Dairy Free Sassy Sauce - Copycat Bitchin Sauce

I call my copycat Bitchin Sauce Sassy Sauce. It is cheesy, tangy, sharp, can be spicy and everyone likes it! Aside from being vegan, it is paleo (no soy, no grapeseed oil) and even customizable for allergies, dietary preferences and whatever nuts or seeds you have on hand. You can even use plant milk pulp or white beans for delicious nut-free or zero waste versions.

Whip up a batch and you just might feel a little extra sass rise up in you too.

copycat bitchin sauce vegan paleo dip nut free soy free seed oil free plant based dairy free cheese dip

Want to make more dairy-free cheese? Try our Dairy Free Vegan Cheesemaking Kit for wheels and blocks of plant based cheeses you can slice, shred and melt! Then you can try our popular vegan pimento cheese recipe!

photo of three jars of vegan paleo sassy sauce, cheese sauce, DIY copycat bitchin sauce by Urban Cheesecraft

Sassy Sauce Base


  • 3/4 cup water (1/2 cup if using nut milk pulp)
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil or light olive oil (not extra virgin unless you love the flavor)
  • 1 cup almond flour or plant milk pulp (or 1 ¼ cup soaked raw sunflower seeds, cashews, macadamia nuts or cooked white beans)
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice, fresh
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast (can add more to taste)
  • 2 cloves raw garlic
  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos (or chickpea miso paste)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder or smoked paprika

    Variations (musts!)

    Smokin' Hot 
  • 1 teaspoon or more chipotle powder, or
  • 1 teaspoon additional smoked paprika for an extra smoky but not spicy version

  • 2 tablespoons pickled or fresh jalapeno slices

    Herb Garden   
  • 2 tablespoons fresh herbs; parsley, chives, dill, cilantro, oregano, basil and even mint are all great, make it go with your meals


  • Food processor or blender
  • Storage jar/s
  • Measuring cups, spoons, knife etc. 


  • Around 1 3/4 cups (depending on the main ingredient you chose)


STEP 1. Gather and measure ingredients. You will also need 3/4 cup of water (not in the photo). 

ingredients copycat bitchin sauce recipe dairy free cheese sauce paleo vegan recipe by urban cheesecraft


STEP 2. Peel and trim garlic. 

raw garlic bitchin sauce vegan and paleo 

STEP 3.  And fresh squeeze your lemon juice. These two gifts from nature are largely responsible for the craveable, sassy flavors of this sauce. Bonus, they're great for us!  

fresh lemon juice in sassy sauce vegan bitchin sauce

STEP 4.  
Add 3/4 cup of water to blender first. 

DIY bitchin sauce, blend simple ingredients for vegan, paleo cheese sauce

 STEP 4.  Add all other "base" ingredients.

Blended copycat bitchin sauce ingredients, vegan, paleo, lactose free easy cheesy sauce recipe by urban cheesecraft

STEP 4.  Blend until nice and silky, 2 minutes in strong machines. You may have to blend longer and stop to scrape down a couple of time in less powerful machines. It will still work though ;). 

silky smooth copycat bitchin sauce vegan cheese sauce almond based dip but can be nut free


STEP 4.  Taste it! Yuuuuuuuummy right? But if you want to get creative and make 3 or more different flavors with one batch, divide the sauce and add the variation ingredients. I pour the whole batch into a large measuring cup with a spout and then divide it by pouring a third into the blender along with one add in at a time and blending.

chipotle smoked paprika and fresh herb bitchin sauce, vegan paleo, dairy-free 

STEP 4.  Jar up each blended flavor as you go, rinse the blender and repeat until you use up all your sauce. I eyeball thirds (they can be uneven depending on which one you like most) and you can too! You can also adjust the amount of add ins because for the most part they are not salty (pickled peppers are a little), just flavorful so there's no messing up. Come up with new flavors too! 

three jars of three flavors of copycat bitchin sauce almond vegan plant based dairy free cheese dips chipotle, herbed, nacho jalapeno recipe by Urban Cheesecraft

Done! Now you're ready to get saucy and sassy with bowls, tacos, nachos, or just a little snack like I often do. 

Sassy sauce makes good food better. It's just a fact. See? Sassy!

mini avocado toast snack with vegan sassy bitchin sauce 

Storage Guidelines

  • Cover and store in the refrigerator
  • Use within 1 week
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