Garlic-Herb Sandwich Spread

CATEGORIES: Condiments, Sara

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.

Lemon, basil, mayo, oregano, garlic, and rosemary



  1. Yum!!! I almost wrote “yum-o,” which is almost a swear word around here! 🙂 Anyway, I can’t wait to try it!

  2. Awesome. I was seriously JUST thinking the other day while making a sandwich, “I wish I knew how to make some awesome-tasting Mayo.” It’s like you’re mind readers!

  3. I happened to look here before I made dinner, and thanks to you my Gardenburgers were so much more awesome! Thanks Sara!

  4. Mmmmm….okay so tonight I paired this mayo with spicy honey chicken “burgers” and it was SOOOOO good!!! Seriously delish! I put tomatoes, onions, avocado and spinach with it as well. Love it!

  5. I’m thinking this would possibly be *even better* if I used roasted garlic instead of raw, minced garlic, especially since I plan on paring it with the fire-roasted artichoke. What are your thoughts on this, Sara?….

    1. The general rule herbs is 1 part dry = 3 parts fresh, so for every Tablespoon fresh, you’ll want 1 teaspoon dry. If you’re using dry herbs in this recipe, definitely make it a day ahead of time so the herbs have time to let off some flavor.

  6. “This is best if made ahead so flavors have a chance to merry and intensify.” Happiest typo ever. Which is how I feel when eating this spread. Happy.

  7. WOW!!! I just made this, and got to say how delicious….I think I could eat this on just about anything. It would be very good with artichokes. I used it on a turkey, smoke gouda and sliced peaches sandwich. Sounds weird, but so very good with this mayo. I already of requests to make more lol!!!

  8. My husband and I used this on our sandwiches this week. It is seriously so delicious! It tasted fresh and added a pop of flavor to what could have been a kind of boring lunch.

  9. I added 1 T fresh flat parsley too which was great. Also had to use the fancy French mayo which worked really well

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