If you've only been spreading mayonnaise on sandwiches, you're seriously missing out. Here are 7 ways with one of America's favorite condiments.
Not Just MayoIt consistently ranks as one of the country's favorite condiments, yet many Americans only think to reach for a jar of mayonnaise at lunchtime. Great for making moist cakes, creamy dips, and a perfectly browned grilled cheese, mayo is more than just sandwich glue. Harness the condiment's versatility with these 7 recipes.
Chocolate-Mayonnaise CakeIf you've never known the glory of a mayonnaise cake, you're in for a treat! The staple ingredient yields an ultra-moist crumb and keeps the sugar from taking over your taste buds.
BLT Pizza with White SauceAll the components of America's favorite summer sandwich are here--even the mayonnaise. Yes, it turns out adding some oil to the mayo makes a creamy sauce that fully covers the pie and gives a richer taste to the pizza.
Grilled Pimiento Cheese SandwichesThis ingenious recipe features double the mayonnaise. First mayo is used to make a Southern favorite, pimiento cheese. Then it's slathered on the outside of the bread slices, helping the sandwich achieve gooey, golden brown perfection.
Basil Aïoli with CruditésMayonnaise is used as the base of many creamy dips, but aïoli is a term used to describe mayo that has been mixed with minced garlic. Basil and lemon add fresh flavor to this dip, which is perfect for serving with colorful spring veggies.
Classic Deviled EggsDeviled eggs never go out of style, and this classic recipe is one that every cook should master. These eggs are delicious proof that mayonnaise is worth its salt. Without it, the egg yolk mixture could never achieve fluffy perfection.
Herbed Buttermilk Ranch DressingThough it's not necessarily known as a health food, mayonnaise is no stranger to vegetables. From thousand island to green goddess, mayo lends superior creaminess to salad dressings. Here, it's combined with buttermilk and sour cream to create the ultimate ranch dressing.
Creamy Potato SaladYou already know that mayonnaise is multitalented, but did you know it can go light, too? Dieters needn't cut out the condiment entirely, but should make smart swaps to keep calories in check. In this fingerling potato salad, light mayo and nonfat Greek yogurt add creaminess without excess fat.