Basil Mayonnaise Recipe

Take your regular mayonnaise and turn it into Basil Mayonnaise in five minutes! Perfect for sandwiches or as a dip for chicken or fish!

Garlic Basil Mayonnaise on bread

A Flavored Mayonnaise Recipe For Sandwiches

Forget about making just a regular sandwich for a minute. Sure its easy to just open up a jar of mayo and make a quick sandwich. But it’s just as easy to make that sandwich even better by making some of this Basil Mayonnaise.

I’m usually a non-condiment user. That might be a little surprising with all the recipes that are on here…but if you handed me a cheeseburger most of the time I eat it as is. No ketchup or mustard. Just the burger and the bun.

Unless it’s a cooking day and I’m eating whatever we just cooked up for lunch or dinner. Then I’m eating all the condiments, all the sauces, everything just like you see it in the picture.

And I always say the same thing after I take a bite. “Wow, the sauce really makes this.” Or the mayo we made or the topping we put on something. It always tastes so much better than having something plain. But then I go back. Back to no condiment eating. I’m not really sure why…I just do.

Until I made this. This was the condiment that changed my condiment thinking. Turkey sandwich, grilled chicken, roast beef – anything you’d normally just put regular mayo on is now going to be a lot better.

Garlic Basil Mayonnaise process

How To Make

All you have to do is toss everything into your blender or food processor and in 30 seconds you’re done. I’m telling you guys, it doesn’t get easier than this. And it’s little things like having a kicked up condiment like this Basil Mayonnaise that really sets your recipes apart!

Sandwich eating just got better.

But it doesn’t have to stop at just sandwiches…making a potato salad? Blend up a batch or two of this mayo and toss it with your potatoes instead of plain mayonnaise. Basil Potato Salad.

Making chicken salad? Basil Chicken Salad. The list goes on, just swap this flavored mayonnaise out wherever you’d use regular mayo!

Garlic Basil Mayonnaise hero

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Basil Mayonnaise

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x

This kicked up mayonnaise makes everything taste better! Try it on a turkey sandwich or use it in your chicken salad instead of plain mayonnaise!



  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves, torn into pieces
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 23 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped


  1. Add all ingredients to a blender or a food processor and blend until smooth.

Recipe Notes

Place leftover mayonnaise in a container for up to a week.

  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: American

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6 Responses
  1. Debbi Spencer

    Check the salt content of your mayo before you add the salt to this. I stopped using the Hellman’s because it was so salty, now using Duke’s-cheaper and less salt, so better in recipes and on my sandwiches!

  2. Courtney

    Made this to go on a BLT. Very good. Did cut the salt in half and was happy with how it turned out! Will be making this again!

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