Hi friends, I’ve got a delicious spread today for all your BLT, deli and sub sandwiches: Basil Pesto Mayonnaise. An easy way to jazz up lunch, inspired by a gourmet BLT sandwich at Stonewall Kitchen in York, ME.
A few months ago I went on a wonderful field trip to Stonewall Kitchen . It’s only an hour’s drive and what a treat! If you follow along here on the weekends, you know my brother had a pretty serious accident early last fall and was in a wheel chair for months. Our trip to Stonewall Kitchen was his first big outing with us after the accident. (He finally graduated to crutches at Christmas, yay.) These pictures of Stonewall Kitchen are from that fun field trip. There are nine Stonewall Kitchen locations in all, but the main company store is located in York, ME and that’s where we went. (FYI, a reader kindly shared there’s a Stonewall Kitchen outlet in Rochester, NH. So take note! I sure did.)
Here’s the view driving in. On the left is the cooking school, and on the right is the store/cafe. Stonewall Kitchen is a great destination. So add it to your New England bucket list, especially if you’re a foodie!
We did a little shopping in the store. (Love!)
And then it was (finally!) time for lunch in the cafe. Gotta love a great menu!
My sister-in-law Sheryl and I both chose the BLT & Avocado Grilled Sandwich: cherrywood smoked bacon, lettuce, vine-ripened tomatoes and avocado with house-made Basil Pesto Mayonnaise, served on toasted farm-house white bread. With sweet potato chips. Uh huh. And how. (Hungry yet???) The basil mayonnaise really made this sandwich, not to mention the cherrywood smoked bacon…delish!!!
So I came home and whipped together this incredibly easy Basil Pesto Mayonnaise recipe in honor of our awesome gourmet BLT’s at Stonewall Kitchen. I found basil paste in the deli section of my grocery store with the fresh herbs.
Slather on this Basil Pesto Mayonnaise to jazz up your BLT, deli and sub sandwiches for a fresh taste of summer no matter the season.
Basil Pesto Mayonnaise
- 1 cup mayonnaise I used Hellman's Light
- 2 tablespoons organic basil paste
- Stir mayonnaise and basil paste together.
- Slather on BLT's and deli sandwiches.
- Refrigerate leftovers.
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Quelle bonne idée pour déguster des sandwichs encore plus gourmands !
J’espère que ton frère est déjà en forme ! xo
Aunt Pinkie says
Looks absolutely marvelous!Hope my deli carries this basil paste! Yum!
Running to the Kitchen says
This mayo is so delicious and a great way to add flavor to almost any sandwich!
Stephanie @DailyAppetite says
Love the garden pastes! I make a lime cilantro aioli with the cilantro paste. I need to make your Basil Pesto Mayonnaise and spread it over a grilled chicken sandwich! YUM! Seriously! YUM….did I say YUM?
I always add a little minced garlic to my basil mayo! So tasty on hearty toasted bread filled with grilled sliced chicken breast and arugula!
Sounds wonderful Debi! I’ll definitely have to try that with grilled chicken breast and arugula. Sounds like heaven. I make a a basil garlic mayo that also has lemon juice in it, but I’ve never tried it with grilled chicken and arugula…..can’t wait! Thanks for dropping by!
Manila Spoon says
I can imagine so many uses for this!!!! I love the combination of flavor and what a treat on the palate this is – what a perfect dip for a party, too!
Olivia @ livforcake says
This sounds so delicious, Allie! What a perfect way to jazz up some mayo.
It looks delicious. I have never seen basil paste around here, but you have inspired me to make this with my homemade sage or wild garlic paste. I can’t wait!
Susie Mandel says
Mmmm, I get this all to myself, because both Jac and Julia hate mayonnaise…yea!! Looking forward to treating my taste buds to this.
Too funny Susie. The irony of this post is…that my brother J HATES mayonnaise too. More for us.
Shashi at RunninSrilankan says
Allie, I gotta say, I so love how you have this uncanny ability to take simple ingredients and make them exquisite – like this basil pesto mayo! What an easy combo – yet, I would never ever have thought of it even if I had had that very same sandwich you did! Fabulous my friend! And yay – so glad your brother has moved on from the wheelchair – hoping it won’t be long before he’s off the crutches too!
Thanks friend, you def. would have thought of it though. Trust me. It was that delicious. And just a little part of my life motto: “making something out of nothing…” I love a little challenge. Yup, can’t wait to see him drop the crutches too.
Dear Allie, I love this idea and I love how simple it is….it really completes the sandwich. I must give this a try sometimes. I always enjoying going out to eat and trying to create that meal at home…that’s part of the fun for me! Have a wonderful day dear. xoxo, Catherine
Allison - Celebrating Sweets says
What a fabulous addition to a sandwich. It sounds like you had a fabulous (and delicious) trip. I love Stonewall Kitchens.
Cynthia | What A Girl Eats says
I love that you’ve recreated a sandwich you had. Using Gourmet Gardens makes cooking with herbs so much easier!
Katie @ Mom to Mom Nutrition says
I’m BLT obsessed and admittedly a little mayo obsessed too.. so this combination is right up my alley! 2 ingredients and oh-so-gourmet! You rock girl!
Sherri @ Watch Learn Eat says
This looks awesome! I am a sucker for a good mayonnaise, especially a delicious flavored one like this! I’ve never tried the herb pastes before but have seen them in the store – think I will give them a try! Glad your brother is doing better and that you guys had such a fun trip!!
Mandi Korn says
Wow, you always seem to make me hungry, late at night, when reaching for a BLT is not the thing I need to do, (but I wanna, lol). Thanks for sharing this recipe, looks yummy and easy
Jennifer @NourishedSimply says
So simple. I can’t wait to try this recipe. It would be awesome on grilled chicken, and would jazz up a simple ham and cheese sandwich!
Looks delicious 🙂
Jocelyn @BruCrew Life says
What a great spread to jazz up any sandwich!!!!
Megan Marlowe says
Oh yum, I would schmear this on everything! I love basil, pesto and mayonnaise!