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List of condiments

Ketchup and mustard on fries
Various grades of U.S. maple syrup

A condiment is a supplemental food, such as gravy, that is added to some foods to impart a particular flavor, enhance its flavor,[1] or in some cultures, to complement the dish but can not stand alone as a dish, for example pickles or bacon. The term originally described pickled or preserved foods, but has shifted meaning over time to include other small packeted goods such as coffee and tea.[2] Many diverse condiments exist in various countries, regions and cultures. This list includes notable worldwide condiments.


Biber salçası ("pepper paste") is a part of cuisines of Anatolia
Vegetables served with a green goddess dressing dip
Guacamole is an avocado-based dip that originated with the Aztecs in Mexico.[3]
Ketchup is a sweet and tangy sauce, typically made from tomatoes, vinegar, a sweetener, and assorted seasonings and spices.
Mostarda is an Italian condiment made of candied fruit and a mustard-flavored syrup.
  • Fish sauce – A condiment made from fish coated in salt and fermented
  • Mustard – Usage of mustard condiment in foods
Homemade mango pickle
  • Mango pickle – A variety of pickles prepared using mango
  • Pickled fruit – Fruit that has been preserved by anaerobic fermentation in brine or immersion in vinegar
  • Pickled onion – Onions pickled in a solution of vinegar or salt
  • Pickled pepper – A Capsicum pepper preserved by pickling
Three relishes here accompany Nshima (top right), a cornmeal product in African cuisine
  • Relish – A cooked, pickled, or chopped vegetable or fruit food item typically used as a condiment
  • Remoulade – Condiment that is usually aioli- or mayonnaise-based
Traditional Korean soy sauce
Various vinegars
  • Vinegar – Liquid consisting mainly of acetic acid and water
Close-up image of Za'atar, a blend of herbs, sesame and salt

By country






Ají with lime


Shacha sauce with coriander






Taramasalata with garnishes


Indian mixed pickle, containing lotus root, lemon, carrot, green mango, green chilis, and other ingredients
Mirchi ka salan (left) and dahi chutney (right) served as side dishes for Hyderabadi biryani
A cucumber and mint raita


  • Alioli – is a Mediterranean sauce made of garlic and olive oil
  • Agliata – a garlic sauce and condiment in Italian cuisine
  • Traditional balsamic vinegar of Modena
  • Capuliato – a Sicilian condiment based upon dried tomatoes
  • Garum - a fermented fish sauce used as a condiment.
  • Gremolata
  • Olio extravergine d'oliva
  • Pesto - consists of crushed garlic, European pine nuts, coarse salt, basil leaves, hard cheese such as Parmigiano-Reggiano (also known as Parmesan cheese) or Pecorino Sardo (cheese made from sheep's milk), all blended with olive oil.
  • Saba - a condiment made from boiling down must, the grape mush left over from making wine.
  • Salmoriglio
  • Vincotto


Traditional sambal terasi served on stone mortar with garlic and lime


Torshi liteh made with vinegar, eggplants and herbs


Ponzu shōyu (ponzu sauce mixed with soy sauce) and tuna steak
Prepared wasabi


Korean condiments: gochujang, jeotgal (salted seafood), jangajji (pickled vegetables), kimchi
Home-made ganjang (soy sauce) and doenjang (soybean paste)






Dahi chutney (at right) with Mirchi ka salan


Atchara, made from pickled green papaya
Palapa, a spicy Maranao condiment made from sakurab and various spices




Smörgåskaviar tops a cottage cheese sandwich



At top is nam phrik pla salat pon, a hot sauce in Thai cuisine, served here with a selection of raw vegetables in Khorat, Thailand

United Kingdom

Cumberland sauce atop duck confit crepes
A mass-produced brand of pickled walnuts

United States


See also

List articles


  1. ^ "Merriam-Webster: Definition of condiment". Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Retrieved October 23, 2011.
  2. ^ Smith, Andrew F. (May 1, 2007). The Oxford companion to American food and drink. Oxford University Press. pp. 144–146. ISBN 978-0-19-530796-2. Retrieved March 15, 2012.
  3. ^ Zeldes, Leah A. (November 4, 2009). "Eat this! Guacamole, a singing sauce, on its day". Dining Chicago. Chicago's Restaurant & Entertainment Guide, Inc. Retrieved November 5, 2009.

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