I have never considered making my own mayonnaise as something worthwhile. The mayonnaise that my mother bought for us is the same mayonnaise that I buy for my family. Besides, real homemade mayonnaise is made with raw eggs, and it just isn’t safe to eat raw eggs, right? Wrong! Use pasteurized eggs! Today I’ll share my recipe for Avocado Mayonnaise using fresh lime juice and cilantro.
A few weeks ago I attended the Natural Products ExpoWest in Anaheim, California and had a chance to talk to the folks at Davidson’s Safest Choice® Eggs about their pasteurized eggs. Pasteurized eggs? You heard correctly! Davidson’s uses a gentle water bath pasteurization process that eliminates the risk of Salmonella in eggs without changing the nutrition or flavor. Want to know how they do it? Check out their website and watch the cute animated movie about it!
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With Easter coming up soon, it’s great to know that we could have Eggs Benedict with fresh avocado and homemade Hollandaise sauce using Davidson’s Safest Choice® Eggs. Poached eggs with runny yolks aren’t fully cooked, and Hollandaise sauce calls for raw eggs in the recipe, but with Safest Choice® Eggs there is peace of mind!
Making Homemade Avocado Mayonnaise With Lime and Cilantro
Today I decided to make homemade avocado mayonnaise to enjoy with ham sandwiches. Since the avocados have natural oil in them, I didn’t need to use much added oil. Egg yolks and fresh lime juice with avocado and seasonings…that’s about it!
Ingredients for Homemade Avocado Mayonnaise
First I whisked the egg yolks with 1 teaspoon dijon mustard, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, and two teaspoons onion granules. Then I diced two large fresh California avocados and added them to the bowl, along with 2 tablespoons of fresh lime juice (using exactly one lime!) The immersion blender worked well to combine all the ingredients, and then I slowly added 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil. Finally I added 1/4 cup fresh cilantro and blended it with the immersion blender until the mayonnaise was thick and smooth.
The lime juice will prevent the avocado from turning color for a day or two. This is really fresh mayonnaise with no preservatives, so it should be used right away. Use it as a dip for fresh veggies too!
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Disclosure: Davidson’s provided me with coupons for the eggs I used in this recipe. I worked with KitchenPLAY social media team at ExpoWest and am receiving a small stipend to write this post as part of that experience. All opinions and experiences are my own.