This past Monday was my day off and I went to my little garden first I woke up in the morning. All my veggies are doing well and basil was ready to be cut for the first time this season. I was in dilemma of how to use my fresh, wonderfully fragrant, sweet, tender basil: salsa or basil-garlic mayo. I decided to go with my second option, because I will have more options of how to be creative with my creation in the long run.
Basil-garlic mayo has a fresh basely taste with a hint of heat from fresh garlic. It can be enjoyed as a companion to ham and cheese in a sandwich or as an compliment to grilled meats, chicken, fish or as a wonderful addition to a veggie wrap. But there is even more- how does cold macaroni salad with basil-garlic dressing sounds? Keep an eye out for my next post ^_-
1 jar of your favorite brand real mayo
1 bunch fresh basil
6 large cloves garlic
1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
Into a food processor, put washed fresh basil and peeled garlic cloves. Pulse until finely chopped. Add lemon juice and half jar of mayo. Processor until smooth. Transfer to a bowl, add the other half of mayo, stir to combine, pack into a jar, and keep refrigerated.