Have some leftover herbs you collected, and now you're wondering what to do with them? Why not make a tasty herb sauce? Sauces can easily add texture, juiciness, and visual appeal from grilled meat to salads and everything in between. Adding a delectable sauce can elevate an ordinary home-cooked dish into an exceptional one that you and your guests will surely enjoy.
To inspire you, here are some easy, flavorful sauce recipes using fresh herbs you can pick out from your garden:
Fresh Basil Pesto
Basil is a powerfully aromatic herb, and a little goes a long way. To make this homemade sauce:
- Blend your basil leaves, nuts, garlic, and cheese in a food processor until finely chopped.
- Carefully pour a cup of olive oil while the processor is running.
- Season it with salt and pepper.
- Transfer to a bowl and serve!
Lemon, Garlic, and Herb Yogurt
This tangy, flavorful, creamy herb yogurt dressing takes a few minutes. This goes perfectly on any salad or veggie tray and may act as a condiment for burgers or sandwiches. To make this delightful sauce, whisk together the yogurt, mayonnaise, and mustard in a medium bowl until well blended. Whisk in the olive oil, dill, parsley, chives, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Refrigerate until served.
No-Cook Tomato Sauce
Fresh ripe tomatoes, herbs, garlic, and extra virgin olive oil combine to make a vibrant and tasty no-cook tomato sauce. Mix the tomatoes, garlic, basil, and olive oil into a large serving bowl and marinate for about four hours. Add salt and pepper to taste. If you can't wait the four hours, don't worry- it will still be delicious right out of the mixing bowl!
Real Mint Sauce
Roast lamb wouldn't be the same if mint sauce didn't exist. Thankfully, this homemade mint sauce is simple to prepare! Strip off the mint leaves, sprinkle with salt, and chop finely. Next, place into a jug, add the sugar, and pour over the boiling water. Stir and leave to cool. Pour in the vinegar and taste. Just add more water or vinegar and adjust the seasoning to your liking.
Make your summer hosting easy and tasty with these killer sauces that perfectly complement your charcuterie board!
Which sauce are you planning to make?