Make your own seasoned mayo with simple pantry spices like paprika, cayenne pepper for a kick, and more. Use for dipping sauce and whatever else you like.
Seasoned mayo can be used for everything from dips to spreads and more.
Blending spices like paprika, garlic and onion powder kicks up the mayonnaise to make a delicious dip and spread that's amazing with onion rings, burgers, sweet potato fries and anything else you can think of.
Mayonnaise- Regular mayonnaise, not Miracle Whip.
Cayenne pepper- can substitute regular white pepper or black pepper for less heat.
Smoked paprika- regular sweet or Spanish paprika can be substituted for smoked paprika if you don't like a smoky flavor.
Add ingredients in a small bowl and whisk until evenly combined. That's it!
The freshly seasoned mayonnaise can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 6 months, in a tightly sealed container.
Serve the fresh, seasoned mayo as a dipping sauce for your favorite fried foods, or anywhere in place of regular mayonnaise to add additional flavor and zip to your recipes.
Add more acid, like lemon juice or vinegar, and seasonings like the ones in this recipe.
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- airtight container
- 1 cup mayonnaise Homemade or store bought
- ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper More or less to taste for heat
- ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- ¼ teaspoon salt More or less to taste, or optional. See recipe notes below on sugar and salt content of various mayonnaise.
- ⅛ teaspoon sugar See recipe notes below on sugar and salt content of various mayonnaise.
- 1 teaspoon Worchester sauce optional
- Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl and whisk until combined.
- Taste test for salt and sugar levels (different brands of mayonnaise and homemade mayonnaise can yield very different levels of sweetness and sodium).
- Store in an air tight container for up to one month (if using homemade mayonnaise) or date/instructions printed on store bought mayonnaise container.