Ketchup and mustard on fries
Ketchup and mustard on fries
Various grades of U.S. maple syrup
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 its flavor,[1] or, in some cultures, to complement the dish, but that cannot stand alone as a dish. The term 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.

Condiments

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Biber salçası ("pepper paste") is a part of cuisines of Anatolia
Biber salçası ("pepper paste") is a part of cuisines of Anatolia
Chutneys
Vegetables served with a green goddess dressing dip
Vegetables served with a green goddess dressing dip
Guacamole is an avocado-based dip that originated with the Aztecs in Mexico.[3]
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.
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.
Mostarda is an Italian condiment made of candied fruit and a mustard-flavored syrup.
Olive oil and olives
Homemade mango pickle
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
Three relishes here accompany Nshima (top right), a cornmeal product in African cuisine
Three relishes here accompany Nshima (top right), a cornmeal product in African cuisine
Making vinaigrette salad dressing
Traditional Korean soy sauce
Traditional Korean soy sauce
Various vinegars
Various vinegars
Close-up image of za'atar, a blend of herbs, sesame, and salt
Close-up image of za'atar, a blend of herbs, sesame, and salt

By country

Australia

Azerbaijan

Bangladesh

Belgium

Canada

Chile

Ají with lime
Ají with lime

China

Shacha sauce with coriander
Shacha sauce with coriander
Sweet bean sauce

France

Georgia

Germany

Ghana

Greece

Taramosalata with garnishes
Taramosalata with garnishes

India

Main article: List of Indian condiments

See also: List of Indian pickles and Pickles in India and Pakistan

Indian mixed pickle, containing lotus root, lemon, carrot, green mango, green chilis, and other ingredients
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
Mirchi ka salan (left) and dahi chutney (right) served as side dishes for Hyderabadi biryani
A cucumber and mint raita
A cucumber and mint raita

Italy

Capuliato

Indonesia

Main article: List of Indonesian condiments

Traditional sambal terasi served on stone mortar with garlic and lime
Traditional sambal terasi served on stone mortar with garlic and lime

Iran

Torshi liteh  made with vinegar, eggplants and herbs
Torshi liteh made with vinegar, eggplants and herbs

Japan

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

Main article: List of Japanese condiments

Korea

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

Lebanon

Malaysia

Mexico

Pico de gallo

Norway

Pakistan

Main article: List of Pakistani condiments

See also: Pickles in India and Pakistan

Dahi chutney (at right) with Mirchi ka salan
Dahi chutney (at right) with Mirchi ka salan

Philippines

See also: Philippine condiments

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

Russia

Spain

Sweden

Smörgåskaviar tops a cottage cheese sandwich
Smörgåskaviar tops a cottage cheese sandwich

Switzerland

Taiwan

Thailand

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
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 Kingdom

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

United States

Vietnam

See also

List articles

References

  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