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Kitchen Dictionary: mayonnaise

Pronounced: MAY-uh-nayz

The emulsion of oil, egg yolks and lemon juice and seasonings creates this thick creamy dressing. (Without the egg yolks this is called salad dressing.) Commercial mayonnaise is required to be 65% oil.


Season: available year-round

How to store: Refrigerate once opened. Homemade mayonnaise will only last 3-4 days; commercial for up to 6 months.

How to prepare: Used as a spread or as the based for many other sauces.

Substitutions: 1/2 cup plain nonfat yogurt + 1/2 cup fat-free mayonnaise = 1 cup low-fat mayonnaise; 1 cup fat-free or reduced-fat sour cream = 1 cup low-fat mayonnaise

More Mayonnaise Recipes
Popular Mayonnaise Recipes
Cake Mix Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake
Linda's Spicy Mayonnaise Sauce for Sushi
Sweet Potato Fries With Chipotle Mayonnaise (Yam Fries)

Nutrition Facts

Calculated for 1
Amount Per Serving %DV
Calories 0
Calories from Fat (%)
Total Fat 0.0g %
Saturated Fat 0.0g %
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg %
Sodium 0mg %
Potassium 0mg %
Total Carbohydrate 0.0g %
Dietary Fiber 0.0g %
Sugars 0.0g
Protein 0.0g %

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