In this week’s episode of Mad Genius Tips, F&W’s Justin Chapple reveals the easy way to make no-cook tomato sauce with just a box grater. Because turning on more burners than absolutely necessary is the last thing you want to do on a super-hot summer day, here are seven more great no-cook sauces.
1. Fresh Puttanesca
This no-cook spicy tomato sauce is flavor-packed with anchovies, capers, green olives and crushed red pepper.
2. Smoky Eggplant Sauce
Store-bought baba ghanoush and canned chickpeas flavor this easy sauce. It’s creamy, lemony and delicious.
3. Sun-Dried Tomato and Scallion Cream Sauce
Umami-packed sun-dried tomatoes give intense flavor to this silky sauce.
4. Avocado Chimichurri
This take on the classic Argentinean herb sauce includes chunky avocado. It’s great with grilled meats.
6. Spicy Tomato Sauce
Paprika, cumin and ginger lend their aromatic alchemy to a simple tomato sauce.
7. Dill-Parsley Sauce
This vibrant green sauce is terrifically fresh-tasting and versatile—have it with fish or pasta, or drizzle it over a Caprese salad.