How to Spice up 5 Condiments

How to Spice up 5 Condiments

Spice things up this grilling season by breathing new life into 5 of your favourite condiments.



When the same old, same old condiments just aren’t cutting it anymore, spice things up with some new flavours. Read on to see easy ways to jazz up 5 of your favourite condiments.

1. Mayonnaise

Add Pesto:
Blend 30 mL (2 tablespoons) of pesto into a cup of mayonnaise for delicious, Italian-style flavour. It’s yummy on your average turkey sandwich, or as a spread for a tomato and mozzarella sandwich.

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Add Lemon Juice and Sea Salt: Create bright, clean flavour when you squeeze a quarter of a lemon into a cup of mayonnaise, plus a dash of sea salt. We love it on white fish or as a dip for French fries!

Tip: To prevent the citrus seeds from falling into your mixture, hold your lemon skin-side down as you squeeze.

Add Garlic: Spice up your next cookout by serving garlic mayonnaise in an old-fashioned squirt bottle alongside your burgers and grilled chicken sandwiches. A teaspoon of minced garlic is all you need for 1 cup of mayonnaise.

2. Ketchup

Add Curry: It’s a strong, savoury herb, so use it sparingly — just a pinch will add exotic layers of flavour to 250 mL (1 cup) of tomato ketchup.

Add Barbecue Sauce: Combine two classics and create a new condiment favourite! Whether you have a little left or an entire bottle, mix ketchup with equal parts barbecue sauce and enjoy.

3. Mustard

Add Rosemary: Like mustard, rosemary has a slightly bitter, aromatic quality, making the two perfect mates. For a gourmet sandwich spread, add 5 mL (1 teaspoon) chopped rosemary to 125 mL (1/2 cup) Dijon mustard.

Tip: Don’t bother plucking each rosemary sprig off its stem — instead, gently pinch your fingers and pull backward down the steam to easily remove them.

Add Applesauce: For Dijon or coarse-grain mustard, try mixing in a few spoonsful of cinnamon applesauce. The unlikely ingredients combine to create a sweet, tangy sauce that’s delicious on pork and chicken.

Add Cranberry: The sweet and savoury combination — along with the tartness — is perfect for pork or chicken dishes.

4. Butter

Add Berries: With a bit of butter and a few leftover berries, you can make something truly special. Drop a few berries into softened butter, and then mash together. We love blueberry butter on a whole grain bagel or blackberry butter on toast.

Add Honey: A few drops of honey can give butter a whole new attitude — experience something heavenly when you melt it on just-baked bread.

Tip: Looking for more ways to embellish butter? Check out our 7 flavoured butter recipes.

5. Sour Cream

Add Cilantro: This fresh, leafy herb has bold, distinct flavour, so sprinkle just 2 mL (1/2 teaspoon) chopped cilantro into a cup of sour cream to instantly dress up fajitas or a taco salad.

Add Chipotle Peppers: Look for canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce at your local grocery — they have spicy, smoky flavour, so finely chop the peppers, and then add 1 mL (1/4 teaspoon) to a cup of sour cream. Yum!

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Melinda

Melinda

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LIke aLloyd the simple easy ideas.

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Monaa

Monaa

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Like the idea of a twist to an every day condiment

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Warlah

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Super like

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love the ideas in here...ty

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