Cool off in the summer with these cold snap sauce recipes! Enjoy not only meat, but also vegetables

Hot sauce is not much in the hot summer months. But cold sauce recipes like this, that’s something!

Cold sauces are perhaps a little neglected in our kitchen, with the exception of tartar sauce, although they always add a welcome variety of flavors to the prepared dishes.

Come try all 6 variants with us!

Baked chicken with cold sauce

Boiled cold chicken in a creamy, spicy sauce with sultanas and apricots, this chicken is a British classic!

What will we need

  • 100 ml of mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons of Greek yogurt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of curry powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon of salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon of white pepper
  • 3 spoons of mango chutney
  • 2 tablespoons of raisins
  • 3 dried apricots – finely chopped
  • 500 g cooked chicken breast, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of roasted almond flakes


  • In a bowl, mix mayonnaise, Greek yogurt, curry powder, cinnamon, salt, pepper, mango chutney, raisins, and apricots until combined.
  • Add the shredded chicken and toss to coat the chicken.
  • Place in a serving bowl and sprinkle with flaked almonds, then serve as part of a salad or in a sandwich.
Tortilla filled with chicken and cold sauce.


Almost everyone knows the classic Greek yogurt dip with garlic and cucumber, but do you know how it is made?

What will we need

  • 400 g of white yogurt
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 salad cucumber
  • 1 lime
  • salt
  • pepper
  • fresh dill to taste


  1. In a bowl, mix white yogurt with pressed garlic, a pinch of salt and pepper.
  2. Then add finely chopped cucumber and juice from half a lime.
  3. Mix thoroughly and let it sit in the cold for at least one hour.
  4. Garnish the finished sauce with fresh dill. Dill lovers can add it to the sauce itself.
A bowl full of creamy delicious dill cold sauce.

Homemade BBQ sauce

This easy BBQ sauce recipe is ready in 15 minutes and is deliciously sweet, spicy and tangy.

What will we need

  • 1 ½ cups brown sugar
  • 1 ½ cups ketchup
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup of water
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 ½ tablespoons of chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon of dry minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon chopped dry onion
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of black pepper


  • Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Bring to a boil and immediately reduce heat to low.
  • Pour into an airtight container and let cool completely.

You can easily make BBQ sauce in a saucepan with a lid . Do you already have one at home? Get inspired by our review.

A glass full of delicious homemade cold sauce.

Lemon sauce for fish

If you like fish, be sure to try this cold sauce recipe.

What will we need

  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 125 g liquid butter
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped chives
  • 1 teaspoon of chopped thyme
  • 120 g sour cream


  1. Beat the juice of one lemon in a water bath until frothy.
  2. Add liquid butter drop by drop until the sauce thickens.
  3. Then we salt and pepper it.
  4. Stir in chopped chives, chopped thyme and sour cream.
Tender fish in lemon sauce.

Cold cream sauce

This sauce is great with roast beef tenderloin and is also excellent with roast chicken, pork or lamb.

What will we need

  • 150 g of grated cheese
  • 1 handful of fresh chives
  • salt
  • ground black pepper
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 1 cup of cottage cheese


  1. Pour a cup of unflavored cottage cheese into a bowl, add sour cream and grated hard cheese.
  2. Mix well. Season with salt and ground pepper and pour a whole handful of fresh chopped chives into the finished sauce.
  3. Serve the cream sauce chilled.
  4. It is suitable as a dip for grilled meat or vegetables.

If you are more interested in side sauces, so-called dips , be inspired by our other recipes.

Whisk in a bowl with cream sauce.

Tomato ketchup sauce

A slightly improved tomato sauce that goes great not only with meat, but also with tortillas.

What will we need

  • 5 spoons of ketchup
  • 150 g of white creamy yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 100 g of mayonnaise
  • 1/2 onion
  • garlic, salt and chili to taste


  1. Finely chop the onion, squeeze the garlic, mix in the other ingredients.
  2. Serve with meat or tortillas.
A glass full of delicious cold ketchup sauce.

Do you know basic sauces?

1. Bechamel (white sauce)
Marquis Louis de Béchamel (1603-1703), a seventeenth-century financier, is said to have also invented béchamel sauce while trying to figure out a way to eat dried cod. Read more about him in this article !

2. Velouté
It literally means velvet. It is a very light, fawn colored sauce, made from chicken, fish or veal stock thickened with stock.

3. Espagnole (brown sauce)
Espagnok, which means “Spanish” in French, is a brown sauce and is still one of the famous recipes of French cuisine. By thickening the rich brown broth with brown roe, a brown sauce is created.

4. Tomato sauce
The traditional French tomato sauce is thickened with a butter stock. However, tomato sauce is more often associated with Italian cuisine and especially as a side dish to pasta.

5. Hollandaise sauce
The warm sauce is based on egg yolks and clarified butter. Hollandaise is a French word meaning “Dutch style”.

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We are both fans of good food and enjoy cooking. On this website, we want to inspire you with traditional, but also less common recipes. We will be happy if you try our recipes and let us know how you liked them. Bon appetite! :)

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