Skip the store-bought mayo.

By F&W Editors
Updated June 19, 2017
BLT Hot Dogs with Caraway Remoulade

It's true there are some condiments that chefs don't make from scratch. But this Fourth of July, skip the store-bought kind and impress guests with delicious, homemade versions of your favorite condiments. Here, 11 terrific DIY condiments to make for Independence Day.

1. Spicy Beer Mustard

Spicy Beer Mustard

Rich, dark beer is the key to this intense mustard.

2. J&G Steak Sauce


A cross between A.1. and Lea & Perrins.

3. Chowchow

Credit: © Tina Rupp

This slightly tangy Southern vegetable relish is terrific with everything from hot dogs to corn bread and is a perfect way to preserve summer produce like bell peppers and green tomatoes.

4. Espresso Barbecue Sauce

Espresso Barbecue Sauce
Credit: © Sneh Roy

Espresso gives this sauce a deeply rich and complex flavor.

5. Chipotle-Citrus Mayonnaise

Chipotle-Citrus Mayonnaise
Credit: © Tina Rupp

This spicy, citrusy mayo takes just 10 minutes to make.

6. Hoisin Barbecue Sauce

Like ketchup in an American barbecue sauce, the Chinese condiment hoisin provides a satisfying contrast of sweet, salty and aromatic flavors.

7. Roasted Red Pepper Tartar Sauce


Creamy and lemony with roasted bell peppers and cornichons, this sauce is deliciously sweet and salty.

8. Smoky Pimento Relish

Smoky Pimento Relish

Jam-packed with caraway seeds, this rich, smoky relish is as healthy as it is vibrant.

9. Golden Yellow Mustard

Golden Yellow Mustard
Credit: © Yunhee Kim

Like most homemade mustards, this one tastes best after resting overnight, once the flavors have had time to mellow.

10. Pickled Red Onions

These onions are a fabulous addition to hot dogs, burgers or other grilled meat.

11. BLT Hot Dogs with Caraway Remoulade

BLT Hot Dogs with Caraway Remoulade
Upgrade classic hot dogs with this fun take on a BLT.

A creamy caraway-pickle mayonnaise tops these "BLT" dogs.