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wasabi mayonnaise

Posted on February 29th, 2012  |  8 Comments

It’s official. I like mayonnaise.

On one hand, I feel liberated, a food snob weight has been lifted off my shoulders.

Yet, on the other hand, I feel betrayed; misled by my taste buds.

You see, I don’t actually like mayonnaise.


Thick fat-resembling, not nearly as good as sour cream substances aren’t my thing.

Not me.

So of course I don’t like wasabi mayonnaise. Right??


I freaking loved it! Declared it must be a weekly event and proceeded to spread it on all things spreadable.

Stopped short of licking the entirely coated knife after smearing it all over the best ever black bean burger (recipe coming soon!)


But I still don’t like mayonnaise.

Just embellished half-yogurt-half-mayonnaise sauces.

Happy Wednesday!


Do you have any food denials?


wasabi mayonnaise

by lafig

Prep Time: 5 mins

Slightly adapted from bon appetit magazine

Ingredients (1/2 cup)

  • 1/4 c. plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1/4 c. mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp wasabi paste
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp minced ginger


Combine everything in a bowl, stir until wasabi is thoroughly mixed in.

Refrigerate for at least 10 minutes to let the flavors come together.

Lasts up to 2 weeks in fridge, doubt it will last that long.

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8 Responses

  1. I don’t love mayo but I dig this half and half recipe. Plus I’ve been loving wasabi lately- I plowed through a whole sleeve of wasabi rice cakes in a day and half, I just love the kick! And you take stunning photographs seriously!

    • lafig says:

      Thank you! That means a lot, I must say your photos often inspire me. I ate about a cup of wasabi edamame and couldn’t go back for a while but I could drink this mayo-yogurt sauce.

  2. Chrissy says:

    Not gonna lie… I despise mayo! But have a secret affinity for aioli’s. I guess I can stand the stuff when it’s flavored with something and mixed with a good amount of yogurt, like you did here. I do love wasabi so I am sure this recipe is a champion. :)

    • lafig says:

      Aioli’s were my slippery slope into mayo-liking. Though I could never ever put mayo straight on a sandwich, gross, I could douse it in pretty much any aioli.

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