Here are 5 Popular Sauces You Can Make at Home

Sweet, savoury, hot, cold, warm? It doesn’t matter with sauces or dressings or any sort of condiment really. The oldest sauce known in Europe was a fermented fish sauce called Garum, while in doubanjiang, a Chinese soy bean paste was used in the 3rd century BC. Sauces have been a companion piece to our dishes for hundreds of years. Some chef’s even choose to follow the stream of sauce making, chefs who specialise in sauces are called sauté chefs.

When we think about sauces we often don’t think of making them or are not aware of creating them so at Plate Up we want to do things differently. Plate Up offers a lot of recipes solely based on making different types of classic sauces. Here is a list of a few of them below.  

Healthy Homemade BBQ Sauce - Kitty Martone

BBQ Sauce | Homemade Sauces | Plate Up

Who doesn’t love a good BBQ? With Kitty Martone’s recipe you’ll have to perfect sauce to make that BBQ that little bit more special. Store-bought barbecue sauce is loaded with artificial flavourings, preservatives and sugars that wreak havoc on the gut. This sauce is easy and delicious—and it’s clean, meaning it doesn’t contain all the mysterious ingredients in store-bought versions. Your gut will thank you. 

Vegan Green Pesto - Kitty Martone

Vegan Pesto | Homemade Sauces | Plate Up

Sauces just elevate the eating experience, there’s no doubt about that. With this recipe you’ll be able to take your dishes to new and amazing heights. This Italian sauce can be used as a dip, a pasta sauce, a sandwich spread, on breakfast toast with avocado, as a sauce for fish or meat and as a salad dressing. 

Simple Mushroom Tomato Pasta Sauce - Nele Liivlaid

Tomato Pasta Sauce | Homemade Sauces | Plate Up

Making a good pasta sauce is the secret of making good pasta. A tomato based pasta sauce is as traditional and classic as you can go when you’re making pasta. This easy Mediterranean flavoured mushroom tomato sauce goes so well with al dente pasta or cooked rice and even serves as a dressing on top of Buddha bowls.

Guilt-Free Ranch Dressing - Tess Challis

Healthy Ranch Dressing | Homemade Sauces | Plate Up

Ranch dressing is an American salad dressing. This delicious ranch dressing is healthy and vegan! You’ll not be able to tell the difference between this ranch dressing and the store bought kind. Feel free to use it on your salad or use it as a dip for other dishes. Many store bought sauces have artificial flavourings and colourings that you may not know the names of, (feel free to have a look at the back if you have some lying around). You can be sure that this recipe uses none of that. 

Easy Tahini-Herb Dressing - Tess Challis

Healthy Tahini Herb Dressing | Homemade Sauces | Plate Up

Tahini is a middle eastern condiment, it’s served as a dip but can also be used as a major ingredient to make things like hummus and other middle eastern dishes. Tahini is a great source of omega-3s, calcium, and iron. This dressing only takes 5 mins to make! Try this over falafel or use it to jazz up baked potatoes or steamed veggies.

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