Rescue ingredients from the bin by making your own condiments - and save money to boot. Saucy!
A glut of ripe, juicy tomatoes can be used to make this homemade ‘red sauce’ that will keep in the fridge, in an airtight container, for up to three months.
Thousand island dressing
This one’s a real fridge sweep - leftover ketchup, mayo, hard-boiled eggs, olives, green herbs and peppers create a tangy, salmon-pink thousand island dressing that’s perfect for salads, sarnies and dipping your chips.
Doesn’t everyone have jars or capers and pickles sitting in their fridge door, bobbing about in a sea of vinegar? Use ’em in this fish ‘n’ chips classic, throwing in chopped spring onions and scrapes of mayo, mustard and sour cream.
Perfect for using up egg yolks if you’ve been whipping up meringues, this garlicky dip is perfect with... almost anything, really.
Got a bit of horseradish or lemons that need using? Use in place of garlic to add a twist to classic mayo. Or try this delicious basil version by Self Proclaimed Foodie.
Great for making use of all those random bits, like the last in a ketchup bottle, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar and that tin of treacle making a sticky mess in your cupboard. Add extra tang to this BBQ sauce recipe with any dried fruit hanging around.
Throw in spices, cider vinegar, that last bit of brown sugar from when you baked that cake months ago... You can even use flat beer or leftover wine for a boozy twist on this homemade mustard.
Any type of chillis can be used up to make a spicy hot sauce that can be kept for up to six months, and you can experiment with fruits like pineapple and mango too. Just throw in what you have.
It’s easy to throw herbs in the bin once you’ve used a few leaves in a recipe. Mint sauce is the perfect way to use the rest of the bunch in one go.
Use up all those random leftover nuts and save money on pricey shop-bought spreads. This nut butter is utterly, deliciously addictive.
Blue cheese dressing
Yogurt and blue cheese otherwise destined for the bin are revived with this creamy salad dressing, also yummy with steak.
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