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19 Recipes That Actually Use Mayonnaise The Right Way

Mayonnaise is misunderstood. Let us show you the way.
04/04/2014 07:00am ET

Mayonnaise is one of those foods that will always be controversial. Some people love it and some people really hate it. We at HuffPost think mayonnaise is tragically misunderstood -- it gets a bad rap, and unfortunately for good reason. When all you know is jarred mayonnaise ruining a BLT or tuna salad sandwich, of course you hate it.

Made at home, however, mayonnaise is so glorious it can't even compare to the jarred stuff. And when mixed correctly in your food -- be it in a lobster roll or a deviled egg -- mayonnaise is great, not gross.

Making your own mayonnaise isn't difficult at all -- you can even do it without a recipe. When you make your own, however, keep in mind that it only stays good for two or three days, so you'll want to use it up as quickly as possible. For that, we are here to help you. There are so many ways to make mayonnaise shine. Here are 19 recipes that use mayonnaise correctly.

1
Elote (Mexican Street Corn)
HuffPost Taste
Get the Mexico City-Style Street Corn recipe from HuffPost Taste
2
Steamed Artichokes with Eggless Basil Mayonnaise Dip
breadandbeta via Food52
Get the Steamed Artichokes with Eggless Basil Mayonnaise Dip recipe by breadandbeta from Food52
3
New England Lobster Rolls with Lemon Chive Mayonnaise
Sonali aka the Foodie Physician from Food52
Get the New England Lobster Rolls with Lemon Chive Mayonnaise recipe by Sonali aka the Foodie Physician from Food52
4
Open-Face Tuna Salad Sandwiches
Alexandra Cooks
Get the Open-Face Tuna Salad Sandwiches recipe from Alexandra Cooks
5
Spring Vegetable Fritters with Homemade Mayonnaise
kmartinelli via Food52
Get the Spring Vegetable Fritters with Homemade Mayonnaise recipe by kmartinelli from Food52
6
Tomato Pie
Simply Recipes
Get the Tomato Pie recipe from Simply Recipes
7
Classic Deviled Eggs
The Curvy Carrot
Get the Classic Deviled Eggs recipe from The Curvy Carrot
8
Homemade Potato Salad
Tyler Florence from HuffPost Taste
Get the Homemade Potato Salad recipe by Tyler Florence from HuffPost Taste
9
Pimento Cheese Dip
Food52
Get the Pimento Cheese Dip recipe from Food52 on HuffPost Taste
10
Unbelievably Delicious Lobster Rolls
Alexandra Cooks
Get the Unbelievably Delicious Lobster Rolls recipe from Alexandra Cooks
11
Egg Salad Sandwiches
Bev Cooks
Get the Open Face Egg Salad Sandwiches recipe from Bev Cooks
12
Spicy Tuna Hand Rolls
Bev Cooks
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13
Cheesy Bread
Simply Recipes
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14
Homemade Ranch Dressing
Bev Cooks
Get the Homemade Ranch Dressing recipe from Bev Cooks
15
Best Ever Potato Salad
Brown Eyed Baker
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16
Spinach Feta Artichoke Dip
Oui, Chef from Food52
Get the Spinach Feta Artichoke Dip recipe by Oui, Chef from Food52
17
Chicken Salad with Cornichons and Radishes
The Internet Cooking Princess from Food52
Get the Chicken Salad with Cornichons and Radishes recipe by The Internet Cooking Princess from Food52
18
Avocado BLT
Simply Recipes
Get the Avocado BLT recipe from Simply Recipes
19
Homemade Coleslaw
Curtis Stone from HuffPost Taste
Get the Homemade Coleslaw recipe by Curtis Stone from HuffPost Taste

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