Sauces, Dips & Marinades

Dips, sauces and marinades are one of my favourite items to make. A balanced combination of spices, herbs, oils, acids and various vegetables to make tasty dip for appetizers or a marinade for enhancing the delicious flavours of meat and fish. And what about sauces? Can you imagine eating pasta without an authentic Italian bolognese or pesto sauce? This is a list of my favourite marinades, sauces and dips recipes. Enjoy!

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Delicious & easy hummus recipe

Delicious & easy hummus recipe

This delicious homemade hummus recipe is quick and easy to make. In just a few minutes you'll have an irresistibly silky smooth and creamy hummus, perfect as a dip or spread. What is hummus? Hummus is a spreadable dip originating in the Middle East region with recipes...

Dutch creamy leek dip (Heksenkaas)

Dutch creamy leek dip (Heksenkaas)

This Dutch creamy leek dip is a savory and tangy spreadable cheese dip infused with the mild, sweet onion notes of leeks. It's an easy to prepare, great make-ahead appetizer dip that everyone will love. This cream cheese leek dip is fabulous to serve as a party...

Roasted red pepper hummus

Roasted red pepper hummus

This homemade roasted red pepper hummus recipe is creamy, vibrant and full of smoky, sweet and bold flavors. An irresistible Mediterranean dip that is easy to make and comes together in just 10 minutes. Serve as a luscious appetizer with crackers, pita chips or fresh...

Imitation crab salad

Imitation crab salad

Made with imitation crab sticks, this crab salad recipe is a refreshing, creamy and delicious side salad dish. It's typically also served as a spread on toast or sandwiches or as a dip with vegetables and crackers. Requiring just a handful of ingredients, this...

Chestnut hummus

Chestnut hummus

This rich and creamy chestnut hummus provides a unique twist to the classic hummus recipe made with chickpeas. This is because cooked or roasted chestnuts have a gentle sweetness and soft, nutty taste complemented with a buttery texture. Blending these chestnuts with...

Homemade balsamic glaze recipe

Homemade balsamic glaze recipe

This sweet and tangy homemade balsamic glaze is super easy to make with only two ingredients, one of which is optional. With its thick syrup-like consistency and intense aroma, balsamic glaze is perfect to drizzle over a whole range of different dishes in order to...

Honey mustard dressing

Honey mustard dressing

This homemade honey mustard dressing is rich, creamy, tangy, sweet and delicious. Made with just a few simple ingredients, this honey mustard vinaigrette will be your go-to dressing for a wide range of salads. I used to make it easy for myself and just drizzle some...

Tomato and onion salad

Tomato and onion salad

This tomato and onion salad recipe combines simple ingredients with big flavours in to a delicious side salad. The addition of earthy cumin, fresh cilantro and zesty lemon makes this a refreshing side dish accompaniment for any curry, dahl or summer grill meal. With...

Homemade mango salsa

Homemade mango salsa

Homemade mango salsa is so quick and easy to make with just a few healthy ingredients. It combines sweet, sour and spicy flavours into a delicious and colourful salsa full of freshness. It can be served as a dip, salad or side dish with various proteins. Mango is a...

Easy Baba Ganoush recipe

Easy Baba Ganoush recipe

Baba Ganoush is a Middle Eastern eggplant dip mixed with olive oil, tahini, garlic and lemon juice. This delicious creamy dip with a delicate smoky flavour is incredibly easy to make. Many people might cringe when they hear that a dish is made with eggplant. I felt...

Homemade Tzatziki sauce recipe

Homemade Tzatziki sauce recipe

Tzatziki sauce is a creamy yoghurt and cucumber dip packed with flavour which lifts up any Mediterranean dish. It can be used as an appetizer dip, a spread, or as a condiment with grilled meat and veggies. And on top of all, it's very easy to make with just a few...

Roasted chestnut and rocket pesto sauce

Roasted chestnut and rocket pesto sauce

This roasted chestnut and rocket pesto provides an interesting pungent twist and is a cheaper alternative to the traditional pesto Genovese. Pesto is such a versatile sauce which can be used in so many recipes. Most people will know the traditional version, 'pesto...

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