Top 15 Most Delicious Sauce & Salsa Recipes


Sauce Salsa Recipes
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Hot Artichoke Dip


Artichoke has a unique taste and works great as a dip, combined with cheese then served with toasted bread or crackers.
1 cup canned artichoke hearts, finely chopped
2/3 cup cream cheese
1/2 cup Parmesan
freshly ground pepper
Directions: Mix the artichoke hearts with the softened cream cheese and Parmesan. Season with a bit of freshly ground pepper and put the mixture in a small deep dish baking pan. Bake in the preheated oven on high heat 20 minutes until the cheese becomes bubbling.


Spicy Guacamole


Guacamole is a classic dip for nachos and tortilla chips. It has the advantage of not only being delicious but also healthy considering that the avocado has only good fats and nutrients.
2 ripe avocado, peeled and pitted
2/3 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 green onion, finely chopped
1 tomato, peeled, deseeded and diced
1 garlic clove, minced salt, pepper
Directions: Put the avocado in a bowl and mash it with a fork or potato masher. Stir in the sour cream, followed by the lemon juice, green onion, tomato, and garlic. Adjust the taste with salt and pepper and serve with tortilla chips or nachos.


White Bean Dip


White beans are extremely versatile. They work great in soups, stews or in sandwiches, but they are very delicious in dips as well, served with pita bread or tortilla chips.
2 cups canned white beans, drained
2 garlic cloves
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
2 tablespoons chopped coriander salt, pepper
Directions: Put the white beans in a food processor. Add the garlic, curry powder, soy sauce, and coriander and pulse a few times until smooth. Mix in the olive oil then adjusts the taste with salt if needed and a touch of freshly ground pepper.


Feta and Roasted Bell Pepper Dip


Feta is a salty cheese and having that earthy flavor it works great with smoky tastes, such as roasted bell peppers. This dip is amazing, creamy, salty, but smoky at the same time. It’s perfect to spread on a slice of toasted bread or enjoyed with some vegetable sticks.
8 oz feta cheese, crumbled
4 oz roasted bell peppers 
1 garlic clove
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons yogurt
1/8 teaspoon chili flakes pepper
Directions: Crumble the feta cheese in a food processor or blender. Add the bell peppers and garlic clove and pulse a few times until smooth. Mix in the yogurt, chili flakes and olive oil then season with a pinch of freshly ground pepper. Enjoy!


Fresh Herbs and Buttermilk Dip


Buttermilk has a slightly tangy taste and it works great as a dip, especially combined with lots of fresh aromatic herbs, served with vegetable sticks or on roasted potatoes and meat.
6 oz sour cream
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
2 tablespoons fresh chopped dill
1 teaspoon fresh chopped thyme
1 teaspoon fresh chopped basil
1 garlic clove, minced salt, pepper
Directions: Put the sour cream in a bowl and stir in the buttermilk. When smooth and creamy, add the fresh chopped herbs and the garlic then adjust the taste with a pinch of freshly ground pepper and salt. Pour in a bowl and serve. Enjoy!


Dijon Mustard Honey Dip


This recipe is probably one of the easiest dips, but it is delicious and works great with roasted meat and vegetables, enhancing their flavors.
2/3 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon honey salt, pepper
Directions: Simply mix all the ingredients in a bowl and add salt and pepper according to your taste.


Taco Dip


Having some strong flavors, this dip is perfect for parties and family gathering, served with crackers or tortilla chips.
1 cup canned white beans
1 ripe avocado, peeled and cubed
1 tablespoon taco seasoning
1/4 cup sour cream
4 tablespoons mayonnaise
1/2 cup Cheddar cheese, grated
1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese, grated
1 tomato, peeled, deseeded and diced
2 green onions, finely chopped
1 cup black olives, chopped salt, pepper
Directions: Put the beans in a blender and pulse until smooth. Add the avocado and taco seasoning and blend a few more seconds. Transfer into a bowl and add the sour cream, mayonnaise, and cheese. Stir in the cubed tomato, green onions, and black olives. Add salt and pepper if needed and serve with nachos or tortilla chips.


