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


  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

  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.

  3. I always wanted to have different flavored sauses in my fridge to have a delicious and quick lunch when back to home after long work routine. This is good to see 2 new recipes.