Simple Homemade Condiment Recipes

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

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.

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2. Cocktail Sauce


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.

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3. Mustard


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

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4. Mayonnaise


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

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5. Aioli (Garlic Mayonnaise)


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.

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6. Tartar Sauce


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

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