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Basic Flavored Mayonnaise Recipe

The Basics: Flavored Mayonnaise

Once you've learned how to make homemade mayonnaise, it's fun to get creative and make different mayonnaise flavors. My favorite, shown here, is basil-garlic mayo. It's a creamy, tangy, and fragrant spread that's delicious slathered on sandwiches or served as a dip alongside grilled vegetables like artichokes and zucchini. It's easy to put together: simply whisk the mayo with the herbs and seasonings of your choice. The addition of citrus goes a long way, as do other condiments like hot sauce or horseradish. All you need to know are the basic proportions; to find out what they are, keep reading.

Flavored Mayonnaise

Flavored Mayonnaise

Basic Flavored Mayonnaise Recipe 2011-06-10 13:19:25

Ingredients

  1. 1 cup mayonnaise
  2. 1/4 chopped fresh herbs (basil, parsley, cilantro, thyme, etc.)
  3. 1 tablespoon liquid seasoning (fresh citrus, hot sauce, horseradish, dijon, ketchup, pesto, etc. ),
  4. 1 teaspoon dry seasoning (minced garlic, shallots, curry powder, chipotle powder, old bay, etc.)
  5. Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Whisk the mayonnaise and remaining ingredients in a bowl. Season with salt and black pepper. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Makes about 1/14 cup flavored mayo.

Following this format, here's the recipe for the basil-garlic mayo.

Basil-Garlic Mayonnaise

Basil-Garlic Mayonnaise

Basil-Garlic Mayonnaise Recipe

Ingredients

  1. 1 cup mayonnaise (store-bought is fine!)
  2. 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil
  3. 1 tablespoon fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  4. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  5. Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Whisk the mayonnaise in a bowl with the basil, garlic, and lemon juice. Season with salt and black pepper.

Makes about 1/14 cup flavored mayo.

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sumbum sumbum 6 years
I'm not a big mayo person...but I just made a batch of Ina Garten's basil mayo and I CANNOT stop eating it! It's so delicious...I've been alternating eating BLT's and tomato sandwiches all week. Ina uses lemon juice and olive oil (which I thought was a bit strange) and it adds so much flavor!! I can't wait to try other flavored mayos!
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