We've got more than 20 Homemade Condiments and Sauces you can make at yourself, and they make great gifts, too! You'll love this collection of tasty recipes so be sure to pin it!
Summer just wouldn't be summer without barbecues, fresh veggies, and all the yummy sauces and condiments that go with them. Sure, it's easy to grab a bottle of plain ketchup or barbecue sauce at the store while you're there (we've all done it!), but homemade condiments are almost as easy, and taste so much better!
So while the burgers are on the grill, why not take a few minutes and throw together one of these amazing homemade condiments and sauces. You absolutely can't go wrong with any of them!
Homemade Condiments and Sauces
When it comes to making your own condiments or sauces, don't overthink it. For me, the more flavor the better - so be bold! I think you are really going to love these tried and true recipes below.
Our Most Popular Condiment
Our cowboy butter is a creamy, dreamy addition to your veggies and meats this grilling season. It's perfect for holidays, too. If you're looking for an easy way to elevate your dishes, this is it!
- Lemon Vinaigrette Salad Dressing
- Pomegranate Vinaigrette Recipe
- Avocado Ranch Dressing
- Homemade Orange Poppy Seed Dressing
Homemade Sauces & Dips
Cowboy Butter Dipping Sauce
Serve this Cowboy Butter Dipping Sauce along with your chicken, steak, and veggies to take them from ordinary to WOW. It's the perfect blend of creamy butter, garlic, lemon, Dijon mustard, fresh herbs, and just a pinch of heat.
If you enjoy a little bit of heat in your condiments, this Spicy Ketchup Recipe is next-level good. With just three ingredients, you'll have a tasty new condiment to add to burgers or dip your fries in.
Honey Mustard Sauce
Not only can you use this recipe as a Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce, but it's also amazing as a spread for sandwiches. You can use it as a base for making salad dressing, marinades, and even mustard butter!
Cherry BBQ Sauce
Our homemade cherry BBQ sauce recipe is the perfect addition to pork, beef, or chicken. The dark, sweet cherries add wonderful flavor that enhances so many of your meat dishes.
Simple Homemade Guacamole is THE dip you need for Taco Tuesday, tailgating, or just to make an everyday dish more flavorful. It's restaurant-quality without the restaurant price tag!
Homemade Seasoning Mixes
One of my favorite gifts to give is a jar of my own homemade seasoning mix - it's perfect in a basket of goodies for a housewarming gift or even a little stocking stuffer. Here are a few of my very best recipes:
Homemade Taco Seasoning
Instead of the store-bought packets, try this Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix on your next Taco Tuesday. It's more flavorful but you avoid all those unwanted fillers found in commercial products. It tastes amazing in Ground Beef Taco Meat.
Cowboy Steak Rub
Make your next steaks with this tasty Cowboy Steak Rub Recipe that's sweet, smoky, spicy, and has just a hint of coffee to give your meat that little extra "oomph."
Homemade Italian Seasoning
There's no need to buy Italian seasoning at the store when you can make your own even more flavorful Homemade Italian Seasoning at home. It makes pasta, bread, and chicken so flavorful and is a wonderful hostess gift when packaged in pretty jars.
Magic Dust Rub
If you're making barbecue, you need a spice rub that really pops. That's what you'll get with this amazingly delicious Magic Dust Rub that's great for chicken, pork, or any other meats you want to grill, smoke, or slow cook.
Easy Basil Salt
Turn fresh basil, kosher salt, and a few other simple ingredients into an out-of-this-world delicious Easy Basil Salt that's yummy on everything from pasta to chicken to salads.
Homemade Lemon Pepper
You only need four simple ingredients to make your own Homemade Lemon Pepper Seasoning. It lasts a long time, so make a huge batch to store in your pantry so you can season your chicken, veggies, and other meats with this delicious mix anytime you like.
The best flavors of southern Europe combine in this easy and economical homemade Mediterranean Seasoning mix. It's made with spices you already have in your pantry, like garlic powder, basil, oregano, sea salt, parsley, onion powder, rosemary, black pepper, and thyme.
Butter makes everything better, doesn't it? Try these compound butters on some of your favorite meats and veggies to add richness and flavor.
Garlic Chive Butter
Make the perfect baked potato, rice, mashed potatoes, or garlic bread when you top it with this delicious Garlic Chive Butter recipe. Make a big plate of garlic butter pasta in just minutes!
Ruth's Chris Steak Butter
If you've ever been to this restaurant, you know that the Ruth's Chris Steak Butter is the stuff dreams are made of. It's just as delicious on fish, chicken, or a Petite Sirloin Roast as it is on a juicy steak.
More Homemade Condiments and Sauces:
- Chipotle BBQ Sauce | Miss Information
- Homemade Pizza Sauce | Cherished Bliss
- Copycat Outback Bloom Sauce | Domestic Superhero
- Homemade Enchilada Sauce | Love Bakes Good Cakes
- Homemade Spicy Mustard | Strength and Sunshine
- Homemade Mayonnaise | The Gracious Wife
- Easy Homemade Tartar Sauce | Amuse Your Bouche
- Copycat Zax Sauce | Domestic Superhero
- Honey Mustard Dressing | Bread Booze Bacon
I hope you will try one of these recipes for homemade condiments and sauces soon and be sure to let me know what you think!