Healthy Avocado Mayo

Healthy Avocado Mayo
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While most traditional mayonnaise is gluten-free, for those of us with an allergy to soy, those “regular” spreads are not an option since most contain soybean oil. There is also the issue of eggs in traditional mayo for those who adhere to a plant-based diet or have an egg allergy. This Healthy Avocado Mayo helps us avoid these issue altogether and provides some desirable nutrition, too!

Note: specialty brands of traditional mayo that are not made with soybean oil or eggs, like Earth Balance Mindful Mayo, are available in many supermarkets.

But if you’re an avo lover like me, you’re going to want to give this quick recipe a try!

Healthy Avocado Mayo

Healthy Avocado Mayo

Healthy Avocado Mayo
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Recipe type: Condiment, Sauce, Spread, Dip
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This recipe is free from gluten, dairy, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, grains.
Ingredients
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • Juice of ¼ lemon
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon black peper
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 Tablespoons light olive oil
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients except oil in the bowl of your food processor and blend until pureed.
  2. You will need to scrape down the sides several times to insure all avocado is pureed.
  3. When the mixture is smooth, drizzle the oil slowly into the processor while blending.
  4. Be patient - if you add the oil all at once or too fast, you will not achieve the rich creamy mayo-like texture that you're looking for.
  5. Use immediately, or store in fridge for 3-5 days tightly covered.
  6. It may keep longer, but it never stays around my fridge long enough to find out.

 

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  • Pam Britt

    This sounds exceptional. Can it be stored for any length of time without turning brown and ugly?

    • glutenfreegigi

      It is wonderful, Pam!

      Two days, max. Simply give it a stir or scrape any browning from the top.

      xo

  • Susan

    Sounds awesome. Have to get to the store now, and get avocados!

  • sensitive houseful

    Amazing! We’ve got a host of food restrictions in our house (the sensitivities grow by the day, it seems!), and I was just mulling over the mayo dilemma yesterday. My mom loves you, and my sister-in-law just got into your site, so here I am, too! Thanks so much for this amazing alternative to commercial mayo. Can’t wait to slather this all over our yummy, healthy and safe food!

    • glutenfreegigi

      Glad this one works for you! We love it and use it often. And so happy this is a family affair! :) Thank you all for visiting the site. xo

  • Joe

    Since when does mayo have gluten? Oil, lemon juice, eggs… no gluten anywhere in there.

    • glutenfreegigi

      Joe,

      Most mayo available on the market today is gluten-free. Of course the homemade traditional version, as you note here, would be gluten-free.

      Please keep in mind, as you enjoy my site and the recipes here, many of my recipes are naturally gluten-free. I tend to keep it as healthy and nutritious as possible, within the confines of a gluten, dairy, soy, peanut, tree nut free diet. Traditional mayo is far from healthy, and is basically void of any nutrients.

      Further, the majority of mayo on store shelves contains soybean oil, which, for those who have a soy allergy, like myself and many of my dear readers, makes store-bought mayo off limits. If you read the intro to this recipe, you’ll see this is the reason I sought to make a different sandwich spread – one without soy and filled with nutrients.

      So, yes, most traditional mayo is gluten-free; however, do watch for varieties with add-in and also for potential cross-contamination, depending on how/where the product is produced and packaged.

      Hope this clears up matters for you! Happy gluten-free living and be sure to try this delicious avocado mayo to add some healthy avo flavor to your life! ;)

      • Xander

        It’s also amazing to have if you are catering for someone who is egg, dairy, gluten, soy, yeast, hazelnut and cashew intolerant! My recipes are… Interesting… to say the least.

        Thanks for the recipe!