These Super-Creamy Dips Are Dairy-Free

Pumpkin hummus
Photo Credit: Once Upon a Pumpkin

November 15, 2020

By Isadora Baum

A good dip is endlessly useful. Of course, it’s great for get-togethers (including micro-gatherings), but it’s just as useful for meal prepping for the week. You can pair it with your favorite veggies for a midday pick-me-up, slather some onto sandwiches for a flavor boost, or give new life to last night’s leftovers. We’ve rounded up some of the creamiest, tastiest, dairy-free dips we could find: They’re dairy-free. Think zesty vegan queso, savory pumpkin hummus, and and a vibrant beet dip that’s guaranteed to lift your spirits.

1. Savory Pumpkin Hummus from Once Upon a Pumpkin

If ever there’s a time to make pumpkin hummus, it’s right now. The pumpkin puree makes this super-creamy, and it also has beta-carotene, an antioxidant that benefits your heart, skin, and nails. Top with actual pumpkin seeds for some crunch and extra nutrition.

vegan queso
Photo Credit: The Toasted Pine Nut

2. Vegan Queso from The Toasted Pine Nut

This queso is made with nutritional yeast to give it that cheesy flavor, plus plenty of protein and B vitamins. It tastes just like cheese, but it won’t irritate your stomach. Pair it with tortilla chips and veggies.

vegan spinach dip
Photo Credit: Paleo Running Momma

3. Spinach Artichoke Dip from Paleo Running Momma

Yes, it’s possible: Vegan spinach artichoke dip exists and we are here for it. This dip leans on cashews and nutritional yeast for that creamy texture and cheesy flavor and packs in 5 grams of protein and 2 grams of fiber per serving. Bonus: It’s also paleo.

white bean dip
Photo Credit: Salt and Lavendar

4. Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil White Bean Dip from Salt & Lavender

Packed with protein, fiber, and lyopene, an antioxidant that improves skin and heart health, this silky dip comes together in just 10 minutes. Add some lemon for a bit of zest, and drizzle it with olive oil.

beet dip
Photo Credit: RACHL Mansfield

5. Chickpea-less Beet Hummus from RACHLmansfield

This beet hummus is beautiful (hello, it is pink), so it’s the perfect springtime dip with a pop of color. And it’s good for you, as beets are high in fiber and antioxidants to lower inflammation and even aid in muscle recovery post-workout. Plus, there’s zero oil or dairy, and it is done in 10 minutes. Use walnuts for nutty texture and heart-healthy omega-3 fats.