Looking for a creamy, tangy, and vegan-friendly sauce that can take your dishes to the next level? Look no further than the delicious Vegan Yum Yum Sauce! Learn more about this versatile sauce and how to use it to make your meals more exciting.
If you're a fan of American - Japanese cuisine, you may have encountered a sauce called yum yum sauce, also known as shrimp sauce, hibachi sauce, or white sauce in places like Benihana. If you're a vegan, you might think this sauce is not for you.
But fear not, as there is a vegan version of this sauce that you can enjoy! The vegan yum yum sauce is a creamy, tangy, and versatile sauce that can be used in various dishes.
If you like making sauces and dressings at home, I have a quick and easy method for making sauces you can learn in How to Make Homemade Vegan Sauces.
What is Vegan Yum Yum Sauce?
Vegan Yum Yum Sauce is a dairy-free version of the traditional Yum Yum sauce, which usually contains mayonnaise, butter, and cream. It is made with vegan mayonnaise, rice vinegar, garlic powder, smoked paprika, and a few other seasonings, which gives it its distinctive flavor. The sauce has a creamy texture and a tangy taste, making it a perfect accompaniment to grilled vegetables, rice, noodles, and more.
If you're looking for other sauces to liven up your dishes, I have other sauces on this site that are made from scratch but so easy and better for the tastebuds. Try Nut Free Vegan Cheese Sauce, Easy Vegan Cashew Cheese Sauce, and Vegan Ranch Dressing to spice up any dish.
For best results, let it chill overnight.
Vegan Yum Yum Sauce is a versatile sauce that can be used in many ways. Here are some ideas:
- As a condiment: You can use Vegan Yum Yum sauce as a condiment to add flavor to your dishes. It can be used as a dipping sauce for sushi, french fries, grilled vegetables, tofu, vegan wontons, and potstickers, or as a spread for sandwiches or wraps.
- In stir-fries: This sauce can add a delicious umami flavor to stir-fries. Simply drizzle a spoonful of the sauce over your stir-fry, or add it while it cooks.
- In soups and stews: You can use Vegan Yum Yum to add depth of flavor to soups and stews. Add a spoonful to the pot as it simmers.
- In marinades: This can be used for tofu, tempeh, or vegetables. Mix the sauce with other ingredients, such as soy sauce, garlic, and ginger, for a delicious marinade.
- In noodles and rice dishes: Vegan Yum Yum Sauce can be added to noodle dishes, such as Pad Thai, or rice dishes, such as fried rice. It can add a delicious flavor and complexity to the dish.
- Pasta/Potato Salad - Add this sauce to any salad, including pasta and potato salad.
Vegan Yum Yum Sauce has a mild level of spiciness; adjust the heat by adding more or less cayenne pepper or sriracha.
While Vegan Yum Yum Sauce is a healthier option than the traditional Yum Yum Sauce, it is still a high-calorie condiment. It's best to use it in moderation and pair it with nutrient-dense foods.
You can freeze Vegan Yum Yum Sauce in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Thaw it in the refrigerator before using it.
- 1 cup vegan mayo
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 ½ tablespoons sriracha (optional)
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- salt (to taste)
- 1 tablespoon water (optional)
- combine Add all ingredients in a bowl and mix.
- add If you want a thinner consistency, add one to two tbsps of water.
- refrigerate Cover the bowl and refrigerate the sauce for at least two hours to allow the flavors to meld. The longer it sits the better so plan to let it chill overnight for the best results.
- adjust Once the sauce is chilled, give it a good stir and taste for seasoning. Add more seasoning if needed.
- serve Serve and enjoy!
Nutritional information is only an estimate. Use a nutritional app like Cronometer to get information on the exact ingredients and amounts you are using.
For best results, let it chill overnight.
You can make it mild or spicy by adding more or less cayenne or sriracha.
Make a batch to use throughout the week. It stores really well in an airtight container for about a week.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Category: condiment, sauce
- Method: Blender
- Cuisine: American, Japanese-Inspired
- Serving Size: ¼ cup
- Calories: 127
- Sugar: 1
- Sodium: 118
- Fat: 12
- Saturated Fat: 1
- Carbohydrates: 3
- Fiber: 0.1
- Protein: 0.1
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
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