8 Best Sauces To Make From Scratch

1. Basil Sauce

First, basil sauce is absolutely delicious and best for salads and vegetables. Just like most sauces on this page, basil sauce is extremely refreshing. This recipe consists of fresh basil leaves, olive oil, and garlic. Basil leaves are extremely well-known and used for a lot of Italian cuisine. There have been reports that basil leaves cause stress reduction.

2. Sweet Chili Sauce

Does this sound delicious?! That’s because it is! Sweet chili sauce is best paired with my famous south african samosas or well-known Philipino lumpia. Sweet chili sauce is made with rice vinegar, water, sugar, garlic, red pepper flakes, samabal oelek(chili paste), and cornstarch. Sweet chili sauce is normally also used for burritos, tacos, and flataus.

3. Dill Sauce

Dill weed is best known as a stringy herb. This can be sold fresh or dry. It has a strong distinctive taste that is very similar to fennel. Dill sauce is made with mayonnaise, sour cream, dill, and lemon. You can add your fair share of green onions and cut up celery if you’d like to this recipe. Also, If you’d like to know where I find each of these small containers to place my sauce in, just go to Xtrema Cookware and they have all types of cookware varieties that will suit your lifestyle.

4. Mint Sauce

Made from fresh mint leaves, mint sauce has a unique flavor and tastes like spring itself. Mint sauce is refreshing, healthy, and beautiful alive green color. Mint sauce is best paired with lamb and any part of the lamb! It is delicious, try it! If you want to learn how to make mint sauce, don’t forget to view my Youtube video here.

5. Mint Jelly 


In addition to mint sauce is mint jelly! Mint jelly is made of that exact jello-like consistency we all grew up with or have made jelly shots with! The texture is a preference- similar tasting and styles compared to mint sauce are true. The texture is the difference. It is also not has strong as mint sauce so if you like something a little more subtle-try mint jelly. Also, because of the consistency, mint jelly can pair with a couple different more foods such as bread or rolls. Check out how to make mint jelly sauce here!

6. Pesto Sauce

Refreshing and as soon as I make this- I want to throw it on a pasta, pizza, or chicken instantly! Pesto sauce is my favorite and It differs a little bit from basil sauce as it requires pine nuts and parmesan cheese inside this mixture. The ingredients are fresh basil leaves, pine nuts, parmesan cheese, olive oil, and a dash of water.

7. Viniagrette Dressing

My Vinaigrette dressing/sauce recipe is extremely simple. It is probably the most simple recipe on this entire article. It is made with red wine vinegar, black pepper, and olive oil. This dressing pairs well with any salad- watch how to make this vinaigrette dressing on my Youtube channel here! Also, if you would like to check out the salads to pair with this dressing, go to my salad page here.

8. Tomato Sauce

Finally, the taste of Italian in your mouth! My tomato sauce is made from fresh tomatoes with a hint of fresh oregano and basil. Your latest food processor will hook you up with a nice tomato sauce in no time! I used Cuisinart Food Processor roma tomatoes, salt, oregano, basil, and garlic for this recipe. See my blog about different kinds of tomatoes here. 




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