How To Use Mayonnaise? 5 Lipsmacking Ways

If you have a jar of mayonnaise in your refrigerator and don't know what to do with it, here are 5 dishes you can use it in before the mayo expires.

If there was ever a greater need to minimize food wastage and use all our resources to their optimum potential, it is now. To encourage us all to do this, and in ways that don’t need a whole lot of added effort, we have come up with simple ideas to use staple ingredients differently in your daily meals. Most of you may already have these as part of regular groceries. Through these posts, we hope you get fresh ideas to use your kitchen supplies wisely and in interesting ways.

As the lockdown is intensifying the ‘what to eat’ situation at home and the stocks are diminishing a little, it’s only fair that you start thinking of ways to use the ones that are already lying around. One of the most used condiments that are stored in the refrigerator is mayonnaise.

Mayonnaise (मेयोनेज़) or mayo is a classic condiment that is served with foods like burgers and sandwiches and vastly popular in the west. Making mayonnaise at home requires very few ingredients and almost no chef-like skills. The two key ingredients used to make mayonnaise at home are eggs and oil. An eggless version can be made with full cream milk and oil. Adding vinegar or lemon with a hint of mustard and salt gives mayonnaise it’s classic taste.

Here are 5 ways to use mayonnaise in dishes and not as a condiment –

1) Classic Triple Decker Sandwich

The best part about making a sandwich is that you can add anything and everything depending on your tastebuds. One of the key ingredients to make a tasty sandwich is mayonnaise. You can add grated carrots, cabbage, chopped capsicum, bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, and lettuce according to your preference. Add black pepper and oregano if you wish to. A BIG dollop of mayonnaise and a cheese slice will complete this triple-decker sandwich. Grill in a sandwich maker or on a tawa.

Serve with some potato wedges, ketchup, and mustard. You can also make coleslaw to serve with the sandwich.

 How To Use Mayonnaise? 5 Lipsmacking Ways
A crisp grilled sandwich with vegetables and a cheesy filling inside.

2) Yogurt And Peanut Dip

This is so easy to make and so yummy, that the bowl will be wiped out within minutes. Hung curd, chopped onions, capsicum, cucumbers, and a clove of minced garlic. Add a dash of vinegar, salt, and pepper to season it. In the end, add roasted crushed peanuts and 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise for that extra creaminess. Serve with chips, crackers, lavash, and carrot and cucumber sticks.

 How To Use Mayonnaise? 5 Lipsmacking Ways
A creamy dip with the crunchiness of peanuts is a good party starter.

3) Devilled Eggs

Deviled eggs or Devilled eggs are basically hardboiled eggs from which the yolk is separated. Put the hardboiled egg yolks in a bowl, add a generous amount of mayonnaise and a teaspoon of mustard. Season it well with salt and pepper. Refill the empty hardboiled egg whites with this creamy mixture. You can add veggies, chili flakes, and herbs according to your liking. These deviled eggs make for an excellent brunch dish or a snack.

 How To Use Mayonnaise? 5 Lipsmacking Ways
The family will gobble up a plateful of devilled eggs in no time.

4) Potato Salad

Boiled chunky potatoes mixed with a creamy mayo dressing is the main essence of a traditional potato salad. You can add or subtract ingredients according to your choice. A teaspoon of mustard and some chopped parsley or any other herb in the dressing to amp up the taste. A creamy potato salad makes for an excellent side dish.

Tip – Add some boiled sweet corn to the salad for a tasty crunchy variation. If you love eggs, add some chopped hardboiled eggs to the mix.

 How To Use Mayonnaise? 5 Lipsmacking Ways
Potato salads are made a creamy mayonnaise dressing.

5) Cheese On Toast

One dish that reminds us of our childhood is a crispy cheese toast that was served with a chilled fruity milkshake. Spread a thick layer of mayonnaise on a bread slice, add some chopped veggies like capsicum, mushrooms, corn and onions and top with a layer of grated cheese. Bake till the cheese has melted. Serve with ketchup, mustard or mayonnaise.

 How To Use Mayonnaise? 5 Lipsmacking Ways

Which is your favorite condiment made with mayonnaise? Thousand island, ranch or an aioli?

Struggling to cook with limited resources? There is a lot in our kitchens even during this lockdown, all we need is a set of fresh ideas and suggestions to keep our menus interesting! Read these posts to help you choose what to cook for the next meal using regular staples like attasujimoong dalrice and potatoes. We will also give you tips on how to use common condiments like mayonnaise and spices like jeera and turmeric in your diet to maximise the usage of everyday products.

About The Author

Nishtha Asrani Sethi, born and brought up in Delhi, is a content writer who has previously worked with NDTV and Resolver. Her roots are deep within the food industry, thanks to her family business and a keen interest in contemporary food products. Nishtha loves to serve her articles with a side of humor. Her Bachelor’s degree in Home Science comes in handy while researching the science behind the food. When she is not trying to win a battle of fries vs fruit with her daughter, she is busy experimenting with her huge joint family with crazy recipes.

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  1. Good one! I always stock mayo and pizza sauce at home..very handy to use.

  2. Fantastic ideas ! Trying each and every one of these ! God knows I have enough time. Thank you for these amazing articles to get us through this period

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