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Pesto Mayo

An easy way to jazz up a sandwich or wrap is with pesto mayo. It’s simple. Just mix pesto and mayo together to your desired consistency and go!

We have made a couple of really delicious wraps lately with pesto mayo. The first was chickpeas and sundried tomatoes. Spread pesto mayo on a tortilla. Top with chickpeas and slightly mash with a fork (to keep them from rolling out). Then add sliced sun-dried tomatoes and lettuce or spinach.

It’s a little hard to see in the picture below but the mayo and the chickpeas are under there I promise. Just roll it up and eat!

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The second was sliced quinoa bites and sundried tomatoes. Again, spread pesto mayo on a tortilla. Top with lettuce, sliced sun-dried tomatoes and sliced quinoa bites.

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Quinoa bites are a great substitute for chicken. We keep a bag of them in our freezer so we can pull out a few whenever we want for lunches or a quick dinner.

Pesto mayo is also delicious on grilled cheese or any other grilled sandwich or panini.

I never actually measure anything when I make it but if I had to guess the ratio I would say 2/3 mayo to 1/3 pesto. You can use prepared pesto or make your own.

Now that I am trying to eat less processed food, I’ll have to whip up some homemade mayo when we run out of store bought. I’m not comfortable using raw egg but I have seen a few versions on the web that omit the egg. Always excited to try something new!

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