Best Vegetarian Dips, Sauces, and Dressings - Julie Green and Keen

Best Vegetarian Dips, Sauces, and Dressings

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like dips and sauces.  I am a firm believer that anything smothered in dip or sauces is 10x better than it otherwise.

I went to a BBQ two weekends ago for the fourth and made the best taco dip.  It was the hit of the party and no one believed me when I told them it was vegetarian!

There was quite the variety of dips and surprisingly most of the dips were meat-less.  It made my BBQ a little easier.  I wanted to share with you my favorite vegetarian dip recipes that are not hummus. :D

Vegan Taco Dip


1, 14 oz. can vegan refried beans
1, 12-16 oz. container of vegan sour cream
1 packet of taco seasoning mix
1 cup black olives, chopped
2 cups tomatoes, chopped
1 ½ cup lettuce
1 avocado, chopped
½ cup green onion, chopped


Spread the refried beans of the bottom of a 9x7 inch tray.  Mix the sour cream and taco seasoning together, then gently spread it on top of the beans.  Top with olives, tomatoes, avocado, lettuce, and green onion.

Chill for an hour and enjoy!

Miso-Lime Sweet Potato Dip


2 medium sweet potatoes
2 tbsp. white miso paste
1 tbsp. lime juice
1 tsp. grated fresh ginger
½ tsp. grated lime zest, more to garnish if desired


Pierce sweet potatoes with a four and microwave for 7-10 minutes until soft.  Let potatoes cool and coarsely chop leaving the skins on.
Place chopped potatoes in a food processer and add the miso paste, lime juice, ginger, and lime zest with 2 tbsp. water and pulse until smooth.  Season with salt and pepper.
Garnish with lime zest if desired and enjoy!

Hot Artichoke Dip


1, 12 oz. package of light silken tofu
2 tbsp. reduced fat mayonnaise
1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
1 tbsp. lemon juice
2 garlic cloves, minced
½ tsp. onion powder
1, 15.5 oz. can artichoke quarters in water, drained, rinsed, and chopped
1 cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
½ cup grated parmesan cheese
Dusting of paprika


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.  Puree tofu, mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice, garlic, and onion powder in blender until smooth and then transfer to bowl.

Stir artichokes, spinach, and parmesan cheese into tofu mixture.  Bake for 20 minutes, dust with paprika and enjoy!

I love dips, they make a meal or appetizer even better.

What is your favorite vegetarian dip?

Vegetarian dips, sauces, dressings.

Go Green and Stay Keen,



  1. I am going to have to make that vegan taco dip for my SIL the next time she comes over. I am always looking for great vegan dishes for her.

    1. <3 Hello Robin! let me know when you do that :D

  2. Those sound like some great dips. I was looking for some recipes for dips today.

  3. I am not vegetarian, but these dips sound delicious! I will have to make one for our next party we go to!

  4. I don't eat meat at all so this is right up my alley. I'd love to try the dip. It sounds great.

  5. The miso lime sweet potato dip sounds interesting. I love the taste of miso, but I haven't tried it as a dip.

  6. All these sound delicious. I love vegetables, I want to try the Vegan taco dip.

  7. All these looks like a great list of some wonderful and delicious vegan dips and sauces. My kids always loves different varieties in dips and sauces. This is the first time I hear about Hot Artichoke Dip. Will definitely try this one for sure.

  8. These look delicious! I am not vegan but I appreciate the recipes and def would give them a try.

  9. The Vegan Taco Dip totally caught my eye...I Pinned this to make later. All of the ingredients fit into a dietary plan that I sometimes follow.

  10. That taco dip sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing!

  11. The Vegan Taco Dip looks so yummy and easy to make.

  12. The Vegan Taco Dip is something I know I would enjoy a lot!