Germany is still a traditional „Brotzeit“ nation. It means serving bread with different spreads, cheese, sausages, etc. Many newly vegans in particular are therefore wondering what to put on their bread instead of cold cuts, cheese and the popular hazelnut spread with cocoa? Fortunately, vegan alternatives are now available for almost everything. But with just a few ingredients you can also make many vegan dips and spreads yourself in no time at all. This is usually cheaper, more sustainable, healthier and, above all, tastier.
We have therefore put together 13 vegan recipes for dips and spreads that you can put on bread, in which you dip vegetables or which you can simply serve as a diverse side dish at the next barbecue party:
1. Vegan Liver Sausage Spread with Beans and Smoked Tofu
Liver sausage spread completely without liver. Instead, with a good portion of protein from smoked tofu and kidney beans.
2. Creamy Pumpkin Hummus
3. Muhammara – Red Pepper Walnut Dip
A delicious cream made from roasted red pepper, walnuts and a few spices. The recipe is originally from Syria.
4. Lentil Spread with Carrot
A quick spread is created from red lentils, sunflower seeds and carrots, which is not only much cheaper than the jars you can buy, but also tastes better.
5. Vegan Egg Salad
Not necessarily the healthiest sandwich topping, but damn tasty too. The egg-free version of the egg salad tastes amazingly authentic.
6. Baba Ghanoush – Oriental Eggplant Dip
The oriental puree made from eggplant and sesame paste caused a serious addiction years ago. If you’ve never tried it before, make sure to do so.
7. Vegan Parsnip Spread
A delicious spread made from parsnips and carrots with a nice seasoning. Sunflower seeds also provide a good amount of protein.
8. Vegan Beetroot Dip
Not only beautiful in colour, but also really tasty. Our beetroot dip gets an incomparable aroma from vegan feta and some spices.
9. Vegan Mett (German Minced Pork Meat)
Yes, even with a vegan diet you don’t have to do without the “Mettbrötchen”. Because rice cakes (believe it or not!) can be used to make astonishingly authentic minced pork meat in a few simple steps.
10. Vegan Tzatziki – Greek Yogurt Dip
Tzatziki is probably known to many from the Greek restaurant around the corner. For us, the yoghurt dip is also a must for every barbecue night, as it goes perfectly with bread and vegetables.
11. Vegan Nacho Cheese Sauce
A creamy, cheesy dip based on cashews and vegetables, which of course not only cuts a good figure with nachos. We also serve it with Tex-Mex dishes, at party buffets or barbecues.
12. Rhubarb and Vanilla Jam
Of course, jam should not be missing in the list of vegan spreads. It is mostly vegan and is only made with gelatine or honey in exceptional cases. The early summer rhubarb jam with a hint of vanilla is one of our all-time favourites.
13. Vegan Nutella (Hazelnut Spread with Cocoa)
Perhaps the most popular sweet spread in the world. Here in our delicious vegan version, which is also free from palm oil and uses significantly less sugar.