Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Sauces That Multi-task

If you’ve started to eat healthier, you realize how important good sauces are. A good sauce can make vegetables and even quinoa edible! Sometimes all you have to do is start with a basic sauce, and change it slightly to make it suitable for other meals.

Here’s an example:

Parsley Oil

1 bunch of parsley (leaves only)
¾ cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 cloves of garlic
A pinch of salt

Pasta Sauce

Blend these ingredients together in a food processor or high-powered blender until very smooth.

This sauce can be used over pasta and vegetables or whatever else your imagination comes up with.

Variation 1: Salad

Spoon a couple tablespoons of parsley oil in a small mixing bowl. Add agave nectar, rice vinegar and a little water. Now you have a salad dressing. Pour over spinach and tomatoes.

Variation 2: Omelet

Let’s say you’ve made a spinach salad with tomatoes the night before and you have some left over with a little dressing. Mix together a couple of eggs, grate some cheese, add a little spinach and tomato salad to the cheese and you’ll have a great tasting omelet.

Having great, simple sauces on hand will help you with your nutritional goals.

No comments:

Post a Comment