List of condiments

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Various salsas
Various grades of U.S. maple syrup, a type of syrup

A condiment is an edible food, such as a sauce, that is added to some foods to impart a particular flavor, enhance its flavor,[1] or in some cultures, to complement the dish. 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.


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.
Three relishes here accompany Nshima (top right), a cornmeal product in African cuisine
Traditional Korean soy sauce
Various vinegars



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


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


Torshi Liteh made with Vineger, eggplants and herbs


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


Doenjang containing whole soybeans
Saeujeot in the front and various jeotgal being sold at Gyeongdong Market, Seoul, Korea




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

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  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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