Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

Easy peasy using storebought mayonnaise! A delicious mayo great for almost any savory sandwich or added to salad dressings or dips! Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens magazine((Sept. 2005). I'm not sure why the nutritional info says 900 some calories. The USDA says that 1/4 cup mayo = 229 calories, so don't worry.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 14 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon capers, coarsely chopped (dry salted or jarred and drained)
  • 12 teaspoon shredded lemon peel


  1. Stir the capers and lemon peel into the mayonnaise.
  2. Stir well.
  3. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

Where's the million star button?!?! I LOVED this ans so did DH. I admit I was hesitant at first. We tried it with no brine and tasted it on a cracker. Then we moved on to the cucumber slices and then to using it as a sandwich spread. I used a cracked pepper mao and would do that again in a minute! We followed the same path as Twissis and added more brine to the second batch. Yep, already a second batch!
I will keep this one at the top of my list since I always have the ingredients on hand.THANKS!

Ma Field July 24, 2012

I made your recipe to accompany a seafood w/potatoes dinner meal. DH & I love seafood, but are products of our upbringing. He's a purist & usually eats it free of a sauce while I've always been a tartar sauce kinda girl. It's normally just not practical to make tartar sauce for 1 & I end up sprinkling tiny capers on my fish. Your little recipe uses my much-favoured capers & allows me to make a tasty, quick-fix version of tartar sauce in a volume that won't be wasted. Next time I'll add a bit of the caper brine to "zing" it up a bit more. It was served w/Halibut Onion Crunch by Bob Mullins (a long-time favourite at our table) a ZWT-8 effort, Roast Potatoes With Olives by Rita~. Thx for sharing this recipe w/us.

twissis July 20, 2012

Really, what could be simpler? I often throw capers into tuna salad, but this is simpler. Also good spread on crusty bread for a turkey sandwich.

duonyte September 03, 2011