Monday, January 10, 2011

Too Much Mayo?

Okay, now that you know a great recipe for mayonnaise, what are you going to do with it? Since the kids and I are home for lunch 7 days a week, it's not hard for us to lick the jar clean before it goes bad. But, if you're like most people, eating at home is not in the cards during the week...

Here are a couple of scrumptious solutions for using up that mayo quickly.

1. Homemade Ranch Dressing

1 cup mayo
1/2 c cultured buttermilk
1/2 t (or more) each, dried chives, dried parsley, dried dill weed
1/4 t (or more) each, garlic powder, onion powder
1/8 t each, sea salt and freshly-ground peppercorns

Mix all ingredients in a glass jar, then cover and refrigerate at least an hour. This is great served with a veggie tray!

2. Homemade Potato Salad- this is a family recipe, and soooo yummy!

5-6 medium potatoes, cubed and cooked until soft
4 eggs, boiled and chopped
1/3 c chopped chives
1/3 c chopped green olives (with or without pimentos)
1/3 c chopped pickles (sweet or dill or a mix)
1 c mayo (or more, if desired)
squirt of mustard
salt and pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
This dish is great when hot on sprouted crackers. It's also yummy when cold!


  1. These both look really good! I put about a tbsp of whey in my mayo and let it lacto-ferment a bit and that also helps it last longer.

  2. Yes, Megan! Great idea. That gives me an idea for another post :) Thanks!