Wondering what to do with leftover cranberry sauce this Thanksgiving? Throw this easy cranberry mayonnaise together! The perfect accompaniment to a simple turkey sandwich. Vegetarian.
There is this place.
It’s called Q’s. It’s in Illinois. And they make the best sandwiches in the world.
They make this sandwich. It’s just turkey. And veggies. And this cranberry mayonnaise.
When we moved to New York, it meant saying goodbye to the restaurant.
And their sandwiches.
And their cranberry mayonnaise.
(cue violins because WOMP WOMP)
So I set out to recreate this marvelous mayonnaise on my own. And I’m pleased to say that this cranberry mayonnaise recipe is pretty dang close to the original. BONUS: It’s the perfect way to use up leftover cranberry sauce from Thanksgiving or Christmas!
I slathered it on a turkey sandwich with lettuce, tomato, a lil’ mustard, and some sharp white cheddar cheese.
Then I ate it.
All was excellent.
How to make Cranberry Mayonnaise (and four ways to use leftover cranberry sauce!) – VIDEO
The easiest cranberry mayonnaise – the perfect way to use up leftover cranberry sauce from Thanksgiving or Christmas!
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 5 mins
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 2/3 cup
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 3 Tbsp. leftover cranberry sauce (you can also used canned if you don’t have leftovers!)
- 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
- salt and pepper to taste
- Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.
You may need to adjust this mayonnaise mix to suit your cranberry sauce – just give it a taste when you mix it together and add an extra pinch of ingredients as necessary!
I recommend this cranberry mayonnaise on a turkey sandwich with my favorite easy crusty French bread, white cheddar or brie cheese, and plenty of fresh greens. You could also use it with slow cooker shredded chicken sandwiches if you don’t have leftover turkey!