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.
Marie's Creamy Ranch Dressing & Dip
The aging ranch dressing on supermarket shelves is full of preservatives and MSG. Stroll over to the refrigerated produce aisle for preservative-free Marie's Creamy Ranch. The second and third ingredients listed are real buttermilk and whole eggs – naturally producing a rich and creamy product. The oil, vinegar, salt, sugar, spices, onion, parsley, and garlic all give it a complex, herbal flavor that places it close to homemade. [$5 for 25 fl oz; maries.com]