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Updated on Jan 5, 2020. Posted on Jan 17, 2015

24 Delicious DIY Sauces You'll Want To Put On Everything

Because sauce is boss.

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1. Homemade Sweet Chili Sauce

cookingforkeeps.com

Sweet, spicy, and perfect on shrimp. Get the recipe.

2. White Barbecue Sauce

callmepmc.com

An Alabama favorite, this barbecue sauce has a mayo base instead of a traditional tomato or vinegar one. Get the recipe.

3. Homemade Chimichurri

bourbonandbrownsugar.wordpress.com

Never met a steak it didn't like. Recipe here.

4. Kansas City-Style Barbecue Sauce

5. Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

tasteandtellblog.com

This comes together in just minutes on the stovetop with simple ingredients — brown sugar, soy sauce, honey — that you likely already have on hand. Recipe here.

6. Homemade Harissa

FWIW, spicy red pepper sauce deserves to be on just about everything. Recipe here.

7. Homemade Steak Sauce

8. Homemade Sriracha

Should the rumors of a Sriracha shortage ever come to pass (PLZ GOD NO), know that everything will still (MAYBE IDK) be fine. Get the recipe.

9. Trio of Asian-Inspired Sauces

culinaryginger.com

Sweet honey sesame, savory peanut, and spicy soy. Get the recipes.

10. Creamy Chipotle Mayo

11. Five-Ingredient Vegan Pesto

Toss it with pasta, use it as a veggie dip, or spoon it over avocado toast. Get the recipe.

12. Homemade Curry Paste

food52.com

You can make a big batch of this and freeze the leftovers in an ice cube tray.

Then just pop out the portion you need, and add to curry dishes, fried rice, or roasted veggies. Get the recipe.

13. Pesto Calabrese

saveur.com

This Italian-style pesto adds ricotta for extra creaminess. Get the recipe.

14. Homemade Avocado Ranch Dip

15. Creamy Sundried Tomato Pesto

Served over pasta, this goes from prep to plate in less than 30 minutes. Get the recipe.

16. Buffalo Hummus

17. Almond & Cilantro Pesto

simplyrecipes.com

With chopped serrano chiles for heat. Get the recipe.

18. Balsamic Whiskey Steak Marinade

pepper.ph

I'm just gonna leave this right here. Get the recipe.

19. Roasted Garlic & Cilantro Marinade

Step one: Prepare marinade. Step two: Grill or pan fry shrimp (or your seafood of choice). Step three: Devour way more than you thought you would, and be downright joyous about it. Get the recipe.

20. Spicy Lime & Garlic Marinade

21. Sweet & Sticky Chicken Marinade

thecomfortofcooking.com

Balsamic + honey + brown sugar + soy sauce + garlic. More here.

22. 15-Minute Honey-Garlic Salmon Marinade

ifoodreal.com

Serve this over brown rice with a side of fresh veggies and you've got a healthy (and filling!) dinner that's done in no time. Get the recipe.

23. Garlic, Basil & Balsamic Tofu Marinade

Tofu works as a great blank canvas for this simple and flavorful marinade — but just about any other protein would work too. Get the recipe.

24. Lemon & Herb Marinade

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