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Yum Yum Sauce

This Yum Yum Sauce is beyond delicious. Super easy to make in under 10 minutes. It is made with fresh onions and garlic – no need to use powders, which will make this best yum yum sauce simply your favorite. Even pickiest kids will adore it in no time. No one would ever guess or taste it is naturally vegan and entirely gluten free. Seriously, this condiment is so addictive.

Yum Yum Sauce after preparation in the blender and transferred to a glass jar.

Sauces are simply amazing. Think about potatoes with a pinch salt and pepper only. That’s when sauces like my White BBQ Sauce come into play. I can’t get enough of this and served this all time with baked corn or potatoes as an easy dinner.

Also another favorite of mine is this Florentine Sauce. Its secret is definitely the poultry seasoning which makes this so fantastic. If you need more sauces use search bar and keep your craving fresh.

Sauce is poured over wok noodles.

You’ll have to try this easy Yum Yum Sauce for real. It is creamy, made with fresh ingredients, addictive, versatile, delicious, easy, better than any store bought version. Can you already smell the aroma of roasted garlic and onions in your pan?

See, it is a keeper for meal prep that you can always count on.

Noodles covered in sauce in a pan.

Yum Yum Sauce recipe ideas

Before we got into how to make this it, let’s talk about yum yum sauces uses:

It is really amazing as a dipping sauce with raw or roasted vegetables. Also I loved it with baked potatoes, cut into wedges, and seasoned with salt and pepper.

Salad dressing: you might already have made my Tahini Dressing. You know I’m a guy who loves Tahini – so much it is a everyday must for me. I even eat it pure from the jar with a spoon and no further seasoning.

But only recently I tried something different and used my Yum Yum Sauce as a salad dressing. The salad was a mix from lettuce, tomatoes, black beans, a bit of corn and it turned out so lipsmacking amazing. That sauce really pimps up the flavors so well.

Yum Yum Noodles decorated with cilantro in a sauce pan.

Yum Yum Sauce ingredients

  • Vegan Mayo
  • Tomato paste
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Vegan butter

Only 5 simple ingredients are required for this Japanese Steak sauce, not counting salt and pepper.

Ingredients for the Yum Yum Sauce.

Optionally you can add for even more taste:

Hot sauce gives the final result a bit more flavor. I do this often because I’m all about flavors, but if you’re not fond of spicy food, just use a tiny dash of hot sauce and adjust from there. 

Smoked paprika this will also give this sauce a more bold flavor. My recommendation is to use at first 1/2 teaspoon but adding another teaspoon was just right for me. But please always start with less.

The vegan Yum Yum Sauce is a perfect match for easy noodle recipes.

Maple syrup: the fried onions will give the sauce a naturally sweet flavor. But adding maple syrup was so fingerlicking good, a sweetness which you cannot achieve with just the onions.

But it is still delicious without. The syrup is just an optional add on to make it a gourmet version. You really don’t need this.

Closeup view of the ready dish.

How to make Yum Yum Sauce

In a casserole or sauce pan, heat vegan butter and then add onions and garlic. Fry for around 3 minutes until golden.

Now take the casserole off your stove and go to a food processor or blender. Combine vegan mayo, tomato paste, the optional add ons (maple syrup, hot sauce, and smoked paprika) and the onion and garlic mix from the casserole. Blend all until smooth and creamy.

A great option for any dinner or lunch  that the whole family will love. The Yum Yum Sauce can be stored in a airtight container in the fridge for one week.

Step-by-step instructions how to make the Yum Yum Sauce

Variations

Yum Yum Sauce recipe ketchup: skip the tomato paste and use tomato ketchup. If you go for this, don’t use the optional maple syrup, otherwise the result will too sweet.

Healthy version: skip the vegan mayo and use plant yoghurt and apple cider vinegar instead.

Keto yum yum sauce: replace the optional maple syrup with monk sweetener. Also make sure to use less tomato paste. I recommend only 1 Tbs, and thin it a bit with 2 Tbs of water.

This Yum Yum sauce is super easy to make with fresh ingredients: theymade such a difference - no need for powders, do it easily at home. Try this and you know what I'm talking about. Blender or food processor recommended. And it is vegan too. #vegan #dairyfree #glutenfree #vegetarian #budgetmeals #comfortfood #yumyumsauce #homemade #dinner #lunch #contentednesscooking

Try this easy vegan Yum Yum Sauce, tag me on Instagram or Facebook.

I love seeing with all your remakes with a picture.

Cheers, Florian.

Yum Yum Sauce after preparation in the blender and transferred to a glass jar.

Yum Yum Sauce

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes

This Yum Yum Sauce is beyond delicious. Super easy to make in under 10 minutes. It is made with fresh onions and garlic - no need to use powders, which will make this best yum yum sauce simply your favorite. Even pickiest kids will adore it in no time. No one would ever guess or taste it is naturally vegan and entirely gluten free. Seriously, this condiment is so addictive.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbs tomato paste
  • 1 cup vegan mayo
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/3 cup onions, diced
  • 1 Tbs vegan butter
  • salt, pepper to taste

Optional:

  • 4 tsp hot sauce
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp maple syrup

Instructions

  1. In a casserole or sauce pan, heat vegan butter and then add onions and garlic. Fry for around 3 minutes until golden.
  2. Now take the casserole off your stove and go to a food processor or blender. Combine vegan mayo, tomato paste, the optional add ons (maple syrup, hot sauce, and smoked paprika) and the onion and garlic mix from the casserole.
  3. Blend all until smooth and creamy.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 6 Tbs
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 317Total Fat: 29.9gSaturated Fat: 6.1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 22.4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 227mgCarbohydrates: 13.7gFiber: 0.7gSugar: 5.4gProtein: 0.9g

Katie

Thursday 28th of May 2020

Hi! If subbing plant yogurt for Mayo, how much ACV should be added?

Florian

Friday 29th of May 2020

Hi Katie! Feel free to use 2 tbs apple cider vinegar. Hope that helps. Let me know how it works.

Viviana

Saturday 18th of April 2020

Can you leave this sauce on warm in the crockpot ?

Florian

Saturday 18th of April 2020

Hi Viviana! I don't have a crockpot, so I can't say for sure. Let me know how it goes.

Christy

Friday 10th of January 2020

Hello. Is it possible to freeze this sauce? Thank you

Florian

Friday 10th of January 2020

Hi Christy! I haven't tried that before, so I can't vouch for accurate results. Let me know how it goes.

Erica

Sunday 24th of November 2019

Can you please tell me what kind of noodles are used in this recipe?

Florian

Sunday 24th of November 2019

Hi Erica! I used pre-cooked wok noodles.

Dawn

Tuesday 8th of October 2019

I’m not a fan of mayo. Do you think silken tofu might work as a replacement?

CB

Wednesday 18th of March 2020

Can you link the vegan mayo you use? Please😊

Florian

Tuesday 8th of October 2019

Hi Dawn! I haven't tried that before, but I would say why not.The result will be different. Let me know how it goes.

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