Housemade Sauces

The right sauce or dressing takes a dish from good to great. Unfortunately, they’re also often the component of a meal contributing to the unhealthy, processed ingredients and calories we aim to avoid.

That’s why we make the majority of our dressings and sauces in house, by hand – so we can control what’s in them, using everyday pantry staples and the best ingredients we can find to make better-for-you versions than you might find other places. 

A few of our favorites: 

Hand is slowly pouring a chickpea sauce over a Farmer’s Fridge Falafel Plate. Plate i

Chickpea Garlic Sauce

Our chickpea garlic sauce is vegan and made from whipped chickpea brine and oil. It’s our version of upcycling – we’re able to reduce food waste by using some of the liquid (that most would typically discard) from our chickpeas. We’re pretty proud of the creamy texture of this sauce, considering it’s completely dairy free. 

On top of a stainless steel kitchen work station sits a wood chopping board with three lime halves and cilantro leaves. Beside the board is a clear mixing bowl filled with a green sauce being spun by hand blender.

Avocado Lime Vinaigrette

Our Avocado Lime Vinaigrette is made by hand with 100% fresh avocado and fresh-squeezed lime juice. We added a kiss of agave for a little sweetness, too. It’s low in calories and high in healthy fats. 

Hand is pouring a brown balsamic vinaigrette dressing into a jar of salad over a brown table.

Balsamic Vinaigrette

Our balsamic vinaigrette is simple, but don't be fooled; this is the best balsamic dressing you will ever try! We make ours from scratch using only real, fresh ingredients and veggies (think whole onions and fresh garlic cloves.) We then blend till it's the perfect balance of balsamic vinegar and savory, creamy notes. You really can’t beat that made-from-scratch taste.

A Buffalo Chicken Salad from Farmer’s Fridge sits on a tan table. The salad is striped with a white greek yogurt dressing and a fork and napkin are laid at its side.

 Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing

Traditional ranch recipes call for processed mayo or sour cream as the base, but we swap this out with our greek yogurt for a healthier, high protein upgrade. Spoiler alert: Healthy ranch can taste amazing too! We make our ranch dressing from scratch with 100% full-fat greek yogurt and fresh herbs and spices. It perfectly complements the heat from our buffalo chicken.