If you are a foodie, you certainly cannot live without complementing your food with sauces. But the same sauce every day can be boring too, right? It also becomes difficult to order daily from expensive restaurants or cafes, especially if you are a student. If you are seeking some simple, easy, and quick sauces to add to your daily dining, fasten your seat belts.
We have brought some quick and easy-to-make recipes for homemade sauces. These recipes are not only easy to prepare but also finger-licking tasty. You can try them at gatherings and be ready to receive compliments.
Chili Mayo Sauce
Chili mayo is one of the best sauces that you can make at home. If you are a snack lover, this recipe is going to be your go-to one. You can try it with different cuisines and also fries. Also, you can have it with boiled or steamed vegetables like green beans, roasted potatoes. Chili Mayo Sauce can even be used as a sandwich spread for breakfast or brunch.
- 4 tablespoons of mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon of ketchup
- ½ tablespoon of crushed red chili
- A pinch of salt
- Few drops of lemon juice.
Just mix all the ingredients well, and your delicious chili mayo sauce is ready. You can serve it with any of your favorite snacks. The best thing about this sauce is that you do not need to cook anything. Just mix all the ingredients, and you are done.
Most people don’t like to eat unhealthy food. They prefer homemade, low caloric, and healthy food. If you consider yourself one of these health-conscious people, you can try this sauce.
Also, if you are a working mom and have no time to follow long, complex recipes, you can easily make this sauce at home. This burger sauce contains all the healthy ingredients. On top of that, this sauce is less time-consuming for a working mom.
- 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons of tomato ketchup
- Salt as per your taste
- Lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon of mustard sauce
Mix well all the ingredients mentioned above, and your burger sauce is ready. Load your burger, wraps, or sandwiches with this luscious sauce and have a blast of taste.
The next sauce in our queue is which sauce. Yes, you guessed it right. This is the sauce you need to make your white sauce pasta.
White sauce pasta is a favorite of the majority. But many people complain of not getting the recipe right. If you are struggling with making the perfect white sauce for your pasta, this recipe might be a blessing in disguise.
- ½ tablespoon of butter
- ½ tablespoon of flour
- Pinch of salt to taste
- Black pepper
- 1 cup of heavy cream
Grab a pan and put it on a stove – keep the flame low. Add butter and stir until it melts. Now, you need to add 1.5 tablespoons of flour. Add flour in bits and continue mixing. Continue stirring until no lumps are left. Make sure it is cooked evenly. Now, add one cup of heavy cold cream continue mixing. Add salt and pepper and stir until a thick paste is made. The thickness depends on your taste. Keep it runny so that the texture of the pasta is not extra thick.
Tangy Mint Chutney
Let us spice it up a little. If you love spicy food, you can rely on this sauce for the kick. However, if you hesitate from the spice, you can pull the heat back by reducing the number of chilies.
- Around two cups of fresh mint
- One cup of cilantro (you can add more if you like)
- 5 to 10 Thai peppers, depending on your taste
- Half teaspoon of cumin seeds
- Half teaspoon of salt
- Few drops of lemon juice
When you are done gathering all the ingredients, wear your apron and get your food processor cleaned. You need to toast the cumin seeds on a pan to get a light brown color. The heat should neither be too low nor too high. Now, blend the toasted cumin seeds with mint and cilantro.
Set aside your bowl and pour the mixture into it. Top the mixture with a few drops of lemon, and you are good to go with your spicy mint sauce. You can serve it with a barbeque as well as curries. This sauce can go with rice as well.
Facile Cheese Dip
Cheese dip can go with plenty of dishes. The recipe is by far the easiest one you will get.
- Two tablespoons of butter
- One and a half cups of all-purpose flour
- One cup of milk
- A pinch of salt
- A pinch of pepper
- 200 grams of cheddar cheese
Begin with adding butter to a pan on medium heat. Then, add all-purpose flour and continue stirring. If you stop stirring, you will end up having lumps. Add the flour in parts to make the process easier. Once the flour is blended well in the butter, add milk in small portions. The amount of milk should be checked to avoid over-thinning of the sauce. The end product should be a little runny. Do not stop stirring while adding milk.
Once done, add a pinch of salt and pepper. Then comes the showstopper, the cheese. To get better taste and looks, choose cheddar cheese. You will have to continue stirring till the cheese is completely melted. It can be served with nachos, fries, or other snacks. In addition, it can also be used as a topping for omelets or nuggets.
Let us end the blog with the sweetness-loaded sauce. From the name, you can predict how ambrosial the sauce would be. Chocolate sauce is made of chocolate syrup, milk, and sugar. It can be used as a bread spread, cake topping, and dessert topping. Because it is homemade, it contains no preservatives.
Drizzle this delicious sauce over various desserts like cupcakes, smoothies, and ice cream. Hot chocolate, chocolate Frappuccino, pancakes, or your favorite flavored pies will not only look appetizing but also taste great with this sauce as a topping.
- 5 tablespoons of chocolate syrup
- Sugar as per your taste
- Around one to two tablespoons of milk
All you have to do is mix all the ingredients and serve! Chocolate sauce can also be added to the hot milk to improve its taste. If your kids do not like to drink milk, try mixing this sauce and see the magic.
This was all about some easy and speedy DIY sauce recipes. You can try them if you do not have plenty of time to struggle for tasty food in the kitchen. Each of these recipes will take only a few minutes and ingredients. You can make these sauces for lunch or dinner. Be innovative by thinking out of the box.
In addition, the best thing about these homemade sauces is that they will also trick your kids and compel them to enjoy the food they do not like without making faces.