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How To Make Sauces and Dips in Blendtec Blenders

Article by About Chef Austin Chef Austin 


How to Make Dips and Sauces in Blendtec Blender


Have a party or game night at the house? Quickly make some guacamole or garlic hummus dip in your Blendtec. Just press the "Sauces/Dip" preset button and you'll be dipping your chips in no time at all.

The "Sauces" preset is also great for making salad dressings and marinades for meats as well. Say goodbye to the processed bottled salad dressings from the store when you can have fresh dressings in seconds. 

 

Chef Austin's Tips for Sauces & Dips

  • For simple salad dressings, try a vinaigrette. The magic ratio is one part vinegar to three parts oil. Stick with this and add some fresh berries, add cracked pepper and sea salt to taste to make a multitude of fresh dressings. 
  • Some thicker dips like hummus and guacamole will need to have the blender jar sides scraped down to incorporate all the ingredients. The Twister Jar can help with this common blender hiccup by giving you the ability to easily scrape the sides of the blender jar while blending. 
  • Use enough ingredients. When using the included Wildside jar, make sure to use enough ingredients for the blades to move around, otherwise, it will not blend. If you want to use a small amount of ingredients, consider investing in the WildSide Mini or Twister Jar for smaller personal size serving dips and dressings.
 
Chef Austin's Recommended Recipes 

Strawberry & Balsamic Vinegarette 

Servings 6-8

  • 2/3 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil 
  • 1/3 Cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 4 Fresh Strawberries
  • Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper, To Taste

Step 1
Add all ingredients to blender jar. Press the "Dips/Sauce" button, if this button is unavailable, blend on a medium-low speed for 30 seconds. 

Step 2
Season with sea salt and pepper. Try this dressing with a tomato, basil, and mozzarella salad.



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About Chef Austin

About the Author: 

Chef Austin Merath is Everything Kitchen's Culinary Wizard, Kitchen-Gadget Reviewer, and New-Product Tester. He studied under chefs in College of the Ozarks' Culinary Program. It's his job to make sure you choose the kitchen tools that are right for you by testing the best we have to offer. When not cooking, Austin is tinkering with computers or exploring the Ozarks with his wife Amy. Click here for his full bio.

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