Baconnaise. It’s the manna of the grocery gods, the jarred deliciousness of smoky, bacon spreads. It’s delicious.
A little dab makes a sandwich less drab. Mixed with tuna or chicken, salads come alive. With hard-boiled egg centers, and deviled eggs take on a heavenly flavor. And, finally, mixed half-and-half with sour cream, expect greatness as a fresh, tasty vegetable dip.
Tip: Baconnaise contains only 1 net carb per Tbsp and 80 calories.
I admit to not having much luck initially working Baconnaise into a recipe. A failed attempt at oopsie rolls with Baconnaise as the fat netted a disaster that halted progress, at least momentarily.
Thankfully, unlike the failed meringue bread tweak, the slightly salty, mellow undertones of bacon mayonnaise blends wonderfully with the addition of fresh, kicky sour cream for dipping vegetables, meats, as a makeshift hollandaise sauce over eggs, or especially with roasted green beans.
Tip: Baconnaise contains eggs, so be sure to keep the product refrigerated after opening.
The other thing I love about this dip? It has a strangely familiar flavor, and I’ve just placed it; it tastes just like the onion ring dipping “Campfire Sauce” from Red Robin. Now I want to make onion rings, too.
Tip: This dip is only .75 carbs per serving and only 55 calories.
I’m going to warn you now: This dip is addicting. I stood at the counter and dipped roasted green beans [recipe here] until I slapped my own hand (I stopped at a single serving. Honest). Still, I can envision eating an entire tray of roasted green beans with Baconnaise dipping sauce and being in heaven.
Easy Veggie Dipping Sauce
1/4 cup J&D’s Baconnaise (or other flavored mayonnaise)
1/4 cup sour cream
Combine. Keep cold. Get a manicure. You’ve done enough.
Makes 1/2 cup dipping goodness, or 4, 2-Tbsp servings.
Per Serving: Calories: 55, Carbohydrates: .75 g, Fiber: 0 g, Net Carbohydrates: .75 g, Protein: .5 g, Fat: 5.7 g
Price: $2.49-2.79 for 15 fl. ounces
Usefulness: As a delicious, zesty spread
Negative: If you suffer from MSG sensitivities, be careful; this product contains autolyzed yeast extract and smoke flavor.
Store Locator: Where to buy
Disclosure: J&D’s provided this product free of charge for review, but this has not affected my review of the item.