Now Trending: Crazy-Creative Mayonnaise Flavors
Alert! Crazy mayos are sweeping the nation. Everyone from small artisanal operations to the daddy of all mayos, Hellmann’s, has gotten in the game, disrupting the basic emulsification of eggs and oil with wacky flavorings. No longer do you have to wonder how to spice up a turkey sandwich on whole wheat.
Get on the bandwagon by mixing a flavoring into your favorite mayo, or try one of the many new mayos on the market.
DIY Crazy Mayos
Whether you’re whipping up homemade mayonnaise or taking a shortcut with store-bought, you can invent your own flavor-enhanced versions by stirring or blending in any of these items:
Ketchup (OK, not crazy, but this “special sauce” is a must for burgers)
Roasted garlic (roast a head of garlic until garlic is soft and fragrant, then puree in a blender or food processor)
Spices: chipotle powder, red chile, herbes de Provence, smoked paprika
Store-Bought Crazy Mayos
Empire Mayonnaise out of Brooklyn has been crafting super-wacky flavors since the company’s launch all the way back in 2011. Sign up for their “mayo of the month” club and you’ll get a rotating selection of flavors like Everything Bagel, Vadouvan (French Curry) — a variant of classic Indian masala — and Black Garlic. Other selling points from their site: “non-GMO oils, happy cage-free and pasture-raised eggs.” (Happy eggs! Who knew eggs had feelings!)
If you prefer egg-free mayo, Hampton Creek’s Just Mayo is the way to go. Their vegan mayo currently comes in five flavors, including Awesomesauce (with relish, capers and lots of other flavorings), Chipotle, Sriracha, Garlic and Truffle. Check out their website for inspiration on how to use those mayos.
Hellmann’s has gotten crafty with two hip flavors in their organic line: Roasted Garlic and Spicy Chipotle. Plus, they have a hard-to-find (but we’re hoping totally worth it) Mayonesa con Jugo de Limón (Mayonnaise with Lime Juice).
Kerri-Ann is a registered dietitian who writes on food and health trends. Find more of her work at kerriannjennings.com or follow her on Twitter @kerriannrd or Facebook.