Sauces and dips should be a staple in every home. Having one or two home made sauces make every dish better. And if you’re someone who loves to put sauces in almost everything you eat, it is frustrating when you run out of them.
Going back and forth to the grocery just for a bottle or jar of sauce doesn’t make sense. What makes sense is knowing how to make one so you won’t have to worry about running out of them again. Here are our 13 favorite recipes for home made sauces.
Barbecue Sauce: The easiest among home made sauces
This tangy sauce has a smoky taste to it and is naturally vegan and gluten-free.
Throw tomato sauce, apple cider vinegar, honey, tomato paste, molasses, Worcestershire, liquid smoke, and some spices into a saucepan heated on medium-high. Let it simmer for 20 minutes then switch to medium-low until it thickens.
Barbecue is easily the best sauce for fried chicken. It adds the perfect tangy and spicy bits in your taste buds, and fried chicken night won’t be as boring anymore! Get all the details on this sweet deliciousness here.
Sweet and Sour Sauce
Who needs McDonald’s or your local Chinese restaurant when you can make sweet and sour sauce at home?
All you have to do is heat pineapple juice, rice vinegar, brown sugar, ketchup, and soy sauce in a saucepan until it boils at a medium heat.
Throw in some cornstarch and cook for one or two minutes until it thickens and serve. boil over medium heat. Stir in cornstarch slurry and cook until thickened, about 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and use immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Read the tutorial here.
Avocado Ranch Dressing
Unpeel an avocado and mash it up completely, before adding in a 1/2 cup of sour cream.
Once it is mixed together well you can add in about 1/4 cup of milk. Use more milk if you’d like it thinner and less if you’d like your dressing thicker.
Throw in one tablespoon of fresh lemon juice, 1 1/2 teaspoon of rice vinegar, 3 cloves of minced garlic 1/4 tablespoon of salt, two tablespoons of dried parsley, and you’re done. It’s absolutely delicious!
White Barbecue Sauce
If you go down South, especially in Alabama, barbecue sauce isn’t brown. It’s white. White barbecue sauce is also used as a dipping sauce or marinade but has a mayonnaise base instead of tomato.
There’s no cooking involved in this recipe, you just combine your mayo, white wine vinegar, lemon juice, minced garlic, white sugar, salt, and black pepper. This is a good dipping sauce for fries. You can find the full recipe here.
If you’re looking for a dipping sauce that is spicy, buffalo hummus is a great protein-packed option. Just add some Frank’s hot sauce to a hummus and you got yourself some buffalo hummus. Learn how to make hummus here.
Fish Taco Sauce
Call me PMc’s recipe calls for some mayo, yogurt, lime juice, green onion, cilantro, Sriracha, cumin, salt, and pepper.
Honey Mustard Sauce
Homemade honey mustard sauce really is the only way to go when it comes to honey mustard sauce.
The store-bought just doesn’t cut it. Just whisk together some yellow mustard, brown mustard, vinegar, mayo and honey and you’re in honey mustard heaven. Here’s how to make it.
Brown Sugar Caramel Sauce
This concoction tastes truly sinful and is perfect for dipping fruit or waffle slices in.
All you need is some butter, brown sugar, and whipping cream. Melt the butter in a pan then add in your sugar and cream and whisk together. You can pull it off after it starts to boil, let cool and serve. Learn how to make it here.
Beauty Tahini Turmeric Sauce
The healthy ingredients in this dip will satisfy your taste buds and make you more beautiful.
It uses apple cider vinegar, coconut vinegar, water, turmeric, tahini juice, lemon, stevia, and a few spices. You can get the full recipe and learn how to make it into a dressing here.
Spicy Mango Mayo
This could easily be your favorite spicy dipping sauce! To make this, just combine 1 cup mayonnaise, a pureed mango, 2 tablespoons dijon mustard, two teaspoons of creole seasoning, one tablespoon of minced jalapeno and one or two tablespoons of teriyaki sauce.
These ingredients do not sound like they go well together, but they really really do.
Outback Blooming Onion Sauce
This recipe is even better than the actual Outback Blooming Onion sauce recipe.
Combine some mayo, horseradish, ketchup, and some spices to whip up this delectable sauce that you don’t have to buy a steak with. Domestic Superhero shows you how to concoct it here.
Cilantro Jalapeno Sauce
If you like to add a little spice to your fries, this french fry dipping sauce recipe is perfect for your palate.
You’ll need a food processor, some jalapenos, cilantro, sour cream, garlic, lime juice, olive oil and apple cider vinegar for this light sauce that packs a punch. The full recipe can be found here.
Lemon Dill Mayo Sauce
This is another mayo sauce that you’ll surely love. The perfect combination of lemon and dill makes this the perfect healthy dipping sauce for chicken.
Add some zest to your burger with this yummy lemon dill mayo. That’s basically what it uses, some lemon zest, mayo, dill and a few other ingredients which you can find here.
Now you see that making your own home made sauces isn’t that complicated. Plus, you’ll never think about the store-bought ones anymore, especially since you can adjust the taste of your favorite dipping sauces when you make them yourself.