Alexis Soyer the famous Victorian Celebrity Chef was quoted to have said, “Sauces in cookery are like the first rudiments of grammar – the foundation of all languages”; like grammar makes language, the sauce of any dish is what makes the dish. Our vegetables are the great foundation to any sauce or spread, here are a few for you to try your hand at.
Deep green, crisp, and crunchy. This vegetable contains 90% water and makes a light, refreshing base for a sauce. A common cucumber sauce is a Tzatziki Sauce most often found in gyros. Check out Kalyn’s Kitchen as she creates her “world’s best tzatziki sauce”.
Eggplant is a vegetable that absorbs the flavors of whatever it is cooked with, making it a great chameleon in spreads. If you are looking for a good recipe try the Baba Ganoush from My Natural Family , a great substitute in place of Mayonnaise, or dip.
Roasted peppers are a taste of summer, during these cooler winter months. They have a warm, rich flavor that wraps you up like a hug. It’s perfect for a comfort food like pasta. The Minimalist Baker calls this roasted red pepper sauce, “creamy, velvety, savory and subtly sweet.” P.S. it’s vegan too.
Honestly, we could write a whole blog just on tomato sauce, as there are so many variations, you name it we’ve tried it. This incredible Homemade Tomato Sauce recipe, with fresh tomatoes, from Diva’s Can Cook uses fresh tomatoes like grape, roma, plum and beefsteak. As tomato fans, we loved this recipe, because you can throw in your favorite varieties, in any combination, and create your own custom sauce!!!
And just because we can, here is another fresh tomato, basil, and garlic sauce recipe. This one’s from Whole Natural Life - It uses raw tomatoes, and bell peppers but create your own twist with Roma’s, or a combination of your favorite tomato and pepper varieties. Your taste buds will thank you.
Love sauces? When you try any of them add your own flare and tell us about it! Happy Saucing!