If you looking for sauce recipes to level up salads, vegetable side dishes, and pasta, you've come to the right place!
These delicious and easy sauces and dressings are easy to make, healthy, fresh, and vibrant. We've listed 25 of our best condiments and dips that can help you dress your next meal, such as pesto, vinaigrette, mayonnaise, sour cream, and creamy dressing.
Browse through this list, and take your pick: these healthy sauces will make those greens pop and add extra nutrition to your meal.
How to serve your sauce and dressings
Drizzle your choice of sauce, dressing, or dip with a vegetable side dish or salad:
- Grilled zucchini, roasted bell peppers, and eggplant (green goddess dressing).
- Smashed potatoes (chimichurri sauce and tomato salsa).
- Roasted carrots (salsa verde and tahini sauce).
- Microwave sweet potatoes (cilantro lime dressing, guacamole, tahini sauce).
Combine your favorite sauces and load your roasted veggies with a symphony of condiments:
How to store homemade sauces
Store these sauces and dressings in an air-tight container in the fridge. Eat within 2-3 days of making them, but they are best and freshest on the day of preparing them.
For pesto sauces, use them straight away or refrigerate them immediately to prevent them from turning brown due to oxidation. If you want to keep it for longer, then freeze it. Pesto freezes well for up to 6 months. Put it in a small jar or in ice cube trays to have smaller portions at hand.
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25 Easy Sauces
- ⅓ cup tahini made with 100% hulled sesame seeds, light-colored
- ⅓ cup water
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 clove garlic crushed
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Take the jar of tahini and stir the content with a spoon. It's possible that if you haven't used it in a while the sesame oils and the sesame paste separate, so giving it a quick stir before using it helps.Pour tahini into a medium bowl, then add fresh lemon juice, water, a peeled and crushed garlic clove, and salt.
- Whisk for about a minute or two, until ingredients are combined and the tahini changes color and goes from light brown to beige.
- Taste and adjust for salt and lemon juice. Tahini sauce should be creamy but quite runny.Keep in mind that as it sits, the sauce thickens up slightly. You might need to add a little more water until you reach your desired consistency.
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