How to Spruce Up Meals with Mayonnaise

September 01, 2022

Mayo is made for more than sandwiches—at least ours is! Made with real ingredients like avocado oil and Certified Humane cage-free eggs, and without cane sugar or corn syrup, our delicious Original Mayo has the classic taste adults and kids crave. This creamy, versatile condiment can enhance the taste of raw vegetables, add creaminess to wraps and rolls, keep your meats juicy, and so much more. Spread it, use it as a dip, or mix it into mayo-based sides like potato salad and coleslaw. 

To help you expand your recipe rotation and your mayo knowledge, we’ve compiled a helpful list of six unique ways to enhance your meals with our mouthwatering mayo: 

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Eye-Opening Breakfasts

It’s time to add creamy, dreamy mayo to your morning condiment lineup! Whether you’re whipping up an omelet, putting a brekky sandwich together, or building a gourmet brunch, mayo adds flavor and richness to the first meal of the day. 

Smoked Salmon Breakfast Bagel - Creamy mayo subs for dairy in this classic breakfast staple. 

Pesto Tomato Toast - Put leftover bread to good use with a taste of the Mediterranean.

Buffalo Mayo Board

Snacks That Satisfy

Mayo might not be the first thing on your game-day shopping list, but we’re about to change that. An essential for any snack platter or veggie plate, mayo (alone or with mix-ins like herbs, yogurt, or avocado) is a creamy, savory dip for snack food favorites ranging from french fries and chips to carrot sticks and cherry tomatoes. 

Spinach Artichoke Dip - Gooey cheese gets extra creaminess from our classic Original Mayo. 

How to Make a Mayo Board - Prep this easy party tray with as many mayo flavors as you like.

Creamy Guacamole - Pair Pesto Mayo with avocados for a delicious dip ripe for dunking. 

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A Better Lunch Box

A dollop of mayo can transform your child’s lunch from basic and bland to bursting with bold, creamy, oh-so-cool flavor. Sandwiches are an obvious option, but you can also up the cute factor by making petite treats like pinwheel sammies and tucking them into a bento box with fruit salad or rice. 

Easy Pinwheel Sandwiches - A triple-threat of turkey, tortillas, and tasty mayo.

Top 5 Back-to-School Recipes - Pass the “good parent” test with these five delicious dishes. 

Turkey Club Lettuce Wrap - No need to cut the crusts off with this green-wrapped beauty. 

Mexican Street Corn Salad on a white plate.

Appetizers That Amaze

Hosting friends or family and pressed for time? No problem! The velvety richness of mayo makes it a perfect binder for casual classics and elevated appetizers that everyone can enjoy. Serve your favorite mayo with crackers and breadsticks, or try one of these more refined recipes made with mayo that will leave your guests wanting more.

Quick & Easy Crab Cakes - The gourmet classic done right, with two classic mayo flavors.

Asparagus Dip - Chic and crave-worthy, Presto mayo gives this emerald green dip a fresh finish.

Mexican Street Corn Salad - Crisp, fresh kernels married with creamy mayo and cotija.

Three Pesto Shrimp Tacos on a white plate.

Family Dinner Night Faves

Whether you’re sitting at the table or cozying up on the sofa for a Netflix night, these easy, family-friendly meals will bring everyone together. Substitute our creamy Chipotle Lime Mayo for cheese on Loaded Nachos, set out a build-your-own burger bar with all the condiments, or try one of these homestyle recipes that even finicky kiddos will love.

Mayo Roasted Chicken - Pair with crispy potatoes or pasta for a kid-friendly feast.

Hot Dogs with Mayo - Grass-fed beef dogs blanketed in avocado and sauerkraut. 

Shrimp Tacos - Taco Tuesday gets an unexpected upgrade with this pesto-infused recipe. 

Overhead view of a chocolate mayo cake garnished with a rosemary sprig on a white plate.

Decadent Desserts With Mayo

It may seem counterintuitive to put a savory condiment like mayo into cakes, cookies, or other baked goods, but it actually makes sense. The addition of mayo helps to moisten baked goods, keeping them from getting too dry during the baking process. Oil is a required component of many baking recipes, and avocado oil is an integral ingredient in making our Vegan Mayo, so the swaps in these easy recipes are a natural fit.    

Flourless Chocolate Cake - A Depression-era recipe comes full circle in this tender classic. 

Banana Chocolate Muffins - Like a handheld version of your fave breakfast bread.

Spread the Word: Mayo is Magic

One of the most popular condiments nationwide, mayonnaise is an all-around powerhouse. Creamy and thick, with a savory taste that’s difficult to describe but easy to enjoy, it can add flavor and texture to a variety of meals. Mayo doesn’t just come in classic, either. Flavored mayo spreads like our Chipotle Lime Mayo and Buffalo Mayo can elevate standard staples like tacos, wraps, and burritos into crave-worthy dishes with an unexpected zing. 


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