Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Making Lunch Classy



Ah, sandwiches. The great lunch standby since the Middle Ages (I looked it up. You're welcome).  

I'm convinced that one of the most important elements of the sandwich is the sauce you use. Plain old mayo is fine, but let's face it, not something that makes anyone get too terribly excited. And since I do especially love to find excitement in my lunch, I thought I would share with y'all a couple of my favorite aioli spreads. 

A good aioli can totally transform a boring sandwich into something truly crave-worthy. And make you feel a little classier when you're brown bagged lunch transforms from "turkey sandwich" to "Roasted turkey with a basil lemon aioli and fresh lettuce on wheat bread." 

If you have fancy shmancy olive oils (such as truffle oil), use those. It'll make the aioli even better. 


To make my basil lemon aioli, I use just a few simple ingredients: mayo (not miracle whip; that's gross), olive oil, basil and a lemon. 



I also love a good zesty sauce on my sandwich so sometimes I use: mayo, olive oil, horseradish, seasoned salt and chili powder. 



I put all the ingredients for each aioli separate small ramekins.



Then just whisk it with a fork. 

Done! Yay for saucy goodness! 



Slather it on your sandwich and enjoy your lunch!

Store any leftover aioli sauce in a sealed container in your fridge for up to two weeks. 




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Basil Lemon Aioli

1/4 cup mayo
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 tbsp. thinly sliced fresh basil (1 tbsp. if using dried)
1 tbsp. lemon juice

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and stir with a fork or whisk until well-combined.


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Zesty Chili Aioli

1/4 cup mayo
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 tsp. horseradish
1/4 tsp. seasoned salt
1/4 tsp. chili powder

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and stir with a fork or whisk until well-combined.







1 comment:

  1. Hehehe. I did this with some random sundried tomatoes leftover in the fridge, and my husband was so impressed! :)

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