Pesto Mayo is the twist on mayonnaise you never knew you needed. With just 3 ingredients it truly couldn’t be easier to make!
Why choose between pesto and mayonnaise when you can have both?! I know this might seem a little odd but it totally works. Follow me…
I know it does seem like an odd concept at first, but I promise you it actually works. Let’s take a quick look at the star ingredients here:
- Pesto – Highly recommend homemade pesto of course. Failing that store bought will work just fine, just try and find a good quality brand. I have tried this with different varieties of pesto and I find basil pesto works the best.
- Mayonnaise – Again, homemade mayo for the win. I recommend a full fat mayo for a fuller flavour.
The secret ingredient!
Alongside the pesto and mayo you’ll need lemon juice. The lemon juice cuts through the richness of the sauce and adds a gentle, but vibrant kick of flavour. Fresh lemon juice works best here, stay clear of any bottled stuff or it’ll throw off the flavour.
Pesto Mayo FAQ
How to store pesto mayo?
Tightly cover or place in a tightly sealed jar and pop in the fridge.
How long does pesto mayo keep?
If kept tightly covered in the fridge I usually keep it for 4-5days. The lemon juice helps prevent oxidisation, just be vigilant after 3-4days and use your judgement.
How to use pesto mayo?
Works great as a sauce in sandwiches and burgers, but also great as a dip (perfect for Sweet Potato Wedges or Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potato Wedges). It’s also of course great slathered in a sandwich, my favourites being Chorizo Sandwich and Antipasto Sandwich!
For more funky mayo recipes check out my Horseradish Mayo and Chipotle Mayo!
Alrighty, let’s tuck into the full recipe for this pesto mayonnaise shall we?!
How to make Pesto Mayo (Full Recipe & Video)
- Small/Medium Pot
- Teaspoon (for stirring)
- Sharp Knife & Chopping Board (for lemon)
- In a small bowl combine mayo with pesto. Gently squeeze in the juice of half a lemon (or to taste) and stir to combine. Serve in burgers and sandwiches or use as a dip!
Your Private Notes:
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This is such a great addition to any sandwich.
This looks so delicious and yummy! I can’t wait to make this! Pesto is a must here at the house. So excited!
I had no clue that my fav condiment was so easy to make! I always order this on sammiches at my fav deli, but I’ll be making it at home now!
Love it! Enjoy 🙂
Ok to start off, I’m obsessed with condiments! I think I have more in my fridge than I have food. And I have to say that, this is by far one of my absolute favorites!!! Thank you for sharing
It’s a hidden gem isn’t it!? 🙂
Why have I never done this before? So simple, yet creates an awesome sauce. I had it with sweet potato fries and loved it! Thank you!
So good with sweet potato fries! 🙂