Wednesday, June 5, 2013

{Make Your Own} Flavored Mayo

Make your own flavored mayo - the perfect dipping sauce for french fries, breads, and crackers....and the perfect homemade gift for Father's Day! With flavors like pesto, sun dried tomato/basil, and lemon pepper garlic, you won't be able to resist (and neither will he!)

When it comes to weaknesses, most of mine tend to fall in the "sweet tooth" category. Cheesecake, turtle sundaes, salted caramel, gooey brownies....if there's one thing that's true about my food loves, it's that I love my desserts!! My theory is that you're either one or the other. Either a sweets person or a salty person. A good example of someone who's salty? Jorden! He can easily take just one or two bites of a dessert and then be done.....but if you stick a plate of nachos in front of him, forget it!! And that's how I am with my sweets.

But. I have somewhat recently discovered a new weakness....and although it has sweet in the name, it actually doesn't fit into the sweet tooth category at all! My new weakness? Sweet potato fries! Or, better yet, wedges. I seriously can't get enough of the point where I have to limit how often I make them because I know I'll eat WAY too many! Jorden, though? He can take 'em or leave 'em (preferably leave 'em - they're too sweet for him!) Yep - I guess you could say our tastes are pretty different.

There is one area where we completely agree, though....and that's the area of flavored dipping sauces. Our absolute favorite is sriracha mayo - a wonderful blend of spicy and creamy that is SO VERY TASTY on potato wedges! never want to have too much of a good thing, right? We'd hate to get tired of our old favorite. So I decided to come up with some new favorites - a collection of easy, delicious "go-to" sauces for potato wedges, sandwiches, even vegetables! Ready!? Here goes!

Sriracha Mayo
1/2 c. mayo
1 Tbsp. Sriracha Chili Hot Sauce 

Sun Dried Tomato/Basil Mayo
1/2 c. mayo 
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil
1 Tbsp. chopped sun dried tomatoes in oil
1/2 Tbsp. oil from sun dried tomato jar

Pesto Mayo
1/2 c. mayo
1 Tbsp. pesto
Wasabi Mayo
1/2 c. mayo
1 tsp. wasabi paste

Lemon-Pepper Garlic Mayo
1/2 c. mayo
1 tsp. minced garlic (2 cloves)
1/2 tsp. lemon juice 
freshly ground pepper, to taste

Mustard Dill Mayo
1/2 c. mayo
1 tsp. mustard powder
1/2 tsp. dried dill

My new personal favorite....(with the sweet potato wedges, of course)....was the lemon-pepper garlic. Surprise! I have yet to test them with regular potato wedges....I'm worried that if I do, I'll develop a brand new weakness! And then I'll really be on the road to becoming a salty person, or maybe a salty AND sweet person! Which is Just. Not. Going. To. Happen.


Looking for some more delicious ways to use Sriracha mayo? Check out my Sriracha Tuna Pretzel Bowls


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  1. Love flavored mayos like this, can't wait to try!

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  2. I do this a lot - LOVE my condiments but Sriracha mayo??? Yes PLEASE!

  3. Oh and these jars of mayo to gift are adorable!

  4. So pinning this... my father in law would love these in a gift basket!

    Holly at Not Done Growing

  5. Your sweet potato wedges look so good. I wish I could sample them right now. The dipping sauces sound delicious. I want to try those too. A really tasty post. ☺

  6. What an awesome idea! These sound so delicious!

  7. What an great idea!!! Dying to make the Wasabi Mayo!

  8. I Have Made My Own For Years. My Husbands Favorite Is Chipolte Mayo. Made With Canned Chipolte Peppers W/ Adabo Sauce And A Little Lime Juice.

  9. I Have Made My Own For Years. My Husbands Favorite Is Chipolte Mayo. Made With Canned Chipolte Peppers W/ Adabo Sauce And A Little Lime Juice.

  10. I totally made a Garlic Basil Aioli the other day. Delicious! If you have time, I would love for you to share this with my readers at my Sweet & Savory Saturdays Link Party (ends monday at midnight MST.)

    Hope to see you there!
    ~Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!

  11. Yum! We love sweet potatoes (I'm even growing them this year)!

    We'd love it if you would join us at The Creative HomeAcre Blog Hop and link this post. We're live on Sundays!

  12. Love these, thank you! Can't wait to try these!

  13. Great recipes. They look delicious. We're going to have to try these. We're pinning.
    Have a great week.
    Debi and Charly

  14. These look SO yummy and love them in the little jars (which I just HAPPEN to have a ton of!) These would make great hostess gifts for the summer invites too!

  15. Yum! This sounds fun ~ I love those flavored mayo's when we go out. Cute jars, too!
    I'm visiting today from I Should Be Mopping the Floor. I'd love for you to visit my blog, linkup and and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Join me each Tuesday for Brag About It Link Up Party

  16. This sounds and looks delicious!!! Please come share it at Two Girls and a Party linky party!!

  17. I love these mayo recipes. I too have a weakness for sweet potato fries. I'd be dipping them in some of that mayo!

    Julie @ This Gal Cooks

  18. These look delicious! Pinning! Great pictures by the way!

  19. AMAZING. I love this! Linda

    Coming from Two Yellow Birds Decor Party...

  20. Brilliant! I am Pinning this and will be making it asap! What a geat idea, my hubby and I are going to be eating waaaaay to many fries in the near future.

    You have a super cute blog! I'm your newest follower on GFC, FB and g+!

  21. Hi! I am visiting from Strut Your Stuff Saturday. I pinned this because I can't wait to try the sundried tomato mayo:)



  22. Oh my gosh, yum! Those all sound amazing, what an awesome idea! In case you didn't see it earlier, I featured this on my blog today! I'm stopping by to pin it, and to let you know you can grab a Featured button if you don't already have one!

  23. Oh......... my god. I saw this post listed in a link party and came RIGHT over! I loooove mayo and only just recently started realizing that I could add things to it give it other awesome flavors. I've pinned this page AND am now following your blog because everything in this post made me drool!!!


  24. what an awesome idea!!!

  25. These are awesome!! I'm always looking for ways to flavor mayo especially for when I eat artichokes. Hopped over from Six Sisters


  26. LOVE this idea, I don't know why I have never tried that! We just started out own Super Summer Saturday party and would love to have you link up:


  27. This is awesome! I just pinned it, bookmarked it and I'm now following you on bloglovin =) Thank you for sharing this!

    I found you through the Strut Your Stuff Saturday Link Party =) Have a great week!

    -Sofia @

  28. Hey Kathy, Wanted to stop by and let you know that your awesome recipe was a Fabulous 5 Feature at this weeks The Weekend re-Treat Link Party! Check it out here:

    Hope you'll stop back by this weekend and link up to the party that just went LIVE!


  29. Hi there... do you make your own mayo base?

  30. Flavored Mayos are called "Aiolis"...I love using fancy "Culinary" makes me (and my cooking) sound...well...Fancy! LOL! I make home--made mayo using my immersion blender...i start at the bottom and work my way up...

  31. If you like sweet potatoes fries and flavored mayo, try cranberry and mayo (I like to use Best Food/ Hellmann's) equal parts of both mix and chill, also good on turkey sandwich. Love your suggestion also.


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