20+ Whole30 Dips, Sauces and Salad Dressings!

Whole30 friends (and everyone else) I am about to make your life a whole lot more exciting! And not just because I am a super exciting chick ūüėČ Today I am giving you some of the best Whole30 Dips, Sauces and Salad Dressings in the blogosphere. Each will add flavor and excitement to your meals…and therefore your life. Because what is life except an excuse to eat?!
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I Dip, You Dip, We Dip!

The right dip can take a meal from bland to fabulous! You can use the following recipes for dipping raw or roasted veggies, to spread on lettuce to make a tasty wrap, or swirl with a forkful of chicken or steak. Dips make clean eating a whole lot more fun!

Let’s start with something delicious and vibrant: Roasted Cauliflower and Beet “Hummus” from Chef Sous Chef!

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Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip from Haute and Healthy Living!

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Chipotle Cashew Dip, because sometimes you need to heat things up!

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Poblano Avocado Dip from Erica’s Recipes

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Easy Vegan Slow Cooker Spiced Carrot Dip from Paleoish Krista

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Dairy Free Buffalo Chicken Dip from Dairy Free for Baby

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Easy Guacamole Dip from Cook with Me Darling!

 

Jalape√Īo¬†Cilantro “Hummus” from Bites of Wellness

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Let’s Get Saucy!

Whether it’s BBQ, Chimichurri, Pesto or Roasted Red Pepper, sauces add color, variety, flavor, interest and more nutrients to your meals.

First up, this Garlicky Roasted Red Bell Pepper Sauce from What Great Grandma Ate!

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Toss this Vegan Basil Pesto with roasted baby potatoes, zucchini noodles or pasta!

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Easy Thai No Peanut “Peanut” Sauce from IHeartUmami

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Haitian Epis from Savory Thoughts…drool!

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Garlicky Cilantro Mojo Sauce from India from Indiana

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Whole30 BBQ Sauce from 24 Carrot Kitchen

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Authentic Chimichurri from Wholesome Yum!

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Cashew Cheese Sauce from The Organic Kitchen

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And Last But Not Least, Salad Dressing!

Salads are wonderful, but without the right dressing, they fall flat! So here some next level dressings to drizzle on those greens!

Strawberry Vinaigrette Dressing from The Organic Kitchen

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Lemon Tahini Dressing from Feed Them Wisely

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Cilantro Lime Dressing from Tasting Page

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Five Minute Creamy Ranch from The Organic Kitchen!

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Thousand Island Dressing from Thyme and Joy!

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Easy Greek Salad Dressing from Flavor the Moments

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Dairy Free Caesar from Make It Dairy Free

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Need More Whole30 Recipes?

Et Voila! There you have it: 20 plus ways to make every meal more flavorful, beautiful, and nutritious! For more Whole30 recipes simply click here.Enjoy!

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Traditional Swiss Rosti (Potato Fritter) ~ Whole 30

The Spiker 2018 European vacation (and recipe sharing) continues with a “Part 1” visit to Lucerne Switzerland where almost every meal includes Traditional Swiss Rosti!
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The Hills Are Alive!

We left the beautiful beaches of Italy for the incredible mountains and lakes of Switzerland. I have truly never seen a more majestic landscape. We took gondolas up to the top of Mount Pilatus…

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…and were rewarded with an unbelievable view!

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We hiked through gorges with the most beautiful ice blue rivers…

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…where we came upon spectacular bridges, mountainside sculptures and water falls!

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And Then We Ate!

The food in Switzerland was better than I expected! In Lucerne we found plenty of amazing restaurants like Garten Haus 1313 where they serve fresh, organic, family style meals that had a fresh take on traditional Swiss food. It was there that we fell in love with rosti.

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What is Rosti?

Rosti is similar to American hash browns but rosti is cooked giant pancake style, sort of like a giant potato fritter. Look at that crispy potato goodness!

