Avocado Mayo

LAST UPDATED: Jan 25, 2021 | PUBLISHED: Jan 19, 2021 | By:

Spread the avocado love with this Avocado Mayo! Fresh avocados mix with mayonnaise, lemon juice, and garlic to create a delicious condiment that adds intense, creamy flavor to sandwiches, grilled meats, vegetables, and more!

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Avocado mayonnaise, also known as avocado aioli, is a delicious condiment that can be used in a variety of food settings. It is, of course, amazing as a layer of moisture and flavor on sandwiches, but don’t stop there.

Spread it on chicken or fish, dip fries into it, use it in place of butter to melt over vegetables. This mayonnaise was made to take other recipes over the top.

Smooth and creamy, avocados are a genius addition to mayonnaise, keeping its consistency spreadable while adding flavor and a lovely shade of green. Avocados contain many nutrients and are filled with monounsaturated fats (heart-healthy fats) so you can feel good about layering on the mayo.

Avocado takes center stage in this recipe, so it is essential to pick the perfect avocados. Choose a very dark green avocado with bumpy skin that is soft when you touch it, but not mushy.

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Ingredients to Make Avocado Aioli

  • Mayonnaise – Use your favorite mayonnaise (store-bought or homemade) for the rich, creamy base of this recipe.
  • Avocados – Adds flavor and color. For the richest flavor, choose avocados that are dark green with bumpy skin and soft but not mushy.
  • Minced Garlic – Fresh minced garlic cloves or store-bought minced garlic. You won’t notice the difference. Garlic adds just a hint of flavor in this spread.
  • Lemon Juice – Adds bright flavor.
  • Salt – Salt brings out all the other flavors.
  • Pepper – I like to use thick flakes of fresh cracked black pepper to season.
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Variations

  • Make it From Scratch – Use my homemade Mayonnaise recipe…it just takes 5 additional minutes, and chances are you already have everything on hand you need to make it!
  • Add Seasonings – Onion powder, garlic powder, dried cilantro. Season to taste with your favorite!

How to Make Avocado Mayo

  1. Combine – Using a food processor, combine ingredients until smooth.
  2. Serve – Enjoy on your favorite sandwiches, vegetables, chips, side dishes and more!
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Serving Suggestions

Tips

  • If you’re buying avocados a few days in advance, choose one that is just starting to turn dark green and is only slightly soft when you press it. Avocados like this will be ready to use in 4-5 days.
  • Choose a mayonnaise that you like the taste of. The avocado will add to the flavor you already enjoy.

Scaling up, down or substituting? You’ll love this printable Measurement Conversion Chart!

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Shortcuts

  • Use store-bought mayonnaise
  • Use store-bought lemon juice
Is avocado mayonnaise healthy?

Avocados themselves are very healthy, containing many nutrients and good-for-you monounsaturated fats. Your avocado mayo will be as healthy as the mayonnaise you use.

What is in store bought avocado mayonnaise?

Mayonnaise purchased from a store is regular mayonnaise made with avocado oil instead of other types of oil. The rest of the ingredients are the same, including egg yolks and vinegar.

Does avocado mayonnaise have eggs?

This recipe begins with mayonnaise that you make or buy. So if that mayonnaise has eggs, then yes, this mayonnaise contains eggs.
If you use an egg-free mayonnaise, then it will not contain eggs.

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How to Store

  • At Room Temperature – This can be left sitting at room temperature for a couple of hours. It does contain mayonnaise, so follow rules for maintaining mayonnaise safety. If it will be out longer than a couple of hours, set the bowl with the avocado mayo in a larger bowl with some ice.
  • Refrigerate – Avocado Mayo can be stored in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. To keep the avocados from browning as much, press plastic wrap over the mayonnaise so it touches the surface of the mayo.
  • Freeze – Freezing will change the consistency of the avocado mayonnaise, so it will not work well if you want to use thawed mayo to spread on sandwiches, etc. However, if you plan on using the mayonnaise in a sauce that will be cooked, then freeze in an airtight container until ready to use for cooking later.

What to Do with Leftovers

  • Avocado mayo will turn brown when the avocados react with air. Press plastic wrap on the surface of the mayo to reduce browning, and store in the fridge. When you’re ready to use again, stir the browned top into the mayonnaise – it’s safe to eat even though it is brown. Or you can scrape the brown mayo off of the top.
  • Freeze the leftover avocado mayo in ice cube trays. The small portion size can be used to melt over vegetables or add to a pasta sauce.
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How to Serve

Serve homemade avocado mayo as you would any other type of mayonnaise. Here are some serving suggestions:

  • For a sandwich or burger bar, serve in a bowl with a knife or spoon for spreading.
  • Place in small bowls or ramekins at table settings so each person can spread the desired amount or use as individual dipping bowls.

Dietary Considerations

  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free

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Avocado Mayo

Author: Julie Blanner
Spread the avocado love with this Avocado Mayo! Fresh avocados mix with mayonnaise, lemon juice, and garlic to create a delicious condiment that adds intense, creamy flavor to sandwiches, grilled meats, vegetables, and more!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Servings 16
Calories 96 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 ripe avocados halved, pitted and peeled
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic or 3 cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • In a small food processor, add all ingredients and pulse for 30 seconds or until completely smooth.
  • Scrape the bowl down if needed and add more lemon juice or water if you'd like to thin it down. Process 15 seconds longer.

Video

Notes

  • Avocado mayo will turn brown when the avocados react with air. Press plastic wrap on the surface of the mayo to reduce browning, and store in the fridge. When you’re ready to use again, stir the browned top into the mayonnaise – it’s safe to eat even though it is brown. Or you can scrape the brown mayo off of the top.

Nutrition

Calories:96kcalCarbohydrates:1gProtein:1gFat:11gSaturated Fat:2gCholesterol:6mgSodium:89mgPotassium:3mgSugar:1gVitamin A:9IUVitamin C:1mgCalcium:2mgIron:1mg
5 from 1 vote
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