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Mayonnaise Dips & Sauces

By Andrew Zimmern

Now that I’ve taught you how to make homemade mayonnaise, here are a few ways to jazz it up for a dip, marinade, salad dressing or sandwich spread. Really, the possibilities are endless, so season to your liking with whatever herbs, citrus and spices you have on hand. Want a little heat? Add a minced jalapeño. Need a sauce for french fries? Roast a head of garlic. Craving a tangy dip? Stir in a scoop of plain yogurt. Looking for a party appetizer? Try my warm artichoke and crab dip. Making a cold seafood platter? Whip up a batch of my herbed aioli. You get the idea.

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Russian Dressing

Schmear it on a roast beef sandwich or use as a dressing for an iceberg wedge salad.

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup Heinz chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chili paste
  • 1/4 cup onion, minced
  • 1 tablespoon dill, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Herbed Vegetable Dip

The perfect accompaniment to carrot and celery sticks for the kids.

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chives, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

Chicken Marinade

Finish the marinaded chicken under the broiler for a fantastic glaze.

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon dried kale flakes
  • 1 tablespoon chile-lime seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup sour cream

Avocado & Lime Mayo

Great on tacos and tortas, or with chips and salsa.

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire
  • 1/2 cup mashed avocado
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce

Lemon & Herb Seafood Sauce

Serve with fish or shrimp after it comes off the grill.

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons chives, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons dill, minced
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice

Bouillabaisse Sauce

Use as the rouille for your next seafood stew.

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • Pinch of saffron
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh red chile, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

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