A great sauce can transform a meal. When you are on the Whole30, there are a lot of awesome Whole30 compatible sauces you can buy, some of them even at Walmart, as shared here. But, if you need budget-friendly sauces or dressings, nothing beats the price of homemade! here are 6 budget-friendly homemade sauces that are easy to make and at a fraction of the cost of store-bought!
This is my favorite dressing and dipping sauce on or OFF the Whole30. This Whole30 compatible version has been my go-to sauce for years and you will never find my fridge without it! Love it as a dip or an inexpensive delicious salad dressing, stocked with healthy fats! If you use homemade mayo, this checks in at only $2.50/8 oz – less than half the cost of many store-bought Whole30 dressings.
Mayo seems daunting to make, I get it! But it can be a budget game-changer. Often people will say, “I don’t eat much mayo,” but I use it to make tuna and chicken salad #cheapproteinoptions, as well as use it as a base for three inexpensive Whole30 compatible dressings. Cost = $1.81/8oz
A great sauce can go a long way in making meals come together and this easy Whole30 Ranch is a staple for our Whole30’s. In my local Whole30 groups, I would bring this to the opening potluck and have people insist I needed to start bottling and selling it. This is a mayo-based sauce which means it’s a great source of healthy fats. Perfect for all the dipping and topping your salads! Cost = $2.97/8oz
This is a must-have sauce in our house at all times! This Whole30 Cilantro Lime Ranch takes any Mexican dish to the next level! Pictured it is my new Cilantro Lime Chicken + Avocado Salsa leftovers turned salad! We also love it drizzled on tacos, taco salad, my tostones sliders, so many things! It is finger-licking good and comes together in 5-minutes. Cost = $3.40/8oz
BBQ sauce is my hubby’s number one in sauces. This flexible EASY sauce comes together quick and is budget-friendly! Cost = $.70/8oz – whaaaat?!