Salad mayonnaise is distinguished from real mayonnaise by its oil content. The former generally has a 50% oil content, while real mayonnaise is traditionally closer to 80%. Salad mayonnaise is a versatile dressing which can be placed between layers of salad or on the side to add succulence and flavour. In Germany, it is squeezed over french fries in the same way that ketchup is used.
It should preferably be enzyme stable, with water uptake capability for when it is layered on salads. This isn’t necessary if the product is to be used as a table mayonnaise. Ideal product characteristics include a creamy taste and smooth texture.