Saffron Mayonnaise

Makes 1 cup
  • Active time: 10 min
    Total time: 20 min
Saffron threads and fresh garlic add a kick of color and flavor to this creamy mayo that's perfect for dipping or spreading.

This sauce was created especially for our Homemade French Fries with Five Dipping Sauces recipe, part of our Gourmet Modern Menu: Burger Bash. Click here to view the full menu.
Published in Gourmet Live 08.01.12


  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon crumbled saffron threads
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar or red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic


  • Bring water and saffron just to a boil in a small saucepan. Remove from heat. Stir, then let steep, uncovered, 10 minutes, to release saffron color and flavor.
  • Whisk together mayonnaise, sherry vinegar, and garlic in a bowl. Gradually whisk in saffron water.


  • Mayonnaise can be made 3 days ahead and chilled, covered. Bring to room temperature before serving.
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