Sauces & Spreads

Applesauce

Applesauce is incredibly easy to make at home. Use any apple variety or combination of varieties you like. Apples with red skins will make pink applesauce while apples with green or yellow skins (or peeled apples) will make yellow or tan applesauce.

Strawberry Salsa

This salsa may be made several hours ahead and chilled, covered. Serve with corn tortilla and beans or with fresh fish.

Peach-Jalapeño Salsa

When brainstorming substitutes for tomatoes in our salsa, we landed on peaches. Peaches are ripe in the middle of summer and have the same great sweet-acidic balance of flavors as tomatoes. Plus, peaches are versatile and work in savory and sweet applications. Case in point is this salsa, which gets a good kick from jalapeo and pleasant, refreshing bite from lots of fresh lime juice and chopped cucumber. Try on Vegetarian Bean & Kale Tacos or Chipotle Pork Tacos.

Hummus

A classic hummus recipe with a bit of zing from cumin and cayenne, great for dipping. It's also good on sandwiches as a healthier, more flavorful alternative to mayo!

Maple Pumpkin Butter

A nice variation on apple butter and delicious on muffins, scones, and quick breads.

Pesto

Serve this simple, verdant sauce at room temperature over pasta or spread on toasted bread for a quick and easy appetizer.

Dandelion Pesto

This pesto is slightly more bitter than the taste of traditional basil pesto. Try it on toasted bread with mozzarella or in pasta salads. Other herbs such as basil, catnip, or cilantro may be added for flavor.

Mexican Mole

This rich sauce has undertones of chocolate and tastes delicious with leftover turkey or chicken and corn tortillas - or as a sauce for vegetarian enchiladas.

Salsa Verde

Use this delicious and easy salsa with Summer Squash Gratin.

Ramp Pesto with Pistachios

This is an amazing take on pesto, and delicious slathered on crusty bread that you toast with a little olive oil in the oven. It was taught to us in a City Market cooking class by Margaret Osha, of the Farmers Kitchen at Turkey Hill Farm.

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