Recipe alert! make easy peasy orange sauce at home.
della sauces are named by color for the sake of simplicity.
Don't be fooled by the simple names though, della sauces are anything but simple in flavor. Each uniquely bold and bright sauce is made with love and deliberate intention.We carefully select ingredients that add punches of flavor and provide power-packed nutrition.
Take the orange sauce, for example. It happens to be very simple to prepare...once you gather all of the right ingredients, that is! Some may be tricky to find, but so worth the effort!
If you are shopping at Whole Foods, you're guaranteed to find them all. Most mainstream grocery stores should also carry everything listed. Smaller markets may not carry some items.
We love its versatility. Keep it freshly stocked in your fridge and try it as:
- a sauce on della bowls- style meals
- a dressing on salads, especially those made with kale
- a dip for fresh vegetables (kids love it, and may eat more veggies because of it!)
- a fun twist to your favorite hummus (just mix it in!)
- a punch of flavor in your sandwich, wrap or stuffed pita (pictured)
It's all in the ingredients
- Tahini: A fancy word for sesame paste, tahini gives orange sauce a rich flavor and creamy consistency. You can thicken the sauce by adding more tahini or add less to make a thinner sauce.
- Miso paste: Made from fermented soybeans, miso is rich in essential minerals and a good source of B vitamins, vitamins E, K and folic acid. Plus, as a fermented food, miso provides the gut with beneficial bacteria that helps us to stay healthy, vibrant and happy.
- OJ: We always use locally sourced, fresh squeezed orange juice, and recommend you do, too, if possible!
- Garlic: Fresh garlic, straight from the clove, is always going to give you the best flavor and most nutritional value. Remove it from the skin, and give it a good smash with the side of your knife.
- Ginger: Fresh ginger root is better than purchased grated ginger in a jar, though it can be used. Peel the skin from the ginger root, and slice, then mince it. Don't throw the ginger root in the blender without mincing first, or you will get little "hairs" in the sauce.
- Pure Maple Syrup: We recommend purchasing real maple syrup, rather than maple-flavored syrup. Maple is actually nutritious, while popular brands of flavored syrup are typically corn syrup based with added flavors and colors.
- Apple Cider Vinegar: This vinegar offers so many health benefits, you can read all about it here. It also adds that final touch to so many recipes. Just make sure you get the real deal, and make sure it's "raw" ... none of that flavored stuff. We use "Braggs" brand.
- 1/2 cup tahini
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1 teaspoon orange zest (optional)
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 tablespoon white miso
- 2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 2 teaspoon ginger, grated
- 2 clove garlic
- 2 teaspoon pure maple syrup
Blend all ingredients together until very smooth.