Simple as they are to make, dips can serve as important flavour enhancers for a dish. They can also instantly garnish plain food, transforming them into appetising fares. Even with basic ingredients, you can easily create some of the best dips that complement any dish. Mayonnaise is one of the most popular cream bases that chefs use to make dips. Its flavour profiles are versatile, and it tastes great with greens, meats, sandwiches, and even in desserts like cake. Bakers sometimes substitute the oil and egg in the batter with mayo to get a more moist and rich sponge cake.
Surprise your diners with these 6 mayo dip and dish combos
- Garlic aioli dip with sweet potato fries
Sweet potato fries are not as popular as french fries but with a great dip, diners will come to love them more. A zesty garlic aioli sauce perfectly complements the sweet potato’s flavour profile. Simply mix garlic, lemon juice, mayonnaise and paprika together and serve while the fries are still piping hot.
- Sriracha mayonnaise dip with fried chicken
Add some heat to your otherwise ordinary fried chicken by switching up the usual ketchup to a Sriracha mayonnaise dip. The mayonnaise moderates the spiciness of the Sriracha while giving it a full layer of tangy kick. Guests will definitely love the cream-on-crunch flavour explosion when they bite into it.
- Spinach cream cheese dip with melba toast
Spread spinach cream cheese on melba toast, and you get the perfect savoury snack. The rich texture of the cheese can be made creamier with the mayonnaise, making it every cream-loving guest’s top appetiser choice.
- Japanese-style mayonnaise dip with corn-on-a-stick
Boost the flavours of the Mexican-style corn recipe to a richer, umami-filled treat by smothering the corn with a Japanese-style mayo dip. Build up your base with exotic spices like paprika, chilli, Japanese hon dashi powder or grated parmesan cheese.
- Caramelised onion dip with nachos
Add a touch of sweetness to the usual sour-cream-and-mayo dip recipe by adding caramelised onions to it. It’s an easy upgrade to a simple nacho chips order.
- Horseradish and capers dip with 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 an array of flavours that will surely perk up even the most discriminating palate.