Avocado Oil Mayonnaise is made with nutritious wholesome fats that come together in less than 5 minutes!
If you are like me … you do not want to use processed products that contain soybean oil. If you look on the label of any store bought mayonnaise … you are sure to find it in the ingredients list along with a bunch of other undesirable … unpronounceable garbage.
What is the best oil to make mayonnaise with?
Is avocado mayo good?
Well … yes … yes it is. It’s very good in fact! It’s got all the qualities you look for in mayo!
After testing out homemade mayo with a few different types of oil … I found that avocado oil has the most neutral flavor which lends itself very well for this recipe. It is a little on the pricey side so if you do not want to splurge on avocado oil … then I would suggest trying Extra Light Tasting Olive Oil.
Extra Light Tasting Olive Oil is NOT the same thing as Extra Virgin Olive Oil! Don’t get these confused. If you use extra virgin olive oil you will be very disappointed. It has too strong of a olive oil taste to use for homemade mayonnaise.
So … How do you make avocado mayo?
It really couldn’t be simpler!
The easiest way to make this Avocado Oil Mayonnaise is by using an immersion blender. But don’t worry if you don’t have this kind of blender … you can always use some good ole elbow grease and a whisk!
Start out by placing 1 cup of avocado oil, 1 large egg, 1 teaspoon of vinegar, 1 teaspoon of stone ground mustard, a 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt and the juice of one lemon into a wide mouth mason jar.
Stick the immersion blender into the jar all the way to the bottom. Blend for about 10-20 seconds and slowly lift the blender up and down until everything is blended and the mixture has become thick and emulsified.
Once you have finished blending … give it a taste to see if you need to add anymore salt or vinegar to your liking.
And that’s all you need to do to make homemade Avocado Oil Mayonnaise!
What do I like most about avocado oil mayo vs regular mayo?
I like the fact that I know exactly what I’m putting into my food. I believe that avocados are part of a healthy diet … in moderation of course. The avocado fat and fat from the egg used to make this mayo is much healthier than the soybean oil and other processed ingredients in regular mayo.
This mayo is full of nutrients … not preservatives!
Avocado oil mayo is a healthy alternative to regular mayo and it tastes better too!
It takes less than 5 minutes to make and keeps for a week or so covered tightly in the fridge. I don’t use mayo that frequently so I’d much rather make it homemade when I feel like using it in a recipe!Print
A delicious, nutrient filled alternative to store bought mayonnaise!
- 1 cup avocado oil
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon dijon or stone ground mustard
- 1.5 teaspoons lemon juice
- Place ingredients into a wide mouth mason jar.
- Stick the immersion blender into the jar all the way to the bottom. Blend for about 10-20 seconds and slowly lift the blender up and down until everything is blended and the mixture has become thick and emulsified. This should only take about one minute to complete.
- Cover with lid and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
If you do not have an immersion blender, use a whisk to slowly emulsify the avocado oil and egg together until thick and creamy. Pour the avocado oil slowly in a steady stream into a bowl with the egg. Once the mixture is thickened, add the remaining ingredients and continue to whisk until completely incorporated.