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Cajun Sauce

This easy Cajun Sauce recipe is creamy, vegan, ready in 1 minute, budget friendly and versatile. Learn how to make this at home and use it with fries, pasta, salads, bowls, sandwiches.

The ready Cajun Sauce in a bowl with fresh parsley in the background.

 

Cajun seasoning makes everything better! It is for sure always one of my go-tos that I like to use when more flavor is needed. 

Just check out in my Cajun Pasta, the Cajun Red Beans and Rice, or the Cajun Sweet Potato Rice Bowl and see for yourself how versatile one can be.

But there is even more! If you are looking for more Cajun recipes, use the search bar.

Ingredients for making this Cajun Sauce at home on a wooden board.

What can one use Cajun Sauce with

So this is a slightly more basic recipe that will quickly become a staple in your kitchen.

Why? Just because it is so versatile! You can use it as Cajun Pasta sauce, or as Cajun Dipping sauce, for example. You have almost endless possibilities here.

Think of how great this will be also in combination with potatoes, vegetables, chips, nachos, crackers, in sandwiches, burgers or wraps, even salads.

Showing the easy preparation by mixing vegan mayo, spices, and tomato paste.

Easy preparation with few ingredients

What I love about this recipe is that it is really, really simple to make.

You don’t even have to cook anything. All you need is a single bowl and you are ready to go.

1 minute is all you need as you will also see from the step by step pictures.

Cajun Pasta in a sauce pan garnished with parsley.

What is Cajun sauce made of?

But what is it now that you actually need to have at hand? Not much, as I mentioned:

  • vegan mayo
  • Cajun seasoning
  • onion powder
  • garlic powder
  • smoked paprika
  • tomato paste

Those are all simple ingredients that I’m sure you have at home anyways. 

A bowl of French Fries covered in Cajun Sauce.

How do you make Cajun sauce from scratch?

In a bowl, combine vegan mayo, the Cajun seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, and tomato paste.

Season with a pinch of salt and pepper, then combine everything with a wire whisk or spatula.

Enjoy immediately or transfer to a jar and put a lid on top. Leftovers will last for 1 week in the fridge.

A hand is dipping a single fry into the Cajun Sauce.

It is just an amazing sauce that is always right for dinner, lunch and so much more. As you can see on the pictures I used this Cajun Sauce with pasta and over fries. Both were absolutely delicious! 

As variation, try adding dried or fresh herbs. 

Other sauces for you to try:

 

Collage of two pictures of the Cajun Sauce with recipe title text.

If you try this homemade Cajun Sauce, tag me on Instagram or Facebook.

I can’t wait to see all your delicious remakes.

Cheers, Florian.

The ready Cajun Sauce in a bowl with fresh parsley in the background.

Cajun Sauce

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 1 minute

This easy Cajun Sauce recipe is creamy, vegan, ready in 1 minute, budget friendly and versatile. Learn how to make this at home and use it with fries, pasta, salads, bowls, sandwiches.

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups vegan mayo
  • 1 Tbsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp tomato paste
  • salt, pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, combine vegan mayo, the Cajun seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, and tomato paste.
  2. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper, then combine everything with a wire whisk or spatula.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 6 Tbsp
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 126Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 300mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

Elaine Robinson

Saturday 1st of May 2021

Can you heat the sauce up?

Florian

Saturday 1st of May 2021

Hi Elaine! You can but make sure to use medium heat. Hope that helps.

Abby

Thursday 4th of February 2021

This recipe is delicious! I am not vegan so I made it using half Greek yogurt half regular mayo.. it came out unbelievable! We used it for a dipping sauce for steak bites (I realize that totally goes against the vegan part of this recipe as well😂 but what a good thing to pair it with). I had a decent amount left over so I’m going to cook up some ground chicken and mix them together in a baking dish top it with cheese and make it a dip for crackers as well!! Thank you for sharing 🙏

Florian

Friday 5th of February 2021

Thanks for making and sharing, Abby! Happy to hear it was such a big hit. I hope you'll find lots of more recipes to try.

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