Ketchup is good, mustard is too and I don’t even want a mayonnaise-less sandwich. But these condiments, along with syrup, honey, relish, soy sauce, etc., can do so much more to spice ordinary foods up a bit. Try some of these different serving ideas for common condiments on your family and you may discover a couple of new favorites.
Mix ketchup, mayonnaise and chopped capers to use as a dipping sauce for fresh shrimp.
Mix equal parts of mustard and honey to use as a dipping sauce for chicken or as spread- able pork topping.
Mayonnaise is actually a healthier fat than butter and can do a lot of things butter can do. Use mayo instead of butter for grilled cheese or as a binder in other butter-based recipes.
Maple syrup can sweeten anything, plus the maple flavor will provide a taste of the south.
Sweeten tea, lemonade or coffee with a drizzle of pure maple syrup.
Another natural sweetener that can do anything sugar can do. Drizzle honey in beverages, sauces, vinaigrette and cornbread batter.
Made from either dill or sweet pickles, relish adds another layer of flavor when used as a topping for hot bowl of chili or to top off a sloppy-joe style sandwich.
This condiment can replace salt while adding another dimension of flavor in many recipes.
Your favorite flavor of bottled vinaigrette is perfect for use as a marinade for meat of fresh vegetables.
Spice up plain scrambled eggs with a dash of hot sauce. Try a dash on grits or in biscuit dough too.
Jams and Preserves
Sweet with pieces of fruit, jams and preserves make great stir-ins for plain yogurt or cottage cheese.
Great dipping sauce for crusty bread, pizza or soft pretzels. Stir in dried herbs, chopped garlic and sea salt and dip away or use to brush on bread top when baking. Drizzle vegetables with heart-healthy olive oil instead of butter before roasting or grilling for added flavor.
Red Wine Vinegar
Add a splash to your meat marinade or vinaigrette recipe to zing it up.
Loaded with fresh vegetables and flavor, salsa can be used as a salad dressing or grilled meat topping.