Fresh Mayonnaise (homemade) on an old wooden table

The Ultimate Guide to Flavored Mayo: From Aioli to Zest

Flavored Mayo…drop mic and exit stage! There’s not much more you need to say…flavored mayonnaise is all the rage and why not? What better way is there to liven up your sandwiches, spice up your veggie platter or zest up your favorite meats or seafood with new flavors? Flavored mayonnaise has gained popularity as of late and you can find flavored mayo recipes online to delight almost any palate.

Truly, the sky’s the limit with flavored mayonnaise…all you need is a spice drawer and a jar of your favorite mayonnaise and you can create just about any savory, sweet, or spicy accompaniment you can imagine. It’s not difficult to make your own aioli or mayonnaise (yes, there is a difference) so here are some easy recipes for both AND our A-Z list of flavored mayonnaise ideas to spark your interest.

Homemade mayonnaise with fresh ingredients is easy to make and is a good choice for those looking to avoid preservatives found in store bought mayonnaise. Here’s a great recipe from allrecipes.com1


½ teaspoon dry mustard powder

¼ teaspoon salt

2 eggs*

2 tablespoons white vinegar

2 cups vegetable oil

In the container of a food processor or blender, combine the mustard powder, salt, eggs and vinegar.- Set the food processor on medium speed and gradually drizzle in the oil while it runs. Transfer to a container with a lid and store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. *Consider using pasteurized eggs

Homemade Aioli is a bit different from mayo, in that it has 2 key ingredients:  olive oil and garlic. Here is a popular aioli recipe from


2 garlic cloves

1 large egg yolk*

2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

½ teaspoon Dijon mustard

¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

3 tablespoons vegetable oil

Mince and mash garlic to a paste with a pinch of salt using a large heavy knife. Whisk together yolk, lemon juice, and mustard in a bowl. Combine oils and add, a few drops at a time, to yolk mixture, whisking constantly, until all oil is incorporated and mixture is emulsified. (If mixture separates, stop adding oil and continue whisking until mixture comes together, then resume adding oil.)  Whisk in garlic paste and season with salt and pepper. If aïoli is too thick, whisk in 1 or 2 drops of water. Chill, covered, until ready to use. *Consider using pasteurized eggs

So now that you know how to make your own mayonnaise or aioli from fresh ingredients, you can decide whether to DIY or simply dress up your store bought mayo with our comprehensive A-Z guide to flavored mayonnaise!

A-Z Guide to Flavored Mayonnaise

  •      Aioli (OK, so maybe it’s not a mayonnaise, but it’s a favorite, so…)
  •      Avocado Mayonnaise
  •      Ancho Mayonnaise
  •      Bacon Mayonnaise
  •      Basil Mayonnaise
  •      Blue Cheese Mayonnaise
  •      Black Pepper Lemon Mayonnaise
  •      Cajun Garlic Mayonnaise
  •      Chive Mayonnaise
  •      Cilantro Lime Mayonnaise
  •      Cran-Orange Mayonnaise
  •      Chipotle Mayonnaise
  •      Curry Mayonnaise
  •      Dill Mayonnaise
  •      Edamame Mayonnaise
  •      Fennel Mayonnaise
  •      Fire-Roasted Pepper Mayonnaise
  •      Garlic lemon Mayonnaise
  •      Ginger Sesame Mayonnaise
  •      Green Peppercorn Mayonnaise
  •      Herb Mayonnaise (using Herbs de Provence, Dill, Basil, Rosemary or your favorite blend)
  •      Honey Mustard Mayonnaise
  •      Horseradish Mayonnaise
  •      Italian Tomato Mayonnaise
  •      Jalapeno Mayonnaise
  •      Kale Garlic Mayonnaise
  •      Lemon Caper Mayonnaise
  •      Mango Chutney Mayonnaise
  •      Maple Brown Sugar Mayonnaise
  •      Miso-Agave Mayonnaise
  •      Mustard-Mayonnaise
  •      Nacho-Chipotle Mayonnaise
  •      Old Bay (Seafood Spice) Mayonnaise
  •      Onion-Garlic Mayonnaise
  •      Orange Zest Mayonnaise
  •      Oyster Mayonnaise
  •      Parsley Mayonnaise
  •      Pecan Mayonnaise
  •      Pesto Mayonnaise
  •      Pomegranate Mayonnaise
  •      Pumpkin Chipotle Mayonnaise
  •      Quince Garlic Mayonnaise
  •      Raspberry Mayonnaise
  •      Red Wine Mayonnaise
  •      Roasted Red Pepper
  •      Sesame Mayonnaise
  •      Sriracha Mayonnaise
  •      Smoked Paprika Mayonnaise
  •      Sun-Dried Tomato Mayonnaise
  •      Teriyaki Mayonnaise
  •      Thyme Shallot Mayonnaise
  •      Tarragon Mustard Mayonnaise
  •      Urchin Mayonnaise (Yep…it’s a real thing)
  •      Vegetable Medley Mayonnaise (with roasted onion, bell pepper, garlic and tomato)
  •      Wasabi Mayonnaise
  •      XO sauce Mayonnaise (XO is a spicy seafood sauce used in Chinese food recipes)
  •      Yellow Saffron Mayonnaise
  •      Zesty Lemon Mayonnaise

Now that you can see the endless varieties of flavored mayonnaise out there, why not try to whip up your own batch of flavored mayonnaise to enhance next week’s sandwiches, party meat platters or crudité. Flavored mayo recipes are easily found online and can be as easy as adding herbs to store bought mayo.

We’re all about flavored mayo at Atlanta Bread, so if you’re looking for a seasonal favorite to try, give our Turkey Cranberry Sandwich made with fresh ingredients and cran-orange mayo a try. It’ll give you reason to celebrate the season with all-natural turkey, pickled red onions, lettuce, tomato and cran-orange mayo on cranberry walnut bread! DELISH!

For more great seasonal favorites and to order ahead, check out our online menu or simply download our app.


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