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Crispy Outside, Creamy Inside!

The secret is cooking rosti is cooking the first side covered with a lid or foil until crispy, then carefully turning and cooking the second side without the lid to golden perfection! We can’t get enough of rosti. Thank you Switzerland!¬†Be sure to come back next week for Switzerland Part Two…Paella! Yes, Paella is a Spanish dish…I’ll explain next week.

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The Recipe: Traditional Swiss Rosti!

What you need: you will need a good non stick pan, see my favorite choices in safe, non toxic, non stick pans! You will need a food processor or box grater to grate potatoes.

5 from 21 votes
Traditional Swiss Rosti!
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

A traditional Swiss Rosti that is Whole 30 compliant! Serve for breakfast lunch or dinner with a side of Brats! NOTE: while I love cast iron because it browns so well, you may want to use a lighter non stick pan for this recipe. At one point you have to flip the potatoes and that can be tricky in a heavy pan.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Swiss
Keyword: cast iron, easy side dish recipe, Whole30 recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Linda Spiker
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil butter or ghee, divided
  • 6 green onions roots trimmed, sliced (sometimes called spring onions or scallions)
  • 1 1/2 pounds russet or Yukon gold potatoes peeled and grated
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Trim and slice green onions, separating 1 tablespoon of greens for garnish
  2. Heat a non stick pan on med-high heat
  3. Add 1tablespoon olive oil, butter or ghee
  4. When pan is hot add all the onions except reserved garnish
  5. Cook for five minutes, stirring frequently
  6. Place onions into large bowl, don't clean pan
  7. Peel, then coaresly grate potatoes using a food processor or box grater
  8. Squeeze potatoes between paper towels to remove excess moisture (you may have to do this 2-3 times)
  9. Add potatoes to bowl with onions, stir, add sea salt and pepper, stir again
  10. Reheat pan on medium heat, adding more olive oil, butter or to coat entire bottom of pan. When pan and oil are very hot (but not smoking) add potato mixture, use spatula to form into a nice disc, pressing on the top to flatten
  11. Cook for ten minutes, covered with lid or foil, and rotating every few minutes to avoid hot spots
  12. Remove lid/foil and cook for 4-5 more minutes or until rosti is nice and golden on bottom
  13. Carefully work a spatula under the edges to loosen rosti, then place a plate over pan and using oven mitts carefully turn pan over so rosti ends up on the plate. If needed add a little more olive oil, butter or ghee to pan and slide rosti cooked side up back into pan
  14. Cook, covered for five more minutes, then uncover and cook for five more minutes or until second side is golden brown. Add more sea salt and pepper if desired. Garnish with remaining inions and serve!

 

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Five Greens Salad ~ Paleo/ Whole 30

 

Sometimes food surprises you.That was certainly the case the first time we tried this Five Greens Salad. It looks totally unassuming, but wow is it delicious! And so simple to make.
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Inspired by an East Coast Trip!

In October of 2017 we spent two weeks on the East Coast. Being life long ‘left coasters’ it was the first time either of us had been on the ‘right coast’ to see the fall colors. And Autumn did not disappoint!

Vermont

The colors were spectacular. We drove from Boston to Maine, Maine to Vermont, Vermont to the Berkshires (Mass), then the Berkshires to Rhode Island, and finally Rhode Island to NYC to see our oldest son and his family. Phew!

Inn by The Sea, Maine

On our drive we passed through New Hampshire and Connecticut stopping to apple pick, shop, meander through small towns, and of course, eat!

New hampshire

What a fantastic vacation! The colors were amazing, the history was incredible and we ate a lot of fabulous New England sea food.

Connecticut

The Salad, Not Just For Fall!

As we passed through Greenwich CT, we stopped at a local Mediterranean restaurant for lunch. We ordered, and soon a salad was dropped off at our table. We both just stared at it. We didn’t think it was the salad we ordered. We were expecting a salad with lettuce greens. But what we got was even better, we just didn’t know it yet!

