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Healthy Homemade Condiments

Healthy Homemade Condiments

The following recipes were provided by Heinen’s Chief Dietitian, Melanie Jatsek RD, LD and photography provided by local blogger Carolyn Hodges of The Dinner Shift.

Add another layer of flavor to your favorite dishes with these simple, healthy condiments. Each is prepared with Club Fx-approved ingredients and take just minutes to prepare. While they’re perfect for jazzing up burgers and sandwiches, there are endless ways to enjoy them with your favorite foods.

Drizzle the Spicy White BBQ Sauce over your favorite veggie burger, brush it on grilled chicken or drizzle it over roasted vegetables.

The Pineapple, Cucumber & Red Onion Relish adds color and crunch to Tex-Mex style grain bowls and tacos. It can also be served as a salsa and paired with your favorite crunchy snacks.

The Carrot Ginger Sauce is perfect as a salad dressing or vegetable dip. It’s especially delicious when drizzled over Asian-style grain bowls.

Healthy Homemade Condiments

Healthy Homemade Condiments

Ingredients

For the Spicy White BBQ Sauce

  • 1 cup Primal Kitchen avocado oil mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup Bragg apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • ½ Tbsp. Annie’s organic Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. Heinen’s ground pepper
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • ¼ tsp. Heinen’s cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. Silver Spring horseradish

For the Pineapple, Cucumber & Red Onion Relish

  • 2 cups fresh pineapple, diced
  • 1 cup English cucumber, peeled and diced
  • ¼ cup red onion, diced
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lemon, about ¼ cup
  • 1 Tbsp. Heinen’s raw honey
  • 1 Tbsp. Heinen’s extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt

For the Carrot Ginger Sauce

  • 1 large carrot, peeled and diced
  • 1-inch piece of ginger, peeled
  • 2 Tbsp. Eden organic shiro miso
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • ¼ cup Heinen’s extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

For the Spicy White BBQ Sauce

  1. Add all ingredients to an airtight jar and mix until combined. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

For the Pineapple, Cucumber & Red Onion Relish

  1. Add all ingredients to an airtight jar and mix until combined. Seal and and chill until ready to serve.

For the Carrot Ginger Sauce

  1. Add all ingredients, except for the oil, to a high-powered blender or food processor. Blend until a paste forms.
  2. Add the olive oil and blend until smooth.
  3. Add salt to taste, if desired.
  4. Transfer to an airtight jar and chill until ready to serve.

Note: All condiments will keep in the fridge for up to one week. If you will not use a full batch in one week, cut the recipes in half.

Key Takeaway

Bottled sauces and marinades are known sources of added sugar, preservatives and other ingredients you didn’t bargain for. The beauty of taking a few extra minutes to prepare your own sauce is that you control what goes and what stays out.

 

 

Melanie Jatsek RD, LD

By Melanie Jatsek RD, LD

Heinen's Chief Dietitian, Melanie Jatsek, RD, LD believes that the answer to a strong, healthy and vibrant body lies within. As a published author with over 20 years of experience in wellness program development, health coaching and professional speaking, Melanie offers expert guidance through Heinen's Club Fx program to help customers take inspired action to build the healthy body they were meant to live in without giving up their favorite foods.

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