Hunger, some say, is the best sauce. We think sauce is the best sauce, so we cooked up one for every occasion. Sauce recipes perfect for pasta, gravies for meats and sweet drizzles for dessert are the perfect finishing touch for a bevy of dishes.
Marinate 1/2-inch-thick steaks of tofu, tempeh, seitan or queso blanco in this Asian-inspired blend.
Rum Baste for Fruit
Brush this baste on pineapple steaks, peaches, bananas, melon or strawberries to be grilled and use as a dessert topping or over a green salad.
Teriyaki Glaze for Grilled Fruit or Vegetables
Most any firm, slightly under-ripe fruit — pineapple, peaches, nectarines, bananas, papayas, mangos and avocados — will work perfectly on the grill, and this Asian-style glaze will make it pop. It’s great on chicken, too.
This salsa capitalizes on a plentiful crop of cucumbers and tomatoes harvested in the summertime. Try using heirloom tomatoes like Cherokee Purple and Brandywine.
You’ll need 1 cup of this sauce to make the Blackberry Swirl Cheesecake. Save the rest for serving over pancakes or ice cream.
Simple Tomato Sauce
This easy-to-make tomato sauce is very multipurpose and can be used as a sauce on pastas or easily transformed into tomato basil soup or gazpacho.
Budget Green Sauce
Fresh green sauce for use on anything from meat to pasta. Add whatever green you want — spinach and arugula would be great options.
Creamy Enchilada Dip
This dip made with ancho chiles and sour cream tastes like red enchilada sauce; serve it with salty tortilla chips.
Roasted Red Pepper Dip
This spicy dip—high in calcium and vitamin C—is a perfect party appetizer served with a vegetable dunkers or toasted pita crisps.
This is a very versatile sauce. It can be used as a marinade for grilled meats, chicken, and seafood, or as a sauce for braising meats or making chile.