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Turkey Wet Rub

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 5 min
  • Active: 5 min
  • Yield: Enough rub to coat a 12- to 14-pound turkey
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1 cup mayonnaise, such as Hellmann's

1 cup fresh tarragon leaves, finely minced 

2 tablespoons honey

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

Zest and juice of 1 lemon

Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper


  1. In a bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, tarragon, honey, mustard and lemon zest and juice; season with salt and pepper.
  2. Rub the mayonnaise mixture all over a 12- to 14-pound turkey before roasting.