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5 Recipes That Would Be Nothing Without Mayonnaise

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For certain dips, sandwiches, and salads, mayonnaise is an absolute necessity. It plays a supporting but important role for tater tots, deviled eggs, wedge salad, and so much more. Mayonnaise, today we celebrate you.

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Credit: Alex Lau

Iceberg with Tomatoes, Blue Cheese, and Bacon

The iceberg lettuce is sliced into rounds instead of angled wedges, exposing the entire surface to the blue cheese dressing and toppings. GET THE RECIPE

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Credit: Alex Lau

Kale BLT Salad

Thick slab bacon is key to this dish. Buy it packaged if you can find it or from the butcher. GET THE RECIPE

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Credit: Alex Lau

Crab Cakes with Roasted Tomatillo Mayo

Try not to pack the crab mixture too tightly; you want these to just hold their shape so they fry up light and airy. And remember: Crab cakes are only as good as the crab you use; buy the best you can afford. GET THE RECIPE

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Credit: Alex Lau

Spinach Artichoke Dip

Be sure to squeeze out as much liquid as possible from the spinach. Adding spinach that is too wet could upset the creamy harmony of the rest of the ingredients. GET THE RECIPE

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Credit: Matt Duckor

Horseradish Deviled Eggs

Not your standard deviled eggs, these are bright from the addition of vinegar and horseradish before serving. GET THE RECIPE

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