I have friends that hate mayonnaise and I have friends that love it. I am in the latter category so I am always in search of the perfect vegan mayonnaise. My preferred choice of commercial products is Just Mayo. It’s really delicious and I love the principles of the company that makes it. While it is vegan, it’s still not very healthy. No mayonnaise it. But what if we could make it healthier?
Avocado oil is similar to Olive oil in that it is rich in the healthy monounsaturated fat. This fat is considered healthy and good for things like reducing inflammation. Another remarkable thing about avocado oil, not related to mayo but worth noting, is it’s high smoke point. When oil begins to smoke on high heat it creates toxins and free radicals. Avocado oil can be heated up to 500 degrees which makes it by far the best oil to cook in.
If you don’t know where to get avocado oil here is where I get it. If you like mayonnaise you have to try this recipe using avocado oil. It is vegan, easy to make and delicious. Plus it’s much healthier for you.
Vegan Avocado Mayonnaise
1 cup avocado oil
1/2 cup soy milk
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
Pinch of salt, to taste
Pinch of ground mustard to taste
Combine soy milk and lemon juice in a blender or with a wand blender for about 30 seconds.
While blending, slowly add in the oil until emulsified and the mixture thickens. Add the salt and mustard and blend.
Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
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