Upgrade Mayonnaise by Turning It Into Russian Dressing, Basil Aioli, and More
If you opened someone's refrigerator at any moment, chances are there would be a jar of mayonnaise sitting on the shelf along with some other condiments. Mayo is one of the most adaptable products because it can transform into dressings, spreads, aioli, and more. Some of the most popular dressings, like Russian, Caesar, and Thousand Island, are all mayo-based, and then other ingredients are added to create depth of flavor and texture.
Aioli is typically considered to be a "fancy mayo" because it's luxuriously glossy and has a thicker consistency. But the main difference between mayo and an aioli is that aioli is always emulsified with garlic, in addition to other flavors and spices.
Sure, mayo is delicious all on its own, but it's so simple to alter and elevate it into something completely different. Here are some of the most delectable mayo-based dressings and sauces that can be thrown together in just minutes including a homemade Russian dressing recipe and a recipe for flavorful chipotle mayo.