Simple Homemade Condiment Recipes

These easy DIY recipes instantly improve your foods; you'll wonder why you ever bought into the bottled versions.

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1. Ketchup

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This homemade ketchup recipe is so much better than bottled, and an inspired way to use up your extra tomatoes. Get the recipe  »

2. Cocktail Sauce

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This zesty dip for shrimp and other seafood isn't just cheaper than bottled cocktail sauce; you can also dial up the heat to taste with more horseradish or hot red pepper. Get the recipe  »

3. Mustard

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Extra additions to this versatile recipe can include turmeric, garlic, tarragon, sugar or honey, salt, and more. Get the recipe  »

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4. Mayonnaise

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Our recipe for homemade mayonnaise is boiled, eliminating any fear of salmonella contamination from raw eggs. Get the recipe  » 

5. Aioli (Garlic Mayonnaise)

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Traditionally served with poached fish, aioli (pronounced eye-oh-lee) can also be used as a dip for fresh vegetables or seafood, or as a salad dressing. This homemade recipe is delicious and cheap to make. Get the recipe  » 

6. Tartar Sauce

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Once you've tasted this homemade version of the classic fish accompaniment, you won't waste your money on prepared tartar sauces. Get the recipe  » 


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