What are shrimp, meatballs, eggrolls, chicken nuggets, fondue, and veggie sticks without dipping sauce recipes? Nothing.
That makes our dipping sauces really something!
Each recipe makes about 1-1/2 cups of dipping sauce. That's a lot, so you may want to adjust the recipe down if you are planning to serve more than one sauce for a small crowd. When I make one of these for the family I cut the recipe in half.
Made for Falafel but leftovers can be used as salad dressing.
3/4 cup tahini (sesame seed paste)
6 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
Whirl the tahini, garlic and salt in a food processor. Remove and stir in the oil and lemon juice. If you like, you can add a few tablespoons of finely chopped parsley.
Seafood Sauce Recipe
This sauce pairs perfectly with seafood or any vegetable.
3/4 cup mayonnaise
3/4 cup catsup
1 teaspoon garlic granules
Whisk together all ingredients until well combined. Serve chilled. This sauce may be prepared as much as 3 days in advance. Makes 1-1/2 cups.
Dill Dipping Sauce
Tasty. Low-cal. Goes with anything.
1 tablespoon dried dill leaves (or 2 tablespoons fresh)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 1/4 cups sour cream
Pinch of white pepper
Mince the shallots. Combine the shallots with the rest of the ingredients. Chill. This sauce may be prepared up to 5 days in advance. Makes 1-1/2 cups.
Horseradish Sauce Recipe
Especially good with beef.
4 teaspoons prepared horseradish
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1-1/4 cups sour cream
Salt and pepper to taste
Whisk together all ingredients until well blended. Chill. This sauce may be prepared up to 5 days in advance. Makes 1-1/2 cups.
Honey-Mustard Dipping Sauce
Especially good with chicken nuggets.
1 cup honey
1/2 cup Dijon mustard
Combine the honey and mustard. This sauce is best when prepared a day or two ahead of time. It may be served at room temperature. Makes 1-1/2 cups.
Sweet and Sour Sauce
Don't let this recipe's simplicity fool you. It's the best.
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup white vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
Combine all ingredients and heat until hot and the sugar has dissolved. Serve warm or at room temperature. This sauce may be prepared a few days in advance and warmed before serving. Makes 1-1/2 cups.
Mint Dipping Sauce
Try this one of our dipping sauce recipes with Meatball Appetizers. They were made for each other.
1-1/4 cups plain yogurt
1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped
1/4 cup finely chopped green onions
1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced, or 1/4 teaspoon dry
2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Chill. Makes about 1-1/2 cups.
"Open Sesame" Dipping Sauce
This sauce is only great with veggies, bread, poultry, meat or seafood. Sorry. Toss leftover sauce with pasta or warm it and serve over roasted asparagus.
1 cup good-quality olive oil
1/2 cup orange juice
Zest of 1 orange
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon each, salt and ground black pepper, or to taste
Whisk all the ingredients together well. Serve at room temperature. Makes 1-1/2 cups of sauce.
Cut the olive oil to 3/4 cup and substitute 3/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate for the orange juice. Zest optional.