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6 Vegan Spreads with Surprise Ingredients

These vegan spread recipes have no dairy and some have no oil BUT they are loaded with flavor.

When converting to a plant-based (vegan) diet it is disappointing to discover just how many foods and recipes have animal products in the ingredients.  Many a favorite condiment was hard to part with, until a few of these spread recipes were introduced.

These spreads can even be thinned out to be used as salad dressings, too.  Here are some no oil varieties and some no chickpea varieties.  Just a few ingredients and a sense of adventure for your palette and you will never miss standard animal product condiments again.

Read through for tips and try the Recipes at the end.  Share with us your own spread adventures.

…. Although Chickpeas are a member of the bean family, they have less starch than most other beans, which is just what you want in a food for helping you to manage your weight. You can buy them in cans or jars,….

Hummus also has amazing cancer fighting properties yup, hummus may cut cancer risk by 50% for Breast, Prostate and Colon Cancer:  How can hummus provide such major health benefits?  It’s from the chickpeas and sesame seeds—the main ingredients of hummus.  Chickpeas (and other legumes) contain unique compounds recently discovered to drastically slow the growth of both breast and prostate cancer cells in vitro, and also eradicate 64% of precancerous colon growths in mice.  And yes, these health benefits carry over to people.   Large population studies confirm that people eating the most legumes have 32% less risk of cancer in general, including 57% less colon and 45% less prostate cancer….

Whatever way you’re flavoring your dip, the method is always the same: Rinse and drain any canned beans, then combine everything in a food processor and blitz it until smooth. If you like a thinner consistency, add water a tablespoon at a time until you get what you like. …

No Oil Varieties:




No Bean/Other Bean Varieties:





  • 2 Tb. Harissa paste
  • 2 c. any kind of beans
  • 1/3 c. peanut butter vs. tahini
  • 1 c. fresh green herb mix

Have fun experimenting!!  Please share your favorites!


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