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We were intrigued by the combination: apples, cucumbers, avocado, pistachios, golden raisins and chive vinaigrette. So we grabbed our forks and it was love at first bite!¬†The Five Greens Salad is fresh, crispy, light, delicious, healthy and so unique. I don’t ever remember eating or even having seen a salad quite like it! We finished it off in two minutes flat. Of course when we got home I had to come up with my own version.

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Every time we make this sweet, tart, salty salad it reminds us of our fantastic east coast trip. Which is one of the great things about food, at least for me. I connect pleasant food experiences with the places I have been and the people I love. Even if you never make it to the east Coast in fall you can certainly enjoy this salad any time of year!

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The Recipe: Five Greens Salad

Tips and what you need: Dicing everything uniformly makes for a prettier salad. You will need either a white balsamic vinegar¬†or a champagne vinegar. My first choice is this white balsamic¬†(I also like this one) ¬†Most grocery stores carry white balsamic and champagne vinegar, I encourage you to choose a quality brand (in other words, don’t go too cheap or your salad will suffer:)

5 from 12 votes
Five Greens Salad!
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

A light, delicious, healthy salad that can be enjoyed almost any time of year! Paleo with a Whole 30 version.

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: light recipe, Paleo recipes, Whole30 recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Linda Spiker
Ingredients
Salad:
  • 1 cup granny smith apple diced (usually 1 large ribbon)
  • 1 cup cucumber peeled and diced
  • 1/4 cup roasted salted pistachios
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1 avocado diced
  • Sea salt to taste
Dressing:
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white balsamic or champagne vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon chives sliced
  • 2 teaspoons honey omit if on Whole 30
  • Sea salt to taste
Instructions
Try to dice all ingredients uniformly:
  1. Prep all salad ingredients (except avocado) and place in a bowl, stir and sprinkle with a pinch  or two of sea salt, toss
  2. Whisk together all dressing ingredients and drizzle over salad, toss
  3. Add avocado and gently toss, add a little more sea salt if needed, serve

 

 

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Super Easy Pico de Gallo!

Pico de Gallo, we love it on everything. Baked potatoes, eggs, chips, and of course any and all Mexican food! And it’s so easy incredibly to make.
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So Easy, Just Chop, Dice and Squeeze!

Homemade salsas are just about the easiest condiments to make, no cooking required! Just a little chopping, dicing and a lime squeezing y’all! So healthy and fresh.

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Learn to Work with Chili Peppers!

Chili peppers are hot little mofos so you’re going to want to know how to handle them safely, luckily I can help you with that! Click to learn How to Handle a Hot Chili Pepper.

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The Recipe: Super Easy Pico de Gallo

What you need: a good knife! Click to learn How to Handle a Hot Chili Pepper.

Super Easy Pico de Gallo
Prep Time
15 mins
 

An easy to make Pico de Gallo to use on eggs, potatoes, chips and Mexican food of course!

Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: mexican food, pico de gallo, salsa
Servings: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 4 medium sized ripe tomatoes, diced
  • 1 small white onion, chopped
  • 1 small green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 serrano chili, minced and added to taste (see link in blog post to learn how to handle chili peppers)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • juice of one lime
  • sea salt. to taste
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients except Serrano chili in a bowl. Add serrano a 1/2 teaspoon at a time, mixing and tasting in between additions. When the heat is right, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Hummus Trio Platter!

Every time we eat at a Mediterranean restaurant we order the Hummus Trio Platter. Not only is a trio platter delicious and healthy, it’s just plain fun to have a dipping platter in the center of the table! My Hummus Trio Platter includes traditional, black bean and roasted red pepper hummus.
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Hummus Trio Platter: Traditional, Black Bean and Roasted Red Bell Pepper

THE STORY OF HUMMUS:

Hummus is a staple food from the middle east. And like all staple foods it has a history. Back in the day when people had to travel long distances on foot or animal they had to carry their food with them. It needed to be lightweight, nutrient dense and easy to make….dried chick peas, otherwise known as garbanzo beans fit the bill. When travelers arrived to their destination they could soak the dried chick peas in water, mash with olive oil, add a little lemon juice and sea salt and they had a protein packed meal loaded with energy producing healthy fats!

