Clean Choice Awards 2012: Sauces & Condiments

Give your lean proteins, pastas and veggies a clean boost with one of these foolproof flavor-enhancers!
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1. Using all organic ingredients, this authentically Indian simmer sauce is as full-flavored as it is clean! $4, seedsofchangefoods.com for retail locations

“This sauce has a kick that lasts – really nice, spicy bite, deeper flavorful undertones and a great aroma. One of the best jarred sauces I’ve come across!”
– Michael Spiar, Copy Editor

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2. The rich flavor is the result of Chile’s ideal growing conditions and the fact that the olives are pressed within two hours of picking. The bottle lends any table a dose of colorful fun as well! $10, o-liveandco.com for retail locations

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3. Corn Black Bean Red Pepper salsa? It’s hard to believe this savory salsa is clean, but we promise it’s true! $4, desertpepper.com

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4. Slow-cooked in small batches with a dash of Napa Valley wine to boost flavor, this nonna-worthy sauce is as simply Italian as it gets. $5, mezzetta.com

“The Mezzetta sauce had incredible depth of flavor, which is so surprising for a store-bought sauce. It really made the pasta, and I’ll be buying it from now on!”
– Alicia Rewega, Editor-In-Chief

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5. For a change of pace from balsamic vinegar, we found this port wine–infused (sans alcohol) vinegar to be an ideal change of pace. And, like the rest of their incredible selection of top-quality oils and vinegars, the bottle will look gorgeous on any countertop or dinner table. $12, ooliveoil.com

“I tried the O Porto Vinegar simply drizzled over fresh berries, and it was sensational – just the right balance of sweetness with an incredible depth of flavor. I’m going to be making this vinegar a regular staple in all my cooking!”
– Andrea Gourgy, Food Editor