3 Fabulous Sauces
Sauces are the foundation of nearly all the recipes that I create. I couldn't imagine my healthy kitchen without them, and a quick scout through my fridge will reveal jars of my favourite sauces including these three gems. Oil- and Egg- Free Lemon Garlic Mayonnaise ; MAVO or Avocado “Mayo” ; Bridget’s Sweet Soy Sauce.
Oil- and Egg- Free Lemon Garlic Mayonnaise
Gluten-free | Dairy-free | Sugar-free | Vegan | 80/20 lifestyle
Makes 1 small jar
Why it's delicious
This dairy free dressing is wonderfully creamy, without the cream, egg and oil! It's packed full of flavour and designed to be served as a salad dressing, for dipping raw vegetables into or when lightly cooked vegetables require a flavour punch! I also serve it with eggs and beside roasted and poached meats.
I designed this sauce to accompany my healthy Dairy- Oil- and Gluten- free Chicken Caesar Salad.
Helpful hints and tips
You will need a high speed blender to make this recipe, or a small high power food processor.
- 100 g (3.5 oz) raw cashew nuts, soaked in hot water for 20 minutes
- 140 ml (4.7 fl oz) cold filtered water
- 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 2 tsp sugar free Dijon mustard ( I use Maille mustard)
- ½ tsp Himalayan salt
- Drain the water from the cashews and blend on high in a small food processor or blender until very smooth.
- Add the remaining dressing ingredients to the blender and blend again to mix thoroughly. Taste for flavour adding more lemon, garlic or salt to taste.
- Ideally, the dressing is of drizzling consistency, so feel free to add more water, a teaspoon at a time, if the dressing is too thick.
- This sauce will keep in a sealed jar or container in the fridge for at least 1 week.
MAVO or Avocado “Mayo”
No added fat or oil | Gluten-free | Sugar-free | Dairy-free
Makes 1 cup of dressing
Why it's delicious
Whilst contemplating a healthy beef burger, I decided what was missing was a mayonnaise style dressing to help moisten and give my burger additional flavour. That's how I stumbled across this dressing, and I’m so glad I did! Velvety smooth and thick like mayo but with more flavour thanks to the avocado and sweet roasted garlic to give the sauce body.
Helpful hints + tips
The only major watchpoint in this recipe is to make sure your avocado is ripe, but not overly ripe. You want it to be just green with no brown spots. This will ensure your Mavo tastes wonderful.
- 1 ripe avocado, peeled and flesh removed
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 100 ml ( 3.5 fl oz) water
- 1 egg yolk
- 3-4 medium cloves roasted garlic
- Himalayan salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Place all the ingredients into a small blender and pulse until well combined and smooth.
- Taste for flavour, adding more lemon juice, roasted garlic and salt and pepper to taste. You can also thin the dressing down if you find it too thick, with a tablespoon or two of water.
- This dressing will keep in the fridge for 2-3 days.
Bridget’s Sweet Soy Sauce
Gluten-free | Dairy-free | Sugar-free | Fat-free
Makes 1 large jar
Why it’s delicious
I literally fell in love with this sauce the first time I made it. It is aromatic and slightly sweet thanks to the inulin powder but is so healthy and good for us! It’s a dream come true and perfect for barbecues, to marinate meat and to flavour stir fries and vegetables.
Helpful hints and tips
This recipe also calls for inulin powder, a soluble fibre derived from plant-based sources. It is prebiotic, making it a fantastic ingredient for our gut health, and it's also a healthy alternative to sugar. You can read more information about inulin powder --> here. You can also purchase inulin powder through Bridget's healthy kitchen for delivery to your door by visiting here: Pure as Inulin by Bridget's Healthy Kitchen.
- 125 ml (4.2 oz) water
- 3 cloves garlic, peeled and thinly sliced
- 2 tbsp grated ginger
- ½ tsp finely ground black pepper
- 240 ml (8.1 fl oz) low sodium tamari
- 5 tbsp Pure as Inulin Powder
- In a medium sized pot, bring to the boil the water, garlic, ginger and pepper and then reduce to a simmer and allow to simmer for 10 minutes.
- Add tamari and Pure as Inulin Powder and bring to the simmer and allow the mixture to simmer for 2 minutes.
- Remove the pot from the heat and let the mixture cool a little and then using a blender or handheld stick blender, blend the ingredients until smooth.
- You can store your sweet soy sauce in a covered glass jar in the fridge for up to 2 months.