Sweet and Sour Chili Sauce


This sauce will definitely add some heat to any dish. It is spicy, but sweet and works great with steaks.
3 red peppers
5 red chilies
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 teaspoons rice vinegar juice and zest from
1 lemon salt 1 pinch of nutmeg
Directions: Finely chop the peppers and chilies and put them into a saucepan. Add the sugar, lemon juice and zest, the nutmeg and a pinch of salt and leave to marinate for 1 hour. Put the saucepan over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Cook for 30 minutes then stir in the vinegar and cook 10 more minutes. Store the sauce in jars in the fridge.

Feta and Lemon Dip


Lemony and fragrant, this dip is great on toasted bread or simply served with crackers. It is salty and creamy and delicious, especially if you like this kind of cheese.
8 oz feta cheese, crumbled
4 oz sour cream
1 tablespoon chives
juice and zest from 1/2 lemon
freshly ground pepper
Directions: Put the feta cheese and sour cream in a bowl then using a hand mixer blend the cheese until smooth. Stir in the chives, lemon juice, and zest and add a pinch of freshly ground pepper. Enjoy!

Basil and Lemon Infused Oil


Infused oils are great for drizzling over salads. This particular recipe combines two strong, fragrant flavors, lemon, and basil and the end result is a fresh-tasting oil.
2 cups extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, washed and dried between paper towels
1 few strips of lemon zest
Directions: Put the oil in a pan and warm it slightly. Put the basil and lemon in a bottle and pour in the warm oil. Cover the bottle and let it infuse for 1 week before use. It is great drizzled on salads or bruschetta.


Bavarian Cream Cheese


This cream cheese uses Camembert for a unique flavor and paprika for a bit of heat. It is great served with pretzels or toasted bread and crackers.
5 oz Camembert cheese
2 oz Brie cheese
3 oz cream cheese
2 tablespoons beer
1 teaspoon paprika
1 green onion, finely chopped
freshly ground pepper
Directions: Put the cheeses, beer, and paprika in a food processor and pulse until smooth. Transfer into a bowl and stir in the green onion and a pinch of freshly ground pepper. Serve fresh or store in an airtight container in the fridge.


Spicy Sweet Barbeque Sauce


Barbeque sauces are very popular, but keep in mind that just by following this recipe you can make your own at home, using the ingredients you like and having full control over the final taste.
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup pineapple juice
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoons molasses
1 Chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon mustard
2 tablespoons red wine salt, pepper
Directions: Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium flame and sauté the onion and garlic 1 minute. Stir in the ketchup, pineapple juice, honey and the rest of the ingredients and cook for 10 minutes on low heat. Remove from heat and let it cool down a few minutes then using a hand blender, puree the mixture until fine and smooth. Store in an airtight container or jar in the fridge for up to 2 months.


Preserved Lemon and Mint Salsa Fresh


and fragrant, these are the perfect words to describe this salsa. It is perfect to serve next to curry and rice, but feel free to find new ways to consume it.
1 small onion, chopped
2 green onions, chopped
1 jalapeno, finely chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 preserved lemon, rinsed and chopped
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 cup packed mint leaves, chopped
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
Directions: In a large bowl mix together the onion, green onion, jalapeno pepper, lemon, and mint. Whisk the lemon juice with olive oil and sugar and pour it in the bowl. Toss to evenly coat the salsa and serve or store in an airtight container in the fridge for a few days.


Citrus Poppy Seed Vinaigrette


If you enjoy fresh salads, you will surely like this vinaigrette. It has a very fresh taste, but also a bit of texture due to the addition of poppy seeds. It will transform your salad into a fragrant delight.
juice from 2 oranges
juice from1 lemon
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoon poppy seeds
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Directions: Pour the lemon and orange juice into a jar then add the remaining ingredients, cover the jar with a lid and shake the jar well until the vinaigrette is smooth. Use it right away or store it in an airtight container in the fridge up to 1 week.


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