The best condiments have a perfect balance of salty, sweet, and spicy flavors and short ingredient lists with few or no preservatives. Such high-quality mustards, relishes, and dressings are widely available, but sometimes it's hard to tell the difference between ho-hum products with low-quality ingredients and the perfectly balanced topper. Here are 11 easy-to-find replacements for the condiments you'll find in any fridge.
Annie's Naturals Organic Yellow Mustard
If you're still buying the industrial yellow mustard you find at a hot dog cart, it's time to stop. There are a bevy of newer mustards that have a higher percentage of yellow mustard seed, which endows them with a richer, more mustardy flavor. Annie's Organic is one of these – a tasty, easy-to-find upgrade that's tangy, not too hot, low in sodium, and just right on everything from a Cuban sandwich to a basic burger. If you're serving up a serious, homemade sausage, add a couple dollops of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale & Honey Spice Mustard, which is sweeter, with a hint of hop aroma. [$4 for 9 fl oz; annies.com]