I just finished my first round of Whole30, and it was quite the learning experience! I started strong, with the intentions of creating new and exciting dishes that were not only Whole30 compliant, but also delicious and easy. Then, BAM! Covid-19 threw a wrench in my plans. I found myself having to switch my daily focus from my blog and food creations to being a full time homeschool mom. I was committed to my Whole30 goals, and decided to do a bare bones version of the plan. Using a few basic Whole30 approved ingredients, I was able to keep myself satisfied and stay compliant!
Now, it is no secret that I LOVE my sauces. I’m a dip-everything-in-sauce type of girl. So, I was determined to make Whole30 compliant sauces to help kick up my recipes. Of course I used my 3 Easy and Delicious Sauces regularly (I probably made 10 batches of my homemade mayo!), but I needed the sweet and tangy flavors of ketchup. I saw tons of recipes for Paleo ketchup online, but I just didn’t love any of them, until I came up with this one! Tangy with a hint of sweetness, this recipe is just the ticket! In fact, I love this recipe so much that I still am using it even after completing Whole30!
First gather your ingredients. Most of these things are pantry staples I always keep on hand, with the exception of the dates. Although my post Whole30 pantry has them available always! *If you prefer your ketchup more sweet than tangy, cut the vinegar in half and add more water. It is so easy to customize!
Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan and warm through for about 5 minutes. You don’t need to boil this, just warm it enough to meld the flavors together.
Carefully pour your warm mixture into a blender and blend until thoroughly combined. I tried using a food processor, but the blender gave me a much smoother texture. (Now, I need you to do me a solid and ignore the horrible photo quality here. Just focus on the deliciousness that is happening inside the blender.)
That’s it! You now have deliciously tangy homemade ketchup that is both paleo friendly and Whole30 compliant. Now go dip everything you can in this….trust me!
Let me start by being totally upfront. I love the convenience of store bought food. It just seems so easy when you’re walking down the aisle of the grocery store and you can toss a jar in the cart and move on. More often than not, the ingredients in those pre-made sauces will make you cringe. You can always go for the organic and healthier options, but they are pricey and often not worth the convenience you think you’re getting. There has to be a better way that doesn’t cost a fortune and won’t sacrifice flavor!
What if I told you that you can have delicious homemade sauces, in less than a minute, with ingredients you probably already have on hand? Enter these 3 (yes THREE!) recipes below! Easy, inexpensive, flavor-full, and takes less than a minute to put together. They have everything you need for bringing your recipe to the next level, with the added bonus of being Whole 30, paleo, and keto friendly! These cover ALL your bases! Scroll to the bottom for easy to save recipe cards.
5 Ingredient Mayo
Let’s start with the 5 ingredient mayo. On top of being a delicious mayo, it is also the base of the other 2 sauce recipes. Egg, avocado oil, mustard powder, salt, and lemon juice are all you need for this, and the flavor is so clean and delicious!
Add your ingredients to a cup or small jar. Make sure it is just wide enough for your immersion blender to fit down in it.
Hold the blender at the bottom for a few seconds to let the sauce start to emulsify. Then slowly bring your blender up and down until the sauce is thoroughly combined.
That’s it. Seriously! In less than a minute you have homemade mayo that is clean and delicious.
Starting with your 5 Ingredient Mayo as a base, adding some dill and chipotle elevates the flavor up to a new level. This Chipotle Ranch pairs beautifully with my Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries, and even my 5 year old gives it 2 thumbs up!
Garlic & Onion Aioli
This sauce is my new favorite thing! The onion and garlic gives a punch to whatever you pair it with. Burgers, chicken, sandwiches-it is great on everything. Start with your 5 Ingredient Mayo, adding the garlic and onion is all you need to bring this one to life. Trust me on this-you NEED this sauce in your life!
There you have it, 3 delicious sauces that are Whole 30, Paleo, and Keto compliant and take less than a minute to make! All from ingredients you probably already have on hand! Kept in a sealed container these will keep 7-10 days in a refrigerator. If they last that long…you’ll be putting these on everything!