Or “Magic Mayo” as some of my friends like to call it. Happy Monday to everyone out there!
I rarely use plain ol’ mayo on anything around here because it’s sooo much better when you add yummy stuff to it! This is one of the ways I like to use fresh herbs from my garden. This spread keeps in the fridge and I use it on sandwiches, burgers, paninis, wraps, etc. It takes any sandwich up a notch by adding tons of amazing flavors. Everyone will say, “What is that??” Or at least they always say that to me, which is why I’m finally writing this down so I can share it! You can use any herb combo you want- I just use whatever I have in my garden at the time and this happens to be my favorite mix.
This is best with fresh herbs, but if you want to make it with dried, just remember the rule of thumb is 1 part dry herbs = 3 parts fresh.
Garlic-Herb Sandwich Spread
1 1/2 C mayo
1 large clove garlic
1/2 T lemon juice
zest from 1/2 lemon (1/4-1/2 t)
1/2 t fresh rosemary
1/2 T fresh oregano
1T fresh basil
Place mayo in a small food processor. Finely mince garlic, or press, and add to mayo. Add lemon zest then juice. Chop all herbs and add to mayo mixture.
I chop everything first to assure it gets evenly chopped in the food processor. If you do it by hand, without a food processor, just finely chop everything, and make sure to press garlic so you don’t get any big chunks.