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Red Robin Bistro Sauce Recipe

You most likely tried to amplify the flavors of the grilled salmon, burger, or chicken with some savory sauce. Each offers you something unique, but none stands against Red Robin Bistro Sauce. 

It is a famous French culinary sauce with a rich flavor and excellent smooth luminosity. The texture and delicious signature flavors are what make it so unique. 

However, what people love the most is its versatility. Red Robin Bistro works well on anything from meat to veggies, pasta, soups, and fish.

And now you’ve got a chance to try his exquisite condiment since this is the best Red Robin Bistro Sauce recipe you’ll find.

How to Make Red Robin Bistro Sauce

Although there are different variations of the Red Robin Bistro Sauce, the main ingredients usually include vinegar, basil, spicy ketchup, shallots, paprika, and mayonnaise. 

Each ingredient adds uniqueness to the recipe and creates a unique pack of flavors and spiciness. 

At the same time, another unique feature of the Red Robin Bistro Hot Sauce is its perfectly smooth consistency. It is achieved by carefully grinding all the ingredients in the food processor.

Nevertheless, to reach that perfect texture, you need to know the exact proportions. So, here it is.

Ingredients:

(4 servings)

  • 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions

Making the Red Robin Bistro Sauce is easy and doesn’t require much time since you probably already have all the ingredients. If not, you might need a little more time getting them in your nearby store. 

Or you can modify the ingredients and use the ones you have. But we’ll talk about it later on.

The most important thing you must remember about this sauce recipe is the proportions and quality of the ingredients. If any essential ingredient is missing or is not fresh and clean, the Red Robin Bistro Sauce won’t retain its great flavor.

And since we don’t use the traditional mayo and ketchup as the basis here, sticking to the recipe is quite essential. 

Step 1:

Combine sun-dried tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, thyme, basil, garlic, red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper in a food processor. Pulse until the ingredients are finely chopped and well combined. 

Step 2: 

Pour the sauce into the jar or container and store it in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. 

Use your sauce as a base for stews and soups, or pour it over pizza or cooked pasta. It won’t disappoint!

Ingredient Substitution

The variety of the recipe variations impresses, and you will probably find variants of the Red Robin Bistro Sauce recipes on the web. That’s because plenty of the ingredients could be used interchangeably to add the same flavors to this condiment.

So, opt for these alternatives if you’re looking for a refreshing version of this copycat recipe and don’t have all the original ingredients.

1. Canned Tomatoes 

Sun-dried tomatoes are the basis for this savory sauce. But they are not common in one’s household. If you don’t have any sun-dried tomatoes or don’t have time to make your owngo for canned peeled tomatoes

Canned tomatoes are a great backup option with a similar flavor profile. However, it will make your sauce thinner than the sun-dried option. Still, you can thicken the sauce with tomato paste to retain the original consistency. 

2. Red Wine Vinegar + Maple Syrup 

If you like, you can approximate balsamic vinegar with a combination of red wine vinegar and maple syrup. Depending on the consistency you want, you can go for a 1:4 ratio where 1 part is for sweet stuff (maple syrup), and 4 is for the red wine vinegar. 

For the thicker consistency, it’s best to use the 1:2 ratio.

3. Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne pepper is made from the same pepper as crushed red pepper flakes. It makes it a great substitute here. Plus, you can maintain the heat in your sauce with cayenne pepper. 

Use ½ to ¾ as much cayenne to achieve the same heat level, or play with the proportions to make your sauce milder.

What to Serve with Red Robin Bistro Sauce 

Since the Red Robin Bistro Sauce is slightly sweet, it is perfect for dipping and drizzling on anything from meat to veggies, as we’ve told before. Many enjoy it with grilled chicken salad, beef, steamed broccoli, and even french fries. 

You’re free to try different variations until you find your perfect combo. But we recommend keeping an eye on some of the following examples.

Caesar Salad

Speaking of salads, Red Robin Bistro Sauce is a mouthwatering way to spice up your greens in the caesar salad. You only need to substitute a traditional egg-based dressing with a better-for-you spicy sauce.

Toss a small amount of it with grilled chicken, some crouton, and lettuce for a tasty twist on this salad classic. Your guests will undoubtedly be impressed.

Shrimp

Shrimp is one of the most widely consumed seafood in the US and usually goes with the good old Old Bay sprinkled over those little guys. While some are comfortable doing it the old way, we encourage you to make it more exciting with the Red Robin Bistro Sauce

Saute the shrimp in butter, Red Robin Bistro Sauce, and garlic to add a spicy kick of flavor without dirtying every pan in your kitchen. Then top the shrimp with lemon zest and basil to allow the herbs to wilt. The shrimp will turn out irresistible.

Fried Chicken

Fried chicken wings with a crispy, crunchy coating and juicy, tender meat are the kind of snack food we all love. If you’re into the spicy dipping sauce, like Red Robin Bistro Sauce, fried chicken wings are the perfect companion. 

Have a bowl of this sauce on the side and dip away to your heart’s content. You won’t regret it, regardless of the ingredients you decide to use for this savory sauce.

How to Store Red Robin Bistro Sauce

Although the Red Robin Bistro Sauce is easy to make, it won’t last for too long. You can store it for a maximum of two weeks. But that’s not only that. 

Store Red Robin Bistro Sauce in the Fridge

The fridge is the perfect place for storing the Red Robin Bistro sauce. Pouring the sauce into an airtight container or glass jar would be best. However, remember to shake it well while using the sauce from the fridge to mix it after a long sitting period. 

Since the flavors start to change after 2 weeks, it’s best to toss it away.

Store Red Robin Bistro Sauce in the Freezer

Regarding the sauce’s texture, it would be best if you never froze it. The consistency and flavors will change entirely after freezing, so it’s best to whip up a new batch of sauce.

red robin bistro sauce

Red Robin Bistro Sauce Recipe

Try to amplify the flavors of your meat, fish, and even veggies with a new savory Red Robin Bistro Sauce. This condiment is healthy and tasty and requires only 5 minutes. Add some heat to your favorite dishes with this unique sauce.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 192 kcal
Equipment
  • food processor
Ingredients
  
  • 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
Instructions
 
  • Combine sun-dried tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, thyme, basil, garlic, red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper in a food processor. Pulse until the ingredients are finely chopped and well combined. 
  • Pour the sauce into the jar or container and store it in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. 
Nutrition
Calories: 192kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 2gFat: 16gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 421mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 4g

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