasty white bean dip that you can embellish as suggested in the recipe, or keep smooth and simple.
Vegan Hot Artichoke Dip: A classic winter holiday appetizer recipe, this version kinder to your waistline than the dairy-filled variety, yet no less luscious.
Avocado and Tahini Dip: Avocado and tahini dip is a richly flavored blend that makes a fantastic appetizer. Use your favorite baby greens — spinach, arugula, kale, or a power greens mix.
Spinach and Green Olive Tapenade: This spinach and green olive tapenade looks as good as it tastes; let’s face it — black olive tapenade might be yummy, but it isn’t very pretty. Especially good served on fresh or grilled Italian bread or baguette.
Fresh Tomato Salsa: Fresh tomato salsa, or salsa fresca, consists of finely chopped tomatoes spiked with chile peppers, and is the most basic relish of Mexican and Southwestern cuisines.
Classic Mango Salsa: Here’s an easy rendition of mango salsa, a simple recipe that’s become a classic. It’s great served with chips, or as a lively side dish with spicy dishes from Indian, Caribbean, and Mexican cuisines.
Creamy Guacamole with Red Onion: A Tex-Mex-themed meal wouldn’t be complete without guacamole. It’s also a favorite anytime appetizer. This creamy guacamole gets its yum factor from vegan mayonnaise.
Crazy-Easy Vegan Hot Bean Dip: This vegan hot bean dip really is crazy-easy — you can enjoy it in 10 minutes total for a filling snack or an offbeat lunch served with tortilla chips and fresh fruit.
Fiesta Layered Vegan Bean Dip: This luscious layered vegan bean dip is the perfect dish for any party! Make sure to serve it with plenty of chips because it disappears quickly.
Vegan Mock Chopped Liver: Made of onions, mushrooms, and cashews, vegan mock chopped liver has replaced the classic Jewish pâté as a contemporary appetizer, especially for special occasions. You don’t have to wait for Passover to enjoy it!
Baba Ghanouj: An eggplant lover’s delight, baba ghanoush (alternately spelled baba ghanouj), a classic Middle Eastern dip, is delicious scooped up on wedges of pita or other flatbread.
Roasted Eggplant Caponata: Roasted eggplant caponata is a delightful take on the classic Italian appetizer, making it easy to enjoy year round. It’s especially good served with fresh or grilled Italian bread.
Homemade Hummus, 12 ways: Last but definitely not least, here’s a slew of ways to make your own hummus, the queen of vegan dips! Start with a basic hummus recipe, and explore 12 tasty variations.