Easy All-Purpose Tomato Sauce

When fresh tomatoes have gone out of season, turn to BPA-free canned tomatoes to whip up this speedy, multipurpose sauce.

Quick-Pickled Red Onions

These pickled red onions come together in a flash to add bright flavor and crunch to all kinds of dishes.

Tiny Cherry Tomato Sauce

This is the perfect tomatoe sauce to make with that extra pint of cherry tomatoes in your CSA box that’s sitting on your counter. Use it in a simple pasta or spoon it over a crispy chicken paillard.

Roasted Red Pepper Romesco Sauce

Our version of Catalonian tomato-red pepper romesco sauce boosts the ratio of roasted bell peppers. It may just end up being, like it has mine, your new all-purpose sauce.

Spicy-Sweet Pickled Cucumbers

hese pickled cucumbers are inspired by the spicy-sweet pickles served at Saffron, a popular Thai takeaway in San Diego.

Fiery-Sweet Peach Salsa

The heat of the jalapeno and bite of the red onion play nicely off the subtle sweetness of the peach in this summery salsa.

Asian Pesto

This versatile pesto recipe gets a spicy Asian spin with Thai basil, chiles, peanuts, and fish sauce.

Fragrant Curry Paste

This is a good choice for an all-purpose curry paste recipe to add zip to Asian dishes. The delightfully complex flavor is superior to jarred curry paste.

Roasted Tomatillo and Chile Sauce

I first encountered this sauce at a remote resort in the Copper Canyon. It's simple, but deceptively flavorful. Use it as a rustic salsa or as a sauce spooned over grilled chicken.