Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

This basil spread is great on sandwiches instead of using plain mayo. The Wholefoods market I go to uses it on some of their sandwiches but I have not made it myself. The recipe comes from their "American Summer Style" recipe booklet. In the booklet it is used on their grilled veggie sandwich but I have had it on their salmon sandwich among many others and it is very good.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. mash garlic with salt.
  2. blend with the mayo, lemon juice and basil.
  3. chill until ready to serve.


Most Helpful

This was really good. I used oregano instead of basil. I couldn't resist sorry I really love oregano. I loved the zest from the lemon. I spread this on a turkey sandwich. Thanks for the post.

Homey February 11, 2014

This is my 2nd year of growing herbs so I am still looking for special ways to use them. I loved this recipe as it helped me to use my basil and was not any trouble. I really did not measure so I probably did not use the full cup of mayo and used all of the basil that I had picked so I had more of it. I did not use any salt. I put it on a slice of sourdough bread and then put sliced tomatoes and sliced chicken breast 15580. I then put shredded mozzarella on top and broiled. It was sooooo yummy! Thanks so much for getting me started on a great way to use my fresh basil.

Chef likestocook April 27, 2010

I made this as posted and thought it wonderful on my sandwich. It's good and garlicky and gave the sandwich an extra kick. TFS.

Julie B's Hive February 25, 2009

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