My simple recipe for basil mayonnaise has the power to take so many of your favorite foods to the next level ~ think chicken, shrimp, or egg salads, tomato sandwiches, and all sorts of dips and dressings. This vibrant mayo is a game changer!
Put mayonnaise, fresh basil leaves, and lemon juice in a food processor or blender (also add the garlic and lemon zest if you are using.) Note: If you are doing a small batch it helps to have a smaller sized machine.
Blend, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary, until the mayo is pale green and the basil has been incorporated. There will still be small flecks of basil visible. If there are any larger pieces, keep blending.
Add salt to taste, and adjust any of the ingredients to your liking. Blend in more basil, salt, or lemon juice if you like.
Chill the mayo before using, it will thicken as it chills. Use within a week.