Celebrating Flavor: 50 Paleo AIP Condiment Recipes!

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“Since truffle oil and caviar aren’t always in the budget, learning to tweak and enhance just a few ingredients and flavor combinations can help you transform those ordinary ingredients into the extraordinary!”
~ Marcus Samuelsson

Pack a Flavor Punch!

Condiments are a great way to add some quick and varied flavor to your meals, and when you’re following the paleo autoimmune protocol (AIP), that can be a little tricky. The vast majority of condiments contain ingredients not allowed on the AIP. So, what to do? No worries…I’ve  got you covered with a great list of AIP-friendly recipes:




Salad Dressings


Spice Blends

Store-Bought Options

As the paleo AIP community has grown, some store-bought spice blends and condiments are now available. Convenience food on the autoimmune protocol is a true gift! 

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This recipe roundup was first published in 2014 but is updated annually. Last update 9/7/23.

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26 comments on “Celebrating Flavor: 50 Paleo AIP Condiment Recipes!”

  1. My mother (who is 89 years old) comes from a generation who lost their minds to Alzheimers/dementia used to cook mostly in aluminum which is directly linked to ALZ/dementia, so why do so many young people cook on aluminum foil?!?!? I see recipe after recipe for grilling and oven cooking. Those of us on AIP are trying to regain our health, but some of you, I’m sorry to su will lose your minds in the process ! :-(((

    1. Hi Pamela. First of all, I’m sorry to hear about your mother. My father has dementia as well, so I know how painful that is to watch. Did you mean to leave this comment on a different post? Most of these condiment recipes are no-cook recipes or made on the stovetop, so they don’t involve any aluminum. I do have one recipe on this blog that uses aluminum foil (grilled salmon), and I’m considering rewriting it to use parchment paper, for the reasons you state. There’s actually quite a bit of debate in the science community about whether or not this is a risk factor for Alzheimers, but since it’s something we do have control over, I can see why you personally choose to make this choice and recommend others consider it as well. Thanks for writing. Wishing us all wellness.

  2. I just came across this fabulous list. I was really excited to see a Tzatziki Sauce listed but when I clicked on the link I discovered that PaleOhYeah is no longer there. Does anyone have a good Tzatziki recipe?

  3. Ah this list is amazing!! My one issue so far on AIP is finding things a bit dry but now have lots of things to make and dip 🙂 Thank you!

    They currently have EVOO Truffle Oil on special offer at my local shop- is it AIP compliant? (am currently in the elimination phase!)

  4. Connie McWilliams

    Dear Eileen, I love your website and thank you for all the hopeful postings and delicious recipes. You and all the others are an inspiration to me.

  5. I came across this list a couple months ago and started working my way through some of these, but then got off-course. I was AMAZED at how much the carrot ketchup actually tasted like ketchup. (I’m a hard sell when it comes to “substitute” foods.) But then I forgot about the list.

    I’m so glad I stumbled across it again, though, because it’s a HUGE help. I’m bored out of my mind with food (ALL my favorite flavorings, except garlic, are now no-go’s) and all but ready to just starve to death rather than eat one more naked slab of beef or chicken.

    1. Thanks for the carrot ketchup testimonial, Rachel! I’m so glad you found this list again, too. We all deserve flavorful food; eating should be pleasure as well as sustenance.

    1. Thanks Lynn! Since I’ve been able to reintroduce mustard and rice, I can try this recipe. For anyone else reading this, wait until you do your reintroductions to see if this mustard would be safe for you.

  6. Thank you, Eileen. Yes, paprika is in everything! I found a lovely mayonnaise (yes, even mayo can be lovely) that is sans paprika. All the other brands have it too!!! I will check the link.

  7. Love these. I am going to make the AIP Ketchup but I really need a mustard recipe without nightshades. Anyone know of a good one?

    1. Mustard never has nightshades. It has seeds in the form of the mustard seed (which are also excluded on the AIP). Because that’s the primary ingredient, I don’t know of a replacement for that particular flavor, unfortunately. Sometimes we just need to broaden our palate and try new flavors instead.

      1. On the plus side, mustard is considered a Stage One Reintroduction, which means it’s one of the first foods you can try reintroducing after your elimination period. Unlike nightshades (which most people have trouble with), seedbased spices are usually reintroduced successfully.

        1. Lynn Orr Correll

          Hey Eileen,
          I have reintroduced seeds with no problem. However, with that said, all commercially made mustard in my local stores is made with paprika, a nightshade. I definitely cannot tolerate any nightshades and may never be able to. I am going to try to make some and hope it tastes like French’s!!

          1. Really? I didn’t know that. Isn’t paprika frustrating? It’s everywhere! The good news is I know a brand that’s nightshade-free. It’s not yellow mustard, but I love the flavor: Eden Organic Brown Mustard. Here’s the ingredient list: Organic Canadian Stone-Ground Whole Mustard Seed, Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Water, Eden Sea Salt. If you come up with a good recipe for yellow mustard, please share! 🙂

  8. Eileen, what a great post! Thanks for all your hard work assembling this great variety of flavour boosters to make AIP more enjoyable. I’ll be keeping this list handy…

  9. Thank you for compiling this list! Love having all these recipes in one place (and thank you for including a couple of mine).

    Who says eating AIP is boring?! This is absolute proof that it can be flavorful and delicious!

  10. This post could not have arrived at a better time for me. After three weeks migraine free on AIP, I cheated (just a little) Saturday night and I am paying for it now. These recipes are just what I need to stay on track. Thank you for your blog and inspiration!

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