It’s rare to find a bottled sauce that doesn’t smack of preservatives, so when I sampled the Simply Boulder Culinary Sauces, I was wowed by the ultra-fresh aroma and flavor. All-natural, gluten- and dairy-free, made with organic agave nectar, extra-virgin olive oil, and real fruit juices, these healthy sauces are excellent pantry staples.

My favorite, the Coconut Peanut, has just the right balance of salty peanut flavor matched with sweet coconut and a touch of heat to perk up spring rolls and yakitori. The fresh-from-the-garden taste of the Lemon Pesto adds zest to pasta and seafood. Drizzle the Honey Dijon on a cobb salad or a toasted ham-and-cheese; add Truly Teriyaki to stir-fry and brown rice; and glaze your next grilled chicken with the zesty Pineapple Ginger.

Tip: Simply Boulder Culinary Sauces can be found at grocery stores throughout the metro area, including Lucky’s Market, Sunflower Farmers Market, and Whole Foods Market.

Lucky’s Market, 3960 Broadway St., Boulder, 303-444-0215

Sunflower Farmers Market, multiple locations

Whole Foods Market, multiple locations