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Don't stop at condiments. See our Recipe Revue of side dishes.

Find more recipes for summer produce with our Guide to Summer Fruits and Vegetables.

Recipe Revue


Condiments give dash to the dish. They're a burst of flavor, often low-fat, nestled at the side of the plate. We've picked a dozen great condiments for our Recipe Revue. All go well with grilled meat, fish or chicken, add a new dimension to sandwiches, bring excitement to a baked potato and can be the life of a simple bean salad.

Let's Salsa

Fiesta Salsa is a year-round staple. Tomatoes, onions, jalapeno pepper, red and green peppers, cilantro, and lime juice combine together and are ready to meet a platter of sliced carrots and celery or a bowl of baked tortilla chips. You've got to wait for summer to make Corn and Tomatillo Salsa, which relies partly on roasted ears of corn for its fabulous flavor. Never heard of tomatillos? They look like little green tomatoes except they're covered in a thin husk. These fruit have a piquant flavor. You can find them in most grocery stores.

Pears, peaches, mangos, kiwis and pineapples star in Tropical Fruit Salsa. This sweet and tangy salsa is great with grilled fish or with black beans. Meanwhile, Orange and Mango Salsa delivers a hot and fruity punch.

Relish It

Forget about pickle relish for the next barbecue. Onion relish—grilled onions smothered with sweet balsamic vinegar—is a mouthwatering replacement. Chunky Corn and Avocado Relish is sublime with grilled tuna. It's also yummy with salmon. In a category by itself is Cucumber Dill Sauce, which is reminiscent of the classic Greek yogurt sauce, tzatziki. Its coolness pairs well with grilled lamb, chicken and salmon.

Chutney Chum

Chutney and curry go hand in hand, but this family of condiments is so versatile it works with everything from fish to bread. Our Tomato Chutney with diced onions and tomatoes and dried currants stops just short of barbecue sauce. It's ideal with grilled chicken or meat.

Don't Forget Dessert

Summer Fruit Sizzle with blueberries is just what you need to take frozen yogurt and low-fat ice cream to the next level.

Go compote crazy! Add a splash of color and flavor to angel food cake, shortcake or pound cake with our Apricot, Peach, and Nectarine Compote.

Recipe Revue

Fiesta Salsa
Corn and Tomatillo Salsa
Tropical Fruit Salsa
Orange and Mango Salsa
Onion Relish
Corn and Avocado Relish
   Cucumber Dill Sauce
Tomato Chutney
Summer Fruit Sizzle
Apricot Compote
Peach Compote
Nectarine Compote

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