Recipes: Sauces and Dressings


Sauce and dressing recipes from our Agriculture Supported Communities program.

NEW! Simple Salsa

This is something I just threw together this weekend and was so delicious, I had to share.

2-3 med-large tomatoes, diced 3 scallions, finely chopped 1-2 hot peppers (depending on your taste), finely chopped 1 lime, halved Pinch of salt 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped (optional)

Combine tomatoes, scallions, and pepper in a medium bowl. Squeeze juice from lime over top. Add salt and stir. Stir in cilantro if desired. Serve with chips or topped on chicken, burgers, or tacos. Yum!

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Beet Black Bean Dip
From ASC member Caroline Brockley

This stuff is great!

1 can Black Beans
1 large beet, peeled and diced (either cooked or raw will work)
1 clove garlic
1 TBS balsamic vinegar
1 TBS miso paste
2 TBS Olive Oil
1 tsp Cumin
1 tsp jalapeno, finely diced
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 Cup chopped parsley
Sea salt to taste

Place in food processor and blend until smooth, add small amount of water if dip is too dry. Season with additional miso or salt to taste. Garnish with parsley. Serve at room temp or chilled.

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Herb Salad Dressing

You can make a delicious, simple vinaigrette for any greens using these tips:

4 tablespoons olive oil
4 tablespoons of red wine vinegar or fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon of minced fresh herbs (such as thyme, basil, oregano, or dill)
Pinch of salt
Pinch of pepper (optional)

Whisk everything together and top on your favorite salad greens!

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Pesto

Delicious on pasta, chicken, or as a spread on toast.

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 clove of garlic (try garlic scapes!)
1-1/2 to 2 cups basil leaves, washed and remove from stem
1/4 cup pine nuts or walnuts
1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese

Place all ingredients in the base of a food processor in order listed. Process until smooth.

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Sate Dressing
From Simple Asian Meals by Nina Simonds

I made this dressing last week, it is so delicious! And it complemented every dish I added it to. Try it spooned onto steamed or sauted veggies like broccoli or cabbage. I added some protein like tofu, chicken or pork and served the whole thing over rice or noodles. Yum!

3/4 cup smooth peanut butter
1 can (15 oz) or 1-1/2 cups light coconut milk
3-1/2 tablespoons soy sauce, or to taste
3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
1-1/2 tablespoons firmly packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste

Place all the ingredients in the bowl of a food processor, or in a blender fitted with a steel blade, and mix until smooth.

Did you try out one of these recipes? Leave a comment below on how
you liked it and whether or not you made adjustments!

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