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    Sun-Dried Tomato Mayonnaise Recipe

    Published July 18, 2023. This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.

    This tasty sun-dried tomato mayonnaise recipe comes together in minutes and will take any homemade sandwich to the next level. You will absolutely love how flavorful this delicious mayo is.

    It doesn’t matter if it’s on a steak or a simple open-faced sandwich. We are a sauce family and love to complement what we eat with plenty of it. If you’re similar, then definitely try my Chimichurri or Creamy Horseradish Sauce.

    sun-dried tomato mayo in a jar


     

    Sun-Dried Tomato Mayo

    Sun-dried tomato mayo is a mayonnaise-based sauce with fresh basil, tomato paste, vinegar, and sun-dried tomatoes. This was a simple sauce we created at a restaurant I worked and was served on a couple of different sandwiches we served. Did you know it takes 17 pounds of fresh tomatoes to make 1 pound of sun-dried tomatoes?

    This is a simple-to-prepare mayo that is incredibly addicting and goes great for things to dip in, like crackers or veggies. I love using this on my Chicken melt recipe; you won’t be disappointed.

    Ingredients and Substitutions

    ingredients to make sun-dried tomatoes
    • Mayonnaise – Any good full-fat mayonnaise will work.
    • Vinegar – You will need red wine vinegar for this. You can substitute it with white wine vinegar or regular distilled white vinegar.
    • Tomato Paste – Any tomato paste will work in this mayonnaise.
    • Sun-Dried Tomatoes – It is best to use sun-dried tomatoes that are not in oil. I usually find these near-fresh or canned tomatoes in the grocery store.
    • Basil – Some fresh chopped basil will give some beautiful flavors to the sauce.
    • Seasoning – I use only coarse salt and fresh cracked pepper are all that is needed.

    How to Make Sun-Dried Tomato Mayonnaise

    Add the mayonnaise, vinegar, tomato paste, sun-dried tomatoes, basil, salt, and pepper to a medium size bowl.

    adding tomato paste to a bowl

    Next, you’ll want to whisk the ingredients together until they are completely combined.

    whisking together sun dried tomato mayo

    Adjust the seasonings with salt and pepper and cover and store in the refrigerator or serve.

    spooning out some mayo

    Make-Ahead and Storage

    Make-Ahead: You can make this mayo up to 2 days ahead of time. You may need to re-season it before serving it.

    How to Store: Cover and keep the sun-dried tomato mayonnaise in the refrigerator for 5 days. This will not freeze well.

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    Chef Notes + Tips

    • I must admit I am a fan of Duke’s Mayonnaise if I’m not making it homemade.
    • If you do not have fresh basil, you can substitute for 2 teaspoons of dry basil.

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    Sun-Dried Tomato Mayonnaise Recipe

    This tasty sun-dried tomato mayonnaise recipe comes together in minutes and will take any homemade sandwich to the next level.
    Servings: 2 cups
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 0 minutes

    Ingredients 

    • 1 ½ cups mayonnaise
    • ¼ cup julienne sun-dried tomatoes
    • 3 tablespoons minced fresh basil
    • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
    • coarse salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste

    Instructions

    • Add the mayonnaise, vinegar, tomato paste, sun-dried tomatoes, basil, salt, and pepper to a medium size bowl.
    • Whisk the ingredients together until they are completely combined.
    • Adjust the seasonings with salt and pepper and cover and store in the refrigerator or serve.

    Notes

    Make-Ahead: You can make this mayonnaise up to 2 days ahead of time. You may need to re-season it before serving it.
    How to Store: Cover and keep the sun-dried tomato mayonnaise in the refrigerator for 5 days. This will not freeze well.
    I must admit I am a fan of Duke’s Mayonnaise if I’m not making it homemade.
    If you do not have fresh basil, you can substitute for 2 teaspoons of dry basil.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 1196kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 4gFat: 126gSaturated Fat: 20gPolyunsaturated Fat: 75gMonounsaturated Fat: 28gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 71mgSodium: 1210mgPotassium: 685mgFiber: 2gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 632IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 41mgIron: 2mg
    Course: sauce, Topping
    Cuisine: American