15 Ways to Jazz Up Your Condiments

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Tired of the same old condiments? Here are a few ideas to jazz up your condiments.

There’s no doubt ketchup, mustard and mayonnaise are the ruling champions of condiments. They add a salty, sweet, tangy and spicy element that our tastebuds adore. They certainly have their place and I’m not suggesting you remove them from the table, however, I would like to suggest a few new options you can add to your repertoire of condiments.

Here are a few of the ideas I shared on CTV Morning Live. Some of them are easily created by mixing together some of the sauces and spices you likely have in your fridge and cupboards and some are made entirely from scratch.

Which one will you try first?

grilled sweet potato with sauce on it on plate
Here’s the BBQ Mayo on grilled sweet potatoes.

Mix & Match Combos

Rifle through your fridge and spice cupboard to see which of these you can toss together for your next gathering.

BBQ Sauce Mayo – 1/2 cup mayo + 1/4 cup BBQ sauce + 1 Tsp lime juice + 1/2 tsp garlic pwdr

Chipotle Ketchup –  1 cup ketchup + 1-2 Tbsp chipotle sauce

Thai Red Curry Ketchup – 1 cup ketchup + 2 Tbsp red curry paste + juice and zest of 1 lime + 1 tsp fish sauce

Caesar Ketchup – 1 cup ketchup + 1/2 tsp celery salt + 1/2 tsp Tabasco sauce + 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce + 2 Tbsp Clamato juice

Sriracha Mayonnaise – 1 cup mayonnaise + 3 Tbsp sriracha sauce

Cilantro Mayonnaise – 1 cup mayonnaise + 1 cup chopped cilantro leaves + 1-2 cloves crushed garlic + juice and zest of 1 lime

Wasabi Mustard – 1/2 cup mustard + 1 Tbsp wasabi paste

cilantro mayonnaise condiments
This cilantro mayo is awesome on fish.

From Scratch

Here are a few condiments that incorporate fresh, seasonal ingredients. They may take a little more effort but they are well worth it.

Chimichurri Sauce – A fresh, green herb sauce featuring parsley, oregano and garlic in oil and vinegar. Perfect for grilled meat.

Rhubarb Barbeque Sauce – A tasty, not too smoky, sauce that’s great on chicken or lighter meats. One of over 40 rhubarb recipes in my Rhubarb Cookbook.

Tzatziki – A healthier alternative to mayo, tzatziki is a great topping for meat or vegetarian burgers, grilled chicken, lamb and any Greek inspired dish. It’s also super tasty on sandwiches or in wraps

Pickled Beets – Try them on burgers, in wraps or on sandwiches. You won’t be disappointed.

Sweet Pickled Onions – My hubby discovered these while travelling and now adds them to everything – tacos, pulled pork and burgers. Recipe coming soon!

Tomato Jam – It sounds bizarre, but this sweet and spicy jam does wonders for all kinds of burgers. It’s pretty awesome on crackers and cream cheese too!

Pickled Hot Peppers – When hot sauce just isn’t enough, try these pickled hot peppers to add an extra kick to burgers, pizza, wraps or sandwiches.

Hot Pepper Jelly – Sweet, salty, tangy and spicy – you get it all when you spread a little of this on your burger or grilled meat.

Pickled Dilly Beans – Try these instead of cucumber pickles.

So, what do you think? Will you be trying some of these? If so, let me know how you like them.

And please, take a photo, post it on Instagram and tag #getgettys so I can see it and like it!

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