Vegan garlic sauce is the perfect 5-minute fix for easy meals and if you love garlic you're going to use it all the time. Adjust the amount of garlic in this easy garlic sauce to your tastes and blend it up!
1Medjool date, pitted (or 1 tablespoon sweetener of choice)
1Tablespoonof rice vinegar
¼ cupof nuts or seeds of choice (sunflower, sesame, pumpkin, cashews, brazil nuts, etc)
Just enough water to make creamy
Salt and pepper to taste
Handful of fresh herbs of choice, optional
Add garlic, shallot, date, rice vinegar, and nuts to a blender. Slowly add water by the tablespoon as you blend until it's a pourable consistency, like a thick smoothie.
Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add fresh herbs and blend again, if using.
Let the sauce sit before serving: Since the sauce isn't cooked it can have a bit of a bite depending on how much garlic you use. This strong flavor mellows after a few hours in the fridge.
Use fresh garlic. Garlic that has been sitting around for a while develops a sharper more pungent flavor. For best results use the freshest garlic possible.
Don't use jarred minced garlic. I am all about shortcuts, but this is one of those instances where it doesn't work so well. Once cut, the garlic loses some of its fresh flavors and doesn't taste the same in this easy garlic sauce.