There's nothing more disappointing than a dry veggie burger served sans sauce, which is why our fridge is like 80 percent full of vegan condiments. When we're eating French fries, buffalo cauliflower wings
, and sandwiches stuffed with seitan
, we need to reach for something that'll give our meal a finishing touch. Finding a variety of creamy, tangy, spicy, and salty vegan sauces and spreads can feel like a challenge. Here, 15 of the vegan condiments we always want to have on hand.
Just Dressing Ranch ($4):
What's life without ranch? For pizza crust, potato chips, and veggie sticks, this version belongs in your fridge.
Bitchin' Sauce ($6):
Bitchin' Sauce gets its creamy texture from almonds. Since it's made from nuts, it's got plenty of healthy protein too.
Victoria Vegan Vodka Sauce ($7):
Vodka sauce is usually laden with cream and butter. Opt for this vegan version instead, so you can dip your breadsticks and chick'n nuggets with peace of mind.
Lee Kum Kee Hoisin Sauce ($4):
Thick, glossy hoisin sauce is an essential ingredient if you crave the balance of sweet and savory in your foods.
Hatch Mild Red Enchilada Sauce ($4):
Trust us when we say this sauce isn't just for enchiladas. Spread it on crispy chick'n patties, keep it on hand for vegan chilaquiles, or add some to your fave mac and cheeze if it needs a little boost.
Zhoug Sauce ($3):
Yemeni zhoug is what you should reach for if you've got a taste for spicy foods. It's got a great herbal flavor and will definitely add some zip to whatever you're eating.
Golden Mountain Sauce ($6):
Fish sauce and Worcestershire have met their match in Thai Golden Mountain sauce. It has a savory flavor that's usually hard to replicate in vegan products.
Frank's Red Hot Buffalo Wing Sauce ($5):
Frank's Buffalo sauce has a little secret. It may contain "butter" flavor, but it's made of totally vegan ingredients, leaving you free to drench your foods in it with abandon.
Bear Pond Farm Spicy Vegan Pesto ($7):
Pesto doesn't need cheese to be your go-to pasta and pizza topping. Add in a kick of spice, and this vegan spread will earn a place in your heart (and fridge).
Get creative with your meals by finding ideas on our Pinterest page.
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