Barbecue season is in full swing, and it's time for some new marinades and dipping sauces to impress your guests. We're bringing you the top trending sauce recipes from Pinterest so you can elevate your flavor game this summer.


"Oh My!" Steak Sauce

better oh my steak sauce
Credit: Courtesy of The Novice Chef

This steak sauce is called "Oh My!" for a reason! It has a wide range of flavors thanks to ingredients like horseradish, garlic, dijon mustard, thyme, and more. And it's as easy as melting butter, mixing in the rest of the ingredients, and pouring it all over your ribeye. Pro tip: let the sauce sit for ten minutes after whisking, and it will thicken just enough.

Recipe: Try The Novice Chef's "Oh My!" Steak Sauce

Southern Comeback Sauce

Credit: Courtesy of A Spicy Perspective

This classic southern sauce is super simple to make and can be eaten with anything and everything. It is meant to be a bit spicy, but you can dial up or down the heat by adjusting how much hot sauce you add. It's especially great on burgers and sandwiches, or as a dip for fries, shrimp and wings. Or even add a dollop to your soup to stir in for extra flavor.

Recipe: Try A Spicy Perspective's Southern Comeback Sauce

Best Chimichurri Sauce

Credit: Courtesy of Ciao Florentina

Blogger Chio Florentina claims this is the "best Argentinian chimichurri sauce of all time." This green version uses parsley, oregano, garlic, and an optional cilantro to make a tasty topping for meat, fish, and chicken. A food processor will give you a chunkier texture, while a blender will make a smoother quality.

Recipe: Try Ciao Florentina's Best Chimichurri Sauce

BEST Sweet and Sour Sauce

Credit: Courtesy of Daring Gourmet

Why buy sweet 'n sour sauce when you can make it even better in just five minutes?! This way you know exactly what you're eating—you won't be consuming any of the preservatives that are often in the store-bought sauces. And if you really want to make it look like it does in Chinese restaurants, drop in some red food-coloring!

Recipe: Try the Daring Gourmet's BEST Sweet and Sour Sauce

Cowboy Butter

Credit: Courtesy of Delish

Delish calls this sauce "liquid gold." The recipe page has a mouthwatering video that shows how to make the sauce and what foods they like to dip in it: steak, chicken, and cornbread, too!

Recipe: Try Delish's Cowboy Butter

Best Ever Homemade BBQ Barbecue Sauce

Credit: Courtesy of Melanie Cooks

Apparently this sauce is so good you'll want to eat it with a spoon straight from the bottle. It's made of a variety of condiments and flavors, including ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, sugar and vinegar, to make it super savory. You can make the same recipe as chunky (as seen above) or as smooth as you want—blend it to your perfect consistency.

Recipe: Try Melanie Cooks' Best Ever Homemade BBQ Barbecue Sauce

White Barbecue Sauce: An Alabama Favourite

Credit: Courtesy of Rock Recipes

This sauce is particularly good on smoked chicken and ribs, but it's also a great dipping sauce for tenders or even veggies. Leave it in the fridge overnight so the ingredients combine to create a tangy taste and creamy consistency. Its zesty vinegar flavor complements smoky meat really nicely.

Recipe: Try Rock Recipes' White Barbecue Sauce

Avocado Bomb Sauce

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Credit: Courtesy of Simply Made Recipes

This "Bomb Sauce" is basically a thinned-out guacamole, so you can get your avo fix with everything. Use it as a topping for steaks, chicken, salads, or dipping egg rolls, tenders, or chips.

Recipe: Try Simply Made Recipes' Avocado Bomb Sauce

Garlic Parmesan Dipping Sauce

Credit: Courtesy of The Mommy Mouse Clubhouse

If you've ever had the Garlic Parmesan Dipping Sauce at Buffalo Wild Wings, this recipe may taste familiar to you. This blogger was so obsessed with the creamy, flavorful cheese sauce at the restaurant that she set out to make it on her own, and boy does it sound good. It'll make any plain chicken, veggie, bread, or salad so tasty.

Recipe: Try The Mommy Mouse Clubhouse's Garlic Parmesan Dipping Sauce

Sweet-Chili Pineapple Sauce

Credit: Courtesy of The Flavours of Kitchen

This dipping sauce has the perfect sweet-n-spicy balance. This recipe is a bit different from the regular Thai sweet-chili sauce you'd find in the grocery store. It has sweet pineapple juice to cut the heat of the chili peppers. In addition to dipping shrimp, spring rolls, and more, you can also coat wings and carrots in the sauce to bake.

Recipe: Try The Flavours of Kitchen's Sweet-Chili Pineapple Sauce