Dijon Horseradish Sauce

I was just looking to create a sauce for roasted potatoes and broccoli to jazz them up a bit. Some kind of potato salad twist type thing.

I landed on a mustard based sauce since I had a fresh bottle of dijon. You know what they say, use what you have. That advice applies now more than ever, under current circumstances.

This is super easy to put together. Whisk together a few ingredients and you're all set. Keep those potatoes moist and delicious. A lighter, fresher variation on classic potato salad. And, of course, vegan.

Ingredients
2 tbls dijon mustard
2 tbls apple cider vinegar
2 tbls hot sauce
1 tbl horseradish
2 tsps salt
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tsps turmeric
2 tbls olive oil

Whisk together all ingredients except olive oil.

Drizzle in the oil while whisking until a nice emulsion is formed.

I created this for roasted potatoes and broccoli, but this sauce has endless possibilities. It's tangy, spicy and a little bit creamy. Go nuts with it!


Spicy Tomato Sauce

Here's a really simple tomato based sauce that's good for pasta, rice, salad, etc. It's a little spicy, but nothing crazy. It's also really easy and tastes awesome.

1 lb roma tomatoes
2-3 chipotles and 2-3 tbls adobo sauce
1/3 cup chopped raw celery
1 tsp olive oil
3 cloves garlic
basil, salt, pepper to taste

On a baking sheet roast the tomatoes whole in a 425 degree oven for 10 minutes.

The tomatoes take on a really deep flavor from a few minutes in the oven.

Roughly chop and add tomatoes to a blender. You may have to add them in batches to avoid making a mess. Add garlic, chipotles, adobo sauce and oil. Puree. Add celery, spices and remaining tomatoes and buzz again.

Taste and adjust seasoning. Keeping in mind the flavors will intensify after a few hours to rest and marry.

It'll be very liquidy at first, but will thicken up nicely after a rest in fridge.

Enjoy over anything with a neutral flavor. Potatoes, salad, pasta, rice, veggies, beans.

You can achieve an interesting variation by also roasting the celery and garlic.