The 3 Best Clean Sauces to Jazz Up Any Meal

The 3 Best Clean Sauces to Jazz Up Any Meal

These sauces are great as salad dressings, over meat or roasted veggies. 

Are you tired of same 'ol boring lunch options? 

Does your sandwich, bowl or salad need a little boost?

Try one of these clean dressings, they are sure to take your meals up a few notches!!

Sauce #1: Cilantro Avocado Lime (CAL) Dressing


  • ½ c of each of the following: water, olive oil, cilantro leaves
  • 1 medium sized avocado (peeled and seed discarded)
  • 1 tsp crushed/minced garlic, or 1 garlic clove finely minced
  • 2-3 tbsp lime juice (or the juice of one whole lime)
  • S/P to taste
  1. Add all of these ingredients to a food processor or blender and pulse. Depending on the size of your avocado, you may need to add additional water to make the dressing pourable. You can also make a larger batch and keep in the fridge for 3-4 days in an airtight container.


Sauce #2: Smoky Mustard Dressing


  • 1⁄2 c olive oil
  • 1⁄4 c balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp honey, or more if you prefer


  1. Place all ingredients in a sealed container and shake well. Can also make a larger batch and keep in the fridge for 2 weeks.


Sauce #3: Clean Caesar Dressing


  • ½ cup mayonnaise or avocado mayo (my preference)
  • ⅓ cup finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp garlic (fresh minced, jar minced or paste)
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice, or juice from one lemon
  • 1-2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp of each: apple cider vinegar, honey and soy sauce/liquid aminos
  • ¼ tsp of each: salt and black pepper


  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a medium bowl or jar.  This can keep in the fridge for up to 1 week.

So, what are you thinking--which one sounds best?

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