56 Homemade Dips, Dressings and Sauces

Making Homemade Dips, Dressings and Sauces

One of the biggest shifts we’ve seen since really focusing on a Mediterranean diet is how much we enjoy making a lot of things at home. Specifically things that we would normally purchase already made from the store.

One of the biggest examples of that is homemade dips, dressings and sauces. It’s so easy and convenient to pick them up at the store but often times they are loaded with excess preservatives, additives, thickeners and sugars.

These are a collection of some of our favorite homemade versions that can easily be made at home.


Hummus is a staple in the Mediterranean but did you know a lot of store bought versions don’t even contain olive oil?

Homemade Hummus without Tahini by Fad Free Nutrition Blog

Turmeric Hummus by To Taste

White Bean Hummus with Warm Garlic Rosemary Mushrooms by Tasty Balance

Layered Hummus Dip by Sound Bites Nutrition

Appetizer Style Dips

We love a good dip or cheese spread and the following are delicious and simple homemade dips that anyone can make at home.

Homemade Tzatziki Sauce by The Domestic Dietitian

Guiltless Spinach and Artichoke Dip by Peas and Happiness by Ann Kent

Jalapeño Cranberry Dip by Leanne Ray

Buffalo Chickpea Dip by A Grateful Meal

Jalapeño Lime Almond Dip by Stephanie Lee Nutrition

Roasted Beet Dip by My Cape Cod Kitchen

Red Pepper Walnut Dip, Muhammad by Live Best

Healthier Artichoke Jalapeño Dip by Live Best

Fromage Fort by Live Best

Vegan Black Eyed Pea Dip with Avocado by Champagne Nutrition

Harissa-Roasted Carrot and Bean Dip by Liz’s Healthy Table

Greek Yogurt Veggie Dip by Amy Gorin Nutrition

Roasted Red Pepper Dip by Your Choice Nutrition

Cherry Mint Salsa by Your Choice Nutrition

Cottage Cheese Spinach Dip by Shaw’s Simple Swaps

Holiday Veggie Dip Platter by Desi~licious RD

Dairy Free Spinach Artichoke Dip by Kelly Jones Nutrition

Festive Beet & Pomegranate Buschetta by The Kansas City Dietitian

Cheesy Spinach, Artichoke & Bacon Horseradish Dip by The Gourmet RD

Super Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe by The Keto Queens

Savory Pumpkin Dip by fANNEtastic Food

Easy Veggie Dip with Greek Yogurt, Kale, and Bell Peppers by EA Stewart

Dressings & Sauces

A good dressing can take a normal pile of veggies from blah to wowza. The following dressings are extremely simple and quick to pull together.

Moroccan Herb Sauce by The Domestic Dietitian

The Best Pomegranate Vinaigrette by The Domestic Dietitian

Lemon Vinaigrette by The Domestic Dietitian

Healthy Homemade Ranch Dressing by The Domestic Dietitian

Pumpkin Vinaigrette Salad Dressing by Melissa Traub

Healthier Blue Cheese Vinaigrette Dressing by Craving Something Healthy

Lemon Herb Kefir Salad Dressing by Craving Something Healthy

Dill Pickle Vinaigrette Dressing by Sinful Nutrition

Simple Avocado Sauce by Moushumi Mukherjee, MS, RDN

Vegetarian Caesar Dressing by Smart Nutrition

Savoury Turmeric Salad Dressing by Smart Nutrition

Cilantro Garlic Sauce by Smart Nutrition

Blueberry Vinaigrette by To Taste

Cranberry Strawberry Chia Sauce by Bucket List Tummy

Creamy Avocado Cilantro Lime Sauce by Chelsea Dishes

Sweet & Tangy Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing by Jennifer Hunt Nutrition

How to Make Healthy Salad Dressing with Grape Juice by Amy Gorin Nutrition

Tofu Chutney Recipe with Dill by Desi~licious RD

Pumpkin Vinaigrette by Nutrition Starring YOU

Easy Creamy Caesar Salad Dressing by The Keto Queens

Cherry Tomato Vinaigrette by Fresh Balance Nutrition

Creamy Italian Dressing by fANNEtastic Food

Vegan Green Goddess Dressing by Kara Lydon Nutrition

Healthy Creamy Jalapeño Sauce by It’s A Veg World After All

Easy Cilantro Chimichurri Sauce by It’s A Veg World After All

Sweet Dips

We even have some healthy, homemade dips that will satisfy your sweet tooth too.

Heart Healthy Brownie Batter Dip by Being Nutritious

Sweet Potato Vegan Edible Cookie Dough by Bucket List Tummy

Fudgy Chocolate Hummus by Jennifer Hunt Nutrition

Sweet Hummus, Vegan + Low Sugar by Shaw’s Simple Swaps

Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Apple Dip by Kara Lydon Nutrition

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