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.[2] Many diverse condiments exist in various countries, regions and cultures. This list includes notable worldwide condiments.

CondimentsEdit

 
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 countryEdit

AustraliaEdit

AzerbaijanEdit

BangladeshEdit

CanadaEdit

ChileEdit

 
Ají with lime

ChinaEdit

 
Shacha sauce with coriander

FranceEdit

GeorgiaEdit

GermanyEdit

GhanaEdit

GreeceEdit

 
Taramasalata with garnishes

IndiaEdit

 
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

ItalyEdit

  • 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

IndonesiaEdit

 
Traditional sambal terasi served on stone mortar with garlic and lime

IranEdit

 
Torshi liteh made with vinegar, eggplants and herbs

JapanEdit

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

KoreaEdit

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

LevantineEdit

MalaysiaEdit

MexicoEdit

NorwayEdit

PakistanEdit

 
Dahi chutney (at right) with Mirchi ka salan

PhilippinesEdit

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

RussiaEdit

SpainEdit

SwedenEdit

 
Smörgåskaviar tops a cottage cheese sandwich

SwitzerlandEdit

ThailandEdit

 
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 KingdomEdit

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

United StatesEdit

VietnamEdit

See alsoEdit

List articlesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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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