CN Digital StudioWe know: It seems impossible to improve on a creamy swipe of mayonnaise. But spiking our favorite decadent spread with another ingredient or two makes it even more complex and flavorful. Just stir one of these components into store-bought mayo.
WHERE TO BEGIN: Our base isn't a made-from-scratch ail. We love Helmann's, also known as Best Foods (but when we're in the South, we'll take Duke's).
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Think about adding some sriracha, a mix-in we're seeing everywhere. Try it with pulled pork, roast turkey, grilled chicken…
Season mayo with anchovy paste (the kind in a tube) to add a hit of deep umami flavor to a tuna fish sandwich.
Go British: Thin some mayo with malt vinegar and spread it on fried fish or chicken cutlet sandwiches.
Mix in sambal, a spicy Southeast Asian chili sauce, and serve on a roast beef sandwich with plenty of chopped fresh herbs, like basil and mint.
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Fold sesame seeds and toasted sesame oil into mayo and serve on roast pork or grilled fish sandwiches.
Stir in finely grated lemon zest and a squeeze of lemon juice to brighten up chicken salad or steak sandwiches.
Toss in chopped fresh herbs like parsley, tarragon, and/or chives for an easy green aioli, which would be great with an egg sandwich.
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