This month on TNB, we’re going Back to Basics! All month long, I’m sharing recipes and techniques for how to make pantry staples healthier and from scratch. These grain bowl sauces are perfect for meal-prepping on weekends and drizzling on everything from quinoa to soba throughout the week.
Batch-prepping sauces and dressings is the ultimate power move for any home cook. A bowl of rice and vegetables may not be much on its own, but add a fun sauce, and you’ve got yourself a complete meal.
I like to keep one or two sauces/dressings stashed in the fridge during the week, which really speeds things up when you’re throwing together quick lunches and weeknight meals like salads and grain bowls.
The seven make-ahead grain bowl sauces rounded up below are inspired by global flavors and can be drizzled on everything from salads and roasted veggies; to farro, rice, and quinoa bowls; to soba noodles and beyond. Let me know which one’s your fave!