Dull Meals? Not With These 11 Sauces!

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Dull Meals? Not With These 11 Sauces!

Ever found yourself in the midst of cooking, tasting, and thinking, “Hmm, this needs a little something extra”? Dive into this collection of 11 sauce recipes and you might just stumble upon that ‘extra’ you’ve been searching for.

Pizza sauce spread over a pizza crust.
Pizza Sauce. Photo credit: Splash of Taste.

Maple Ketchup

Maple ketchup in a jar with a spoon about to drizzle it on sweet potato wedges.
Maple Ketchup. Photo credit: Splash of Taste.

You know traditional ketchup? Well, imagine swapping out that regular sugar for maple syrup. Mind blown! It’s a fun twist that’s not too overpowering. Next burger night, give it a try. It’s subtly sweet in a way that’s hard to resist.
Get the Recipe: Maple Ketchup

Creamy Avocado Sauce

Avocado sauce in a bowl with it's ingredients surrounding it.
Creamy Avocado Sauce. Photo credit: Splash of Taste.

If you’ve ever smashed avocado onto toast and thought, “This is it!” — think again. This sauce is like having that smooth avocado goodness in a drizzle-ready form. Tacos, salads, or grilled chicken, this sauce makes everything sing.
Get the Recipe: Creamy Avocado Sauce

Spicy Greek Feta Dip

Spicy Greek feta dip in a bowl with pita bread by the side.
Spicy Greek Feta Dip. Photo credit: Splash of Taste.

Picture this: feta cheese but with an unexpected spicy kick that takes you by surprise in the best way. It’s tangy, it’s zesty, and every bite just screams flavor. And, paired with some crisp veggies or pita? Heaven!
Get the Recipe: Spicy Greek Feta Dip

Basil Pesto

Homemade pesto in a cast iron dish with nuts and basil around it.
Basil Pesto. Photo credit: Splash of Taste.

Basil pesto is like a mini-vacation in Italy without leaving your kitchen. Fresh basil, that nutty undertone, and a touch of sharpness from Parmesan — it’s a classic for a reason. Whether on pasta or toast, it feels indulgent every time.
Get the Recipe: Basil Pesto

Garlic Dip

Garlic dip in a serving bowl with fries by it.
Garlic Dip. Photo credit: Splash of Taste.

I’ve got this garlic dip recipe that’s so good, it might just convert a vampire. It’s bold, creamy, and oh-so-addictive. Great with pretty much anything crispy, but a word of advice: keep some mints handy if you’re out and about!
Get the Recipe: Garlic Dip

Fajita Seasoning

Homemade fajita seasoning in a bowl with a spoon in it.
Fajita Seasoning. Photo credit: Splash of Taste.

Okay, hear me out. This seasoning, while not a sauce, is pure gold. A sprinkle over your meats or veggies and suddenly, it’s like a Mexican party in your mouth. It’s my quick-fix for turning a bland dinner into a fiesta.
Get the Recipe: Fajita Seasoning

BBQ Sauce

Homemade BBQ sauce in a jar with two spoons by the side.
BBQ Sauce. Photo credit: Splash of Taste.

BBQ sauce, that age-old favorite. But this one hits just the right notes of sweetness, tang, and smokiness. Slather it on ribs, use it as a marinade, or just have it on the side. It’s like a summertime barbecue in a bottle.
Get the Recipe: BBQ Sauce

Peri Peri Sauce

Peri peri sauce in a jar.
Peri Peri Sauce. Photo credit: .

If spice is your thing, peri peri is your best friend. It’s got this incredible blend of heat and tanginess that takes any dish from zero to hero. I can’t have grilled chicken without it anymore. It’s that good.
Get the Recipe: Peri Peri Sauce


Tzatziki in a bowl with sliced veggies surrounding it.
Tzatziki. Photo credit: Splash of Taste.

When you need a cool, refreshing touch to your spicy dishes, tzatziki steps up. It’s this amazing blend of yogurt, cucumber, and herbs that feels like a Greek island escape with every bite. Great for dips or as a creamy side.
Get the Recipe: Tzatziki

Sriracha with Mayo

Sriracha aioli in a serving bowl and fries by the side of it.
Sriracha with Mayo. Photo credit: Splash of Taste.

So, someone once told me about mixing Sriracha with mayo, and honestly, it’s genius. Creamy yet spicy, it’s a combination that just works. It elevates sandwiches, salads, and even fries to a whole new level of yum.
Get the Recipe: Sriracha with Mayo

Pizza Sauce

Pizza sauce spread over a pizza crust.
Pizza Sauce. Photo credit: Splash of Taste.

A pizza without a good sauce is like a party without music. This one’s got depth, a hint of herbiness, and a richness that will make your homemade pies rival the best Italian joints. Trust me, pizza night will never be the same.
Get the Recipe: Pizza Sauce

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