6 Low-Calorie Sauce Ideas

The sauce is a great addition to any meal. You can add them to your salads or pasta. It can turn your dish into something much more impressive. Keep in mind that most store-bought sauces are very high in sodium, additives, and calories. Making your own sauce at home can save you money and health. Here are 6 easy to make low-calorie sauce recipes:

1. Easy Italian tomato sauce

This Easy Italian tomato sauce is perfect to use in pasta recipes or pizzas. This sauce is low in calories, dairy-free and vegan.

Ingredients:

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1 tsp. olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
2 cups tomatoes, canned
1 tsp. Italian herb mix
1 tsp. fresh parsley, chopped
Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat the olive oil. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes, Italian herb mix, and parsley and cook for 20 minutes. Set aside and add fresh basil. Serve warm. Enjoy.

2. Simple barbecue sauce

This spicy barbecue sauce gives a tasty and healthy twist to a classic sauce. Besides being healthy, this sauce is also delicious and easy to make!

Ingredients:

1 cup fresh tomato salsa
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
1 tbsp. soy sauce
1 garlic clove, minced
Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions:

In a bowl, mix all the ingredients together until well combined. Done!

3. Easy and spicy Asian sauce

Easy and spicy Asian sauce is great for your favorite chicken or fish dish. Plus, this sauce is low in calories and fat.

Ingredients:

1 tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
1/3 tsp. garlic powder
1/3 cup hot water
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 tsp. grated ginger

Instructions

In a food processor or a blender, mix together all the ingredients until smooth. Serve and enjoy!

4. Cauliflower low-calorie sauce

We already know that cauliflower is super nutritious and super healthy. This recipe is ideal to incorporate more cauliflower into your daily meals.

Ingredients:

1/3 tsp. garlic powder
1 cup steamed cauliflower florets
1 onion, chopped
2 tbsp. olive oil
0/5 cup vegetable broth
Salt and pepper, to taste
1/3 tsp. ginger, optional

Instructions:

In a blender, add the cauliflower and mix until almost smooth. In a medium skillet, heat the olive oil. Add the onion, cauliflower, garlic powder, vegetable broth, and cook for 10 minutes.Serve warm.

5. Avocado sauce

This super delicious sauce is made with avocado. Avocado is a great source of vitamins C and K,B6, folate, and potassium.

Ingredients:

1 garlic clove
1 avocado halved, pitted
4 tbsp. lemon juice
2 tbsp. olive oil
1/ cup vegetable broth

Instructions:

In a food processor or blender add all the ingredients and pulse until smooth. Serve over pasta or rice. Done!

6. Low-calorie asparagus sauce

This sauce is really easy to make and it is really healthy. Serve over chicken, beef, vegetables, rice, or pasta.

Ingredients:

1 bunch asparagus, sliced, steamed
1 carrot, grated
2 tbsp.olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tbsp. flour, gluten-free
1 cup vegetable broth
Salt and pepper to, taste

Instructions:

In a large skillet, heat the olive oil. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the flour and cook for 30 seconds. Add the broth and carrot and cook for 20 minutes. Serve warm. Enjoy your meal.

6 Low Calorie Sauce Ideas