This section is a listings directory by meal type of healthy recipes for vegan cuisine to help you come up with something interesting each time you just can't decide what to eat at the next meal time.
Vegan sauces >
See below our tasty sauce recipes that are suitable for vegans:
Background on Sauces
A liquid served with other foods as part of a dish or used in a recipe preparation, sauces have been around since Ancient Greek times. The English word comes from the exact same French usage and is derived from the latin word 'salsa'. They are used the world over to add flavour and/or moisture to dishes and generally add to their appearance too!
Cooking sauces are those that are used as a major component of a meal dish. They might be cooked in with the other recipe components or added later at the table. Some common examples of vegetarian cooking sauces are béchemal (French), napolitana (Italian), bread (British), satay (Indonesian/Malay), oyster, fish or soy (Asian), curry (especially Indian, Thai and other south asian cuisines), roux/gravy, mushroom, cheese or onion sauce.
Sauces can often take on the purpose of acting as a dressing. Some of the more popular vegan-friendly alternatives include apple, tomato, mint, brown, mustard, barbeque, chilli/peri-peri, horseradish, peanut, sweet 'n' sour, hoisin, salsas, salmoriglio.
Sweet flavoured sauces are used to accompany dessert dishes. These include custards, cream sauces, coulis, syrups, chocolate, caramel, fudge, toffee, butterscotch, rum, brandy, strawberry, raspberry, lime, and lemon. These sauces can be made vegan-friendly by excluding cow's milk and eggs from the ingredients where necessary.
We hope to bring you more vegan sauce recipes soon.
Vegan Recipe Listings
If you have a favourite vegan recipe that you'd like to have listed here, we'll gladly add it. Please contact us now to have your recipe listed and help promote veganism in South Africa.