smoky creamy almond sauce recipe

Serve this sauce with brown rice, black beans, avocado, and tomatoes for a complete meal.

This deliciously creamy sauce can be used as a dip. Smoky and rich, it’s dairy-free and provides healthy nutrition from the almonds.

A while back I wrote a post about a local company called Bitchin Sauce. After trying it I’ve been wanting to see if I could come up with a similar recipe for my readers who don’t have access to this creamy vegan and gluten-free sauce. I think Ryan, the original creator, will be proud of my inspired-by version.

Suitable for:
vegan, gluten-free, reduced-sugar diets

Not for:
low-sodium or migraine diets

Smoky creamy almond sauce recipe | Bitchin Sauce

Smoky creamy almond sauce

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Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 4 hrs 15 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings


  • 4 ounces almonds raw
  • 1/4 cup grapeseed oil olive oil
  • 4-6 tbsp water (filtered or spring)
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice (fresh)
  • 2 tsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tbsp Bragg's liquid aminos (or tamari)
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cumin (dried)


  • Soak the almonds in filtered water for 4 hours. Drain the almonds and rub off the skins. Compost the skins.
  • Put the almonds in the blender with all the other ingredients and blend until until smooth and creamy.


Per serving:
  • 96 calories
  • 9 g fat
  • 1 g saturated fat
  • 1 g monounsaturated fat
  • 3 g polyunsaturated fat
  • 0 g trans fat
  • 0 g cholesterol
  • 80 mg sodium
  • 73 mg potassium
  • 3 g carbohydrate
  • 1 g fiber
  • 0 g sugars
  • 2 g protein
  • 3 Weight Watchers Points Plus
Even if you love garlic, don't use more than one clove, as it will overpower the sauce. Start with a small amount of Bragg's/tamari and lemon juice, blending and tasting until you get the sauce to your liking.