10 Homemade Sauces and Dressings Perfect for Your Summer Recipes
Summer is finally here! With more daylight and warmer weather, we hear the outdoors calling our name. For us, summertime is relaxation time – but not at the expense of a healthy lifestyle. The sauces you use can make or break a meal, but store-bought options can be frightening if you glance at the ingredients list and nutritional facts.
So, we’re sharing some of our favorite homemade dressings and sauces to keep your summertime recipes packed with healthy and equally tasty flavors.
We say the more dressing, the merrier! Here are 3 of our can’t-miss homemade salad dressings.
Balsamic Almond Butter Dressing
Why reinvent the wheel when you can enjoy a nutty take on a classic? This balsamic dressing is vegan, paleo and only requires six ingredients! Get the recipe here, courtesy of Fit Mitten Kitchen.
Peanut Lime Vinaigrette
This Thai-inspired tangy dressing won’t take up too much of your time and it packs a huge flavor punch. Just swap traditional peanut butter for PB2’s Original Powdered Peanut Butter to complete this recipe! Get the recipe here, courtesy of The Salad Lobby.
Creamy Dreamy Almond Butter Dressing
Enjoy the (lemon) zest of life on salads, roasted vegetables and more with this thick and creamy dressing. Make sure to switch traditional almond butter for PB2’s Powdered Almond Butter when you recreate this dreamy dressing. Get the recipe here, courtesy of Bright Roots Kitchen.
Here are our favorite homemade sauces:
Easy Almond Satay Sauce
With a sweet chili kick to balance the nutty flavors, this sauce is versatile, to say the least – use it as a dipping sauce, dressing, marinade or spread! Substitute traditional almond butter for PB2’s Powdered Almond Butter– or if you want something different, try this recipe with PB2’s Original Powdered Peanut Butter! Get the recipe here, courtesy of Running on Real Food.
Hickory Peanut Butter & Jelly BBQ Sauce
This family-friendly, simple BBQ sauce will have your friends speechless at the cookout. It’s already gluten-free, so why not make it organic? Substitute traditional peanut butter for PB2’s Organic Powdered Peanut Butter for the perfect grill sauce. Get the recipe and tips on when to add sauce to your meats here, courtesy of Food Meanderings.
10 Minute Peanut Sauce
No time for complicated sauce recipes? No problem! This peanut sauce can be used in stir-fry, as a dipping sauce or over rice. Find this quick and easy vegan recipe here, thanks to Eat Plant-Based. We recommend using PB2’s Organic Powdered Peanut Butter to make this healthy recipe even healthier.
Simple Spicy Almond Butter Sauce
Perfect for spring rolls, noodle bowls, chicken and shrimp, this sesame-spiced sauce is a must-have in your summer lineup. When you make this sauce, make sure to swap traditional almond butter for PB2’s Powdered Almond Butter! Get the recipe here, thanks to Gathered Nutrition.
Spicy Peanut Butter Bacon Burger
We couldn’t help but include the entire meal that accompanies the peanut sauce that will take your grill night to the next level. Instead of traditional peanut butter, try PB2’s Original Powdered Peanut Butter to make this burger sauce complete. Get the recipe here, courtesy of Man That Looks Good.
We didn’t forget dessert!
Peanut Butter Magic Shell
With just two ingredients, this healthy magic shell will make anything taste like dessert! Use any PB2 product in this magic shell recipe – the flavor combinations are plentiful! Treat yourself and try it on frozen strawberries, ice cream, and everything else your heart desires. Get the recipe here, courtesy of Sinful Nutrition.
Vegan Salted Peanut Butter Caramel
This five-ingredient peanut butter caramel is a perfect dessert topping to satisfy your sweet tooth. Bonus: it’ll flavor your coffee too! Use PB2’s Original Powdered Peanut Butter in place of traditional peanut butter for an even healthier dessert sauce! Get the recipe here, courtesy of Ambitious Kitchen.
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