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Green Chile Mayonnaise

Green Chile Mayonnaise

A fiesty spread that's good on ham sandwiches too. Prep Time: about 20 minutes. Notes: Have ingredients at room temperature to help the mayonnaise thicken (put the cold egg in warm water to help it warm up). Seed the chile if you want a milder mayo. For a quick version, or if you're concerned about possible bacteria in raw eggs, whirl the garlic, chile, 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1 1/2 tsp. lemon juice in a food processor, then whirl in 1/2 cup store-bought mayonnaise.

This recipe goes with Deviled Cucumber Cups

Sunset AUGUST 2008

  • Yield: Makes about 3/4 cup


  • 1 large egg
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 to 1 red or green serrano chile, finely chopped
  • About 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • About 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil


In a food processor, whirl egg, garlic, chile, 1/4 tsp. salt, and 1 tbsp. lemon juice until mixture thickens slightly, about 1 minute. Add oil drop by drop through top of processor until mixture starts to get quite thick, then drizzle in the rest in a slow stream. Whirl in more salt and lemon juice to taste. Mayonnaise keeps, covered and refrigerated, 1 day.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per tbsp.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 87
  • Calories from fat: 100%
  • Protein: 0.6g
  • Fat: 9.7g
  • Saturated fat: 1.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 0.3g
  • Fiber: 0.0g
  • Sodium: 46mg
  • Cholesterol: 18mg

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Green Chile Mayonnaise Recipe