A condiment is a supplemental food, such as a sauce, that is added to some foods to impart a particular flavor, enhance its flavor, or in some cultures, to complement the dish. The term originally described pickled or preserved foods, but has shifted meaning over time. Many diverse condiments exist in various countries, regions and cultures. This list includes notable worldwide condiments.
Vegetables served with a green goddess dressing dip
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, a blend of herbs, sesame and salt
Indian mixed pickle
, containing lotus root, lemon, carrot, green mango, green chilis, and other ingredients
A cucumber and mint raita
Olio extravergine d'oliva
Traditional balsamic vinegar of Modena
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