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 heyashfoster.com 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
1/4 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.
-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