30 Delicious Vegan Dips

A roundup of 30 delicious, flavorful vegan dip recipes from around the plant-based internet.

Whether you’re looking for a fresh and flavorful salsa, an indulgent and creamy dip for chips, or a nutrient-dense bean-based dip, there’s plenty of variety in this roundup.

And you’ll also find lots of global inspiration, from spicy Mexican-inspired dips to versatile Indian condiments to classic Middle Eastern spreads.

Behold – a collection of 30 of the best vegan dip recipes from around the internet!

Dips are infinitely versatile. Scoop them up with chips or crackers for party fare, serve them with colorful crudités for a wholesome pre-dinner snack, or use them as a base for roasted vegetables and proteins for a complete meal.

Below I’ve rounded up 30 amazing vegan dips, including some of my own as well as some fantastic pasta recipes around the plant-based internet. Keep scrolling for dip-spiration (I’m sorry, I couldn’t resist) for your next potluck or book club!

Table of Contents:
1. Which dips can vegans eat?
2. Creamy Vegan Dips
3. Cheesy Vegan Dips
4. Vegan Bean Dips
5. Vegetable and Herb-Based Dips

Which dips can vegans eat?

Bean-based and vegetable-based dips are often vegan, so that’s a good place to start, though you will need to look out for any hidden dairy products.

When it comes to creamy and cheesy dips, you need to get a bit more creative, as these classic recipes almost always contain dairy products, from butter and cheese to yogurt, sour cream, or mayo.

Luckily, I’ve included plenty of cheesy and creamy dip recipes below that are both 100% vegan and 100% delicious.

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Creamy Dips

Classic Cashew Cream

Cashew cream is an amazing dairy-free all-purpose cream sauce. It's perfect for adding to grain bowls and salads, used as a pasta sauce or a sandwich spread, or stirred into soups, curries, and pasta sauces. I include 4 delicious flavor variations in this post!
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Classic Cashew Cream

Vegan Ranch Dressing

My Vegan Ranch Dressing tastes exactly like classic ranch and is far better than any store-bought alternative. It's creamy with layers of tangy, herby, and garlicky flavors, and takes minutes to whip up. Perfect as a dip for crudités, wingz, pizza, or potatoes.
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woman's hands dipping a spoon into bowl of vegan ranch dressing surrounded by crudites platter.

Vegan Caramelized Onion Dip

This vegan caramelized onion dip by Lexi and Beth of Crowded Kitchen is the creamy, savory, addictive dip you need in your life! Perfect for potlucks, game day or as a holiday appetizer.
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Vegan Caramelized Onion Dip

Muhammara: A Tangy Roasted Red Pepper and Walnut Dip

This Muhammara by Nasim of LAHB co is guaranteed to take each of your taste buds on a journey! The flavors border those of sweet, smoky, and spicy- brought together by a slight tang. Eat this with pita or slather it on bread, either way it's guaranteed to please the guests at any party or dinner gathering!
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Avocado Spinach Artichoke Dip

This Avocado Spinach Artichoke Dip by Lisa of Okonomi Kitchen can be made in 5 minutes with just 8 ingredients. The perfect easy and healthy dip that's perfect for parties, potlucks and more!
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Healthy Vegan 7 Layer Taco Dip

This super easy and healthy vegan 7 layer taco dip by Alena of Nutritiously is made with whole food plant-based ingredients in just 10 minutes! Perfectly balanced, crunchy, creamy and flavorful, this vegan appetizer is great for parties, potlucks, the Super Bowl or late-night snacking.
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Vegan Raita (Indian Yogurt Dip)

Raita is made with unsweetened full-fat yogurt and a mixture of spices and is used liberally as a condiment in Indian cooking. My version is vegan yet just as tasty.
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Vegan Raita (Indian Yogurt Dip)

Guacamole Salsa

This Guacamole Salsa by Isabel Eats is made from tomatillos, jalapenos, avocados, cilantro and lime juice. Great with tortilla chips and tacos and is the perfect dip for gatherings!
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Vegan Aioli

My vegan aioli recipe will quickly become your favorite garlic dip or spread. Enjoy this nut-free sauce as a salad dressing, on burgers, or drizzled over roasted potatoes.
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spoon dipping into jar of vegan aioli, with lemon and garlic in the background.

