Condiments are the key to whipping up a healthful, from-scratch meal. Having homemade mayonnaise, barbecue sauce, jam, Asian peanut sauce or salad dressing in the fridge makes grain bowls, pasta, cookies and pork more nutritious — and more delicious. Often those same sauces purchased from the grocery store are full of sugars or other unpronounceable ingredients. So take a little prep time on the weekends to make sure that weeknight dinners feed your body and your taste buds.
Makes 2 cups
- 1 cup pineapple juice
- 1 cup diced tomatoes (fresh or canned)
- 1/2 medium onion, coarsely chopped (about 1/2 cup)
- 1 Tbsp. fresh ginger, peeled and coarsely chopped
- 1/4 tsp. cayenne
- 1/2 tsp. fine sea salt
- Place all ingredients in blender or food processor. Pulse until sauce is smooth and thick.
- Heat in saucepan to warm, then serve over rice or tofu, meatballs or baked chicken.