Bring on the sauce - dipping sauces, that is! Great served with oven-baked fries!
Preparation Time: 10 mins
HORSERADISH CREAM SAUCE (medium to hot): Combine 3 tablespoons horseradish (or 2 1/2 tablespoons regular horseradish and 1/2 teaspoons beets) and 8 ounces sour cream in a medium mixing bowl. Stir together well. Season with a dash of salt, if desired.
PUREED SQUASH AND GINGER SAUCE (mild to medium): Combine 12 ounces squash, 1 1/2 teaspoon ginger, 1 tablespoon soy sauce and 2 teaspoons honey in a medium mixing bowl. Stir together well.
ROASTED PEPPER AND HERB SAUCE (mild): Combine 12 ounces red peppers, 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning, and 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder in a medium mixing bowl. Stir together well. Transfer mixture to a blender or food processor and process until smooth. Season with a dash of salt, if desired.
BARBECUE SAUCE (medium hot to hot): Combine 3/4 cup chili sauce, 1/4 cup steak sauce, 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar, and 1 tablespoon mustard in a medium mixing bowl. Stir together well.
For a hot pepper sauce, some of the red bell peppers can be replaced by red chili peppers.
INGREDIENTS FOR EACH SAUCE: See the directions below for specific ingredients applicable to each dipping sauce. Prepare one sauce or as many as you wish.
NUTRITIONAL DATA: Nutritional data listed on the right is an average of all sauces per serving. For each individual sauce, the nutritional data per serving is listed below:
Horseradish Cream Sauce: 55 calories, 4 g fat, 2.5 g sat fat, 13 mg cholesterol, 1.4 g protein, 3.5 g carbs, 0.3 g fiber, 75 mg sodium, 58 mg calcium.
Puréed Squash and Ginger Sauce: 24 calories, 0.2 g fat, 0 sat fat, 0 cholesterol, 0.6 g protein, 5.9 g carbs, 0.8 g fiber, 161 mg sodium, 13 mg calcium.
Roasted Pepper and Herb Sauce: 13 calories, 0.2 g fat, 0 sat fat, 0 cholesterol, 0.5 g protein, 2.7 g carbs, 0.8 g fiber, 803 mg sodium, 26 mg calcium.
Barbecue Sauce: 17 calories, 0.2 g fat, 0 sat fat, 0 cholesterol, 0.3 g protein, 3.3 g carbs, 0.2 g fiber, 212 mg sodium, 4 mg calcium.