I think one of the hardest things about cooking fresh foods is often knowing what sauces you can use to make your life that little bit easier. Often, ready-made sauces can be packed full of sugar and salt so I wanted to share with you some of my favourite, healthy condiment alternatives that you can make at home.

PARMESAN FREE PESTO

Ingredients

1 ripe avocado, sliced

5 tbsp olive oil

1 handful of fresh basil leaves, chopped

1 handful spinach, chopped

1 handful pine nuts

1-2 garlic cloves (adjust to your taste)

Juice of 1 lemon

Pinch sea salt

Pinch pepper

 

Method

1. Add all ingredients in a food processor & blend until smooth.

2. Perfect with wholegrain pasta or courgette

 

GREEN PEA GUACAMOLE

Ingredients
(makes 8 servings – perfect for sharing or freeze in serving sized amounts)

1 cup of defrosted green peas, drained

1 avocado, diced

Juice of 1 lime or lemon

2 tbsp red onion, minced or very thinly chopped

1 tsp red chilli, minced or very thinly chopped

1 tomato, chopped

75g coriander, chopped

Himalayan crystal salt and ground black pepper to taste.

 

Method

1. In a food processor, pulse the peas until smooth. Spoon them into a mixing bowl.

2. Add the rest of the ingredients – mixing together carefully (it can get messy!).

3. Serve with vegetable sticks as a snack or an added garnish