Creamy Five Minute Garlic Sauce

  • Yield : 1.5 cups
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Ready In : 5m

This sauce is the perfect quick fix for so many meals. If you love garlic you’re going to use it all the time. Adjust the garlic to your taste preference and just blend it up! It’s raw, so can have a bite depending on how much garlic you put in, but will mellow after a few hours in the fridge. For an easy noodle bowl: cook favorite noodles, use steam from cooking noodles to power steamer basket filled with veggies of choice, while cooking blend all sauce ingredients. Pour over veggies and noodles generously and dig in. Easy! If you love garlic, or feel like you’re fighting a cold this is the perfect recipe to have on hand.


  • 1-2 cloves of garlic (to your garlic threshold)
  • 1 small shallot, chopped
  • 1 Medjool date, pitted (or 1 Tbsp sweetener of choice)
  • 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup nuts or seeds of choice (sunflower, sesame, pumpkin, cashews, brazil nuts, etc)
  • Just enough water to make creamy, add slowly as you blend!
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional, add other herbs like fresh parsley, cilantro, or basil for extra color, flavor and nutrition


Step 1

Throw everything in a blender, garlic through nuts. Slowly add water as you blend until it's a pourable consistency, like a thick smoothie. Season to taste with salt and pepper and add fresh herbs if using and blend once more. Pour over steamed veggies, noodles, rice, salad, very versatile! Enjoy!

Renee Press is the founder of Fire and Earth Kitchen in Seattle WA. which offers cooking classes, food coaching, and chef services. She's on a mission to make vegan, gluten-free cooking easy, accessible, and delicious for everyone.

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Comments (7)

  1. posted by David The Good on July 22, 2015

    This looks delicious – thank you. In our garden we grow some garlic and onion plants just for the leaves – they can be used raw and are milder than the roots. The children often pick and eat the leaves as they play outside.

  2. posted by Shanasy on January 1, 2017

    This looks so good that I am sharing this recipe on my brand new FB site ‘Super Quick Plant-Based Recipes’ My group will LOVE that it has so few ingredients and is so simple! Thank you so much – hopefully you will benefit by this too!

  3. posted by Riki on July 6, 2017

    How long can one expect this to keep refrigerated?

  4. posted by jessica on July 9, 2017

    This was REALLY good! However, it did not make anywhere close to 1.5 cups for me.. I doubled the recipe and maybe got 1 cup. Maybe I made mine thicker and less runny? Anyways, definitely will be using this on rotation!


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