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From easy ranch dressing and miso tahini, to nutty romesco and chimichurri, here are 4 flavor-packed sauces to make at home.

RANCH DRESSING

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise

  • 1/2 cup sour cream

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1 clove garlic, grated or minced

  • 1 tablespoon parsley, finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon chives, thinly sliced

  • 1 tablespoon dill, finely chopped

  • 2 teaspoons tarragon, finely chopped

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a jar and shake well to combine. Cover tightly and store in the refrigerator up to one week.

RANCH DRESSING

MISO TAHINI DRESSING

Ingredients

  • 1/2 shallot, roughly chopped

  • 1 clove garlic, peeled

  • 1/4 cup white miso paste

  • 1/4 cup tahini paste

  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1/4 cup grapeseed or other neutral oil

  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons mirin

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Store in a covered jar up to one week.

MISO TAHINI DRESSING

CHIMMICHURRI

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup flat leaf parsley leaves

  • 1/3 cup cilantro leaves

  • 1/2 shallot, finely chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped

  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon

  • Pinch of red pepper flakes

  • 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a bowl of a food processor and blend until smooth. Store in a covered jar up to one week.

CHIMMICHURRI

ROMESCO SAUCE

Ingredients

  • 1 medium Roma tomato, cut in half

  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled

  • 2 slices crusty baguette or French loaf

  • 1/2 cup almonds

  • 1 (12 ounces) jar roasted red bell peppers, drained well

  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

  • 3/4 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • Big pinch of kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 450°F.

  2. Place tomato, garlic, bread and almonds on a sheet tray. Drizzle tomatoes and garlic lightly with oil. Roast on upper rack for 8 minutes. Check halfway through and remove bread if getting too dark.

  3. Remove roasted items to a food processor along with remaining ingredients and pulse until smooth. Store in a covered jar for one week.

ROMESCO SAUCE
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