A bowl of pico de gallo with a spoon resting inside set on a piece of parchment in a rimmed baking tray.

Pico de Gallo

A Mexican staple, this sauce of sorts is essentially fresh salsa that’s named, curiously, for a rooster’s beak.

Sage brown butter with a crispy sage leaf in a small glass.

Sage Brown Butter

If you’ve yet to heat butter ’till it turns nutty brown then dribble it over any and every thing, you’ve yet to live. Here, let us show you how.

Chili Butter

Chili Honey Butter

Sweet, spicy, and just a little sassy. That’s what we think of this sensational synthesis of everyday ingredients. Slather it at will.

Thai Chile-Vinegar Sauce ~ Nam Som

A little tart, a little sweet, and a little hot, this Thai staple is both dipping and drizzling sauce. One taste and you’ll understand why it’s a classic.

Blood oranges cut in half and presented in a grid with one whole one.

Blood Orange Marmalade

Find yourself a little melancholy at the impending end of citrus season? Extend the ephemeral with these puckery–and perfect–preserves.

Pomegranate Walnut Relish

Pomegranate Walnut Relish

This stunning little sauce comes together with ease, imparting a vibrant sweet-tart-crunchiness to practically anything you can think to bestow it upon.

A Mason jar filled with apple-onion chutney along white crostini toped with goat cheese and more chutney

Apple-Onion Chutney

Perhaps the easiest chutney ever, this calls for simply simmering apples, onion, curry powder, tomatoes, and sugar, and then ladling it into jars. See? Easy.

Balsamic vinaigrette ingredients on a wooden cutting board, a bowl of olive oil, a bowl of balsamic vinegar, two cloves of garlic, peppercorns, and a pinch of sugar.

Balsamic Vinaigrette

Not your everyday vinaigrette, this one pushes the amount of balsamic to epic proportions—to great effect. Drizzle with impunity to lend anything oomph.

Octo vinaigrette in a white bowl next to a basket of fried chicken

Momofuku’s Octo Vinaigrette

An unexpected vinaigrette of sorts with a distinctly Asian-inspired vibe that takes its smooth, smooth heat from ginger and chile. But don’t try this on salads.

The ingredients for quick blender Hollandaise sauce, including egg yolks, half a lemon in a reamer, melted butter, and salt and pepper shakers.

Quick Blender Hollandaise

This quickie hollandaise has all the luxuriant loveliness of the classic sauce yet comes together in just five minutes. Ideal for entertaining. Or the unabashedly lazy.