Basic sauces Archive

Humus (basic recipe)

Posted 22/07/2011 By Francois

Humus (basic recipe)

Production: 500ml.
Preparation: 10 Minutes
Cooking: 0 Minute

Initially from the sunny Mediterranean, this spread can be served in may ways and is an excellent source of protein.
This simple mashed chickpeas puree flavored with sesame and garlic can easily be used as a starting point for hundreds of variations by the simple addition of spices, herbs, peppers, vegetables etc. ..
Here is a simple basic recipe very easy and economical to make at home.



Chick Peas – [3 cups]  (750 ml.)
Thahini (sesame cream) – [2 tablespoons]  (30 ml.)
Lemon juice  – [1/4 cup]  (65 ml.)
Olive oil – [1/4 cup]  (65 ml.)
Garlic cloves – [3]
Salt & Pepper

1- Rinse and drain the chickpeas.
2- Reduce the chickpeas in a puree.
3- Crush the garlic cloves in a garlic press or chop finely.
4- add to the chickpeas puree.
5- Add the lemon juice and tahini.
6- Stir in a food processor or blender.
7- Gradually add the olive oil until desired consistency (creamy).
8- Add salt and pepper to taste.
9- Serve as a sauce, condiment in a sandwich or as a dip with vegetables or chips.

Bechamel sauce

Posted 01/06/2011 By Francois

Bechamel sauce

Production: 6 – Serving
Preparation: 5 Minutes
Cooking: 10 Minutes

Bechamel is the basic white sauce for a multitude of recipes

bechamel white sauce

Onion (medium) – [1]
Butter – [3 tablespoons]  (45 ml.)
Flour (whole wheat ) – [3 tablespoons]  (45 ml.)
Milk – [2 cups]  (500 ml.)
Ground Nutmeg – [1/4 tablespoon]  (4 ml.)
Salt & Pepper to taste


1- In a saucepan, melt butter.
2- Add the flour. Cook 2 minutes while stirring.
3- Add milk and onion. Cook 5 to 7 minutes, stirring constantly.
4- Add the seasonings.
5- Serve immediately or cool and reserve for later use.



Posted 27/05/2011 By Francois

Alfredo Sauce

Production: 2 – Serving
Preparation: 5 Minutes
Cooking: 5 Minutes

The pleasure of parmesan cheese in all its splendor.
Alfredo sauce is one of the classics while being easy to prepare.

Alfredo sauce on pasta

35% Cream – [1 cup]  (250 ml.)
Butter – [1/4 cup]  (65 ml.)
Greated Parmesan – [1 cup]  (250 ml.)
Choped Parsley to taste
Ground Nutmeg to taste
Salt & Pepper to taste

1- Start preparing the sauce for 2-3 minutes before the end of cooking pasta.
2- Use a pot large enough to hold the sauce and pasta.
3- Finely chop the parsley.
4- Reduce the butter and cream in medium heat for 1 minute.
5- Add cheese and parsley.
6- Salt , pepper and nutmeg to taste.
7- Pour the pasta into the sauce and serve immediately.


Avocado sauce with lime

Posted 27/05/2011 By Francois

Avocado sauce with lime


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For: 8 people
Difficulty: Easy
Cost: Economical

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes

Quick and tasty sauce for avocado and fragrance of the south lovers.

Avocado sauce

Avocados – [5]
Lime (juice) – [2]
Onion (large) – [1]
Plum Tomatoes – [10]
Fresh Basil – [30]
Greated Parmesan to taste
Salt & Pepper to taste

1- Marinate the avocado cubes in the lime juice and leave aside.
2- Drop the onion in oil.
3- Add tomatoes.
4- Bake at medium heat for 5 minutes.
5- Salt and pepper to taste and remove from heat.
6- Serve immediately over hot pasta.
7- Cover the sauce with avocado cubes (they should not cook).
8- Garnish with fresh basil and parmesan cheese.

Al Tonno Sauce (tuna)

Posted 24/05/2011 By Francois

Al Tonno Sauce (Tuna)

Production: 6 – Serving
Preparation: 2 Minutes
Cooking: 30 Minutes

A simple sauce but particularly tasty and easy to prepare.
Try it out!

tuna fish in water
Plum Tomatoes (28 oz. can) – [1]
Olive oil – [1/3 cup]  (85 ml.)
Garlic cloves – [4]
Tuna (in Oil) (5.5 oz. can)  – [1]

1- NOTE: Do not use an aluminum pot.
2- Peel, degerm and chop coarsely the garlic.
3- In a saucepan, brown the garlic in oil.
4- Add tomatoes, simmer for 20-25 minutes.
5- Add the tuna drained of its oil.