05 February 2012

2 Vegan Dipping Sauces : Chive Sour Cream and Smoky Chipotle Mayo!


The vegan Chive Sour Cream is a great sauce for spreading over a baked potato, tacos, fajitas, pierogies, for dipping various pastry type appetizers in or to garnish a fancy soup! Actually, use it anywhere you’d use regular sour cream!

The Smoky Chipotle Mayo is amazing with most foods! But I particularly love it as a dipping sauce for my spelt pizza crusts and fries (sweet potato or regular) ! It’s also amazing in a tempeh BLT! Bacon-like tempeh (recipe to come!), crunchy romaine lettuce and fresh tomato slices! Actually, that is what  I initially created this delicious sauce for! The original smoky sauce recipe included homemade vegan mayo though... until I discovered how awesome (and convenient) Vegenaise (http://www.followyourheart.com/products/category/vegenaise/) was! If you are interested in how to make your own vegan mayo, just let me know and I will share my secrets! :)
The flavors of this sauce greatly depend on the quality of your spices. For example,chili powder that may have been sitting in your spice rack, in full sunlight for a year will have lost its flavor and will end up tasting a little dusty. Same goes for most spices. So just keep that in mind! :)Directions for the sauces are the same. Just stir all of the ingredients together in a bowl! Quick to make and the flavors really shine with a couple of hours of chilling time.






Vegan Chive Sour Cream
1 jar (about 2 cups) of Vegenaise, vegan mayo
½ Tbsp fresh lime (or lemon juice)

1 tsp dried garlic granules (or 1/2 tsp fresh minced garlic)
Pinch of sea salt
About 3 Tbsp dried or fresh chives

1 ¼ tsp fresh ground black pepper




 Smoky Chipotle Mayo
1 jar (about 2 cups) of Vegenaise, vegan mayo
1 ½ - 2 tsp liquid smoke
1 ½ tsp chili powder
1 tsp dried garlic granules
½ tsp mustard powder
½ tsp dried oregano leaves
½ tsp chipotle powder or chipotle hot sauce
Pinch of freshly ground black pepper



4 comments:

  1. those recipes are really good
    i did a smaller quantity of both
    and i followed approximately the quantities
    but it taste really great
    i'm going to do it again for sure

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  2. The sauces are an important part of lunch or dinner in our part of the world. They make the food much more tasty and yummy. This recipe looks a must try. Good addition to my list of sauces.

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