List of condiments

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

A condiment is a supplemental food (such as a sauce or powder) that is added to some foods to impart a particular flavor, enhance their flavor,[1] or, in some cultures, to complement the dish, but that cannot stand alone as a dish. The term condiment originally described pickled or preserved foods, but has shifted in meaning over time to include other small packaged 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.
Olive oil and olives
Homemade mango pickle
    • Mango pickle – 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 – Capsicum pepper preserved by pickling
  • Pico de gallo – Mexican condiment
  • Pinđur – relish form
  • Piri-piri – Cultivar of Capsicum frutescens
Three relishes here accompany Nshima (top right), a cornmeal product in African cuisine
  • Relish – Cooked, pickled, or chopped vegetable or fruit used as a condiment
  • Remoulade – Mayonnaise-based cold sauce
Making vinaigrette salad dressing
  • Salad dressing – Condiment
  • Salad dressing spread – Salad dressing and mayonnaise substitute
  • Salsa – Condiment used in Mexican cuisine
  • Salsa golf – Cold sauce of mayonnaise and tomatoes
  • Salsa verde – Spicy Mexican sauce based on tomatillos
  • Sambal – Indonesian spicy relish or sauce
  • Sauerkraut – Finely sliced and fermented cabbage
  • Sesame oil – Edible oil from sesame seed
  • Sesame seeds – Plant cultivated for its edible seeds
  • Skyronnes
  • Sour cream – Fermented dairy product
Traditional Korean soy sauce
  • Soy sauce – East Asian liquid condiment
    • Sweet soy sauce – Sweetened aromatic soy sauce, originating from Java, Indonesia
  • Sriracha sauce – Thai hot sauce
  • Sumbala – West African fermented bean paste
  • Sweet chili sauce – Condiment primarily used as a dip
  • Syrup – Thick, viscous solution of sugar in water
  • Tahini – Middle Eastern condiment made from sesame
  • Taioro – Oceanian fermented coconut flesh
  • Tartar sauce – Mayonnaise-based cold sauce
  • Tekka – miso-condiment
  • Teriyaki sauce – Japanese marinade
  • Tương
  • Tomato – Edible berry
  • Toum – Garlic sauce common in the Levant
  • Truffle oil – Oil with truffles or synthetic flavouring
  • Tzatziki – Cold cucumber–yogurt dip, soup, or sauce
  • Vegenaise – American vegan food company
  • Velouté sauce – Classic French sauce
Various vinegars
  • Vinegar – Liquid consisting mainly of acetic acid and water
  • XO sauce – Spicy seafood sauce from Hong Kong
Close-up image of za'atar, a blend of herbs, sesame, and salt
  • Za'atar – Levantine herb or herb blend
  • Zacuscă – Romanian-Moldovan dish

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  • "Bicky" sauce – a commercial brand made from mayonnaise, white cabbage, tarragon, cucumber, onion, mustard and dextrose
  • Brasil sauce – mayonnaise with pureed pineapple, tomato and spices[4]
  • Samurai sauce
  • Sauce "Pickles"– a yellow vinegar based sauce with turmeric, mustard and crunchy vegetable chunks, similar to Piccalilli
  • Sauce andalouse
  • Zigeuner sauce – cuisine 'gypsy style' – A "gypsy" sauce of tomatoes, paprika and chopped bell peppers, borrowed from Germany



Ají with lime


Shacha sauce with coriander
Sweet bean sauce

Costa Rica[edit]






Taramosalata 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 – 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 – a sauce consisting 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


Miso paste
Shichimi tōgarashi
Prepared wasabi


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



  • Kaya (jam)
  • Keropok Lekor
  • Kerepek Pisang
  • Pisang Salai
  • Budu
  • Sambal belacan


Pico de gallo



Dahi chutney (at right) with Mirchi ka salan


Atchara, made from pickled green papaya
Latik atop cassava suman
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 condiment in Thai cuisine, served here with a selection of raw vegetables in Khorat, Thailand.

Trinidad and Tobago[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

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

United States[edit]


See also[edit]

List articles[edit]


  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.
  4. ^ D&L Archived August 19, 2014, at the Wayback Machine, La William

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