Dressings/Sauces/Spice Mixes

Alfredo Sauce

Yields: 4 servings per recipe - 1/4 c. per serving

  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 t. garlic powder
  • 1 c. heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 c. grated Parmesan
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Melt butter and slowly add the heavy cream.
  2. Add in Parmesan and garlic and stir until thoroughly melted.
  3. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 393
  • Fat: 31 grams
  • Carbs: 1 grams
  • Protein: 13 grams

 

Asian Dipping Sauce

Yields: 6 Tablespoons

  • 2 T. low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 T. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 T. toasted sesame oil
  • 1 T. chili garlic sauce
  • 1 T. ground ginger
  • 1/2 t. cilantro
  1. Mix all ingredients well.
  2. Serve as a dipping sauce with any of your favorite proteins!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 18
  • Fat: 2 grams
  • Carbs: 1 grams

 

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Balsamic Dressing

Yields: 1 cup - 4 (1/4 c.) servings per recipe

  • ¾ c. extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ c. balsamic vinegar
  • 2 t. brown sugar
  • 1 T. garlic powder
  • ½ t. salt
  • ½ t. black pepper
  1. Combine all ingredients in blender and blend together until smooth.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 388
  • Fat: 42 grams
  • Carbs: 6 grams

 

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Balsamic Ginger Steak Marinade

Yields: 2 steaks per recipe

  • 2 T. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 T. ground ginger
  • 1 T. dijon mustard
  • 1 T. olive oil
  • 1 T. worcestershire
  • 1 t. cumin
  • 1/2 T. salt
  1. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. Add 4 steaks (sirloin is preferable).
  3. Marinate a minimum of 4 hours.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 101
  • Fat: 7 grams
  • Carbs: 8 grams
  • Protein: 1 grams

 

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Chipotle Aioli

Yields: 1 cup

  • ¾ c. mayonnaise
  • ¼ t. salt
  • ¼ t. onion powder
  • ¼ t. garlic powder
  • ½ t. dried dill weed
  • ½ t. chipotle powder
  1. Mix all ingredients well and let set up for 30 minutes before serving.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 51
  • Fat: 1 grams
  • Carbs: 8 grams
  • Protein: 2 grams

 

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Chipotle BBQ Sauce

Yields: 24 oz. - 6 (4 oz.) servings per recipe

  • 15 oz. crushed or diced tomatoes
  • 7 oz. can chipotle peppers in Adobo sauce
  • 2 ½ T. brown sugar
  • 1 t. salt
  • ½ t. ginger
  • ½ t. onion powder
  • ½ t. garlic powder
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix until nice and smooth.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 187
  • Fat: 2 grams
  • Carbs: 33 grams
  • Protein: 7 grams

 

 

Garlic Parmesan Dipping Sauce

Yields: 5 oz.

  • 4 oz. plain greek yogurt
  • 1 T. real mayonnaise
  • ½ T. garlic powder
  • ¼ t. TLC Cajun seasoning (can use any cajun or blackened seasoning)
  • 1 T. grated Parmesan
  • ⅛ t. salt
  • ⅛ t. dill
  1. Mix all ingredients together well, and refrigerate a minimum of 30 minutes before serving.
  2. May add lemon juice if desired.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 17
  • Fat: 1 grams
  • Carbs: 1 grams
  • Protein: 1 grams

 

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Italian Dressing

Yields: 8 servings per recipe -1/8 c. per serving

  • 1 c. vegetable oil
  • ¼ c. fresh lemon juice, no seeds
  • ¼ c. white vinegar
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1 t. granulated sugar
  • ½ t. dry mustard
  • ½ t. onion salt
  • ½ t. dried oregano leaves
  • 1/8 t. ground thyme leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • ½ t. paprika
  1. In a bowl combine all ingredients and whisk well.
  2. Transfer to a jar with a tight-sealing lid; use a spatula to get it all.
  3. Refrigerate 4 hours.
  4. Shake well before using.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 256
  • Fat: 28 grams
  • Carbs: 4 grams

 

 

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Japanese Ginger Dressing

Yields: 2 1/2 cups -10 (1/4 c/) servings per recipe

  • 1 c. olive oil
  • ¼ c. soy sauce
  • 1 c. lemon juice
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 3 T. minced ginger root
  • 1 t. dijon mustard
  • 2 t. honey
  • black pepper to taste
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, mustard, honey and pepper.
  2. Add oil in steady stream, whisking constantly.
  3. Pour into glass jar and chill until ready to serve.
  4. Shake well before serving.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 208
  • Fat: 22 grams
  • Carbs: 4 grams
  • Protein: 1 grams

 

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Marinara Sauce

Yields: 8 (1/2 c.) servings per recipe

  • 1 28 oz. can petite diced tomatoes
  • 2 t. garlic powder
  • 2 T. TLC Italian Seasoning
  • 1 t. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 bay leaves
  1. In a saucepan, simmer all ingredients for a minimum of 30 minutes. Like to let it go for a couple of hours if possible.
  2. Remove bay leaves.
  3. Use a blender to create a smoother consistency if desired.
  4. TIP: I often blend half, so that I have a mix of textures!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 28
  • Carbs: 4 grams
  • Protein: 1 grams

 

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Ponzu Sauce

Yields: Approximately 1 cup.

  • ½ c. low sodium soy sauce
  • ¼ c. orange juice
  • 2 T. lemon juice
  • ¼ t. lime juice
  • 2 T. rice wine vinegar
  • ¼ t. red pepper flakes
  • 1 T. brown sugar
  1. Mix all ingredients together well and allow to set up a minimum of 2 hours.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 62
  • Carbs: 11 grams
  • Protein: 4 grams

 

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Ranch Dressing

Yields: 1 1/2 cups - 10 (1/4 c.) servings per recipe

  • ½ c. plain greek yogurt
  • 1 c. real mayonnaise
  • 1 t. TLC House Seasoning (combo of garlic, sea salt and pepper)
  • ½ t. dried parsley
  • ½ t. dried dill
  • ½ t. dried chives
  • ¼ t. onion powder
  1. Combine all ingredients in blender and blend together until smooth.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 149
  • Fat: 16 grams
  • Protein: 1 grams

 

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Traditional Pesto

Yields: 3 cups - 6 (1/2 c.) servings per recipes

  • 2 c. fresh basil leaves
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • ¼ c. pine nuts
  • ½ c. extra virgin olive oil
  • ¾ c. Parmesan
  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and process into a smooth paste.
  2. Add more olive oil if desired.
  3. Place in an airtight container and keep in the fridge.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 243
  • Fat: 26 grams
  • Carbs: 1 grams
  • Protein: 5 grams