These are the healthy sauce recipes made most by readers. They're all vegan, gluten free, and packed with nutritious, flavorful ingredients. Plus, they're incredibly versatile and an easy way to elevate weekday meals.
In my opinion, the magic is most ALWAYS in the sauce.
I put a lot of thought and testing into my sauce recipes because they're often what makes or breaks a recipe.
The sauces listed here are made in roughly 5 minutes flat. Whether it's blitzing in a blender or mixing in a bowl, they couldn't be easier.
They're also super versatile and an easy way to elevate roasted veggies, grilled proteins, tacos, and grain bowls.
Reader -Favorite Healthy Sauces
In no particular order, these are the healthy sauce recipes that readers (and myself!) love most.
Prep one or two of them this week to effortlessly add flavor and dimension to otherwise monotone meals.
They will all last 1 to 2 weeks in the refrigerator and can be easily be double-batched.
A mix of tahini, chili-garlic sauce, cider vinegar, and bold spices, this sauce will make you glow from the inside out.
- Roasted veggies, sweet potatoes, shrimp kebabs, grain bowls, salmon, lentil meatballs.
A sweet, smoky, garlicky red pepper sauce that comes together in 5 minutes in the blender. In lieu of adding raw nuts, I love using almond butter for extra creaminess.
- Roasted veggies, white fish, chicken, pasta, meatballs.
This is all my all-time FAVORITE peanut sauce. It's the perfect of sweetness and spice, and brimming with bold flavors. We make this sauce at least once per week.
- Crispy tofu, salmon, rice bowls, soba noodle salads, stir-fries.
This green sauce gets an herbaceous lift from cilantro and bright finish from lemon. A hit of garlic and cumin make for a more dynamic dressing with endless drizzling potential.
- Tacos, enchiladas, grilled fish, rice bowls, burrito bowls.
This lemony cashew-garlic sauce is dairy-free/vegan, and made with cashew butter for unctuous creaminess. (Bonus: no blender or food processor needed!)
- Roasted veggies, crispy chickpea bowls, fries or roasted sweet potatoes, burgers, and wraps.
If you give any of these healthy sauce recipes a try, snap a pic and tag #dishingouthealth so I can see your beautiful creations. I also really appreciate readers taking the time to leave a rating and review!