Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Avocado 'Mayonnaise' (or Egg-Free, Vegan Mayonnaise) - the perfect condiment for Memorial Day cookouts!

Matt and I are now firmly entering into the preparation stages for our upcoming move. It's exciting (our first time in a real place - with spare rooms, stairs, and a real lawn!) and a little stressful (we'll be packing and moving everything ourselves) but let's be honest, it hasn't really left me a lot of time for blogging.


Thank goodness, then, that today's recipe is ultra-short and super-simple. In fact, it only has two ingredients, but don't let that fool you, it's big on taste and a perfect accompaniment to all those juicy burgers - of the beef, veggie, or portobello variety - that you'll be grilling for Memorial Day this weekend!

Avocado 'mayonnaise' may sound a little unusual, but it's a great, natural alternative to the regular kind - filled with healthier fats and also perfectly appropriate for vegans. The flavor is surprisingly similar - especially when spread on burgers or in sandwiches. It's also great with Mexican food, and if you're a bit skeptical, you can think of it like extra smooth and creamy guacamole!


I happened upon this tasty condiment when I was preparing some super-ripe avocados for freezing - you'll notice that the preparation method is almost identical, which also means that you can make a big batch and freeze the leftovers without any issues (they'll keep in the fridge for a couple of days, but anything beyond that and I recommend freezing).

Whether you're not a fan of regular mayonnaise, just sick of buying it, or want to try out a new use for avocados, give this 'mayonnaise' a try - you won't be disappointed.


Easy Avocado Mayonnaise

Ripe avocado, seed and skin removed
Lime or Lemon juice (1 Tablespoon per avocado)
Salt, to taste

In a blender (I use my mock Magic Bullet) blend avocado flesh until smooth and creamy. Add 1 Tablespoon of lime or lemon juice (lime is recommended) for each avocado blended. Blend again until mixture is light and smooth - it should be somewhat frothy. Add salt to taste. Keep refrigerated until ready to use. Enjoy as you would regular mayonnaise - on sandwiches or burgers, or as a condiment for mexican food, pasta, or baked potatoes. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, or frozen for up to 3 months.

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16 comments:

  1. mmm, I love avocado, especially now because it's so cheap around here! I'll be trying! I miss you friend!

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    1. I miss you, too. We need to get together!

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  2. Mmmm! Perfect sandwich filling! Looking forward to trying this.

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  3. What a great idea, I can't wait to try your Avocado Mayo, it looks great! Hope you have a great holiday week end and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  4. Hi Rachel! Hmmm... I'm not really a guac fan, but I love avocado in other preparations. I know. weird, right? I really think I'd like this, so I'm definitely gonna give it a shot. Good luck with the packing and the move and have a great holiday weekend! ~Mary

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    1. I hope you like it, too. If you like avocado, there's no reason you shouldn't since it's without all the add-ins that guac usually has (and has a bit of a smoother texture). Thanks for the good wishes - our weekend's been great, even if we have spent it packing boxes!

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  5. I can't believe how simple this is! I am definitely going to try...it's great that it can be frozen too!

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    1. I know - it really can't get any easier! Hope you like it!

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  6. Yum! I’ve pinned it to my "Condiments/Sauces" board and would love for you to share on our Creative Corner Blog Hop. It starts on Monday’s and is open all week - http://hollysstampingaddiction.blogspot.com/2012/05/creative-corner-blog-hop_28.html
    Holly
    http://hollysstampingaddiction.blogspot.com/

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  7. This looks great. My 2 year old loves avocados and would love this on sandwiches! Thanks!
    Blythe
    www.thedesperatecraftwives.blogspot.com

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  8. So simple....yet I never thought of it....love it! I will be making it for our next bbq....thank you :)

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  9. This is such a good idea! Avocados are wonderful! I’d love for you to share this project on Tuesday’s Tidbits @ Naptime Delights: http://naptimedelights.blogspot.ca/2012/06/tuesdays-tidbits-3.html

    Thanks so much!
    Sarah
    {http://naptimedelights.blogspot.com}

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  10. Nice use of avocado. It would be super if you linked this post in to Food on Friday Series which is all about avocado this week.

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