Hummus Trio Platter: Traditional, Black Bean and Roasted Red Bell Pepper

The How To:

Simply place ingredients in a food processor and whirl until smooth. Yup that is it. We are talking less than five minutes to make traditional hummus! But we are making a trio, so we will be adding a roasted red bell pepper and black bean version as well.

Hummus Trio Platter: Traditional, Black Bean and Roasted Red Bell PepperMaking It a Trio:

To make the trio we make the basic hummus recipe three times and then add a roasted red bell pepper to one, and a can of black beans to the other. Serve all three on a platter with pita bread, chips and veggies. I like to garnish mine with a little tomato and basil but that is totally optional. Food bloggers gotta make everything Pinterest worthy, but you don’t! Btw you can use a store bought jarred red bell pepper or roast your own!

Hummus Trio Platter: Traditional, Black Bean and Roasted Red Bell Pepper

Want Different Flavors?

You could also try my Roasted Beet Hummus or Sun Dried Tomato Hummus!

The Recipes: Hummus Trio Platter!

Tips and what you will need: to make hummus easily, use a¬†food processor.¬†If you don’t have one you can use a potato masher but it requires a little more elbow grease and a few more minutes. You can use a jarred roasted red bell pepper, or learn to make your own!

5 from 3 votes
Hummus Trio Platter
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

A delicious Middle Eastern appetizer or side dish! Because you are making three different versions you will have left overs! Be sure to use them in wraps, sandwiches, salads and for dipping throughout the week!

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Middle eastern
Keyword: crowd pleaser, easy appetizer recipe, party recipe
Servings: 6 servings
Ingredients
Trio platter:
  • 3 small cloves garlic peeled
  • 3- 15 oz cans organic garbanzo beans rinsed and drained of water
  • Juice of 1 1/2 lemons
  • 1 cup give or take extra virgin olive oil (use 1/3 cup for each recipe)
  • Sea salt to taste
  • 1 roasted red bell pepper store bought, or click link above to learn to make your own
  • 1- 15 ounce cans organic black beans
Garnish:
  • 1 tomato diced
  • 6 basil leaves
Serve with:
  • Warm pita bread, fresh veggies, chips or whatever floats your boat
Instructions
Traditional Hummus:
  1. Put 1 peeled garlic clove in food processor and pulse till minced. Add rinsed garbanzo beans and juice of half a lemon. Start processor and while processor is working, slowly add 1/3 cup olive oil (give or take) until hummus is smooth and reaches desired consistency. Add sea salt to taste.
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
  1. Put 1 peeled garlic clove in food processor and pulse till minced. Add 1 can rinsed garbanzo beans, juice of half a lemon and 1 roasted red bell pepper. Turn on processor, while processor is working slowly add olive oil until hummus reaches desired consistency. Red bell peppers are filled with liquid so you may need less olive oil than you use for traditional hummus. Add sea salt to taste.

Black Bean Hummus
  1. Follow directions for original hummus. When hummus is desired consistency add half a can of black beans and whirl till almost smooth. If you feel like you need more olive oil, add it. Then add more beans and pulse a couple of times. Add remaining whole beans and mix by hand. I leave some of the beans intact so you can clearly see it's black bean hummus. If you make all the beans smooth the hummus just looks grey, which isn't so appetizing yo. 
Garnish: 
  1. If desired, garnish with tomatoes and basil, serve with pita, veggies and chips
To Save: 
  1. Cover and place int he fridge for up to five days. Use in sandwiches, wraps, salads and for dipping all week!

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