Sauces and dips

Sauces and dips category is the perfect place to find the finishing touch for any meal.

From classic sauces like marinara and pesto to more innovative and exotic options, I  have everything you need to elevate your cooking.

My collection includes a variety of dips, perfect for snacking or entertaining, like hummus and tzatziki.

Recipes are designed to be both delicious and easy to follow, even if you’re not an experienced cook.

Pumpkin Seed Pesto (Pepita Pesto)

Pumpkin Seed Pesto (Pepita Pesto)

Pumpkin seeds, also known as pepitas, offer a unique twist to the traditional pine nut pesto. They provide a nutty, earthy flavor that pairs wonderfully with basil and other pesto ingredients. This version is not only delicious but also packed with nutrients, thanks to the pumpkin seeds which are a great source of magnesium, iron, …

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wasabi pesto

Wasabi Pesto

Wasabi pesto combines the creamy, nutty flavors of traditional pesto with the kick of wasabi. This fusion dish brings together the best of Italian and Japanese cuisines, making for a delightful dip, spread, or pasta sauce. Ingredients: Instructions: 🥗 What to serve with?

Eggplant Hummus With Roasted Garlic

Eggplant hummus is a rich and flavorful dip native to the Middle East. A variation of traditional hummus, this dish combines the creamy taste of chickpeas with the smoky, slightly sweet and unique flavor of roasted eggplant. This recipe is something in between traditional hummus and baba ghanoush (an appetizer of mashed eggplant mixed with …

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Roasted Red Bell Pepper Pesto

Roasted pepper pesto is a sophisticated and creative interpretation of the traditional Italian pesto sauce. While classic pesto is a chopped mix of basil, olive oil, parmesan cheese, garlic and pine nuts, in this recipe we go a completely different route. I use a mixture of parsley and basil here, but the parsley plays the …

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How to make Roux and Béchamel with Onion Cluté?

Béchamel or white sauce is one of the five main sauces in French cuisine. It is a versatile sauce because it is served with fish, vegetables and meat dishes. It perfectly complements and at the same time unobtrusively enhances the taste of almost any dish, adding a delicate and velvety texture. According to one version, …

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Whipped feta dip with sour cream and garlic easy step by step recipe from ByaevsKitchen

Whipped Feta Dip with Sour Cream and Garlic

This sauce would be good as a dip and as a salad dressing. For example, as an alternative to sour cream or mayonnaise, when you want something richer than sour cream, but also something lighter than mayonnaise. In terms of consistency and texture, the whipped feta sauce resembles a fatty mayonnaise, or rather an aioli. …

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Tzatziki is a yogurt-based appetizer sauce from Greece with cucumber and garlic | Step by step recipe with photos from BayevsKitchen


Tzatziki is a traditional Greek appetizer sauce based on yogurt with grated cucumber and garlic. It has a very fresh taste reminiscent of summer, picnics, fresh vegetables and barbecues. An interesting feature of tzatziki is that it is both a sauce and a separate dish. As a sauce, dzadiki can be served with grilled fish, …

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