Pesto Mayo is the twist on mayonnaise you never knew you needed. With just 3 ingredients it truly couldn’t be easier to make!
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 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.
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!)
Sandwich recommendation: This would work great in a chicken or chicken & bacon sandwich with fresh or sun dried tomatoes.
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!
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