If there’s one thing that Americans love as much as food, it’s condiments. After all, what good is a bowl of fries without ketchup to dip them in, a potato salad without mayo to make it creamy, a taco without some nacho cheese, or a veggie platter without some creamy ranch? Condiments are a great way to spice your meals up quickly. While many condiments contain dairy, honey, and even fish, with more and more people looking to keep dairy and meat off their plates more often, nowadays you’ll also find vegan versions of your favorites!
There is steak sauce without the anchovies, honey mustard without the actual honey, and ranch without the buttermilk, just to name a few. And because these products do not contain any animal-derived ingredients, they are naturally cholesterol-free! These products are popping up in stores more and more often, and you can even find some of them online! Here are 15 to get you started.
Muir Glen Organic Tomato Ketchup
Ketchup may just be American’s most beloved condiment. There’s a bottle of it in everyone’s fridge at one point or another, diners have it on every table, and french fries just seem weird without it. Considering tomatoes are often on the list of vegetables you should always try to get organic, it makes sense to also try to get organic tomato-based condiments, like Muir Glen Organic Tomato Ketchup. This ketchup is 100 percent organic and is flavored primarily with sea salt, onion, cayenne, clove, cassia, and celery oils. It has no trans fat or cholesterol. Reviewers are reporting that this ketchup is thick, similar in taste to Heinz, and healthier than many ketchups on the market since it contains no corn syrup. To try them out for yourself, you can get one 24-ounce bottle for a little under $4.
Follow Your Heart Vegan Honey Mustard
Americans are huge mustard fans. Why brown, yellow, and Dijon are definitely all solid options, Americans seem to love honey mustard. Follow Your Heart Honey Mustard is made with maple syrup and a delicate balance of mustard, vinegar, and pepper, this mustard dressing can be used to dress up sandwiches or as one reviewer put it, “make a bland salad superb.” To try it out, you can get this pack of three 335-milliliter bottles for a little under $60.
Organicville Dairy-Free Ranch Dressing
Whether for dipping broccoli or french fries, Ranch dressing is another classic condiment choice by Americans. While traditionally made with buttermilk, nowadays there are plenty of dairy-free alternatives. Organicville Dairy-Free Ranch Dressing, for instance, is made with water and the following organic ingredients: expeller pressed soybean oil, soy milk, white vinegar, agave nectar, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, xanthan gum, tofu powder, parsley, and black pepper. Reviewers are saying that this dressing is very tasty, made from wholesome ingredients, and tastes like Kraft dressing (which is good if that’s the type of Ranch you’re craving). A few have noted that the bottle is rather small, though. If you’d still like to try it, you can get one eight-ounce bottle for a little under $4.
Nacheez Mild Nacho Sauce
Whether it’s layered in a burrito, drizzled on some loaded nachos, or served as a dip, nacho cheese is beloved by Americans. Looking for a healthier nacho cheese that is free from dairy and all of the additives processed dips usually have? If so, you should check out Nacheez Mild Nacho Sauce. This gluten-free and soy-free product is made primarily from cashews, red bell peppers, roasted green chilies, and jalapeño peppers. It is also low-calorie (each eight-ounce jar is only 140 calories), low-fat, and rich in B vitamins -6 and -12. Reviewers are liking that this sauce is made with all real ingredients, and have been using this sauce to spice up veggies, baked potatoes, broccoli, and of course, chips. You can get one jar for $10.50.
Hampton Creek Just Mayo
Mayonnaise comes in handy for all sorts of American comfort food favorites. After all, what is a burger without a dollop of mustard or vegan mayonnaise, and a potato salad is simply not the same without the creaminess made possible by mayo. Hampton Creek Just Mayo is an eggless and dairy-free spread made primarily from canola oil, water, and white wine vinegar. It’s free of gluten and soy, is non-GMO, and reviewers are saying this spread tastes great “if not even better than real mayonnaise!” You can get one 30-ounce container for $11.
Stubb's Original Wing Sauce
Cook-outs just aren’t the same without a really delicious BBQ sauce. While Stubb’s Original Wing Sauce is marketed for use on chicken wings, reviewers have also been using this spicy condiment for barbecue goodies, wraps, chilis, and pizzas. So, what’s the difference between this sauce and any other on the shelf? Well, for one, Stubb’s uses real habaneros to make the zesty mixture. Not only is it nice to know that the company is using a real ingredient, but this ensures that the condiment is, in fact, spicy, meaning you don’t have to douse your food in this sauce to get some flavor. It also uses a minimal amount of salt and sugar, letting the peppers and tomato paste do much of the work. Just be careful, reviewers are saying this sauce is pretty darn hot! To try it out for yourself, you can get a pack of six 12-ounce bottles for about $33.
Daiya Blue Cheeze Dressing
Do you love the creamy, robust, and tangy flavor of blue cheese sauce, but are trying to avoid dairy? If so, consider checking out Daiya Blue Cheeze Dressing. This dairy-free and egg-free sauce is made from non-GMO expeller pressed canola oil, water, white vinegar, cane sugar, sea salt, vegan natural flavors, potato starch, potato protein, whole algal flour, vegan cultured dextrose, xanthan gum, lemon juice concentrate, onion, and spices. Reviewers are saying that this dressing is very creamy (not chunky like some blue cheese dressings), tastes “absolutely amazing” and “just like blue cheese,” and is a much easier alternative to making blue cheese dressing from scratch. You can get one 8.36-ounce bottle for a little over $5.
