Diabetic Cooking

Basil mayonnaise

Preparation time: 5 minutes. Chilling time: 1 hour.


  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise (not salad dressing-style)
  • 1/4 cup light mayonnaise (not salad dressing-style)
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, finely chopped


Place both types of mayonnaise and vinegar in a small bowl and stir to combine. Stir in basil. Cover and refrigerate at least an hour to allow flavors to blend. Use as a sandwich spread or salad dressing.

Yield: 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons.

Serving size: 1 tablespoon.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 59 calories, Carbohydrates: 1 g, Protein: <1 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 80 mg, Fiber: <1 g

Exchanges per serving: 1 fat.

This recipe was developed by Tami Ross, a Diabetes Nutrition Specialist and Certified Diabetes Educator in Lexington, Kentucky.