Our 18 Most Popular Vegan Dips

By Megan Edwards,

You’ll be the life of the party the next time you serve up one of these delicious vegan dips. Whether you’re hosting a Super Bowl shindig, throwing a plant-based birthday celebration, or are simply having pals over to hangout, you can keep rumbling tummies at bay by pairing one of these dips with a crudités platter. From classics like French Onion Dip and Queso Sauce to inventive new recipes such as Harissa Hummus and Green Pea Guacamole, your guests will love noshing on these healthy vegan dips the next time you throw a group gathering. 

Vegan French Onion Dip in a gray bowl with a wooden spoon on a serving board with pita chips and sliced veggies

Vegan French Onion Dip

A veganized version of a traditional party staple, our French onion dip relies on silken tofu to create a creamy base for the sweet caramelized onions swirled throughout. A killer combination of fresh thyme, chives, garlic, and mustard adds rich flavor that’s equal parts herbaceous and savory. Serve with toasted pita bread triangles and watch how quickly this dip disappears!
vegan queso sauce - up close photo of spoon full of orange creamy cheesy vegan queso sauce

Vegan Queso Sauce

This is nacho-average queso! Oats, nutritional yeast, roasted red peppers, onions, and hot sauce are blended together into a luscious dip that’s ideal for drizzling over chips, dunking fresh veggies, or spooning on as the top layer of a bean dip. Be sure to use a high-speed blender if you want to achieve a velvety smooth texture that will steal the hearts of all your party guests.
Low-Fat Hummus in a red bowl next to celery sticks and snap peas

Low-Fat Hummus

What’s creamy, crowd-pleasing, and totally oil-free? This amazing homemade hummus! You’ll never go back to the store-bought version again after tasting the tangy flavors and decadent texture of this drool-worthy dip. Simply blend up a can of chickpeas, some garlic, lemon juice, tahini, and a sprinkling of spices until you have the perfect dipping consistency. Serve with your favorite accouterments, and enjoy!
Chipotle Black Bean Dip in a red bowl, with chips on the side

Chipotle Black Bean Dip

“I LOVE this recipe. Everyplace I take it, it's a huge hit!” raves one happy reader. This hearty black bean dip is everything you want in a party snack: Simple to make, full of flavor, and easy to pair with a plate of crudités. The creamy black beans get a hit of spice from chipotle peppers in adobo sauce and a nice citrus kick from a squeeze of lemon. Sprinkle with fresh cilantro before serving, and you’ll have an instant winner on your hands.
lentil-walnut vegan pate served with crackers and garnished with herbs

Lentil-Walnut Pâté

If you’re hosting a swanky soirée, this lentil-walnut pâté is the perfect vegan dip to showcase among your appetizer spread. The scrumptious blend of savory onions, hearty lentils, warming walnuts, and aromatic herbs tastes incredibly indulgent without using any unhealthy ingredients. Just be warned that once you impress your guests with this sophisticated recipe, they’ll request that you make it every time you host!
Blueberry salsa with tortilla chips on the side on a purple table

Blueberry Salsa

Serve up this red, white, and blue salsa at your next Fourth of July gathering, or anytime you need an appetizer that will create a visually stunning centerpiece. Equal parts fruity and spicy, the sweet blueberries pair perfectly with hot jalapeño, juicy tomato, and fresh cilantro. The end result is a refreshing dip that will tickle the taste buds of everyone who attends your plant-based party.
Healthy Chocolate Hummus in a light pink bowl next to a plate of fresh fruit slices

Healthy Chocolate Hummus

Beloved by kids and adults alike, this dessert-style hummus is ideal for dipping bananas, strawberries, or apple slices into a chocolate sauce that isn’t packed full of sugar and fat. The creamy chickpea base is sweetened with cocoa powder, maple syrup, and vanilla extract while a spoonful of almond butter adds lovely nutty undertones. As one satisfied reader says, “This is insanely good.”
dairy-free spinach and artichoke dip

Dairy-Free Spinach and Artichoke Dip

What’s more classic than a spinach and artichoke dip? This vegan version uses a clever combo of oat flour and plant milk to create a creamy consistency that will satisfy even the most ardent of dairy lovers. Chopped spinach and artichoke hearts form a perfect dynamic duo, while a few teaspoons of savory spices turn this dip into a crowd-pleasing treat. The one problem? It’ll be hard to resist digging into this dip with a spoon before the party starts!

