Easy Beet Wonderdip

Looking for a colorful complement to crunchy cucumber? Try saying that five times, fast! This bright red bowl of delicious dip can almost double as a centerpiece. Recipe from the Forks Meal Planner. Sign up now to receive weekly fast and… Read more

2-Minute Oil-Free Balsamic Dressing

We hope that’s quick enough for you! This easy, quick oil-free balsamic dressing comes from chef Katie Simmons. Serve it over a hearty plant-based salad, marinated mushrooms, or grilled tofu. Recipe from Plants-Rule. Instructions: Combine all ingredients with 2 teaspoons… Read more

Dairy-Free Spinach and Artichoke Dip

This fat-free, dairy-free spinach and artichoke dip has a delightfully creamy yet light taste and texture. Serve with crudité or baked chips. Instructions: Combine the plant milk, flour, onion powder, garlic powder, and lemon juice in a saucepan. Bring to… Read more

Creamy Cilantro-Garlic Dressing

Tip: Include some cilantro stems along with the leaves for the boldest flavor. Or improvise by substituting other fresh herbs for the cilantro: basil, parsley, or mint all make a lively dressing. Instructions: Combine the tofu, vinegar, soy sauce, and… Read more

24-Carrot Gold Dressing

Fresh carrots combine with a touch of tahini in this nutrient-rich, creamy dressing. The hint of ginger adds a beautiful flavor boost. Try this on grains, too! From Plant-Powered Dressings Instructions: Using a standing blender (high-powered works best to smooth,… Read more

Cheesy Dressing

This versatile sauce is excellent tossed with veggies or with chips, pita bread, and anything else you or your kids like to dip. You can also mix leftover sauce with warm cooked pasta for a quick mac ‘n cheese, or… Read more

Healthy Homemade Sauces, Spices, and Dressings for Easier Cooking and Baking recipes

Nothing can beat delicious homemade food made from scratch, and the same can be said about homemade sauces, spices, and dressings. Create incredible pasta dishes, fresh wraps, and sweet desserts with these basic recipes that are anything but! Cauliflower Bechamel This… Read more

Raw Chocolate Caramel Dip recipes

You can whip up this luscious, creamy chocolate dip recipe in less than 10 minutes! It’s especially delicious with apples, strawberries, cantaloupe, pears, and bananas. Ingredients: Soak the dates in 1/4 cup water for 5 minutes. In a blender, combine the cashews and 1 1/4… Read more

Spinach Ranch Dip recipes

This dressing has more color than a traditional creamy white ranch recipe. I like to use fresh herbs, but feel free to substitute dried ones, reducing the measure by half. Besides as an oil-free dressing for salads, you can also… Read more

Basic Nut Milk

Here’s a useful recipe that will work with many different nuts. It’s a basic formula to get you started. From Crazy Sexy Juice Notes: I like to use Medjool dates, which contain minerals and antioxidants along with natural sugar, but maple syrup, coconut… Read more

Almost Instant Peanut Sauce

Ginger and cayenne give this sauce a flavorful kick, and it takes only 5 minutes to make. From The China Study Quick & Easy Cookbook Instructions: 1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl, and whisk well. 2. Store refrigerated in… Read more

Cheesy Caesar Dressing

You can make this creamy, delicious (and very authentic-tasting) Caesar dressing as is, or add nutritional yeast for a cheesy twist. You can also reduce the milk and use it as a dip or sandwich spread. From Plant-Powered Families Instructions:… Read more

Cannellini Bean Sauce

Serve this cannellini bean sauce over kale, greens, salads, grains, or veggies, or use as a spread for sandwiches or as a topping on pizza.

Sweet Vanilla Almond Milk Recipe

Sweet, creamy, and nutty flavors combine to form this delicious almond milk. You’ll get the best results if you use a great quality vanilla bean and soak your almonds overnight. This recipe was adapted from the original in The Plantpower Way,… Read more

Enchilada Sauce

This tangy sauce is exactly what you need to prepare Potato Enchiladas or a delicious Pizza. Keep some on hand to whip those recipes up in mere minutes!

Pea Guacamole

This tastes so much like the real thing that most people won’t be able to guess what it is made from. From Forks Over Knives — The Plant-Based Way to Health Instructions:  1. Blend the peas, garlic, lime juice, and… Read more

“Magical” Applesauce Vinaigrette

This salad dressing uses applesauce to emulsify the ingredients and produce a surprisingly thick vinaigrette that is virtually fat-free! Feel free to play with some of the seasonings if you’d like a bit less sweetness. This oil-free dressing goes great… Read more

Tomato Salsa Super Bowl

A friend taught me his family recipe for salsa roja de molcajete, or tomato salsa made in a traditional stone mortar and pestle. I’ve adapted it so it can be made without the mortar and pestle. Roasting the chile and the tomatoes brings out the authentic earthy taste, even without the traditional tool.