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36 Fantastically Delicious Recipes That Get A Surprising Boost From Mayonnaise

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Mayonnaise. Mayo. Whatever you call it, there is probably a jar in your fridge. Maybe you use it for tuna salad, and there is nothing wrong with that, but how about getting creative? We have 37 truly delicious recipes for you, from roasts and pizzas, nachos to sandwiches, desserts and more. Even vegan mayo ideas!

Grilled Cheese

young woman pulling apart grilled cheese sandwich
Photo credit: Dédé Wilson from FODMAP Everyday®.

Think grilled cheese is boring? With hundreds of cheeses in the world to choose from, and the availability of fantastic bread being easier to find than ever, we say, it’s time to whip one up! But, do yourself a favor. Slather the exterior of the bread with mayo, melt a small amount of butter in your pan, and get ready for the crispiest, most perfectly golden grilled cheese ever!

Homemade Ranch Dressing

Low FODMAP Ranch Dressing in clear glass pitcher; green salad in background
Ranch Dressing. Photo credit: Dédé Wilson from FODMAP Everyday®.

Why make homemade Ranch Dressing? Because it tastes better than any bottles or prepared version you have ever had. Get the recipe for Ranch Dressing.

Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip

cheesy low FODMAP hot spinach artichoke dip with carrot in hand dipping
Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip. Photo Credit: Dédé Wilson from FODMAP Everyday®.

We love a hot dip at a party and if there is a hot spinach-artichoke dip, we are diving in! This dip is perfect anytime you want a hot dip to please the hordes. Choose a crusty, round sourdough bread for the “bowl” and set out pieces of the inside (cubed) and vegetables for dippers. Get the recipe for Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip.

Mexican-Inspired Street Corn with Lime Mayo

Mexican-Style Street Corn with Lime Mayo (c) David Malosh
Mexican-Inspired Street Corn. Photo credit: David Malosh.

Got the grill going? This dish comes together in minutes and has everything going for it. It’s juicy, it’s got salty cheese, tangy lime, fresh herbaceous cilantro and a dash if heat from chile sauce. Get the recipe for Mexican-Inspired Street Corn.

Deviled Eggs – With Bacon!

Monash University Certified Low FODMAP Bacon Deviled Eggs - no one passes these by! A lovely, simple and very tasty Low FODMAP appetizer. For more Low FODMAP recipes visit us.
Bacon Deviled Eggs. Photo Credit: Dédé Wilson from FODMAP Everyday®.

Classic deviled eggs (with instructions on how to make Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs) – but with bacon. Enough said. Get the recipe for Bacon Deviled Eggs.

Loaded Wedge Salad

Low FODMAP Wedge Salad with bacon and tomatoes on ceramic brown plate and blue cheese dressing
Loaded Wedge Salad. Photo Credit: Dédé Wilson from FODMAP Everyday®.

Our Loaded Wedge Salad might be the perfect accompaniment to your burger. Or steak. Or roast chicken dinner. Heck, it is almost a meal unto itself. A big wedge of iceberg lettuce topped with our very own, homemade Blue Cheese Dressing, crisp, crumbled bacon, chopped tomatoes and chives. Get ready to dig in! Tons of texture and flavor. Don’t tell us that Iceberg lettuce is boring! Get the recipe Loaded Wedge Salad.

Fully Loaded Stuffed Potato Skins

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Fully Loaded Stuffed Potato Skins. Photo Credit: Dédé Wilson from FODMAP Everyday®.

Twice-baked potatoes stuffed with bacon, extra-sharp cheddar cheese, sour cream, chives, and scallions, with Blue Cheese Dressing and a homemade Ranch Dressing for dipping. Get the recipe Fully Loaded Stuffed Potato Skins.

Homemade Tartar Sauce

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Homemade Tartar Sauce. Photo Credit: Dédé Wilson from FODMAP Everyday®.

Tartar Sauce is the perfect accompaniment to serve alongside our Air Fryer Fish Sticks, or anytime you crave this classic, creamy condiment. Easy to make and better than store-bought. Get the recipe for Homemade Tartar Sauce.

