7 Low-Calorie Sauces Recipes You Must Try

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When you consume low-calorie foods for weight loss, consuming low-calorie sauces can be a great addition. These low-calorie sauces recipes are easy to make and yummy in taste.

Eating healthy can be boring if you eat the same old boiled veggies. But when you eat low-calorie foods and high on taste, then even diet food seems interesting. With these low-calorie sauces, you get the best of taste without adding extra inches to your waistline. Now that’s cool! Enjoy these low-calorie recipes at home and ditch the jars available at the supermarkets. You’ll eat fresh and save a lot of money. Read on to find 7 low-calorie sauces recipes to make your meals all the more enjoyable. 


7 Low-Calorie Sauces Recipes

1. Salsa

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One of the most loved low-calorie sauces is Salsa. It is easy and quick to make and can be enjoyed with so many dishes. Enjoy it with kale chips, pita chips, spread it on whole wheat toast, add it to salads, or enjoy it with guacamole for a complete Mexican experience. 

Ingredients:
  • 3 chopped tomatoes 
  • ½ cup chopped green bell pepper 
  • 4 tsp jalapeno peppers 
  • 1 cup diced onion 
  • ¼ cup fresh minced cilantro (or coriander)
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice 
  • ½ tsp cumin powder 
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper 
  • Salt to taste 
Method:
  • Mix tomatoes, onion, pepper, jalapeno, cilantro, lemon juice and cumin powder in a bowl. 
  • Add freshly ground black pepper and salt to taste. Give it a final toss and your delicious low-calorie salsa is ready. 
You can quickly make a Mango Salsa with the same salsa. Just mix chopped mango with the spicy salsa. Enjoy it with tortilla chips, nachos, or add it to your favorite fish tacos.
 
2. Guacamole 

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Talking about all thing low cal and not mentioning guacamole is not possible. The rich creamy avocados high in mono-unsaturated fats are great for your health. Add a little guacamole to your salad or spread it over a whole wheat toast for a hearty breakfast
 
Ingredients:
  • 2 garlic cloves 
  • 4 ripe avocados, peeled and pitted 
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, minced 
  • 3 tbsp cilantro (or coriander)
  • ½ tsp cumin powder 
  • ½ tsp salt 
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper 
  • 2 ½ tbsp lemon juice 
  • 1tbsp olive oil 
Method: 
  • Put olive oil and garlic in a mortar and mash it pestle until you get a smooth paste. 
  • Mash avocado with a fork. Add jalapeño pepper, cilantro, salt, pepper, cumin powder, lemon juice and black pepper. Mix well. 
  • To the avocado mixture, add garlic paste. Mix well. 
Your low cal guacamole is ready to be served!
 

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3. Greek Spinach Dip 

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Spinach is a powerhouse of iron. You’ve been eating it in salads or as curries, but now it is time to indulge in guilt free Greek Spinach Dip. 

Ingredients:
  • ¼ cup cut shallots 
  • 4 green onions, chopped 
  • 340g spinach leaves 
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic 
  • 2 tbsp olive oil 
  • ½ tsp lemon zest 
  • 2 tsp lemon juice 
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt 
  • ½ cup feta cheese, finely crumbled 
  • 2 tbsp fresh Dill leaves 
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper 
  • Salt to taste 
Method:
  • Heat oil in a large pan and add shallots, onion, and garlic. Cook until soft for about 2 minutes. 
  • Add spinach and stir often. Cook until spinach has welted. 
  • Add the spinach mixture to a food processor. Add lemon juice, lemon zest, Greek yogurt, feta cheese, and Dill leaves and blend.  
  • Add salt and pepper to taste and relish this low-calorie recipe. 
 
4. Baba Ganoush 

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A delicacy all over Middle East, Baba Ganoush is a super healthy and tasty dip. You can easily make it at home with this step by step recipe. 

Ingredients:
  • 1 large eggplant 
  • ½ cup pine nuts, roasted 
  • ¾ tsp cumin powder 
  • ½ tsp minced garlic 
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice 
  • 2 tbsp low fat mayonnaise 
  • 2 tbsp tahini (roasted sesame seed paste)
  • 3 tbsp chopped parsley (or coriander)
  • Salt to taste 
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper 
Method: 
  • Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees. 
  • Place the eggplant in a greased baking dish lined with foil and pierce with a fork.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for about 45 minutes or until cooked. 
  • Let it cool, cut it into half. Scoop out the pulp and discard the skin. 
  • Blend pine nuts, garlic, and cumin powder until it forms a coarse paste. 
  • To this mixture add eggplant, lemon juice, tahini, salt and pepper and blend again. 
  • Spoon out the mixture into a bowl, drizzle olive oil on top and garnish with coriander or parsley. 
Relish this delicious low-fat sauce with pita bread. 
 
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5. Parmesan Sour Cream Dip 

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This yummy cheesy delight might not sound healthy, but replacing the ingredients with healthy versions will surely work wonders. You can enjoy it as a dressing in your salads or relish it with crudités like celery, carrot, and cucumber. 

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup low-fat sour cream 
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise 
  • ½ cup parmesan, grated 
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder 
  • Salt to taste 
Method:
  • Combine sour cream, mayonnaise, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, and salt in a bowl. Mix well. 
The best part is that it's not only yummy but has just 87 calories (approx). So you can enjoy it as a cheat meal and yet not be guilty. 
 
6. Low-Calorie Pesto

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There is no denying that pesto pasta is a slice of heaven. But when you have to eat healthy, replacing fattening ingredients is important. Low cal pesto is healthy and is a great diet sauce. 

Ingredients:
  • ½ medium avocado, peeled and pitted 
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice 
  • 1 tsp minced garlic 
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves 
  • 1 -2 tbsp almond milk
  • Salt to taste 
Method:
  • In a blender mix mashed avocado and lemon juice to form a smooth paste. 
  • Add in basil and garlic and blend again. Do this smoothly, make sure you scrape the sides to get the creamiest pesto. 
  • If needed you can add a few drops of almond milk.
  • Add salt to taste right at the end and serve the pesto with wheat pasta or with a baguette.  
 
7. Pumpkin Dip 

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On days when you have sweet cravings yet want to eat healthily, this delicious low-calorie recipe will be your savior. The chilled pumpkin dip is a refreshing treat to salivate your sweet tooth. Enjoy it with breadsticks, cookies, or just have a spoonful. 

Ingredients:
  • ¾ cup low-fat cream cheese softened  
  • ¼ cup brown sugar 
  • ½ cup canned pumpkin 
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup 
  • ½ tsp cinnamon powder 
 
Method:
  • Add cream cheese, brown sugar, and pumpkin to a big bowl. Blend it using a hand blender until it is a smooth paste. 
  • To the mixture add maple syrup and cinnamon powder. 
  • Cover and chill for 30 minutes before serving it. 

With these easy to make healthy sauces recipes, you can give fitness thumbs up without compromising n taste. Whip them up and store them in an airtight container in your refrigerator. So the next time before wasting your money on store-bought diet sauces, try these easy to make homemade delicious sauces.

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