I figured this mayonnaise finally deserved a post of its own instead of being hidden in the middle of a burger post. I make this mayo up way too much and my friends make it up as well and complain about having to scroll through a turkey burger post to get the recipe. Hey, I get it, it’s easier to just have a designated post for each recipe, right?
This mayonnaise rocks, it’s chock full of flavor and has a bit of a kick to it from the garlic and lime juice. This is by far our favorite mayonnaise, or should I say condiment, to top on any turkey or chicken burger, chicken panini or sandwich, the list goes on and on. It so beats out ketchup! Eli wasn’t a fan of turkey burgers till we topped his with this mayonnaise, and now he begs for turkey burgers with cilantro-lime mayonnaise on them. I also use this mayo for my roasted red pepper, avocado, tomato and arugula panini.
makes enough for 4-5 burgers
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise – regular mayo not miracle whip
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
Let’s wash up and mince the cilantro. Cilantro can be dirty and I find the easiest way to clean it is to fill a small bowl with water and take the cilantro by the stems and swish them around in the water. I empty out and re-fill the bowl with clean water until the cilantro is clean and the water in the bowl is clear. You can dry the cilantro in a salad spinner or simply wrap it up in a clean flour sack towel or paper towels.
Next, take a knife and scrape the leaves off the stems. You are still going to have some smaller stems attached, but that’s ok. You can also just pull the leaves off of the stems as well. Whatever way is easier for you.
Take the cilantro leaves and bunch them together and start mincing the leaves, keep bunching the leaves back together until you get them all minced.
In a small bowl or ramekin, whisk together the 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1/4 cup minced cilantro, 2 teaspoons lime juice and 2 minced garlic cloves until well combined.
Yep, that’s all there is to it, easy peasy! You can make up this sauce a day ahead, just be sure to refrigerate it in a sealed container.
The mayonnaise is best day 1 or 2, I wouldn’t recommend using it past day 2.
Give this mayonnaise a try on your next burger. We loved it topped on our favorite turkey burgers.
I also use this mayo for my roasted red pepper, avocado, tomato and arugula panini. It’s super tasty (and messy as you can see from the below photo) and a great meatless Monday sandwich.