From Farm to Table: 3 Easy Condiments You Can Make Fresh At Home

Condiments are a great way to add a burst of flavor to any dish. Making your own condiments at home is not only cost-effective but also allows you to control the ingredients and adjust the flavors to your liking.

Homemade condiments

Here are three easy condiment recipes that you can make from scratch with ingredients you may already have in your kitchen. These recipes are not only delicious but also perfect for adding an extra touch of flavor to your favorite meals.

Whether you’re hosting a barbecue, preparing a sandwich or looking for a healthy snack, these homemade condiments are sure to impress your taste buds. So, let’s get started and learn how to make these tasty condiments from the comfort of your own home.


Ketchup

Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 pounds of whole peeled tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions:

  • In a blender, puree the whole peeled tomatoes until smooth.
  • In a medium saucepan, combine the tomato puree, white vinegar, brown sugar, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt.
  • Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat.
  • Reduce the heat to low and let the mixture simmer for 30-45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it thickens.
  • Let the ketchup cool to room temperature, then transfer it to a glass jar or bottle.
  • Store in the refrigerator for up to a month.

Mustard

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup yellow mustard seeds
  • 1/2 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric

Instructions:

  • In a small bowl, combine the yellow mustard seeds, white wine vinegar, and water.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it sit at room temperature for 12-24 hours.
  • Transfer the soaked mustard seeds and any remaining liquid to a blender.
  • Add the honey, salt, and turmeric to the blender and puree until smooth.
  • Adjust the consistency by adding more water as needed.
  • Transfer the mustard to a glass jar or bottle.
  • Store in the refrigerator for up to a month.

Mayonnaise

Ingredients:

  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup vegetable oil

Instructions:

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, lemon juice, mustard, and salt until well combined.
  • While whisking, slowly drizzle in the vegetable oil in a thin stream until the mixture thickens and emulsifies into mayonnaise.
  • Adjust the consistency by adding more oil or lemon juice as needed.
  • Transfer the mayonnaise to a glass jar or bottle.
  • Store in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Making your own condiments at home is a simple and fun way to add a personal touch to your meals. With just a few ingredients and some easy-to-follow instructions, you can whip up delicious sauces, spreads, and dips that are healthier, more flavorful, and often more affordable than store-bought versions.

These three easy condiment recipes we shared are just a starting point, so feel free to experiment with different ingredients and flavor combinations to find the perfect match for your taste buds. We hope you enjoy making and trying out these recipes as much as we did, and look forward to hearing about your culinary creations!

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