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Avocado Mayo November 15, 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — adaba @ 12:52 am

I was hesIMG_5560itant to post this initially because it’s so similar to guacamole in many ways and of course no one wants to mess with a good guac recipe – can’t really get much better than that! I finally decided to post it for the following reasons. One, this come out so beautifully fluffy; it’s like an avocado cloud. Two, avocado mayo is a little more versatile than guacamole – it has that smooth, creamy texture and is milder in flavor, and can be used anywhere regular mayo is used, such as salad dressing, potato salad, or as a delicious sandwich or burger condiment. Three, it’s really easy to make and, aside from the avocado, is made with pantry staples. No fresh lemon or lime on hand? No problem – it calls for apple cider vinegar! Four (this one is just a theory) because it’s blended I think it will retain its color better than guacamole, which tends to brown pretty quickly unless it’s made with citric acid and then…yuck. I saved some from today’s batch, so I’ll let you know:) Or, you can see for yourself! Finally, five, it’s fun to take a traditional recipe and change it up, then notice all of the qualities that essentially different foods really have in common! So, here it is – super easy!

  • 2 avocados
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium or 2 small cloves garlic – or to your taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • optional additions – such as fresh herbs, hot peppers like fresh jalapeno, cayenne or chipotle powder, black pepper, mustard, horseradish
  1. Slice the avocado in half, scoop the flesh into a blender, and compost the skin and pit.
  2. Add olive oil, garlic, salt, and apple cider vinegar and blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. Stir or blend in optional additions.
  4. Eat and be nourished!

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