Sauces

Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip – 21 Day Fix Approved

This Greek yogurt ranch dip recipe is a super easy and deliciously healthy alternative to classic ranch dressing. It is 21 Day Fix approved, just portion out using your red container and serve with carrots or your favorite raw veggies.

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21 Day Fix Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip

Ingredients:

1 cup 1% plain Greek yogurt
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tbsp parsley, finely chopped
2 tsp chives, finely chopped (or dried)
1 tsp dried dill
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp Himalayan sea salt
1/4 tsp pepper

Directions:

Whisk ingredients together until combined, refrigerate for 30 minutes to allow flavors to combine. Serve with veggies.

For 21 Day Fix, portion out using your red container.

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Barbecue Sauce

The next time you make BBQ pulled pork or chicken, definitely try making your own sauce. It makes such a huge difference from store-bought sauce and is really quite simple to do. Freeze and leftovers to use at a later date. This recipe makes about 7 cups.

Ingredients:
2 cups ketchup
2 cups tomato sauce
1 1/4 cups brown sugar
1 1/4 cups red wine vinegar
1/2 cup unsulphured molasses
2 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
4 teaspoons hickory flavored liquid smoke
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
Directions:
In a large saucepan, over medium heat, mix together all the wet ingredients. Add the dry ingredients and stir to combine. Bring the sauce to a boil, then reduce heat to low and allow to simmer for at least 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. The sauce will thicken as it simmers and again as it cools. Store in the refrigerator or freeze for later use. Use the sauce in any recipe that calls for barbecue sauce.
Adapted from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe.

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Simple Tomato Sauce

Ingredients:
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
Sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
2 (32-ounce) cans crushed tomatoes
2 dried bay leaves
4 tbsp unsalted butter, optional

Directions:
In a large casserole pot, heat oil over medium high heat. Add onion and garlic and saute until soft and translucent, about 5 to 10 minutes. Add celery and carrots and season with salt and pepper. Saute until all the vegetables are soft, about 5 to 10 minutes. Add tomatoes and bay leaves and simmer uncovered on low heat for 1 hour or until thick. Remove bay leaves and check for seasoning. If sauce still tastes acidic, add unsalted butter, 1 tablespoon at a time to round out the flavors.

Add 1/2 the tomato sauce into the bowl of a food processor. Process until smooth. Continue with remaining tomato sauce.

If not using all the sauce, allow it to cool completely and pour 1 to 2 cup portions into freezer plastic bags. This will freeze up to 6 months.

Yield: 6 cups

Recipe from Giada De Laurentiis

Notes:
This tomato sauce is so delicious! It has a velvety, smooth texture and perfect flavor. I ended up adding 2 tbsps of butter at the end.

I could only find 28oz cans of crushed tomatoes so I used two of those plus an 8oz can of tomato sauce. I will definitely make this and freeze it often since it is so much better than store bought and simple to make.

Used in the following recipes:
Spaghetti with Olives and Tomato Sauce
Penne with Turkey Meatballs
Baked Chicken Parmesan

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