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Tea Sauce for All Occasions

Randy Mayor; Mary Catherine Muir
Yield 1 cup (serving size: 2 tablespoons)
This multipurpose sauce is great with a variety of dishes: Brush it on pork loin or salmon before baking, use it as a dipping sauce for dumplings or pot stickers, or try it as a salad dressing. Despite the high fat percentage (mostly because of the olive oil), the sauce is low in fat grams and overall calories.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup boiling water
  • 2 teaspoons loose green tea or 2 green tea bags, opened
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh chives or green onions
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced seeded hot red chile
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced

Nutrition Information

  • calories 38
  • caloriesfromfat 81 %
  • fat 3.4 g
  • satfat 0.5 g
  • monofat 2.5 g
  • polyfat 0.3 g
  • protein 0.3 g
  • carbohydrate 1.9 g
  • fiber 0.1 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.1 mg
  • sodium 97 mg
  • calcium 5 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine the boiling water and green tea in a bowl; cover and steep for 3 minutes. Remove the tea bags or strain the tea mixture through a fine sieve into a bowl, and discard the tea leaves. Add the minced chives and remaining ingredients to the tea. Cover and chill for 30 minutes.