Andria’s Steak Sauce
Although steak sauce is obviously marketed for use on steak, it can also be used for giving veggie patties a smoky flavor, dressing up veggies, or dipping fries in. While many steak sauces on the market contain anchovies, Andria’s Steak Sauce is an alternative for those looking to keep theirs fish-free. It is made primarily with water, onions, garlic, wheat, soybeans, salt, caramel, carrots, celery, parsnips, turnips, parsley, and spices. Reviewers are saying that this sauce is a “must-have pantry staple,” is great for marinating vegetables, and is quite thick and gravy-like. To see if you like it, you can get one 15-ounce bottle for $16.
Natural Value Organic Sriracha Chili Sauce
When it comes to adding a spicy kick to meals, Sriracha is one of American’s favorite hot sauces to reach for. While other Sriracha brands out there list the top two ingredients as chili and sugar, Natural Value Sriracha Chili Sauce is made primarily from red jalapeño purée and water. It also does not contain any of the additives that other brands sometimes use, such as potassium sorbate and sodium bisulfite. Reviewers are reporting that this product tastes just any other Sriracha, if not better, and are enjoying the fact that it is organic. It does have more salt than the original Sriracha, but as one reviewer points out, this is added for preservation purposes and to avoid the use of additives, and suggests using a bit less of the sauce than you would normally. You can get one 18-ounce bottle for $10.
Follow Your Heart Horseradish Sauce
Horseradish sauce is a creamy condiment usually made from sour cream, grated horseradish, Dijon mustard, white wine vinegar, and black pepper. Americans usually add this sauce to steak, but it also has been shown as a zesty addition to vegetables, grains, and salads. Follow Your Heart Horseradish Sauce keeps most of the traditional seasonings the same, but replaces sour cream with their dairy-free mayonnaise. One tablespoon of this soy-free and gluten-free sauce has about the same number of calories as the traditional variety, but only half of the sodium. Reviewers are saying that this sauce tastes exactly like the dairy version and have been using it on tuna salad and potato salad seamlessly. To try it out, you can get a pack of six eight-ounce jars for a little under $50.
Moore's Buffalo Sauce
Buffalo sauce may be often used for chicken wings, but that doesn’t mean you can’t add this flavorful sauce to other things, be it pizza, vegetables, or salad. While many buffalo sauces use butter, Moore’s Buffalo Sauce uses a vegan liquid margarine, instead. Specifically, it is made with cayenne peppers, distilled vinegar, liquid margarine (hydrogenated soybean oil, salt, stabilizers, lecithin, butter flavoring), natural gums, garlic and beta carotene. It is also gluten-free and MSG-free. Reviewers are saying that this buffalo sauce is definitely “hot” but is still flavorful, can be “poured on everything,” and adds a slight saltiness to dishes because of the vinegar. Several of the reviewers have pointed out that you can get this sauce for cheaper in stores, but if your local groceries don’t offer it, you can get one 16-ounce bottle online for $10.
Watcharee’s Thai Peanut Sauce
Peanut sauce may be an Asian cuisine staple, but Americans have fallen in love with this condiment. You’ll find it on Thai menus, but those who enjoy this sauce are likely to keep a jar of it in their pantry as well. Watcharee’s Thai Peanut Sauce is a non-GMO and gluten-free sauce made primarily with coconut milk, coconut sugar, peanut butter, key lime puree, curry paste, and lime leaves. Reviewers are saying that this sauce tastes just like one you’d get a Thai restaurant, is an excellent way to spice up a plate of veggies, and is an easier alternative than making peanut sauce from scratch. A couple of reviewers said that they felt this sauce was a bit too spicy, but both added some of their own peanut butter to balance out the curry paste. To see how you feel, you can get one 11.75-ounce jar for $13.
Annie's Worcestershire Sauce
Worcestershire Sauce is a fermented liquid that Americans often use to add a savory, umami flavor to their meals. It is typically made primarily with barley malt vinegar, spirit vinegar, molasses, sugar, salt, anchovies. Annie’s Worcestershire Sauce leaves out the fish but, according to reviews, keeps the flavor of traditional Worcestershire sauce intact. Instead, this organic sauce uses water, apple cider vinegar, molasses, soy sauce, and tamarind. Reviewers describe this sauce as tasty, a nice organic alternative, and just as flavorful as regular Worcestershire sauce, if not more. You can get one 6.25-ounce bottle for about $8.
Daiya Homestyle Ranch Dressing
You can never have enough Ranch dressing options. Daiya Homestyle Ranch Dressing is a gluten-free and soy-free dressing. It is made with non-GMO expeller pressed canola oil, water, white vinegar, cane sugar, sea salt, potato starch, potato protein, whole algal flour, vegan natural flavors, vegan cultured dextrose, xanthan gum, lemon juice concentrate, spices, and garlic. Reviewers are saying that this Ranch is good quality and tasty (although it doesn’t taste exactly like the dairy version). One reviewer feels that the bottle is a bit too small considering the price. You can get one 8.36-ounce bottle for a little over $5.
Tessemae's All Natural Whole30 Pack
Want to get a good deal of your condiment shopping done at once? If so, consider investing in Tessemae’s All Natural Whole30 Pack. “Whole 30” is a diet plan that puts an emphasis on eating whole, natural foods that use minimally processed ingredients. This variety pack comes with eight different bottled condiments: Yellow Mustard, Organic BBQ, Organic Cracked Pepper, Organic Balsamic, Organic Ketchup, Organic Lemon Garlic, Hot Buffalo Sauce, and Southwest Ranch. They are all vegan. Reviewers are saying that this variety pack is delicious, very healthy (especially since they’re sugar-free), and makes life easier for people trying to eat whole foods. You can get this eight pack of 10-ounce bottles for $52.
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