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7 Mouthwatering Sauce Recipes You Can Make With Fresh Herbs

7 Mouthwatering Sauce Recipes You Can Make With Fresh Herbs

Wondering what to do with some of the leftover herbs you’ve harvested? Why not create a delicious herb sauce? Sauces instantly add texture, juiciness and visual appeal to an ordinary, everyday meal. By adding a delicious sauce, you can transform a good home-cooked dish into an excellent one that you and your guests will remember.


To inspire you, we’ve rounded up some tasty sauce recipes that feature fresh herbs you can easily grow in your smart garden. Have fun experimenting with these and perhaps even come up with some of your own!  


1. Creamy Thyme Sauce


An indulgent, delicious sauce for your vegetables, pasta and potatoes. Takes 10 minutes to make.


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Ingredients:


  • 4 Tablespoons Butter
  • 3 Tablespoons Flour
  • 2 cups Whole Milk, Heated
  • ½ cups Grated Parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Thyme
  • Salt To Taste
  • 1 dash Freshly Grated Nutmeg
  • 1 dash Freshly Ground Black Pepper

Get instructions here


Credit: Tasty Kitchen



2. English Parsley Sauce


If you’re looking for a sauce that perfectly complements fish such as cod, gammon and salmon, this is the one. This classic takes less than an hour to prepare and cook.


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Ingredients:


  • 450ml milk
  • 50ml double cream
  • parsley stalks
  • ½ onion, peeled
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 blade mace
  • 6 peppercorns
  • 40g plain flour
  • 40g butter
  • 8 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • lemon juice
  • salt and pepper

Get instructions here


Credit: Riverford Organic Farmers



3. Garlic-Chive Sauce


Drizzle this delicious sauce over salad or use it as a dip. Takes just 10 minutes to make and 30 minutes to chill before serving.


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Ingredients:


  • 3/4 cup light sour cream or light mayonnaise
  • 1 garlic clove, minced 
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives 
  • 3/4 teaspoon lemon zest 1 
  • 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Get instructions here


Credit: Southern Living



4. Oregano Tomato Sauce


A unique twist on classic tomato sauce. Goes especially well with potato dishes, pasta or meat. Ready in 10 minutes.


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Ingredients:


  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) olive oil
  • 2 cans (28 oz/796 ml each) San Marzano tomatoes
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • Fresh oregano leaves

Get instructions here


Credit: Ricardo Cuisine



5. Real Mint Sauce


A popular condiment for meat but can also be enjoyed with toast. Takes less than 30 minutes to prepare and even quicker to consume!


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Ingredients:


  • bunch of mint
  • pinch salt
  • 4 tbsp boiling water
  • 4 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 level tbsp caster sugar

Get instructions here


Credit: BBC Food



6. Rustic Lemon Basil Sauce


Basil and lemon are always a winning combination. Enjoy this sauce with fish, salad, or as a dip with bread. Takes just 10 minutes to prepare.


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Ingredients:


  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • salt
  • Pepper

Get instructions here


Credit: Love Food Life Alchemy



7. Sage Brown Butter Sauce


A traditional French-style sauce that complements fish, pasta, ravioli or roasted potatoes. Ready in 8 minutes.


Image: thespruceeats.com

Ingredients: 


  • 8 tablespoons butter (1 stick)
  • 1 clove garlic (crushed and chopped)
  • 1/4 cup sage leaves (coarsely chopped)
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Salt (to taste)

Get instructions here


Credit: The Spruce Eats



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