6 Whole30 Sauces that Aren't Mayo
6 Whole30 Sauces that Aren't Mayo that you need in your life! From spicy chimichurri, to creamy lemon garlic, avocado lime, cheesy buffalo, and more. These healthy sauces will add a boost of flavor to any protein, veggie, or meal. Vegan, paleo, gluten-free, and dairy-free.
Servings 1 cup of each sauce
Spicy Chimichurri Sauce
- 1 jalapeño, stem removed (deseed if you don't want it as spicy)
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1 cup cilantro
- 1 cup parsley
- 1 shallot
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- salt and pepper, to taste
Creamy Lemon Garlic Sauce
- 1/2 cup raw cashews (soaked & drained)*
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 head roasted garlic**
- 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons water
- salt, to taste
Avocado Lime Sauce
- 2 medium-large avocados (200 grams)
- 1/2 cup cilantro
- 1/4 cup lime juice
For all the sauces, except the tahini:
Place in a high-powered Vitamix or blender and blend until smooth (about 1 minute). For the spicy chimichurri, blend until your desired consistency.https://amzn.to/36cJ96M
All sauces should last about a week or more in the fridge! You can also freeze them for up to 3 months in a tightly sealed glass jar or ice cube trays.
*To soak cashews, place in a small bowl or jar, and fill with enough water to cover the cashews. Let sit for 30 minutes to overnight. The longer they sit, the softer they will be and easier to blend. Once soaked and softened, rinse and drain. If you forget to soak your cashews, you can place in a small bowl, cover water, and microwave for 1-2 minutes until softened. Drained and then use the same.
**I roasted my garlic ahead of time. To roast garlic, preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Peel the outer layers of the garlic skin off leaving the cloves still attached and chop off the top of the bulb. Place in aluminum foil and drizzle ½ teaspoon olive oil over the exposed surface of the garlic, letting the oil sink down into the cloves. Wrap the garlic in aluminum foil and roast in the oven for 40 minutes.
If you having trouble getting a smooth consistency in your Vitamix, it may depend on what model you have and how wide the base is (I have an older model that is tall and skinny). If needed, you can double the recipe, or add more liquid (which will thin out the sauce some).
The nutrition label below is for spicy chimichurri. Here are how the rest breakdown:
nutrition for cashew curry: 50 calories - 2g protein, 4g carbs, 3g fat, 1g fiber, 3g sugar
nutrition for creamy lemon garlic: 60 calories - 1g protein, 3g carbs, 5g fat, 0g fiber, 1g sugar
nutrition for cheesy buffalo: 44 calories - 2g protein, 2g carbs, 3g fat, 0g fiber, 1g sugar
nutrition for classic tahini: 49 calories - 2g protein, 2g carbs, 4g fat, 1g fiber, 1g sugar
nutrition for classic tahini: 42 calories - 1g protein, 3g carbs, 4g fat, 2g fiber, 0g sugar
Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Potassium: 67mg | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 3mg