Sure store bought sauces, dips and marinades may be easier to get your hands on, but nothing compares to the homemade flavors of these sauces. Believe us, once you try these sauces, marinades and dips you'll never want to go back to the store bought variations. Don't worry, they're easy to make and unbelievably delicious!
Roasted Garlic And Cilantro Marinade
The bold flavors of garlic and cilantro make this marinade stand out. It goes well on any seafood, but how could you pass up grilled shrimp covered in a garlic cilantro blend? Find the recipe at The Mediterranean Dish.
Quick And Easy Alfredo Sauce
If you’re more of a white sauce pasta person, you need to try your hand at making homemade Alfredo sauce. You’ll never want to go back to store bought again. Find the recipe here.
Homemade Steak Sauce
You’ll be ditching the A1 in no time after you try this homemade steak sauce. Find the recipe at bonappetit.
You’ll love this Chimichurri recipe on your favorite grilled steak. In fact, it’s so good, you won’t want to eat steak without it again. Thank you Bourbon & Brown Sugar for the recipe!
Spicy Lime And Garlic Marinade
Kick it up a notch with this spicy marinade. With only four ingredients what’s not to love about this marinade?! Check out Sweet Little Blue Bird for the recipe.
Sweet And Sticky Chicken Marinade
Balsamic, honey, brown sugar, soy sauce and garlic?! YUM! You need to try this delicious marinade! Find the recipe here.
Balsamic Whiskey Steak Marinade
Cue the drool. This marinade includes all that you could ever want and it makes steak taste even better. Find this melt-in-your-mouth recipe at Pepper.
Almond And Cilantro Pesto
Yum, yum, yum!! It even includes a touch of serrano chiles for that extra spice! Find the recipe here.
Sun Dried Tomato Pesto
This pesto is perfect over a big plate of pasta! Plus it only takes about 30 minutes to make. Thank you Carl’s Bad Cravings for this recipe.
This Italian-inspired pesto has ricotta cheese in it and we think we’re in heaven. It’s so good all you need is a simple piece of bread to spread it on. Check out Saveur for the recipe.
Why buy Sriracha when you can make your own?! You’ll be making this spicy sauce way too often after you try it. Find the recipe at Food52!
Creamy Chipotle Mayo
Chipotle mayo?! Sign us up for this recipe! Thank you Gimme Delicious for this mayo variation we’re now going to use on everything!!
Avocado Ranch Dip
‘Cause the only thing better than Ranch, is avocado ranch. Whether you’re pairing it with tacos or on a fresh salad, you’ll love this dip! Find the recipe here.
This homemade spicy harissa spread will go great on just about anything! With a combination of red peppers and three different kind of chilis, it’s bound to wake your taste buds up! Check out Half Baked Harvest for the recipe.
Honey-Garlic Salmon Marinade
This is the perfect marinade for your salmon. Top off your salmon with fresh veggies and brown rice for a deliciously healthy meal. Find the recipe here.
Kansas City-Style BBQ Sauce
This bbq sauce recipe will take you right to the heart of Kansas City. It’s a perfect combination of tangy and sweet. You can try it on just about anything. Check out Gimme Some Oven for the recipe.
Jack Daniel’s Rib Glaze
There’s nothing better than whiskey in your glaze. But, don’t worry, the alcohol evaporates so you’re left with just a hint of it. Find the recipe here.
White Barbecue Sauce
If you’ve never heard of white barbecue sauce, you need to try it. This white barbecue sauce has a mayo base instead of the normal tomato or vinegar base. Whether you’re dipping your crispy tenders in it or slathering it on pulled pork, it’s delicious! Check out Call Me PMC for the recipe!
Homemade Mustard Sauce
BBQ sauce might have some major competition with this mustard-based BBQ sauce. Although it pairs well with any meat, it is extra delicious on pork! Find the recipe here.
Homemade Sweet Chili Sauce
This sauce is the perfect combination of sweet and spicy. It goes perfect on just about anything, but we recommend it on shrimp. Thank you Cooking For Keeps for this spicy sauce recipe.