Cheesy Dips

Easy Vegan Cashew Ricotta

My Vegan Ricotta is creamy and indulgent, just like the dairy-based classic, but made with wholesome ingredients. Super easy to make in just 10 minutes and can be used in any recipe that calls for dairy-based ricotta. It’s also versatile, and works great as a dip or spread. 
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Easy Vegan Cashew Ricotta

Nut-Free Vegan Beer Cheese Dip

This gooey, melty, umami-rich Vegan Beer Cheese Dip with cream cheese by Karissa's Vegan Kitchen is the perfect appetizer. Serve it for game day, or any day–vegans and meat-eaters alike will rejoice.
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Vegan Jalapeño Popper Dip

This Vegan Jalapeño Popper Dip by Bonnie of Serene Trail is creamy, cheesy, full of flavor, and has a little spicy kick. Roasted fresh jalapeños, white beans, and vegan cheese all come together to make this irresistible dip. The perfect dish for the big game, get-togethers, potlucks, or just because!
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Instant Pot Cheesy Buffalo Cauliflower Dip

My Instant Pot Cheesy Buffalo Cauliflower Dip is a must-make for any game day, picnic, or potluck! It’s spicy, cheesy, and creamy, and you’d never guess it’s healthy, vegan, gluten-free, and oil-free! Plus, it’s made with just 10 ingredients and everything gets dumped in the Instant Pot! *includes stovetop instructions*
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Vegan Pizza Dip

This Vegan Pizza Dip by Vegan Richa is loaded with sauteed mushrooms, olives, pizza sauce and scratch vegan Cashew Mozzarella Cream sauce. It's a gluten-free recipe that can also be made soy-free that will be the hit of the party!
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Cheesy Vegan Crab Dip

Creamy, cheesy, and surprisingly fishy, this Vegan Crab Dip by Caitlin of From My Bowl will impress the whole crowd! Trumpet mushrooms take the place of crab meat in this tasty recipe.
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Vegan Queso

An addictively good yet extremely easy vegan cheese sauce that tastes like queso. My recipe requires less than 10 ingredients and everything happens in a blender. Use it in burritos, quesadillas, tacos, or nachos!
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Vegan Queso

Bean Dips

Amazing Homemade Hummus

My homemade hummus is incredibly creamy, smooth, and fluffy and packed with a rich, nutty, and lemony flavor. Plus, you'll learn all the tips and tricks for making incredible hummus at home so you'll never want to buy store-bought hummus again!
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Amazing Homemade Hummus

Brilliant Beet Black Bean Dip

Jenné of Sweet Potato Soul has been making this Beet Black Bean Dip for 10 years, and for good reason! It's tasty, healthy, and easy to make. It's great as a snack and sandwich spread and is perfect for meal prep days!
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Edamame Dip with Mint, Jalapeño & Lime

In this Edamame Dip recipe by Laura of The First Mess, edamame gets ground up with smooth nut/seed butter, loads of fresh mint, jalapeño, garlic, and lime juice. So nice with some fresh cut vegetables and crackers and incredibly easy to make with just 7 ingredients!
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Easy Tuscan White Bean Dip

This Creamy Tuscan White Bean Dip recipe by Nicki of From Scratch Fast is a cinch to make and is the perfect appetizer or healthy snack. Serve it with crackers or sliced vegetables for dipping, or spread it on toasted baguette slices for an elegant white bean crostini!
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Foul Mudammas (Broad Bean Dip)

Foul Mudammas by Diana of Little Sunny Kitchen is a Middle Eastern broad bean or fava bean dip made with tomato, onion, garlic, lemon, and tahini. It's served as a breakfast food or part of the Middle Eastern Mezze!
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Vegan Cajun Red Bean Dip

Try out this wonderful Vegan Cajun Red Bean Dip by Melissa of Spicy Saucy Vegan! The combination of creole spices mixed with Tomato Cayenne Chao Vegan cheese make this a real crowd pleaser. Bring this to your next gathering, Super Bowl or 4th of July event.
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Lemony White Bean Dip

My Lemony White Bean Dip is creamy, garlicky, and so flavorful, you won’t be able to stop eating it! It’s gourmet but quick and easy to make with just 10 ingredients. Perfect for an appetizer or sharing plate, or even as a spread for sandwiches and pita.
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Lemony White Bean Dip

Beet Hummus

My vibrant Beet Hummus is creamy, subtly sweet, and absolutely gorgeous. It’s surprisingly easy to make with a handful of ingredients, giving you gourmet flavors every time.
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vibrant pink beet hummus in a ceramic bowl, topped with parsley and za'atar, on a plate with pita bread.

