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Ode to the Surfrider Sauce

Updated: Oct 27, 2021

This is NOT my recipe. In fact, I've searched the depths of my mind to recall the original recipe as best I can.

There used to be a food blogger out there in the Medical Medium community who made fantastic recipes. Her Surfrider Sauce was my very favorite. Her name was Ashley Foster; Her site was but at the time of this posting, was no longer a working domain.

Let me tell you why I love this sauce so much. You can put it on everything: steamed veggies, baked/steamed potatoes, fries, and summer rolls. You can use it as a marinade or salad dressing, or eat it with a spoon like a gazpacho.

I made her sauce SO MUCH that I had the recipe memorized. Well....I had it memorized a year ago. This is my best guess at the ingredients of my beloved Surfrider Sauce. And Heyashfoster, if you're still out there, I was a huge fan and this is a tribute to your contribution to the healing community!


  • 1 cup of cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 1 cup of red bell pepper, rough chopped

  • 1 jalapeno

  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice

  • 2 cloves of garlic

  • 1 tsp onion powder

  • 1 tsp ground coriander

  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup

  • 1 tsp sea salt

  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin

  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric

  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper

Combine all ingredients in a high speed blender and process until smooth. Store in a glass airtight jar in the fridge for up to 7 days, if it lasts that long.

Serving tips:

-Steamed beans, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, potatoes, broccoli, basically all veggies

-Baked white or sweet potatoes

-Used as a dipping sauce for plantain and potato fries, summer rolls

-Great with pineapple and mango

-Use it as a marinade for jackfruit, mushrooms, or tofu

-Drizzle over salads or sip as a refreshing summer gazpacho

-I love it on my Summer Roll in a Bowl

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