These are some of my favorite sauces, pestos, dressings and the like that enliven the simplest dishes.
Aioli (garlicky homemade mayonnaise): to use as a dip, sandwich spread, in deviled eggs, with fish or meat, in a salad dressing, etc.
Cream Miso Dressing: Salads of all kinds, steamed or roasted vegetables, grains and vegetables, etc.
Salsa Verde (Italian Parsley Sauce): to dress roasted vegetables, as a soup garnish, sandwich spread, w/ eggs, etc.
Greens & Herb “Pesto”: to toss with pasta, beans, sandwich spread, etc.
Harissa (North African spice paste/sauce): wonderful with eggs, grains, beans, meat, fish, greens, etc.
Quick-pickled Onions: in green salads, bean salads, with rice, sautéed greens, on sandwiches, etc.
Pickled Jalapeños & Carrots (Escabeche): traditionally added to tacos but equally good with beans and rice, eggs, seafood, beef, on sandwiches, etc.
Stale Bread & Herb Sauce: on toasted bread with hardboiled egg, with meat or fish or any eggs dish, etc.
Tahini Yogurt Dressing: for chopped salads, roasted veggies, meats, etc.
Vietnamese-Style Dressing w/ Lime Juice and Fish Sauce: on rice noodle salads or green salads w/ tofu, etc.