Simple as they are to make, dips can really add a lot of flavour to a dish. They also instantly garnish plain food, turning them into appetising fares. Even with just basic ingredients, you can easily create some of the best sauces that complement any dish. Mayonnaise is one of the most popular cream bases chefs use to make a dip. It goes well with a lot of ingredients – it tastes great with greens, meats, sandwiches, and even in desserts like cake! Did you know that some bakers substitute the oil and egg in their recipes with mayo to get a more moist and rich sponge cake?
Surprise your diners with these 6 mayo dip and dish combos
- Garlic aioli for sweet potato fries
Sweet potato fries are not as popular as french fries, but with a great dip, diners will definitely love them more. For example, a garlic aioli sauce goes perfectly well with sweet potato fries. Simply mix garlic, lemon juice, mayonnaise and paprika together and serve while the fries are still hot.
- Sriracha mayonnaise for fried chicken
Add some spice to ordinary fried chicken by replacing the usual ketchup with a Sriracha mayonnaise dip. The mayonnaise moderates the heat of the Sriracha, while giving it a full layer of tangy kick. Guests will love the cream-on-crunch flavour explosion.
- Spinach cream cheese dip for melba toast
On melba toast, try spreading spinach cream cheese dip for the perfect savoury snack. The rich texture of the cheese is made creamier with the mayonnaise, making it every cream-loving guest’s top appetiser choice.
- Japanese-style mayonnaise for corn on a stick
Boost the flavours of the Mexican-style corn recipe to a richer, more umami-tasting treat by dressing the corn with a Japanese-style mayo dip. You can also try building up your base with exotic spices like paprika, chili or hon dashi powder, and grated Parmesan cheese.
- Caramelised onion dip for nachos
Introduce a touch of sweetness to the old sour cream and mayo dip recipe by adding caramelised onions. It’s an easy upgrade to a simple nacho chips dish.
- Horseradish and capers for baked pizza rolls
If you want to add more variety to your menu, serve baked pizza rolls with a horseradish and capers dip. The mix of mayonnaise, horseradish, shallots, capers and toasted fennel seeds creates a nice blend of spicy and salty flavours that will surely perk up even the pickiest diner.