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Sauces and Seasonings

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    Russian Dressing

    Sure, you can buy Russian dressing, but homemade is so much better. Plus, you likely have all the ingredients on hand. It's terrific on a Reuben or alongside Baked Eggs…

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    Satsuma Cranberry Sauce

    Fragrant satsumas add bright, juicy, floral sweetness to tart cranberries. If you’re a Negroni lover, you’ll enjoy the flavor of Campari with the citrus, but if you don’t drink it,…

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    Carrot Top Arugula Pesto

    Don’t throw out those carrot tops! They make a vibrant pesto, with rich flavor from toasted walnuts instead of the traditional pine nuts. Arugula adds a peppery bite. The pesto…

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    Preserved Lemon Tahini Sauce

    Mild sesame tahini sauce gets a kick of savory flavor from white miso and some briny, pickled notes from preserved lemons. Use as a dip for falafel, or spread on…

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    Zhoug

    This traditional falafel condiment is the fiery Middle Eastern answer to pesto. It’s commonly made with cilantro, but parsley and mint take its place in this version. If you’re a…

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    Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce

    Cold vegetables, meat, or noodles instantly become a meal when you have peanut sauce around. Whatever kind of peanut butter you normally eat—crunchy or smooth, natural or sweetened—will work. Use…

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    Ume-Scallion Dressing

    This bright green sauce gets intense flavor from peppery watercress and briny umeboshi vinegar. Try drizzling it on a cold soup, like the Classic Vichyssoise shown here, or toss with…

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    Garlic Vinaigrette

    This is a classic go-to vinaigrette that every cook needs, with garlic to add savory flavor and a touch of rice vinegar and honey to mellow things out. It's delicious…

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    Dukkah Spice

    A blend of nuts, seeds, and spices, the Mediterranean spice mix dukkah (dook-ah) is warm, complex, savory, and rich. Although not widely available, its components are, so it’s easy to…

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