Sweet and Sour Sauce

sweet and sour sauce

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


  1. Place all ingredients in blender or food processor. Pulse until sauce is smooth and thick.
  2. Heat in saucepan to warm, then serve over rice or tofu, meatballs or baked chicken.