This Bitchin Sauce recipe will give you life. It’s vegan, gluten-free, and tummy friendly. Because let’s be honest, dairy isn’t everyone’s friend.
If you’re reading this, you’re probably a fan. (Or someone in your household is.) Put bluntly, Bitchin’ Sauce is the bomb! But it’s not cheap. The cheapest I’ve ever seen this brand for (a 7 oz. container) is a little less than $6, the most, nearly $9!
It’s a catch 22, delicious, yet pricey. I’ll be honest, condiments and dips are not typically where I like to spend the bulk of my grocery budget. I usually reserve the most for fresh veggies and quality meat. But this sauce is amazing! So now I make it at home. Want to give it a go? Below is what you need to know.
What You Need
Oil. Though there are a few recipes out there that forgo the oil for water, I prefer using oil. It’s tastier, more filling and closer to the original Bitchin Sauce recipe.
Amino acids. Bragg’s Liquid Aminos is a popular liquid seasoning made from soybeans that contain naturally-occurring amino acids. Typically, people use it to replace soy sauce. It has a delicious savory umami taste. It’s great to have a bottle hanging out in your kitchen.
Amino acids are found in tons of foods such as proteins and plants. Everything from meat, eggs, fish, dairy, nuts, and legumes contains amino acids.
Lemon juice. Lemon juice brings acidity to this recipe and helps cut through the fat of the oil. If you can, use freshly squeezed lemon juice.
Almonds. Second to the oil, almonds are the base to this sauce. It brings this creamy, so to speak. If you’re allergic to almonds, however, I’d recommend using chickpeas or butter beans.
Garlic. If you’re a garlic fiend like myself, go crazy with the garlic. This specific recipe calls for two closes. But can you really ever have too much?
If you want to up your garlic game, roast your garlic first. I explain how to do that in detail in a recipe we have for Tex-Mex paste. It’s not hard, and brings a delicious nuttiness to the garlic.
Spices. Spices are what bring the bang so to speak. Think of the spices recommended in the recipe as recommendations or a guide. Make the recipe once then make it again and have fun! Have favorite spices? Try them out. You do you and make this sauce the perfect version for your tastebuds.
Nutritional yeast. Nutritional yeast is one of those ingredients that is mentioned everywhere and in every recipe lately. I’ll be honest, it took me a while to get on the nutritional yeast bandwagon, but once I did…
Nutritional yeast is a deactivated form of yeast that is vegan-friendly. The flavor of nutritional yeast is savory and is often used as a vegan alternative to cheese. Sea salt. Obviously you need salt. Under-seasoned food might be one of the worst things in life. Go for quality sea salt in this recipe.
How to Make Bitchin Sauce
Total time: 10 mins
- ½ cup grapeseed oil
- ⅔ cup raw almonds
- 1 tablespoon Bragg’s liquid aminos
- ½ cup lemon juice
- 2 cloves garlic
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon cumin
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
- ¼ teaspoon coriander
- 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
- ground pepper (to taste)
1. In a high speed and high powered blender (such as a Vitamix or Ninja), or with a food processor (this is my go-to), process your almonds and then gradually add the grapeseed oil.
2. Second, once the consistency is creamy, add all your other ingredients (except your lemon juice!)
3. Next, once your bitchin mixture (see what I did there?) is blended, taste! This is where you decide exactly how much lemon juice to add. Add as much as you feel cuts through the oil in this recipe. That might be the entire half-cup or a fourth of a cup. Depends on your desired taste.
4. Finally, taste again and add ground pepper and more salt if desired.
5. Grab a chip, veggies, sandwich, etc. And enjoy!
Bitchin Sauce Recipe
- ½ cup grapeseed oil
- ⅔ cup raw almonds
- 1 tbsp Bragg's liquid aminos
- ½ cup lemon juice freshly squeezed
- 2 cloves garlic
- ½ tsp sea salt
- ¼ tsp cumin
- ¼ tsp onion powder
- ¼ tsp smoked paprika
- ¼ tsp coriander
- 3 tbsp nutritional yeast
- ground pepper to taste
- In a high speed and high powered blender (such as a Vitamix or Ninja), or with a food processor (this is my go-to), process your almonds and then gradually add the grapeseed oil.
