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Condiments can be the difference between a mediocre meal and one that feels truly unique and flavorful. When you eat a gluten and dairy-free diet, finding condiments that work for your diet can be a little tricky.
Luckily, I’ve done all the research and rounded up the 17 condiments to help you get your kitchen stocked and ready for easy cooking and eating!
I learned about using condiments to my full advantage when I was training to become a health coach years ago. You can take even the most blank slate foods and turn it into a completely different flavor profile by mixing and matching the condiments.
These are the many different condiments I try to keep stocked up on in my pantry for a variety of different dishes.
Gluten-free tamari soy sauce is a must-have in any gluten-free kitchen. Did you know that regular soy sauce actually contains gluten? This was a big surprise to me when I first started my gluten and dairy-free journey.
Although it’s not hard to find at most grocery stores anymore (it’s usually next to the regular soy sauce), you very likely won’t find this in any restaurants.
You may want to take a small bottle along with you to a Chinese or Asian restaurant if you want to keep on track with your gluten-free lifestyle.
Read more: Is soy sauce gluten-free?
This is a really tasty BBQ sauce that is tangy and sweet. Perfect for chicken or any other BBQ dishes you love to make. It’s gluten-free and organic, which makes it a thumbs-up in my book!
Enchilada sauce is a new addition to my pantry list, as I just started buying it and keeping it on hand.
I’ve found that making my own at home is just too many steps for me to take – and finding an insanely simple and delicious gluten-free enchilada sauce on hand is a no-brainer for my 3-ingredient enchiladas.
Thai red curry paste is the condiment that has won my heart this past year. I’ve made so many new recipes using this ingredient, as it offers so much flavor in such a small quantity. Enjoy it in stir-fries, curries, or ramen.
Nutritional yeast is a great product to help you get a “cheesy” taste without having to use any dairy at all.
I keep kalamata olives on hand for snacks and for Mediterranean style dishes. We love the salty bite of kalamata olives – even my son loves them! I like to add them to pasta, in salads, and especially my Greek Quinoa Salad!
I like to keep a variety of mustards on hand, dijon mustard is one that gets used the most. I use it on sandwiches, mix it up with honey for honey mustard, and whisk it into homemade dressings.
Stone ground mustard is great in dishes where you need big bold flavor. I like to serve it with ham or when I make sausages with sauerkraut.
Mayonnaise is made using oil, egg yolks, lemon juice or vinegar, and seasonings. Some people wonder if mayo is dairy-free or lactose-free. Mayo is safe for a dairy-free diet.
You can use mayonnaise on sandwiches, spreads, or in salad dressings.
Read on: Does mayo have dairy?
We use an abundance of salsa in our house. I love that it can give just about anything a Mexican flavor – we eat it plain with chips, in crockpot chicken tacos, and as a condiment for most Mexican dishes we make.
Roasted red peppers are a great addition to your pantry, because they can be used in so many ways. I have mixed them into homemade hummus, made them into pasta sauce, and used them as a flavor addition to chicken dishes.
I love artichoke hearts and usually buy a large container of them from Costco. I use them mainly in chicken dishes, but also in pasta and quinoa salads for an extra salty bite.
Capers aren’t one of the ingredients I use too often, but when you need them – there’s nothing that really compares. I use capers in chicken piccata and tuna puttensca sauces.
Honey is a great condiment to keep on hand for a variety of gluten and dairy-free dishes. I use honey in homemade sauces, honey mustard, and on top of breakfast bowls of oatmeal or quinoa.
Read on: Is honey gluten-free?
While there are very likely more condiments you could use to stock your pantry and kitchen with, these are the ones that get the most use in my gluten and dairy-free kitchen. What are some of your favorite condiments that you use regularly?
What condiments do you need help sourcing? Share in the comments below!
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