Making your own condiments sounds like one of those projects that sounds good in theory, but is unlikely to actually happen because of how much time it would take.
Not so fast! You may be surprised to learn that several common condiments can be whipped up in a flash. What’s more, they often taste better — and are healthier — than the store-bought kind.
Check out these five condiment recipes that come together in just five minutes.
According to the blogger behind Everyday Maven, most of the condiments you buy at the store are filled with cheap oils, preservatives, sulfites, stabilizers, and hidden sugars. Making your own condiments allows you to control the ingredient list. We want to try her super-simple recipe for homemade mayo. Using a hand blender ensures it comes together in a matter of minutes.
Most store-bought ketchup contains tons of sugar, but this homemade version from Cupcakes and Kale Chips has absolutely no added sugar and actually counts as a vegetable. Adjust the amount of vinegar to your taste.
Homemade mustard can take on any flavor profile you choose with the addition of extra ingredients, like chili peppers, roasted vegetables, honey, sugar, salt, herbs, nuts, or fruits. Check out this mustard recipe from Chili Pepper Madness — it serves as a great base that can be tweaked to fit your preferences.
4. Hot Sauce
If you like a little heat with almost everything you eat, a good hot sauce is essential to have on hand at all times. This spicy habanero hot sauce from Minimalist Baker requires just five ingredients and comes together in five minutes.
5. Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
Ranch dressing is always a crowd-pleaser, and this homemade version from You Must Love Food is perfect for salads, dipping, and everything else in between. Be sure to use fresh herbs for an extra flavorful punch.