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Pesto Mayo

This creamy pesto mayo is the ideal sauce for sandwiches, burgers, fries and it is a great sauce to elevate a salad.

A beautiful bowl of pesto mayonnaise topped with basil leaves.


We tend to make our own pesto because it’s so easy to do so at home and it’s much more flavorful, fresh and rich than store-bought pesto; it’s also extremely quick to make with a food processor. We definitely recommend trying this out, but if you don’t have so much time on your hands, you can always use store-bought pesto. If you’re using store-bought pesto, then add a cup of mayo to each cup of pesto.

Other Recipes

If, like us, you find yourself making different pestos and adding your creations to anything and everything, here’s another recipe for you;

What is pesto mayo?

Pesto mayo is a great sandwich spread, dip and sauce. A lot of flavor comes from the pesto through the basil and pine nuts, while the mayo gives the sauce a rich and creamy texture.

How can I store pesto mayo in the fridge?

You can store pesto mayo in an airtight container in the fridge for approximately 5 days.

How can I use pesto mayo?

There are lots of ways to use pesto mayo, here are some suggestions:

  • Dip for fries
  • Sandwich and burger spread (try some pesto mayo with our Egg Burger recipe)
  • Side sauce for veggies
  • Sauce for potato salad

Pesto Mayo

This creamy pesto mayo is the ideal sauce for sandwiches, burgers, fries, and it is a great sauce to elevate a salad.



10 mins

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10 mins

223 kcal

A bowl of creamy Pesto Mayo, topped with a fresh basil leaf set on a rustic wooden table. In the background, there is a small bowl of pine nuts and scattered basil leaves.


  • 2 cloves garlic

  • 2 ounces basil

  • 1.7 ounces parmesan

  • 2 ounces pine nuts

  • 150 ml olive oil

  • 2 cups mayonnaise


  1. Add 2 garlic cloves, 2 ounces of basil, 1.7 ounces of parmesan, 2 ounces of pine nuts, and 150 ml of olive oil to a food processor or blender and blend until well-combined.

  2. Add 2 cups of mayonnaise to your pesto and mix.


  • To save time when making recipes that use garlic, we recommend using garlic paste.


  1. Calories 223 kcal | 
  2. Carbohydrate Content 1.8 g | 
  3. Cholesterol Content 4.3 mg | 
  4. Fat Content 23.7 g | 
  5. Fiber Content 0.8 g | 
  6. Protein Content 3.2 g | 
  7. Serving Size 1 portion | 
  8. Sodium Content 107.4 mg | 
  9. Sugar Content 0.1 g |