Mayonnaise Made With Whole Food Fats
Have you noticed that commercial Mayonnaise is made with added sugar? Yep, never would have guessed it… Maybe like me you use mayonnaise as a base for many other foods and condiments, such as Salad Dressings, Dips, & Spreads. What do you use Mayonnaise for?
Becuase I like to use Mayonnaise and want it to be Sugar Free, I have decided that I need to learn to make my own… Since I will be making my own, I thought why not make it healthier?
Mayonnaise is usually made with an extracted oil, a partial food. Why not make it with a Whole Food Fat?
What Is A Whole Food Fat?
A Whole Food Fat or Whole Fat is from a whole food that is high in fat, like Olives, Nuts, Seeds or even Avocados but are still in their Whole form. Their oils have not been extracted or separated from the fiber, proteins, and carbohydrates, instead of oil we would use Olives, Nuts or some other Whole Food Fat…
Why Use Whole Fats?
The reasons for using Whole Fats, is not unlike using or eating any other Whole Food. Whole Foods contain all the fats, vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbohydrates & fiber that is in the Whole Food. Whole Foods come loaded with everything we need to get the most nutrition out of it…
- When eating extracted oils or any partial food, we miss out on all the nutrition that was in the Whole Food.
- Whole Foods digest slower and can be used by the body in a more efficient way, preventing blood sugar spikes.
- You have to eat less of an extracted oil because it is concentrated and ounce for ounce has more calories than if you ate the same amount of Whole Food Fat.
- Whole Food Fats have what we need to feel full and satisfied because they contain everything that food was meant to have, including fiber that helps use feel full.
- When foods are broken down into parts, they have to be treated by heat or chemicals, to make them shelf stable so that they can be stored for long periods of time.
- Extracted oils can become rancid before they are used, oxidation begins to take place as soon as extracted oils are exposed to air.
Which Whole Fat Should I Use?
What Whole Fat would you choose? Can you imagine trying to use Whole Olives? Olives would be kind of hard to emulsify enough to make into a Mayonnaise, maybe with a high-efficiency blender.
Maybe Olives like Nuts would have to be made into a paste, both would be lovely in dressings and sauces but, neither Olives or Nuts came to mind when I was considering what to use to remake my Mayonnaise, really only Avocados come to mind, when ripe they can be blended into a smooth and delicious concoction.
After trying them, I think that Avocados were a good choice, they worked beautifully,,, the Avocado was easy to mix with the Egg yolk and other ingredients.
Most Mayonnaise recipes call for dry mustard, but I did not have any so I improvise and used prepared mustard… It was delicious.
Gather The Ingredients
Your will need one egg, one small ripe avocado, a clove of garlic, vinegar, lemon juice, salt, and some mustard if you have dry go ahead and us it instead of prepared.
One Beautiful Yolk
Separate the egg yolk from the whites, save the whites for later. I cleaned up the yolk and removed the white attachment parts…
Remove Avocado from the skin, mash well and chop some garlic very fine or use powder… Add vinegar and lemon juice to egg yolk, mix, then add the rest of the ingredients.
Mix Everything By Hand
Because I made such a small amount there was no need to use any electric gadgets,,, I mixed and blended with a fork by hand.
Delicious Whole Fat Avocado Mayonnaise
When I first made this it seemed a little too Mustardy but did not seem so the next morning, it was delicious… As always, adjust seasonings to fit your tastes…
- 1 Egg yolk
- 1 small ripe Avocado
- 1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 tbsp Lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp finely chopped Garlic
- 1/2 tsp prepared Mustard or 1/4 tsp dry
- dash of Salt
- Separate Egg yolk from whites. Save Egg whites for later.
- Peel and mash Avocado till there are no lumps.
- Mix Egg yolk with a fork, add Vinegar and Lemon juice and mix well.
- Add mashed Avocado and mix together well.
- Add Mustard, Chopped Garlic, and Salt, mix well.
- Makes about 1/2 cup Mayonnaise… Refrigerate any leftover
Let Me Know What You Think
If you try this please let me know what you think by leaving a comment below…