Special Mustard Sauce for Grilled Veggies
Dipping grilled vegetables, simply seasoned with olive oil, a pinch of salt and pepper, in this special mustard vinaigrette sauce, you will taste all the varieties of veggie flavors in your mouth. This mustard sauce works very well with grilled meat without question but this tangy mustard sauce brings the most delicious flavors out of well ripe seasonal vegetables. You can also use this sauce as a vegetable salad dressing beside meaty barbecue.
I am not a vegan or vegetarian as I love all kinds of food and wanna taste all flavors of the world so I can not be. However, I am trying to reduce the amount of meat in our meal plan and find out the way to replace the meat with other ingredients. And my beloved “meat-replacement” food is tofu, it can replace rice or bread which could cause an overweight problem by excessive carbohydrate intake. Also, many of seasonal vegetables, especially in this late summer/early autumn season, could be a star for summer barbecue party.
Ingredients and How to Mix
Dipping grilled vegetables in this special spicy mustard vinaigrette sauce, you will taste all the varieties of veggie flavors and tender meat in your mouth.
- 100 g tomato sauce
- 50 g English mustard (I used the mustard from Ramsa-Wolf)
- 1 onion
- 1/2 bunch of chives
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp cane sugar (or honey)
- pinch of pepper
Chop the onion and chives finely.
Place the tomato sauce, mustard, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, sugar, and pepper.
Add chopped onion and chives.
Stir well, pour into a serving bowl or store in a jar.
You can keep the sauce in the fridge over the whole barbecue season.
Behind the Kitchen
The mustard is the most important ingredient for this sauce recipe and the taste could be very different depends on what kind of mustard you use. In Austria, you can find so many different brands for the mustard as it’s the must-have sauce for sausage dish which is one of the well-known Austrian traditional dishes. And personally I like mustard from Ramsa-Wolf, and English mustard is their signature product. Besides this English mustard, they also have various kinds of mustard made of cranberry, orange, whiskey, pumpkin oil and much more. Check out their mustard recipes and create some unique sauce of your own!
Tips for Being Green
+You can grill whatever vegetables you have in the kitchen. It’s one of the easy and delicious ways to get rid of old vegetables. By adding some high protein foods such as tofu or processed food made of all kinds of beans, the table will be balanced with a perfectly nourished food variety.
+ If you grilled too many veggies and some sauces were left, you can keep it for the next meal. And the menu for the next meal could be warm grilled veggie salad or you just chop this grilled veggies in smaller sizes, cook some rice or use frozen leftover rice from other time, and cook fried rice mixing all these leftovers and of course, seasoned with leftover sauces. It’s simple one pot dish inspired by Korean fried rice. Sometimes (I think most of the time personally) the dishes made of leftover food taste even better than the one before.