7 simple finishing sauces to spoon on everything

Elevate basic burgers, chicken, and more with versatile dressings you can make in under 5 minutes.
Published April 13, 2020

Most of us are cooking more than usual these days. Whether you’re using the extra kitchen time to churn out four-course daily menus or cooking up big ol’ batch recipes to eat for days, keeping homemade meals interesting is the name of the game.

Enter finishing sauces: This class of condiment-esque dressings is great for warding off a culinary rut. Even when your base dish is basic—think burgers, grilled chicken breasts, pork cutlets or baked potatoes—a flavourful finishing sauce can make your meal feel special. Read on for seven sauces to get you started. Stir ’em together in under 5 minutes, and drizzle over whatever goodness you’re dishing up today. 



Leslie Fink, MS, RD has been working at WW for 20 years. In addition to her role as a WW nutritionist and recipe editor, she works on food and program development for a variety of projects such as the WW cruises, WW Ambassador partnerships, WW Fresh, and WW x Blue Apron. Leslie helps bring delicious food and meal ideas to WW events, program materials, and more.