These 7 Staple Whole30 Sauces will become your daily favorites for lunch and dinner. They are all mayo-free sauces that are Whole30 approved, easy to make, and so delicious.

7 Whole30 sauces in glass jars on a marble table.

Raise your hand if you love to smother everything you eat in sauce. (I envision a sea of hands raising across the globe.) Cause we smart people of the internet know this fact:

Sauce = life. 

It turns a bland chicken breast into something rave-worthy. It makes us use a celery stick as a spoon. It is 98% the reason to eat anything.

And just because you've committed to eating clean for the next 30 days doesn't mean you have to give up the best thing that happened to food since our caveman days. These sauces are perfect for meal planning when you're on the Whole30 Program. They will help keep your energy levels high while you get to enjoy a healthy relationship with food all month long.

The Whole30 Sauces lineup:

  1. Spicy Guacamole Sauce
  2. Jalapeño Cilantro Chimichurri
  3. Creamy Bacon Mushroom ← YES!
  4. Honey-less Mustard Sauce
  5. Cauliflower Nacho Cheese
  6. Almond Lime Satay
  7. Thai Coconut Curry

There's one thing you need to know about these Whole30 sauces: don't wait until you're doing a Whole30 to make them. We make these sauces on the weekly cause they're way too good to save for a special moment.

7 Whole30 sauces in glass jars on a marble table.

Whole30 Spicy Guacamole Sauce

This sauce is so good that I shared it with you in the post Creamy Avocado Sauce. This is a staple in our house and I wanted to make sure that everyone had a chance to make it. It was tempting to save it for us Whole30-ers, but sharing is always better.

It's easy to make in your blender and so full of flavor.

We like to eat it:

  • For breakfast with eggs and hashbrowns
  • At lunch in veggie wraps
  • With dinner on fish, chicken, and veggies
  • As a snack with veggies (or crackers when we're not doing the Whole30)

Whole30 Jalapeño Cilantro Chimichurri Sauce

This spicy version of chimichurri is one of my favorites. It's based on the Whole30 Chimichurri Chicken I shared with you a number of years ago.

We like to eat this:

  • On grilled or baked fish
  • Drizzled on roasted root veggies
  • As a salad dressing
  • With any grilled meat

Whole30 Creamy Bacon Mushroom Sauce

Bacon and mushrooms were meant for each other. Blend them with some cashews and they make the most delicious creamy sauce.

This sauce is great:

  • Eaten by the spoonful. joking/ not joking
  • Slathered on pork chops or chicken breasts
  • Tossed with veggie noodles

A jar of coconut curry sauce with a spoon in it and the other jars of Whole30 sauces surrounding it.

Whole30 Honey-less Mustard Sauce

Just because you're doing a Whole30 doesn't mean you can't have your favorite sauce. Rather than using honey (which isn't allowed on the Whole30) this sauce uses dates as a sweetener. Do remember that eating foods high in natural sugar is not encouraged while doing the Whole30, so only use this sauce in moderation.

We like this on:

Whole30 Cauliflower Nacho Cheese

I know that nacho cheese sauce doesn't sound like it should be whole30, but I promise you it is. This spicy sauce is 100% dairy-free and packed full of our favorite vegetables. It packs a spicy punch so wimpy tongues beware!

We like to slather this on:

  • Baked potatoes
  • Whole30 burgers
  • Homemade fries
  • Taco lettuce wraps

Whole30 Almond Lime Satay

This is your favorite satay turned into a Whole30 sauce. It is based on the sauce I serve with these Thai Chicken Kebabs and is totally addictive.

Serve this:

  • As a dip for chicken
  • Poured over chicken and veggies with extra coconut milk to make a sauce
  • Drizzled over Thai lettuce wraps
  • Tossed with veggie noodles

Whole30 Cashew Coconut Curry

Thai curry sauces are our absolute favorite. This one is next level thanks to blending cashews into the sauce which makes it extra creamy.

Use this sauce:

  • To poach salmon
  • To simmer chicken
  • As a dip for cauliflower bites
  • Poured over sweet potatoes
  • Use it to make this Cashew Coconut Salmon Curry!

A closeup of 7 Whole30 sauces in glass jars on a marble table.

Favorite Whole30 Recipes:

7 Whole30 sauces in glass jars on a marble table.

7 Staple Whole30 Sauces (mayo-free/dairy-free)

  • Author: Kristen Stevens
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 1 cup of each sauce 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: American


These 7 Staple Whole30 Sauces will become your daily favorites. They are all mayo-free sauces, easy to make, and so delicious.

| Whole30 + gluten-free + dairy-free |



Spicy Guacamole Sauce

  • 1/4 cup cilantro, packed
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/4 medium white onion, chopped
  • 1 small garlic clove, chopped
  • Juice from 1/2 lime
  • 1/2 jalapeño
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Jalapeno Cilantro Chimichurri

  • 1 1/2 cups cilantro
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 jalapeno, deseeded
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Creamy Bacon Mushroom

  • 6 cremini mushrooms
  • 2 slices of bacon (whole30 compliant)
  • 1 small shallot
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 1/3 cup raw cashews (or 1/4 cup cashew butter)
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock (Whole30 compliant)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper

Honey-less Mustard Sauce

  • 1 cup pitted dates, soaked
  • 1/3 cup dijon mustard (Whole30 compliant)
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Cauliflower Nacho Cheese Sauce

  • 1/2 medium cauliflower, minced (about 1 1/2 packed cups)
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce  (this is spicy!)
  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup raw cashews (or 3 tablespoons cashew butter)
  • 1/2 cup water

Almond Lime Satay

  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 6 tablespoons roasted almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon coco aminos
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Cashew Coconut Curry

  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews (or 1/3 cup cashew butter)
  • Juice from 1/2 lime
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons red curry paste (Whole30 compliant)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • 1/2 tablespoon coco aminos


Spicy Guacamole Sauce

  1. Combine the ingredients in your blender or food processor and blend until smooth.

Jalapeno Cilantro Chimichurri

  1. Combine the ingredients in your blender or food processor and blend until smooth.

Creamy Bacon Mushroom

  1. Cook the bacon and mushrooms together in a medium-sized pan over medium-high heat until the mushrooms are brown and the bacon is crispy, about 10 minutes. Add the shallot and cook for 1 minute.
  2. Transfer the bacon and mushrooms to your blender and add the remaining ingredients. Blend on high until smooth.

Honey-less Mustard Sauce

  1. Place the dates in a bowl and fill with hot tap water. Let them soak for 10 minutes.
  2. Drain the water from the dates and add them and all the remaining ingredients to your blender and blend on high until smooth.

Cauliflower Nacho Cheese Sauce

  1. Roast the cauliflower for 20 minutes at 375 degrees.
  2. Add the roasted cauliflower and all the remaining ingredients to your blender and blend on high until smooth.

Almond Lime Satay

  1. Whisk the ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl.

Cashew Coconut Curry

  1. Add all the ingredients to your blender and blend on high until smooth.


If you don't have a high-powered blender (like a Vitamix) make sure you use the cashew butter option for the best results.

If you like Whole30 recipes like these, check out my cookbook Sugar Free Paleo Dinner Recipes!


A picture of Sugar Free Paleo Dinner Recipes cookbook