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Basil Mayonnaise

June 15, 2016 (Last Updated: October 27, 2020)

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Basil Mayonnaise is a perfect way to add extra flavor to any sandwich or wrap. This easy to make spread is made with just two simple ingredients – fresh basil and mayonnaise. 

A slice of bread slathered with a fresh herb mayonnaise.

You are going to love this Basil Mayonnaise!

Basil is one of my favorite fresh herbs. I grow several plants in my garden every summer. I love adding fresh basil to pastas and salads. I also make a ton of pesto and when I still have an abundance I make this flavored mayonnaise.

It is quick and easy and adds a wonderful flavor to any sandwich, wrap or could even be used to make a salad dressing. It would be perfect in these turkey wraps!

A small bowlful of basil mayonnaise.

What is basil mayonnaise?

It  is mayonnaise flavored with fresh basil. It is also called basil aioli.

My daughter loves this on her sandwiches during the summer time. We make it every chance we get.

A turkey sandwich with cheese and lettuce.

Can I use other herbs?

Yes, you could use fresh thyme, cilantro or chives in place of the fresh basil. 

Two halves of a turkey sandwich cut on the diagonal.

Can I make this flavored mayonnaise vegan?

You bet! You can use any type of mayonnaise to make this recipe – even vegan mayonnaise. 

A slice of bread topped with basil mayonnaise.

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A white bowl filled with mayonnaise with small green flecks of basil.

Basil Mayonnaise

Mayonnaise with fresh basil. Perfect for sandwiches or wrap.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Servings 16 Servings
Calories 95 kcal


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves


  • Put mayonnaise and basil leaves into a food processor.
  • Pulse until basil is well mixed and in fine pieces.
  • Use in any place you would normally use mayonnaise.


Calories: 95kcalFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 88mgPotassium: 7mgVitamin A: 90IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 4mgIron: 0.1mg
Keyword Basil, Basil Mayonnaise, Basil Recipes
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    August 4, 2017 at 7:01 am

    5 stars
    I would put this on everything! As a matter fact – I will!!

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      August 4, 2017 at 7:14 am

      Me too! It adds so much amazing flavor!

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    March 23, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    How long does it last in the fridge?

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      March 23, 2017 at 5:13 pm

      I’ve kept this basil mayonnaise for two weeks in the fridge.

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    June 22, 2016 at 12:55 am

    Kathy!!! This is such a UNIQUE recipe!! I have never heard of basil mayo but now I can think of so many places I will be using it!! SUPERB!!!

    • Reply
      June 22, 2016 at 5:19 am

      Thanks so much! It is a great way to add extra flavor!

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