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Easy dipping sauces

Here are some easy dipping sauce ideas with ingredients that are mostly available in the pantry/refrigerator.  These recipes are intentionally left without including the quantity of ingredients.  Play with the ingredients, kick it up a notch for a spicy sauce or play safe for the kiddos by reducing the spicy ingredients mentioned here.

1.  Nutty Asian sauce
Microwave peanut butter, soy sauce , rice vinegar (or any other vinegar) , chili garlic sauce and brown sugar.  Add water to get desired consistency.

2. Sweet chilli sauce
Microwave any fruit jelly with chili garlic sauce and then add water to get desired consistency. Garnish with fine chopped herbs.

3. Ranch guac
Mix ranch sauce with guacamole  for a creamy guacamole.  You could spice it up with fine chopped green chilly.

4.Creamy Asian sauce
Microwave peanut butter, coconut milk, soy sauce , chili garlic sauce and brown sugar.  Add water to get desired consistency.

5. Creamy cilantro/mint sauce
Mix home made or store bought cilantro chutney or mint chutney with well beaten yogurt.  Sprinkle a little chat masala and cumin powder.

6. Spicing up good old ketchup
You could spice up ketchup by boiling it for a few minutes with your favorite garam masala or curry powder and chilly powder.

7. Easy queso (cheesy)
Microwave cheddar cheese with store bought salsa.  You could add a pinch of cumin powder, a pinch of chili powder to kick it up a notch.

8. Roasted bell pepper balsamic vinaigrette / Sun dried tomato vinaigrette
Mix fine chopped roasted pepper or fine chopped sun dried tomato with balsamic vinegar, pepper, a pinch of salt and whisk in extra virgin olive oil.

9. Reduced balsamic vinaigrette
Boil on low heat vinegar with chili powder and roasted garlic.  This vinaigrette should be used sparingly as it is reduced and will be very potent. Use it as a salad dressing or on bread for sandwiches.

10. Pesto mayo
Mix any pesto (basil/cilantro/mint/parsley) – be it store bought or homemade with mayo or thick yogurt for a quick sandwich/wrap spread.

11. Sweet Asian sauce
Microwave orange marmalade with soy sauce, chili garlic sauce, few drops of water and then add water to get desired consistency. Garnish with fine chopped scallions.

Make it Fast, Fun, and Facile! – Sri

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July 25, 2008 at 10:21 pm 3 comments


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