Russian Dressing

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Russian Dressing. Photo Credit: Dédé Wilson from FODMAP Everyday®.

Have you ever had a turkey and Swiss on rye with Russian Dressing? Trust me. You want to make this. Get the recipe for Russian Dressing.

Banh Mi Tofu Bowl

Banh mi tofu bowl without sauce in dark bowl; sauce alongside
Banh Mi Tofu Bowl. Photo Credit: Dédé Wilson from FODMAP Everyday®.

Our Banh Mi Tofu Bowl is comprised of cooked rice, tofu, quick pickled carrots and daikon radish, red cabbage, cilantro and a little bit of spicy mayo. Easy to make and perfect for plant-based eating. Low-fat and protein packed, too. Get the recipe for Banh Mi Tofu Bowl.

Pineapple Chicken Salad

low FODMAP Pineapple Chicken salad on a roll with yellow napkin in background
Pineapple Chicken Salad. Photo Credit: Dédé Wilson from FODMAP Everyday®.

This Pineapple Chicken Salad, with or without optional pecans, is a simple and refreshing change from a more conventional chicken salad. The addition of pineapple sweet and juicy, and the combo? Delectable. We love it in a sandwich, on a bed of greens or simply eaten with some crackers alongside. Get the recipe for Pineapple Chicken Salad.

Potato Salad with Peas & Chives

overhead image of FODMAP IT!™ Potato Salad with Peas & Chives on a green plate
Potato Salad with Peas & Chives. Photo Credit: Dédé Wilson from FODMAP Everyday®.

We love the combination of tender, waxy red potatoes, peas and lots of chives in a creamy mayonnaise based dressing. A potato salad with a difference! Get the recipe for Potato Salad with Peas & Chives.

Vegan Chickpea Salad

Overhead image of vegan low FODMAP CHICKPEA Salad stuffed into a tomato; green napkin
Vegan Chickpea Salad. Photo Credit: Dédé Wilson from FODMAP Everyday®.

Vegan Chickpea Salad? You bet, using vegan mayonnaise. This salad is easy, keeps well and works for lunch and snacks. It is easy enough to whip up quickly and keep in the fridge. And it packs well. This Chickpea Salad checks off all off the boxes – and works on a plate, scooped up with crackers, layered in a sandwich or stuffed into a hollowed-out tomato. Get the recipe for Vegan Chickpea Salad.

Creamy Crunchy Coleslaw

creamy coleslaw with raisins on a green and white splattered platter
Creamy Crunchy Coleslaw. Photo Credit: Dédé Wilson from FODMAP Everyday®.

A little crunchy, a little creamy, a little sweet and even tangy, this Creamy Coleslaw with Raisins is a nice change from the classic. This Creamy Coleslaw with Raisins is actually very similar to classic creamy, mayonnaise-based coleslaw and you could just leave the raisins out, if you like. But we like that they add sweetness and chewiness that offsets smoky flavors from foods coming off the grill. Get the recipe for Creamy Crunchy Coleslaw.

Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

Photo Credit: Amy Winning Flanigan.

This classic Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake recipe replaces the oil and eggs with mayo for a moist, rich, and irresistible crumb. Finish it off with our homemade chocolate buttercream frosting and it’ll be the first dessert to disappear at your next get together! Get the recipe for Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake.

Another Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

Photo Credit: Amanda Formaro.

Chocolate mayonnaise cake is an old-fashioned way of making a soft, fluffy, moisture-rich cake without oil and butter and is the ultimate vehicle for a thick and sweet layer of chocolate frosting. Say goodbye to crumbly, dense cakes with a simple sub-in of mayonnaise. Moist, rich, and full of decadent chocolate flavor, this mayonnaise cake is one of the best ways to make chocolate cake! Using mayonnaise in cake adds loads of moisture and deepens the richness factor when used in place of oil or butter. It’s a well-known “secret ingredient” for an ultra-moist cake that dates back to the 1930s. Get the recipe for This Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake.

Napa Cabbage Asian Slaw

Photo Credit: Kalyn Denny.

