Six Easy No-Cook Sauces for Grilled and Roasted Meat

N o heat necessary to make these quick sauces. The simple ingredients yield complex flavors and will give your grilled meats a serious upgrade. Our recipes for fresh, cold sauces come together in a food processor in just minutes, adding bright flavors to grilled steaks, pork chops, duck breast, and any other meat you cook. There is no wrong way to enjoy these super simple sauces. While they are welcome additions to summer menus, our no-cook sauces are excellent any time of the year. Read on to see which one you’ll make first.

Six Easy No-Cook Sauces for Grilled and Roasted Meat

Romesco Sauce for Grilled & Roasted Meats

Quick and easy, this no-cook Spanish-style sauce has a tomato and red pepper base, with smoky notes from paprika. The bright and delicious sauce makes the perfect accompaniment to grilled steaks and chops, chicken, vegetables and even sandwiches.

Peruvian Aji Verde for Grilled Meats

Aji verde sauce is a popular Peruvian condiment with bright color and vibrant flavor, and it’s easy to make with this recipe. Packed with cilantro and Aji Amarillo, a native Peruvian pepper, this addictive green sauce is typically served with roasted chicken, but you can expand that to grilled steaks and chops, empanadas, and more. Once you try it, you will want to put this sauce on everything. 

Spicy Yum Yum Sauce for Grilled Steaks & Chops

This sweet & spicy mayo-based sauce is a staple at old-school Japanese hibachi steakhouses. With butter as an ingredient, it’s pretty clear this is a Western invention, but we love it just the same.  Yum Yum sauce is excellent with charcoal-grilled steak, chicken, and pork chops. But why stop there? Shrimp, burgers, vegetables and even french fries are better with this sauce. 

Chimichurri Sauce for Grilled & Roasted Meats

This easy chimichurri recipe can be used as both a condiment and a marinade. Packed with cilantro and parsley it’s herby, spicy (adjust to your taste) and garlicky. This fresh and bright sauce is perfect for grilled steak, buffalo, pork, lamb and duck.

Gremolata for Grilled & Roasted Meats

Gremolata is an Italian condiment of chopped herbs originally intended for veal osso buco. Bright, fresh and citrusy, our easy gremolata recipe makes a flavor-packed accompaniment that's perfect for roasted beef, grilled lamb or pork. And yes, veal of all kinds. 

Mango Avocado Salsa for Grilled Meats

This easy recipe combines ripe mango, creamy avocado, and just a touch of heat for a well-balanced condiment that's perfect as an accompaniment for roasted or grilled chicken, steaks, pork chops, and duck, which always plays well with fruit. Tacos, chips, and fish are all better with our salsa.