Mini Recipes for Food Sauces and Dressings

Dressings and sauces are usually used to increase the richness and texture of the dishes. Condiments on the top of food help attract people, and sauces add a lot of flavours to every dish it is eaten with. 

Here are some fantastic short recipes for food sauces and dressings:

  • Herb Dressing

 Herb dressings add a lot of flavour to a dish. It is beneficial for the human body as herbs may help prevent heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. Some types of the herb also help reduce blood clots and provide anti-inflammatory and anti-tumour properties. 

Here’s a recipe for herb dressing: 


  • ¾ cup mixed fresh herbs( parsley, coriander, mint, chives, rosemary and basil)
  • One clove garlic, optional
  •  Two tablespoons olive oil
  •  Three tablespoons balsamic vinegar


1. Place herbs and garlic into a chopper and process until it gets chopped finely.

2. Add oil and vinegar and process until combined.

3. Serve with lamb, chicken or fish.

  • Hollandaise Sauce

Hollandaise sauce is also called Dutch sauce, a mixture of egg yolk, melted butter, and lemon juice that is usually seasoned with salt and either white pepper or cayenne pepper. It is famously known as a critical ingredient of eggs Benedict and is mainly served on vegetables.


  • 2 Egg yolks
  •  Two tablespoons lemon juice
  •  ½ hot melted butter
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


1. Place egg yolks and lemon juice into a processing bowl and process it for 10 to 15 seconds. 

2. Now, add the melted butter slowly through the feed holes on top of the processing lid and process until smooth.

3. Season to taste. 

4. Cover and store in the refrigerator.

  • Satay Sauce

Satay sauce, also called peanut sauce, is widely used in Thai cuisine, Malaysian cuisine, and Chinese cuisine. It is a famous and delicious accompaniment to satay, grilled chicken or tofu, and many dishes.


  • Two cloves garlic
  • One small onion
  •  Two teaspoons peanut oil
  • 1/2 cup roasted peanuts
  • One small chilli, halved and seeded
  • 3/4 Cup of water
  •  Two tablespoons lemon juice
  •  One tablespoon dark soya sauce
  •  Two tablespoons coconut milk
  •  One teaspoon brown sugar


  1. Place the garlic and onion into a processing bowl and chop in quick bursts.
  2. Heat oil in a saucepan and cook garlic and onion mixture until golden brown. 
  3. Place remaining ingredients in a chopper and process until smooth.
  4. Pour the combined mixture over the garlic and onion mixture and stir over a gentle heat to warm through.
  5. Serve precisely at the same time or cover and store in the refrigerator.

The Satay sauce may get thick on standing and if this happens, stir it in a little more warm water.

  • Hot Chocolate Sauce

It’s primarily famous among the kids as the chocolate sauce is lovely and adds a lot of flavour to any dessert. Unfortunately, having hot chocolate daily is not suitable for health, but it is okay once or twice a week.

Let’s make the hot chocolate sauce:


  • 3/4 cup cream
  •  ½ tablespoons brown sugar
  •  1/4 teaspoon vanilla essence
  •  75g dark chocolate, broken into small pieces


  1. Combine cream sugar and vanilla essence in a small saucepan and heat until almost boiling. Cool slightly.
  2. Place the dark chocolate into a processing bowl and process it for 10 to 15 seconds.
  3. Add the warm cream mixture slowly through the feed holes on the top of a processing lead and process for 10 to 15 seconds.
  4. Scrape the mixture from the sides of the bowl with a spatula.
  5.  Process mixture in short bursts until smooth.
  6.  Cover and store in the refrigerator. But do warm it before serving.
  7. Serve hot over ice cream or waffles.