Vegetable-Based and Herby Dips

Easy Mango Avocado Salsa

Made with juicy mangos and creamy avocado, my Mango Avocado Salsa is sweet yet tangy, refreshing yet a little spicy, and perfect for summer grilling season and barbecues.
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Easy Mango Avocado Salsa

Vegan Street Corn Dip

Here's the recipe for an easy and flavor-packed Mexican street corn inspired dip by Jasmine of Sweet Simple Vegan that is ready in just 15-minutes. This recipe is loaded with corn, jalapeños, homemade vegan parmesan, red onions and more, and will definitely be a hit at your next gathering!
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Vegan Ceviche with Avocado and Lime

Here's the recipe for a delicious Vegan Ceviche by Kate of Hola Jalapeño packed with creamy avocado, small bites of cauliflower, chile, tomato, cucumber soaked in loads of lime and toasted cumin seeds. Serve in a large bowl with tortilla chips or tostadas for a light lunch!
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Miso Sweet Potato Dip

This Miso Sweet Potato Dip by Remy of Veggiekins is the perfect balance of sweet, salty, umami and spreads beautifully on top of toast. You can dip your favourite veggies or crackers in or use it as a spread in a sandwich or burger too. It's probiotic, nutrient dense and easy to make!
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Easy Vegan Olive Tapenade

This Easy Vegan Olive Tapenade by Prajakta of Profusion Curry makes snack-time and happy hour easier and healthier! Serve with garlic naan, pita triangles or crackers or on a charcuterie board. You can also add it to greek salads and pastas for a delicious kick of flavor!
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Mint Cilantro Chutney (Indian Green Chutney)

This no-cook Mint Cilantro Chutney by Meeta of Piping Pot Curry is cool, spicy and tangy all at the same time! It's incredibly versatile and is a must try accompaniment to Indian food such as samosa, chaat, kebabs and sandwiches.
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Mint Cilantro Chutney (Indian Green Chutney)

Cilantro-Lime Cashew Cream

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This Cilantro-Lime Cashew Cream is perfect as a dip for quesadillas, spooned into burritos, or dolloped on top of tacos. You can also drizzle it over fries, roasted potatoes, or bowls of rice.
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Soaking Time 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Mexican-inspired
Diet Vegan
Serving size: 16


  • 1 cup (135g) raw cashews soaked in cool water overnight (or boil with water in a saucepan for 15 minutes)
  • ½ cup (120 mL) water see the cashew : liquid ratios in the blog post; the cilantro has some water so I use a bit less than normal
  • 2 cloves garlic roughly chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt + more to taste
  • Freshly cracked black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 3/4-1 cup (9-12g) cilantro leaves
  • 2-3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1-2 jalapeño peppers*, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin


  • Drain the cashews and rinse with fresh water.
  • Add the cashews to a high-powered blender or food processor along the remaining ingredients. Start with 1 jalapeño pepper and 2 tablespoons lime juice. Blend on high speed until smooth, thick and creamy, scraping down the sides with a silicone spatula as you go. This will take about 2 minutes in a high-powered blender like a Vitamix, or about 4 minutes in a food processor.
  • Taste and adjust for seasonings, adding more chopped jalapeño for a spicier cashew cream, more salt for saltiness, more nutritional yeast for cheesy/umami flavors, or more lime juice for acidity.


*I use 2 jalapeños for a spicy version. Use 1 pepper and/or remove the membranes for a milder version. 

Calories: 52kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 75mg | Potassium: 86mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 63IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg

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10 comments on 30 Delicious Vegan Dips

  1. Rigmor

    I love, love your recipes and cooking show. You very funny and an educator . I hope you publish a new cook book soon. Thank you for being so generous sharing your knowledge .

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Thank you for the lovely compliment, Rigmor! :) It makes us very happy to know you enjoy everything RPL!

  2. Victor

    Nice article! thanks.

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      You’re welcome, Victor!

  3. Tatty

    Looks very tasty. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Of course- enjoy, Tatty!

  4. Edith

    5 stars
    This is such a great list! I’ve had the cilantro lime cashew cream and it’s terrific!

    1. Support @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Edith, So glad to hear you love the roundup and the cashew cream recipe!

  5. maria price

    5 stars
    I Love all your Dips and recipes so yummy

    1. Support @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Thanks for the lovely feedback, Maria!

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