Want a fast way to spice up a boring sandwich? Dressed up mayonnaise is an easy way to take a typical turkey sandwich to a whole new level. It’s amazing what a few quick, healthy ingredients will do toward making lunch special! These spreads are excellent for lunch buffets or party trays, or served with toasted bread and meats or cheeses as an appetizer. Choose from Basil and Sun Dried Tomato, Jalapeno and Chili, or Garlic Aioli. Or, make all three and let people choose which spread they’d like! An easy way to turn the ordinary into elegant.

To begin with, use a healthy, natural mayonnaise. Here’s a recipe for homemade mayonnaise using organic, cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil and free range eggs, which is simple to make and tastes great! Once you’ve got your mayonnaise ready, chop the ingredients for the spreads and just  mix them into the mayonnaise. Let them sit at least a hour so that the flavors diffuse (or leave them in the fridge overnight) and then they’re ready to serve! Fast, easy, and a fun way to add interest to any sandwich.

Dressed up Mayonnaise
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This dressed up mayonnaise is a great way to spice up a boring sandwich!
Serves: ½-1 cups
For Basil and Sun Dried Tomato:
  • ½ cup mayonnaise (here's how to make it healthy, at home)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped organic sun dried tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon chopped organic basil (I used Opal Basil)
  • 1 clove organic garlic, pressed
  • Sea salt to taste
For Jalapeno Chili:
For Garlic Aioli:
  1. Choose and prepare your ingredients.
  2. Mix them together with the mayonnaise.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour (overnight is best) before serving, to allow the flavors to diffuse.
  4. Store in the fridge in an airtight container, for up to one week.


Basil and sun dried tomato, Jalapeno and Chili, or Garlic Aioli...these dressed up mayonnaise spreads are easy to make and spice up any sandwich!

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