10+ Sauces for Veggie Burgers (with Easy Recipes)

Whether you prefer tangy, spicy, or creamy flavors, the right sauce can take your veggie burger to the next level. Here are 10+ tasty sauces for veggie burgers to try!

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Veggie burgers have come a long way, evolving from bland and uninspiring to flavorful and creative alternatives. While the patty itself plays a crucial role, the sauces you choose can truly take your veggie burger experience to new heights.

Whether you’re looking for tangy, creamy, or spicy flavors, the right sauce can elevate the taste and texture of your veggie burger.

In this blog post, we’ll explore 10 mouthwatering sauces that are perfect for complementing and enhancing your veggie burger.

Get ready to tantalize your taste buds and discover some fantastic recipes!

The BEST Sauces for Veggie Burgers

Side view of veggie burger topped with pickled cabbage, tahini sauce and avocado.
Creamy Tahini Sauce: Tahini sauce, made from ground sesame seeds, brings a rich and nutty flavor to your veggie burger. Mix tahini, lemon juice, garlic, and water for a smooth and creamy consistency. This sauce pairs well with Mediterranean-inspired veggie burgers, adding a touch of creaminess.
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Creamy Chipotle Dressing: For a smoky and creamy sauce, try a chipotle dressing. Combine mayonnaise, adobo sauce, lime juice, and spices for a tangy and mildly spicy flavor. This sauce adds a delicious kick and a hint of smokiness to your veggie burger.
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Tangy Barbecue Sauce: Barbecue sauce isn't just for meat lovers; it can also add a delightful tang to your veggie burger. Opt for a smoky and tangy barbecue sauce that complements the flavors of your patty. Whether you prefer store-bought or homemade, this sauce will add a zesty twist to your burger.
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Crema arranged on plate with limes and cilantro.
Creamy Lime Crema: For a fresh and creamy sauce, look no further than lime crema. Blend sour cream, lime juice, garlic, and cilantro to create a luscious and tangy sauce. The smooth texture and vibrant flavors pair wonderfully with veggie burgers.
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Harissa Hummus: Hummus isn't just a dip—it can also be a fantastic sauce for your veggie burger. Harissa hummus offers a tangy and savory flavor that complements the patty's taste. Spread it generously on your burger for a creamy and Mediterranean twist.
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Spicy Sriracha Mayo: If you enjoy a spicy kick, Sriracha mayo is a fantastic choice for your veggie burger. Combine mayonnaise with Sriracha sauce, lime juice, and a pinch of salt to create a creamy and fiery sauce. The heat from the Sriracha will add an exciting dimension to your burger.
Sriracha Mayo
Learn how to make creamy, tangy, garlicky aioli at home with this easy recipe! You’ll just need good mayonnaise, lemon juice and garlic.
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Sweet and Tangy Mango Chutney: Add a tropical twist to your veggie burger with a sweet and tangy mango chutney. This sauce, made with ripe mangoes, vinegar, sugar, and spices, offers a delightful balance of sweetness and tanginess. It complements veggie burgers with its vibrant and fruity flavors.
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Tangy Mustard Dill Sauce: Mustard lovers will appreciate the tangy and refreshing flavor of a mustard dill sauce. Blend Dijon mustard, lemon juice, fresh dill, and a hint of honey for a sauce that balances tanginess and sweetness. The zesty notes of mustard and dill will complement your veggie burger perfectly.
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BBQ Aioli :: Recipes :: Camellia Brand
Smoky Barbecue Aioli: Combine the richness of aioli with the smokiness of barbecue sauce to create a memorable sauce for your plant based burgers. This recipe incorporates mayonnaise, garlic, lemon juice, and barbecue sauce for a smoky, creamy, and tangy sauce.
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How to make ahead and store

Many of these veggie burger sauces can be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a few days. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead. 

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10+ Sauces for Veggie Burgers

Whether you prefer tangy, spicy, or creamy flavors, the right sauce can take your veggie burger to the next level. Here are 10+ tasty sauces for veggie burgers to try! These these Veggie Burgers with Pickled Cabbage & Tahini Sauce. They're so delicious!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 people


  • 4 Sweet Earth Enlightened Foods Awesome Burgers (2 packages)

Pickled Cabbage:

Tahini Sauce:

  • 3 Tablespoons plain 2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tablespoons tahini
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic (grated)
  • 1-3 teaspoons water
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • Salt (to taste)

For Serving:

  • 4 whole-wheat hamburger buns (toasted)
  • Optional toppings: lettuce (spinach, avocado, tomato, sesame seeds)


  • Combine cabbage, vinegar, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a bowl; let stand 20 minutes. Drain.
  • Cook veggie burgers according to package directions.
  • Combine yogurt, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, chili powder and cumin in a bowl. Stir in water, 1 teaspoon at a time, until sauce reaches desired consistency. Season with salt, to taste.
  • Spread tahini sauce over cut sides of buns; top bottom halves with patties, pickled cabbage, and top halves of buns.
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Calories: 436kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 653mg | Potassium: 230mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 668IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 113mg | Iron: 4mg

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