Emerald Mayonnaise Recipe - A Delicious Twist on Classic Mayo

Emerald Mayonnaise

Emerald Mayonnaise Recipe - A Delicious Twist on Classic Mayo
Preparation time: 10 minutes | Servings: 8


Emerald Mayonnaise
Emerald Mayonnaise

Emerald Mayonnaise is a flavorful and creamy condiment that is perfect for adding a burst of freshness to any dish. This recipe combines the richness of mayonnaise with the tanginess of sour cream, along with the bold flavors of parsley, scallions, and anchovies.


Emerald Mayonnaise has its roots in classic French cuisine, where mayonnaise is often used as a base for various sauces and dressings. The addition of parsley, scallions, and anchovies adds a unique twist to this traditional condiment, creating a vibrant and flavorful spread.


How to prepare

  1. Combine the parsley, scallions, garlic, and anchovies in a food processor or blender.
  2. Add the mayonnaise, crème fraîche, and lemon juice and process until smooth.
  3. Season with salt and a large grinding of black pepper, and chill for 4 to 6 hours or overnight.


  • Add a pinch of cayenne pepper for a spicy kick.
  • Substitute Greek yogurt for the sour cream for a lighter version.
  • Mix in chopped capers or olives for added flavor.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to mince the parsley and scallions finely to ensure that they blend well with the other ingredients.

- For a smoother texture, you can use a food processor or blender to combine the ingredients.

- Adjust the seasoning to taste, adding more lemon juice or black pepper as needed.

Serving Suggestions

Serve Emerald Mayonnaise as a dip for fresh vegetables, a spread for sandwiches, or a topping for grilled meats and seafood.

Cooking Techniques

Chilling the Emerald Mayonnaise for several hours allows the flavors to meld together and develop a more intense taste.

Ingredient Substitutions

If you don't have anchovies, you can substitute with anchovy paste or Worcestershire sauce for a similar umami flavor.

Make Ahead Tips

Emerald Mayonnaise can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Presentation Ideas

Serve Emerald Mayonnaise in a small bowl garnished with a sprig of parsley or a lemon wedge for a pop of color.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair Emerald Mayonnaise with grilled chicken, roasted vegetables, or as a dressing for a classic Caesar salad.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover Emerald Mayonnaise in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It is best served chilled and should not be reheated.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Emerald Mayonnaise contains approximately 200 calories.


Each serving of Emerald Mayonnaise contains approximately 2 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of Emerald Mayonnaise contains approximately 20 grams of fats.


Each serving of Emerald Mayonnaise contains approximately 1 gram of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

Emerald Mayonnaise is a good source of vitamin K, vitamin C, and calcium.


This recipe contains eggs, fish (anchovies), and dairy (sour cream), which may be allergens for some individuals.


Emerald Mayonnaise is a rich and creamy condiment that is high in fats and calories, but also provides essential vitamins and minerals.


Emerald Mayonnaise is a versatile and flavorful condiment that adds a burst of freshness to any dish. With its creamy texture and bold flavors, it is sure to become a staple in your kitchen.

How did I get this recipe?

I remember the joy I felt when I first stumbled upon this recipe for Emerald Mayonnaise. It was many years ago, back when I was just a young girl learning to cook in my mother's kitchen. I had always been fascinated by the art of cooking, and I would spend hours watching my mother as she prepared delicious meals for our family.

One day, while thumbing through an old cookbook that had been passed down through generations, I came across a recipe for Emerald Mayonnaise. The name alone intrigued me, and as I read through the list of ingredients and instructions, I knew I had to give it a try.

The recipe called for fresh herbs, garlic, lemon juice, and of course, mayonnaise. It seemed like a simple enough recipe, but I could tell that the combination of flavors would be something truly special. I gathered all the ingredients and set to work in the kitchen, eager to see if my intuition was correct.

As I chopped the herbs and minced the garlic, the kitchen filled with the most wonderful aroma. The scent of fresh basil and parsley mingled with the tangy citrus of the lemon juice, creating a symphony of flavors that tantalized my taste buds. I mixed everything together with the mayonnaise, watching as the vibrant green color of the herbs transformed the creamy white sauce into a beautiful emerald hue.

When I finally tasted the finished product, I was blown away by the explosion of flavors that danced on my tongue. The fresh herbs lent a bright, herbaceous note to the tangy mayonnaise, creating a dressing that was unlike anything I had ever tasted before. It was light and refreshing, yet packed with so much depth and complexity.

I couldn't wait to share my discovery with my family. I served the Emerald Mayonnaise alongside a simple green salad, and I watched as my loved ones' eyes lit up with delight at the first bite. They couldn't believe that such a simple dressing could pack such a punch of flavor. From that day on, Emerald Mayonnaise became a staple in our household, gracing the table at nearly every meal.

Over the years, I have continued to make this recipe, tweaking and perfecting it to suit my taste. I have added a touch of honey for sweetness, a dash of cayenne for heat, and a squeeze of Dijon mustard for a bit of tang. Each time I make it, I am transported back to that moment in my mother's kitchen, where my love affair with cooking began.

I have shared the recipe with friends and neighbors, passing it down to the next generation of aspiring cooks. It brings me so much joy to see others enjoy something that has brought me so much happiness over the years. Cooking has always been a way for me to express my creativity and show my love for others, and this recipe for Emerald Mayonnaise embodies that sentiment perfectly.

As I sit here now, reflecting on the journey that led me to this recipe, I am filled with gratitude for all the people and experiences that have shaped me into the cook I am today. I am grateful for my mother, who instilled in me a love for good food and the joy of sharing it with others. I am grateful for the old cookbook that led me to discover Emerald Mayonnaise, a recipe that has become a beloved tradition in my family.

And most of all, I am grateful for the simple act of cooking, which has brought so much joy and fulfillment into my life. It is a gift that I will continue to treasure and pass on for generations to come. And who knows, maybe one day, my own grandchildren will stumble upon the recipe for Emerald Mayonnaise and carry on the tradition that I have started. Cooking is a journey, and I am grateful to be on it.


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