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4 DIY Sauces

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

food

4 DIY Sauces

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

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

Steps

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

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

Steps

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

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

Steps

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

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

Steps

  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.