- Second, once the consistency is creamy, add all your other ingredients (except your lemon juice!)
- Next, once your bitchin mixture (see what I did there?) is blended, taste! This is where you decide exactly how much lemon juice to add. Add as much as you feel cuts through the oil in this recipe. That might be the entire half-cup or a fourth of a cup. Depends on your desired taste.
- Finally, taste again and add ground pepper and more salt if desired.
- Grab a chip, veggies, sandwich, etc. And enjoy!
Bitchin’ Sauce Recipe Substitutions
Swap the oil. Grapeseed oil is not one of those ingredients that most home cooks have on-hand. And that’s ok! Some people are also not able to eat it, and it has been known to not be great if you’re on an anti-inflammatory diet. You can, however, easily swap it out for extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil. Both are great substitutions.
Swap the oil for water. I know I recommend using oil in this recipe. But if you’re watching your calorie consumption, it’s fine to swap it out with water. You’ll still get a creamy consistency. But you might want to tweak your spices.
Use almond butter instead of almonds. If you don’t have a high-quality sturdy blender, use almond butter instead of raw almonds. It works just as well. Just make sure your almond butter is purely raw almonds with no added “junk.”
Swap out amino acids. If you don’t have liquid aminos hanging out in your kitchen, you can swap them out for tamari, soy sauce, or coconut aminos.
Flavoring Your Bitchin Sauce
This is where the fun happens! There is the original Bitchin’ Sauce, which this recipe is closest to, but there are also numerous other flavors (see below for a full list).
If you want to branch out, here are a few tried and true additions to up your sauce game.
How to Use Bitchin Sauce
Use it as a dip. From vegetables to waffle fries, crispy green bean fries and chips, it makes the perfect dip for pretty much any food that needs, well, some pizzazz!
Use it as a condiment. Condiments don’t stop at mayo, mustard, and ketchup. Use Bitchin sauce on sandwiches, burgers, and wraps.
Use it as a salad dressing. Add some rice wine vinegar to it, a little water or oil, and blend it up until it’s the right consistency. I do this all the time with tons of different condiments! It’s great when you open your fridge and realize you are out of salad dressings.
Bitchin Sauce FAQs
What is Bitchin Sauce?
The original Bitchin’ Sauce is a popular product that initially started in California and is now available all over. What sets this sauce aside is that it’s vegan and gluten-free! It’s made from a base of almonds, water, and grape seed oil. It’s then flavored with garlic, lemon juice, and various spices.
What does Bitchin Sauce taste like?
Bitchin’ Sauce is delicious! It has a savory taste that’s part nutty, part tangy, and slightly spicy. It also has a great rich and creamy texture.
Can you freeze Bitchin Sauce?
You absolutely can. In an airtight container, homemade sauce will last a few months.
Is Bitchin Sauce spicy?
Bitchin sauce comes in a variety of flavors, some of which have spices that carry a little heat. These include flavors such as: Roasted Green Chile & Pepita, Heat, and Buffalo. If you’re not a fan of heat, however, there are plenty of other flavors to try.
Are there different flavors of Bitchin Sauce?
There are tons of flavors of Bitchin Sauce, more than 10 flavors! Some are spicy, some are on the milder side, some are organic, and some are even sweet!
Flavors include: Spinach Artichoke, Cilantro Chili, Bombay, Pesto, Chipotle, Original, Heat, Green Onion, Buffalo, Chocolate, Apple Pie, and Salted Caramel
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3 thoughts on “Bitchin Sauce Recipe”
How do you make it buffalo flavor?
Great question! For a buffalo flavor, I’d slowly add some franks hot sauce until you get the desired flavor. Frank’s is my personal favorite.