This Napa Cabbage Asian Slaw is a fantastic recipe to make for parties and pot lucks. And it’s the slightly sweet and sour soy-mayo dressing with so many Asian ingredients that makes this salad such a wow, so you might want to make extra dressing to eat on other things! Get the recipe for Napa Cabbage Asian Slaw.

Crab Stuffed Salmon

Photo Credit: Lori Yates.

This crab stuffed salmon is fancy but fast. This elegant dinner could be ordered at any high-end restaurant, but it’s just as easy to make it at home, in less than 40 minutes! Get the recipe for Crab Stuffed Salmon.

Mexican Street Corn Salad 

Photo Credit: Amber Brady.

Mexican Street Corn Salad is easy, creamy, and packed with flavor! Your favorite roasted Mexican street corn (Elote) is cut off the cob (to make Esquites) and is served with a spoon, for a delicious summer side dish! Get the recipe for Mexican Street Corn Salad.

Ham, Cucumber, and Watercress Sandwich

Ham Cucumber and Watercress Sandwiches 1 wm-2
Photo Credit: Renee Pajestka.

My Ham, cucumber, and watercress sandwich is finished with an amazingly easy, yet delicious, chive mayonnaise that takes it over the top. This makes the perfect lunch or brunch sandwich. Get the recipe for our Ham, Cucumber, and Watercress Sandwich.

Grilled Ham, Egg, and Cheese Sandwich

Grilled Ham, Egg, and Cheese Sandwich HERO wm-2.
Photo Credit: Renee Pajestka.

Grilled Ham, Egg, and Cheese Sandwich makes a great start to your day or a fabulous way to end your day. It’s a completely portable sandwich, full of protein, that will kick start your mornings or make your evenings less hectic in the kitchen! Get the recipe for Grilled Ham, Egg, and Cheese Sandwich.

Brie Grilled Cheese and Turkey

Photo Credit: Kristin King.

Brie Grilled Cheese and Turkey is a unique sandwich with creamy brie, roasted turkey breast, and cranberry spread, stuffed between two pieces of sourdough bread and grilled until crispy – heavenly! You’ve got to try this amazing grilled cheese flavor combination! Get the recipe for Brie Grilled Cheese and Turkey.

Easy Drop Biscuit Recipe

Photo Credit: Kristin King.

You must try this super easy drop biscuit recipe for mouth-watering biscuits made with no yeast or butter, and with no rolling or cutting required. Just mix up a few basic ingredients, drop on a baking sheet or muffin tin, and enjoy in less than 20 minutes! Get the recipe for our Easy Drop Biscuits.

Grilled Potato Salad

Photo Credit: Brianne.

A lighter, healthier spin on potato salad. This grilled potato salad is bursting with flavors. It’s made with fresh herbs, lemon, and not to worry…there’s still a bit of mayo. Grilling the potatoes (either on a stovetop grill or BBQ) adds extra depth of flavor. Make this mouthwatering potato salad for your next summer barbecue. Get the recipe for Grilled Potato Salad.

Sriracha Aioli (3 Ingredients!)

Photo Credit: Brianne.

This creamy Sriracha Aioli is so easy to make. Only 3 ingredients and 2 minutes. Serve this versatile sauce as a dip for fries, slather it onto burgers/sandwiches, or drizzle it on tacos, bowls, sushi, you name it! (Gluten Free, Vegan option). Get the recipe for Sriracha Aioli.

Blueberry Crisp with A Secret

Photo Credit: Marion Myers.

My Blueberry Crisp recipe is loaded with fresh blueberries in a sweet syrup and topped with the my secret ingredient crispy crumb topping that crisps up better than traditional crumb topping and is a bit tangier too. Pretty much dessert perfection! Get the recipe for Blueberry Crisp with A Secret.

Gooey Chocolate Mug Cake in the Microwave

Photo Credit: Marion Myers.

What could be better than a slice of warm chocolate cake? A Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake that’s ready in a minute! This quick and easy gooey chocolate mug cake is utterly delicious and comes together in no time using simple ingredients to satisfy your chocolate cravings in record time. Get the recipe for Gooey Chocolate Mug Cake in the Microwave.

