For Sandwiches & More: 10 Ideas for Flavoring Store-Bought Mayonnaise

For Sandwiches & More: 10 Ideas for Flavoring Store-Bought Mayonnaise

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Anjali Prasertong
Jun 28, 2012
A simple way to add an extra layer of flavor (and fanciness) to everyday sandwiches is by using a little flavored mayonnaise. Pre-made versions abound, but it's almost as convenient — and a whole lot tastier — to make your own by just adding a few ingredients to store-bought mayonnaise. A bowl and a whisk are all you need when mixing mayonnaise with sauces, juices or ground spices. For herbs or other large mix-ins, a mini food processor or immersion blender ensures a smooth result. And of course, any of these flavorings can be added to homemade mayonnaise too, if you have a little more time to spare.

10 Ideas for DIY Flavored Mayonnaise

1 Sriracha: Add a squirt of the sauce to taste and use on everything from banh mi to egg and bacon sandwiches. • 2 Wasabi: Mix in powdered wasabi for a spicy kick. • 3 Roasted garlic: Mash cloves of roasted garlic into mayo. • 4 Fresh herbs: We're particularly fond of Orangette's basil version. Perfect for summer tomato sandwiches! • 5 Chipotle: Blend mayo with a whole chile in adobo sauce (or more or less, depending on your spice tolerance). • 6 Harissa: Spread it on a lamb burger or on grilled eggplant. • 7 Citrus juice: Use lime or lemon juice alone or with other mix-ins. • 8 Mustard: Spread on sandwiches, of course, but also simple roasted chicken. • 9 Dry spices: Think plain spices like smoked paprika, or spice blends like curry powder. • 10 Capers: Lemon-caper mayonnaise would be so good on a smoked salmon sandwich. Do you ever make your own flavored mayonnaise? Any ideas you'd add to the list? Related: Magical Mayonnaise: Melissa Clark's Tip for Making Smooth Mayo Every Time (Image: Elzbieta Sekowska/Shutterstock)
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