Chef John's Empty Mayo Jar Dressing

Chef John's Empty Mayo Jar Dressing

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Chef John 21710

"When you're down to that empty jar of mayonnaise, don't scrape and scrape and scrape or just toss it out and open a new one. There's a better way: just use the jar to make a dressing."

Ingredients

15 m servings 84 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 84 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 9.5 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 0.1g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 4 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place garlic, parsley, thyme, chives, white wine vinegar, olive oil, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and herbes de Provence into a nearly empty mayonnaise jar containing at least 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise.
  2. Cover mayonnaise jar with lid and shake vigorously until mayonnaise combines with dressing ingredients to make a creamy dressing, about 2 minutes. Pour into a serving dish.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • If you want it creamier, add a couple more tablespoons of mayonnaise, some sour cream, buttermilk, or whatever!
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Immediately after watching Chef John prepare a dressing with a mayo jar I got mine out of the fridge. I did read the suggested ingredient list, but all I needed to hear was that I could use any ...

I learned to do this years ago from my parents who were in the depression. I still do it and now I have tried your ingredients and everything worked out perfect. Thanks for giving me a change in...

Great way to use up what is basically something unusable. One reviewer stated they didn't know what herbs de provence was, and asked for "normal ingredients". This is what's wrong with society t...

This was good, and a great use of that last little bit of mayo. I used half the fat mayo, because that's what we always have, and increased the herbs by doubling them. Other than that, I stuck t...

Also works with near empty Dijon mustard jars.

Valerie, - I agree with you and to the two snarky ones, what is this world coming to when there is no compassion! I can never remember what herbs make up "Herbes de Provence" and have to look i...

This is good. Another trick I use is to empty an almost full bottle of italian dressing into the empty mayo jar and give it a good shake. There's usually enough mayo left to make a nice creamy...

Brilliant. I'm accustomed to adding mayo and/or sour cream to salad dressings when I'm in the mood for something creamier ... but for the life of me I never thought to simply transfer them to t...

Cut back on the olive oil, added 1-2 teaspoons of dry ranch dressing mix and it was delicious. So many possibilities for making a custom dressing. Thanks!!