Let's face it, sometimes the best part of any meal is the sauce or dip that goes with it. Whether you're dunking your chips in guacamole or smothering your steak in chimichurri, a good sauce can take a dish from good to great.
And the best part? Making your own dips and sauces is easy and way more delicious than store-bought alternatives. So get ready to dip into deliciousness with these 12 homemade recipes that will have you licking the bowl!
Spice up your snacking with this cheesy and delicious dip. Made with diced tomatoes, cheddar cheese, pickled jalapenos, and sour cream, this dip has just the right amount of heat. Serve with tortilla chips, crackers, or veggies for a crowd-pleasing snack.
The ultimate party dip, spinach artichoke dip is creamy, cheesy, and packed with flavor. Made with artichoke hearts, spinach, mayonnaise, sour cream, parmesan cheese, and spices, this dip is the perfect accompaniment to tortilla chips, pita bread, or veggies.
Elevate your bagel game with this easy-to-make smoked cream cheese. Simply mix together cream cheese, liquid smoke, and chives for a smoky, savory spread. Serve with bagels, crackers, or vegetables for a tasty snack.
Add a little bit of heat and a lot of flavor to your salads with this zesty Southwest dressing. Combining Greek yogurt, lime juice, honey, chipotle in adobo sauce, and salt, this dressing pairs perfectly with greens, avocado, and corn for a fresh and flavorful salad.
For the heat seekers out there, this homemade Tabasco sauce is the perfect way to spice up any dish. Made with red pepper flakes, distilled white vinegar, and salt, this fiery sauce packs a punch. Add to your favorite dishes for a delicious kick of heat.
This simple tomato sauce is perfect for pasta, pizza, or dipping. Saute diced onions and minced garlic in olive oil. Add in crushed tomatoes, dried basil, and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for 15-20 minutes and serve.
This sweet and tangy sauce is a must-have for Thanksgiving. Combine fresh cranberries, orange juice, water, and sugar in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and then simmer until the cranberries have burst and the sauce has thickened. Serve with turkey or on a cheese board.
This classic Middle Eastern dip is healthy and delicious. Combine chickpeas, garlic, tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, and salt and pepper in a food processor. Blend until smooth and creamy. Serve with pita chips, vegetables, or as a spread on sandwiches.
This Argentinean sauce is perfect for grilled meats. Combine chopped parsley, garlic, red wine vinegar, olive oil, and red pepper flakes. Whisk together and serve over steak, chicken, or fish.
This classic dip is perfect for any party or gathering. Mash ripe avocados with diced tomatoes, chopped onions, minced garlic, lime juice, and salt and pepper. Serve with tortilla chips or as a topping on tacos and burritos.
This flavorful sauce is perfect for pasta, sandwiches, or as a marinade. Combine fresh basil, garlic, pine nuts, olive oil, and parmesan cheese in a food processor. Blend until smooth and creamy. Serve over pasta or spread on a sandwich.
This versatile ingredient can be used as a base for dips, dressings, or even as a sour cream substitute. Combine Greek yogurt with garlic, dill, lemon juice, and salt and pepper for a tzatziki dip. Mix with honey, cinnamon, and vanilla extract for a sweet fruit dip.