Saffron Mayonnaise

Mayonnaise goes highbrow with saffron threads and lemon in this simple recipe.

Yield: Serves 4
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Recipe Time

Total: 20 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 297
  • Calories from fat: 100%
  • Protein: 0.5g
  • Fat: 33g
  • Saturated fat: 4.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 1.6g
  • Fiber: 0.0g
  • Sodium: 235mg
  • Cholesterol: 24mg


  • 1/2 teaspoon saffron threads
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a small frying pan over medium-low heat, toast saffron just until fragrant, stirring occasionally, about 2 minutes. Pour into a small bowl, then crumble. Stir in remaining ingredients. Let stand 15 minutes, then stir.
  2. Make ahead: Chill airtight up to 1 week.
  3. Note: Nutritional analysis is per 3-tbsp. serving.
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