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10 beloved condiments that taste better made from scratch


Are you guilty of always wanting to add a little sauce to the side of your meal? Maybe it’s just a little squirt of ketchup, a dollop of mayo or a spoon of Ranch, just to add a little extra flavor to your food.

If you love condiments, then it’s time to start making them yourself! Not only do they taste infinitely better, but they contain less calories and indecipherable chemicals when you make them from scratch.

So follow our step by step recipes to make your 10 most beloved condiments at home!


Ohhhhh we love thee! There are those who love ketchup, and those who absolutely hate it.

But homemade ketchup is a different story. It’s so delicious that it will convert even the most avid ketchup-haters.

So how do you go about making it?

For a quick version, take tomato paste, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper. Add it to a cocktail shaker and place in the fridge for a couple of hours.

For the classic version: take ripe, fresh tomatoes, simmer slowly and add your flavors of choice (garlic, onion, bay leaf, thyme etc.). Then add the vinegar and sugar and continue to simmer for at least 2 hours.

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