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Lone Star Cilantro-Jalapeño Mayonnaise

Yield Makes about 2 1/4 cups
Notes: Chef Manuel Valdez of Lone Star makes his mayonnaise from scratch; for food safety at home, this sauce starts with prepared mayonnaise.


  • 1 3/4 cups mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
  • 1 rinsed and stemmed fresh jalapeño chili
  • 1 peeled garlic clove
  • 1/2 cup lightly packed fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Salt to taste

How to Make It

  1. In a blender or food processor, combine 1 3/4 cups mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons water, 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar, 1 rinsed and stemmed fresh jalapeño chili (remove seeds for less heat), 1 peeled garlic clove, 1/2 cup lightly packed fresh cilantro, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Whirl until smooth. Add salt to taste.

  2. Nutritional analysis per tablespoon.