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Mayonnaise Mix-ins!

Mayonnaise is a basic ingredient in most homes. Quick mix-ins of common ingredients add extra zing and variety to foods typically made with mayo. Try these mix-ins:

For each 1/4 cup of mayonnaise (enough for 4 servings, 1 tablespoon each), use a spoon or small wire whip to add these amounts of mix-ins. Taste and add more if desired.

  • 1/2 teaspoon of one of these spices:
    Cumin powder, Curry powder, Chili powder, Smoked paprika, Cinnamon (use just 1/4 teaspoon)
  • 1 finely chopped tablespoon of one of these fresh herbs:
    Chives, Rosemary, Tarragon, Thyme, Basil, Parsley, Dill, Oregano

For extra punch, add a dash of cayenne pepper or garlic powder. Add color and spicy flavor with 2 teaspoons of your favorite mustard.

Commercial mayonnaise isn’t the culprit for food poisoning at a picnic. In fact, its high acidity helps keep food safe. More likely, unsanitary handling and preparation of food used with the mayonnaise—such as chicken, ham or potatoes—is the problem.