Easy Beet Wonderdip

Turn heads with a vibrant vegan dip that highlights the earthy sweetness of beets like you’ve never tasted before. Parsley, lemon juice, garlic, and Dijon mustard add bright bursts of flavor to the root veggie while cashews bring their subtly sweet creaminess to the mix. The key is to first blend the beets into a purée and then mix in the chopped ingredients so you achieve the right balance between smooth and chunky.
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Harissa Hummus

Give your standard hummus a makeover with the lip-smacking flavors of harissa! Here, you can learn how to make a homemade version of the North African chile paste that gives this vegan dip its signature orange hue. Caraway, coriander, cumin, cayenne, and more tasty spices join together to deliver an explosion of seasonings that will delight everyone in attendance. Pro tip: You can use extra harissa as a veggie marinade or as a flavor bomb in a brothy soup.

Smashed Chickpea Avocado Dip

Enjoy this chunky chickpea dip as an appetizer or even serve it over a bed of greens if you’re looking for light and refreshing lunch. Creamy avocado, juicy tomatoes, spicy jalapeño, and zesty herbs transform a standard can of garbanzo beans into a delightful dip that’s a lighter alternative to regular guacamole. Serve with fresh whole wheat pita triangles when you have friends coming over!
This pea guacamole tastes so much like the real thing that most people won’t be able to guess what it is made from.

Green Pea Guacamole

When avocados are out of season (or out of your budget), make this bright green dip instead—it mimics all your favorite guacamole flavors without breaking the bank! Puréed green peas soak up the savory flavors of garlic, cumin, lime juice, and cilantro to create a guac taste-a-like that is sure to garner pleasantly surprised “oohs” and “aahs” from party guests. Add as much hot sauce as your taste buds like, and get dipping!
Roasted Cauliflower Hummus in a gray bowl surrounded by crackers and endive leaves

Roasted Cauliflower Hummus

It may look a little plain, but this cauliflower dip is far from your average hummus. Here, cauliflower florets are roasted to draw out their natural sweetness and then blended with creamy cannellini beans, nutty tahini, and savory garlic. Fresh herbs and toasted pine nuts make for a crunchy and satisfying garnish, while a sprinkle of red pepper flakes adds a hit of spice. You could even make this vegan dip with purple cauliflower for added visual intrigue.
Red Onion Confit in a small gray bowl with a metal spoon next to a plate of crackers and apple slices

Red Onion Confit

Is there anything better than a bowl full of jammy, caramelized onions? We sure don’t think so! This confit simmers chopped red onion in pomegranate juice, balsamic vinegar, and maple syrup to create a tangy and sweet reduction that is ideal for spooning onto whole grain mini toasts during your hors d'oeuvres hour. Top the bowl with pomegranate seeds and fresh thyme for a classy (and tasty) finishing touch.
Green Goddess Dip

Green Goddess Dip

This creamy green dip is as divine as its name suggests. Parsley, chives, basil, and dill create a powerhouse quartet that’s made even more heavenly with the addition of lemon juice and garlic. The secret to a super smooth dip? Peeled zucchini. The neutral-tasting veggie adds the right amount of heft and moisture to the herbs so they can blend into a velvety smooth sauce that’s ideal for dipping veggies, dressing salads, or slathering onto sandwiches.
Fresh homemade tomato salsa in an yellow bowl beside fresh tomatoes, limes, and herbs

Fresh Tomato Salsa

Chunky tomato salsa—also known as pico de gallo—is a must-have vegan dip when you’re hosting a summer cookout and a zesty addition to a party spread any time of year. Tangy red onions and spicy jalapeño peppers combine with the juicy tomatoes to create a trifecta of fresh produce that will tantalize your taste buds. Garlic, lime juice, and cilantro zhuzh everything up so each bite is like a fiesta in your mouth. Serve with tortilla chips for the perfect party snack!

Tahini Dipping Sauce

The serving options are endless when it comes to this creamy tahini dipping sauce. Four simple ingredients create a velvety smooth concoction that is great for pouring over grain bowls or swirling into soups when you aren’t serving it up as a centerpiece for your crudités board. Be sure to buy high-quality tahini to avoid any bitter flavors, and feel free to add more garlic or lemon juice to your liking.
Green Pea Hummus with Fresh Mint for Wordpress

Green Pea Hummus with Fresh Mint

“This is possibly the best hummus I've ever had,” says one happy reader. And we agree—the finger-licking combination of sweet green peas and refreshing mint turns your average chickpea dip into something truly special. A little lemon zest and parsley punch up the flavors to a whole new level of yum, ensuring that each bite is more delicious than the last.

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Megan Edwards

Megan Edwards is a staff writer and content producer for Forks Over Knives. She is also a certified RYT-500 yoga teacher who is passionate about cultivating holistic wellness through plant-based eating, mindful movement, and meditation. With a background in journalism and marketing, she supports both the online presence and quarterly print magazine for Forks Over Knives.
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