This smoky mayonnaise will be your go-to spread this grilling season. Canned fire-roasted tomatoes—a divinely flavorful shortcut—add a nice waft of smoky flavor, which plays off the punchy notes of garlic and red pepper flakes. Pair it with your favorite burger, or treat yourself by using it as a decadent dip for sweet potato fries. Pro tip: Be sure to let the tomato mixture cool completely before combining it with the mayo to ensure the perfect creamy texture.

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Recipe Summary

Serves 16 (serving size: 1 1/2 tbsp.)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high. Add chopped onion; cook until tender, about 3 minutes. Stir in minced garlic cloves and crushed red pepper; cook 30 seconds. Add diced fire-roasted tomatoes and red wine vinegar. Cook 10 minutes; let cool completely. Process tomato mixture, canola mayonnaise, and kosher salt in a food processor until smooth.


Nutrition Facts

116 calories; fat 12g; saturated fat 1g; carbohydrates 2g; sugars 1g; sodium 183mg.