Mango Chutney Shrimp Salad

Photo Credit: Sheri Silver.

Mango chutney shrimp salad is super easy and packed with flavor! This mango chutney shrimp salad is a perfect party app OR light dinner – it’s DELICIOUS! Get the recipe for Mango Chutney Shrimp Salad.

Esquites Pizza

Photo Credit: Sheri Silver.

Esquites is like Mexican street corn (“elote”), but served off the cob, like a salad. It has all of the same components – corn, mayo, lime, chili powder, cotija cheese and cilantro – but is way easier to serve and eat. Like, dangerously so.Esquites pizza is pretty much as delicious as it sounds! Get the recipe for Esquites Pizza.

Wonton Nachos

Photo Credit: Lori Yates.

These Asian-inspired Wonton Nachos are a fresh and delicious twist on classic nachos. With lots of elements you can prep in advance, simply crisp up some wonton chips, pile these nachos high, and watch them disappear! Get the recipe for Wonton Nachos.

Corn Dip Stuffed Jalapeños

Photo Credit: Marcie Bidou.

Nothing says game day like Stuffed Jalapeños, especially when they’re filled to the brim with creamy corn dip and topped with melted cheese and crumbled bacon. This is an easy appetizer that is very likely to be more memorable than the game! Get the recipe for Corn Dip Stuffed Jalapeños.

Grilled Turkey Burgers 

Photo Credit: Marcie Bidou.

Learn how to make the best juicy grilled turkey burgers with a secret ingredient and no breadcrumbs. This healthy turkey burger recipe is gluten-free, keto and paleo! Get the recipe for Grilled Turkey Burgers .

Keto Big Mac Salad with Copycat Big Mac Sauce

Photo Credit: Nadia from This Mom Is On Fire.

Oh how I miss a burger on a bun! I don’t care who you are, there is no way lettuce wrapped around a burger will ever replace the satisfaction of eating an actual burger!

Since starting my Keto diet, I definitely miss eating burgers the real way in a bun (let’s be real here)! I regret to inform you that I haven’t yet mastered a bun recipe worthy of placing a juicy meat patty into just yet. However I did come up with a Big Mac salad recipe that does satisfy my craving! Get the recipe for Keto Big Mac Salad with Copycat Big Mac Sauce.

Korean Corn Cheese

Photo Credit: Joyce Lee.

Korean corn cheese is a popular cheesy, sweet and savory snack typically enjoyed with drinks. I tinkered around a bit and combined it with the flavours of Elote (Mexican Grilled Corn) for a more flavorful way to enjoy corn this summer. Get the recipe for Korean Corn Cheese.

Roast Chicken

Photo credit: Karolina Grabowska via Canva.

Here is our non-recipe, recipe. Take a whole chicken. Slather it with mayonnaise and season with salt and pepper. Roast that chicken at 375°F. Enjoy succulent flesh and crispy, golden skin.

Binder For Crabcakes and Croquettes

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Photo credit: Andrea Piacquadio via Canva.

Whether making salmon cakes or crab cakes (or we could think of other types), add seasoning, some breadcrumbs (gluten-free, if our like) and then just enough mayo to bind in order to make the patties. The mayonnaise acts as a binder and adds flavor.

36 Dishes You Didn’t Know You Could Make With Rice Noodles

main image of Low FODMAP Asian Tofu Noodle Papaya Salad on a gray plate against dark background
Photo Credit: Dédé Wilson from FODMAP Everyday®.

Rice noodles are naturally gluten-free, but that isn’t the only reason to cook with them. They are delicious unto themselves, come in a variety of shapes, and are the noodle of choice in so many Asian-inspired recipes. But it doesn’t stop there! There are rice-based lasagna noodles, shells, manicotti, elbows…From soups to main dishes, casseroles, salads and summer rolls, we have 36 recipes for you to get you slurping with joy. Click for 36 Dishes You Didn’t Know You Could Make With Rice Noodles

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