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Dressings & Sauces

Enhance your dishes with a unique dressing or sauce.

Cilantro Pistou

Pistou is the Provençal version of pesto. Minus the nuts and cheese, the condiment is stirred into hot soups just before serving or used as a bread dip. Here we’ve used cilantro instead of the traditional fresh basil to create a sauce that complements Southwestern and Asian dishes just as well as it does Mediterranean recipes.

Dark Leafy Pesto

Made with blanched greens, this pesto gets a hint of Southern flavor from pecans and fresh sage. You could even spice it up with a dash of hot sauce.

Tried-and-True Basil Pesto

If there’s one pesto recipe to save, it’s this one. You can use it as a starting point for your own basil pesto, adjusting quantities to suit your taste, or apply the proportions to improvise with other herbs, nuts, and cheeses.

Berry-Apricot Salsa

Berry-Apricot Salsa

Not all salsas have to be savory. Try this sweet concoction as a topping for yogurt or pancakes, or spoon some into the center of a small melon half or over ice cream for dessert.

Cashew Cream

Cashew Cream

For vegan recipes, cashew cream is the preferred substitute for cheese, cream, and sour cream. Here’s how to make a 3-cup batch, which will keep in the fridge for up to one week.

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme Gravy

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme Gravy

Oven-browned vegetables and lots of fresh herbs give this gravy its robust flavor. Be sure to use russet or Idaho potatoes, which are high-starch varieties that have a smooth, creamy texture and begin to fall apart when boiled.