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Sauces and Dressings

A good sauce can transform a dish. This collection features all of my favorite sauce recipes from tzatziki, Greek cucumber-yogurt sauce, to fresh tomato sauce to the only green sauce you need to this Thanksgiving staple:  red wine cranberry sauce. 

An overhead shot of homemade tomato sauce in a quart container.

Quick Homemade Tomato Sauce (Canned Tomatoes)

A large jar of tahini dressing.

Large-Batch Tahini Salad Dressing

An overhead shot of quick red enchilada sauce.

Quick Red Enchilada Sauce

A jar of tomato-basil sauce.

Quick, Fresh Tomato-Basil Sauce

A platter of tzatziki, drizzled with olive oil aside pita.

Tzatziki (Greek Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce)

A jar of schug, an herby, spiced condiment.

How to Make Schug (Skug, Zhug, Zhoug) Sauce

Homemade ranch dip in a bowl.

Homemade Ranch Dip with Greek Yogurt

A large Mason jar filled with make-ahead gravy.

Simple Make-Ahead Gravy

A plate of an egg taco topped with roasted vegetable salsa.

Breakfast Tacos with Roasted Poblano and Corn Salsa + Excellent Mail-Order Flour Tortillas

Eggplant salad.

Roasted Eggplant Salad with Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce and Tomatoes

A plate of toasted sourdough smeared with green sauce, topped with 7-minute eggs.

The Only Green (Herby, Avocado) Sauce You Need

A jar of freshly made ghee.

How to Make Ghee: A Step by Step Guide

A large bowl of chopped Thai salad satay ready to be served.

Chopped Thai Satay Salad with Peanut-Ginger Dressing

endive and carrots with white bean and chutney spread

Marisa McClellan’s Blank Slate White Bean Dip with Apple Chutney

Homemade apple chutney recipe in a glass mason jar

Adaptable Chutney Recipe with Apples, Ginger & Lemon

Marisa McClellan's apple-date butter, ready to be processed

Cinnamon-Spiced Apple-Date Butter

A cheese cloth-lined sieve holding homemade ricotta.

How to Make Ricotta from Scratch

A bowl of rice noodles with herbs and nuoc cham.

Rice Noodles with Nuoc Cham, Herbs, & Crispy Tofu

A pan of just-baked eggplant involtini.

Pressure Cooker Tomato-Basil Sauce + Eggplant Involtini (Again)

A jar of basil pesto.

Large Batch Basil Pesto

CSA Weeks 1 & 2: Essential Recipes for Greens + Radish (or Turnip) Tartines with Anchovy Butter

vegetable tacos

“Dry”-Grilled Vegetable Tacos with Tomatillo Salsa & Cilantro-Lime Crema

The 44 Special: a sweet potato sandwich with homemade bread and pickled onions.

The 44 Special: A Dreamy Roasted Sweet Potato and Pickled Beet Sandwich with Aioli and Goat Cheese

Two jars of homemade aioli.

How to Make Classic Garlic (or Ramp!) Aioli