The Best of Secret Sauces


I don’t know what school of thought you find yourself belonging to as it pertains to sauces, but I believe deep down in my heart that a great sauce can take a meal from mediocre to amazing!  I was talking with two friends last week who are in the middle of doing Whole 30 and they brought along homemade ranch dip and homemade mayo.  Two things I’ve never made from scratch, but were totally delicious!  The best part about a sauce is that you can make it at the beginning of the week, use it as a sauce for one meal, a dressing the next, a spread on a sandwich, and, depending on the ingredients, even a glaze by the end of the week.  They’re usually pretty simple and will have you savoring until the last bite!  Here are 10 that I’m adding to my meal plans!

Garlic Tzatziki via Host The Toast

Root Beer BBQ Sauce via How Sweet Eats


Kale, Garlic, and Pistachio Pesto via Wild Greens and Sardines


Sriracha Greek Yogurt Sauce via Smile Sandwich


Miso Ginger Glaze via Homemade with Love


Hatch Chile Tartar Sauce via Magnolia Days


Spicy Tomato Basil Sauce via Ambitious Kitchen


Jalepeno Ranch Sauce via Wicked Spatula


Homemade Mayo via Dishing the Divine


Tikka Masala Sauce via Can’t Live Without

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  1. Great line-up of sauces. Thank you for including my Hatch Chile Tartar Sauce.

    • Jen Pinkston


      Yes, of course! I’m so excited to make it one of these days!

  2. It looks absolutely delicious!
    Mademoiselle Coconath

  3. Mouthwatering. This looks so good!