Do you ever just want to eat chips and dip for dinner? Or maybe you’re looking for a quick appetizer to feed a crowd. With a variety of flavors and textures that keep you coming back for more, dips are a great option. Vegan dips are also easy to bring to a potluck, since they’re free of dairy, eggs, and animal flesh. You can even whip up a few of these recipes in place of a main dish for your next party—just serve them with your favorite crackers, veggies, or chips. We’ve compiled the classics alongside some creative flavor combinations so that you can find the vegan dip to satisfy whatever you’re craving.
Here are recipes that we know you’ll love:
Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip
You really can’t go wrong with a spinach artichoke dip. This recipe gets its creaminess from raw cashews, not pus-filled breast milk from cows.
Vegan Crab Dip
Shredded hearts of palm are the “crab” in this recipe, but the flavor really comes from the mix of vegan cheeses, Old Bay Seasoning, and dulse flakes (a seaweed seasoning).
Vegan Onion Dip
If you’re short on time, this two-ingredient recipe is just the thing. Mix store-bought vegan sour cream with a cow-friendly onion soup mix and you’ll have the perfect dip for your favorite potato chips in no time.
Vegan Queso Dip
Cheesy, spicy queso is a crowd-pleaser and can even be used for a build-your-own nacho party.
Buffalo ‘Chicken’ Dip
Shredded jackfruit acts as the “chicken” here, rather than the flesh of these inquisitive and social animals.
Vegan Pizza Dip With Vegan Mozzarella Cream & Herbed Mushrooms
You can pile any of your favorite pizza toppings on this vegan mozzarella cream sauce, but the herby mushroom and onion mix is a mouthwatering combination.
Smoky Carrot Dip
This vibrant, Moroccan-inspired recipe pairs well with toasted bread or pita chips.
The Best Vegan 7 Layer Dip
Seven-layer dip is a party favorite. This one uses vegan sour cream that you can make at home or find in stores.
Authentic Baba Ganoush
Baba ganoush is a Middle Eastern side dish that’s already vegan, since it’s made from roasted or grilled eggplant, tahini, lemon juice, and spices. Top yours with high-quality olive oil, and cut up fresh veggies for dipping.
Vegan Jalapeño Popper Dip
This version of the classic appetizer gets its umami flavor from light miso paste. Add some chopped vegan bacon for a variation.
Vegan Street Corn Dip
Homemade or store-bought vegan Parmesan can be used in this dip, which is inspired by the classic Mexican street food.
Vegan Cookie Dough Dip
Keep the party going with something sweet. This indulgent cookie-dough dip pairs well with vegan graham crackers, cookies, pretzels, or fruit.
Store-bought vegan dips are another great option for parties or some casual snacking. Mix it up by preparing a couple of homemade recipes to serve alongside the store-bought options.
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