Bored with Everyday Meals? 12 Easy Homemade Sauces To Add Delicious Pizzazz!

Bored with Everyday Meals? 12 Easy Homemade Sauces To Add Delicious Pizzazz!

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Twelve homemade sauces to take your recipes to the next level! These recipes are super delicious and super easy too.

Sometimes it’s worth the extra effort to make things from scratch. These delicious homemade sauces are worth it! They are easy, full of flavor, and will take your recipes to the next level. You can whip them up in minutes and enjoy them on all kinds of things.

Horizontal photo of a blue and white patterned bowl filled with Mexican Cilantro Sauce surrounded by fresh cilantro leaves and lime wedges.

Each post has lots of ideas on how to use them. There are a wide variety of sauces, inspired by flavors from around the world. Enjoy!

Franca’s Fabulous Italian Mint Pesto

This super simple 4-ingredient Italian Mint Pesto recipe is a delicious fresh condiment that can be served as an appetizer with cheese, used as a dipping sauce for bread, a great pasta sauce drizzled on chicken, salmon, shrimp, pork,  and a zillion other things!

Vertical picture of easy pizza sauce in a glass jar with a basil garnish

Super Easy Pizza Sauce

This delicious, 4-ingredient, super easy pizza sauce is better than anything you can buy and takes less than 20 minutes to make!

Horizontal photo of a jar of Zhoug Sauce.

Zhoug (aka Zhug, Shug or Skhug)

What is Zhoug? It’s a vibrant, delicious, super versatile sauce made from fresh herbs, garlic, chiles and oil. It takes the ho-hum out of everyday meals!

Vertical overhead picture of eggs and tomatoes and bread with Chimichurri sauce

15-Minute Chimichurri Sauce

This fabulous Chimichurri Sauce will take grilled entrees, roasted veggies, seafood, eggs, potatoes, you name it, from ordinary to extraordinarily delicious! You can also use it as a salad dressing, a base for pizza, a dipping sauce for bread…

Fresh Tomatillo Avocado Salsa (Avocado Sauce and Salsa de Tomatillo Fresco con Aguacate)

One taste of this fresh, vibrant Tomatillo Avocado Salsa will have you craving it again and again. It’s fabulous on tacos, enchiladas, burritos… any Mexican entree but it also makes a wonderful sandwich spread, dipping sauce for chips and/or salad dressing.

Vertical closeup photo of Quick and Easy Marinara Sauce in a tall glass Weck jar with fresh basil leaves in the background.

Quick and Easy Marinara Sauce

If you enjoy the flavors of Italy, you’ll love this Quick Easy Marina Sauce. It’s bursting with delicious Italian flavor, can be used in a zillion ways and takes under 30 minutes, start to finish!

Peruvian Green Sauce

Peruvian Green Sauce (Aji Verde)

This delicious Peruvian Green Sauce is fresh, vibrant and fabulous, drizzled on anything from the grill. It’s also great with potatoes, rice, veggies, etc.

Vertical closeup photo of a serving bowl of Mexican Cilantro Sauce - on a wood cutting board surrounded by lime wedges and fresh cilantro leaves.

Mexican Cilantro Sauce

This Mexican Cilantro Sauce is the perfect way to add a little gourmet deliciousness to any Mexican entry! This vibrant fresh sauce is also fabulous drizzled on chili, eggs, soup and makes a great dipping sauce for wraps, sandwiches, tortilla chips…

Vertical picture of a glass jar of homemade enchilada sauce

10-Minute Homemade Enchilada Sauce

Our 10-Minute Homemade Enchilada Sauce is loaded with fabulous South-of-the-Border flavor and can be used in lots of delicious ways!

Ginger Scallion Sauce

This vibrantly delicious Ginger Scallion Sauce is super easy to make and a fabulous way to take a meal from ordinary to extraordinary! You’ll find yourself wanting to drizzle it on EVERYTHING!

Vertical picture of Best Ever, Super Easy Salsa with chips and a blue and white bowl

Best Ever, Super Easy Salsa

This fresh, vibrant easy salsa is loaded with delicious South of the Border flavor and comes together in less than 10 minutes.

Thought for the  day:

To Him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by His blood, 
and has made us a kingdom and priests to serve His God and Father—
to Him be glory and power forever and ever! Amen.
“Look, He is coming with the clouds,

and “every eye will see Him,
even those who pierced Him”;
and all peoples on earth “will mourn because of Him.”
So shall it be! Amen.
 “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God,
“Who is, and Who was, and Who is to come, the Almighty.”
Revelation 1:6-8

What we’re listening to for inspiration:

Behold Him

If you enjoy any of these recipes, please come back and leave a star rating and review! It’s so helpful to other readers to hear your results, adaptations, and ideas for variations.

Bored with Everyday Meals? 12 Easy Homemade Sauces To Add Delicious Pizzazz!

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