avocado mayonnaise on ham sandwich

Homemade Avocado Mayonnaise and a Giveaway!

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avocado mayonnaiseI 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!

cage-free pasteurized eggs

Davidson’s has two kinds of eggs to choose from:  All Natural eggs that are hormone-free, antibiotic-free, and vegetarian-fed,  as well as Cage Free Pasteurized Eggs.  With pasteurized eggs it’s safe to make homemade hollandaise sauce,  homemade egg nog,  old fashioned egg creams, and any other recipe that calls for raw eggs.  Have you seen them in your local stores?  Use this handy store finder to locate them near you!

safe eggs

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!

eggs and avocados

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!

making homemade avocado mayo

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.

avocado mayo on ham sandwich

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!

avocado mayonnaise on ham sandwich

Enter the Giveaway for a Month’s Supply of Safest Choice® Eggs!

I’m giving away a month’s supply of Davidson’s Safest Choice® Eggs !  All you have to do is leave a comment about eggs on this blog post and you’ll be entered to win!  If you are the winner I’ll send you coupons for free eggs!   You must be a resident of the USA and over 18 years of age to be eligible to win.   Enter before midnight on March 29, 2015 and I’ll contact the winner on March 30th.  Winner will be chosen in a random drawing using random.org.   Void where prohibited. If I don’t hear from the winner in 24 hours I’ll choose another winner.  All prizes will be awarded.  Coupons for a month’s supply of Davidson’s Safest Choice® Eggs are provided for this giveaway by Davidson’s Safest Choice® Eggs.  

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.

 

 

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30 Comments

  1. Yummmmmmm! Two of my favorite things made into one awesome spread. Can’t wait to try it. I’ve been keeping a lot of hard-boiled eggs around lately to munch on, but will have to grab some pasteurized eggs and expand my repertoire.

  2. There is so many things I can do with eggs! I smoke them, pickle them and also love making deviled eggs…..

  3. Mimi, I love your blog/posts! As you know I am a big fan of Avocados and they are great with almost everything. I made your Deviled egg and Avocado, they were great. I love the idea of pasteurized eggs! That makes all kinds of since…I could even use in my breakfast smoothy! Thank you!

  4. I just started following you and I am just loving all the recipes you have ! I can’t wait to try the avacado mayo ! My only question I have is that I have never had safe eggs and I’m just wondering if the taste is different ?

    • Thanks for following Christine! Nice to meet you! The safe eggs taste exactly (eggsactly) the same as non-pasteurized eggs! They just give us peace of mind that no salmonella or avian flu is there.

  5. I love eggs… This homemade avocado mayo looks great.

  6. amazing eggs, my foods taste better, I enjoy eating eggs in all different variations. Thank you for sharing all your love for cooking/baking

  7. I eat eggs for breakfast at least 3 times a week and I buy Safest Choice brand a lot. I actually have them in my fridge right now!

  8. Avocados and eggs go so well together, in so many ways! It never occurred to me to put avo in the mayo, but now that you’ve done it, it makes perfect sense!
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  9. As someone who loves baking and cooking, I use eggs daily and would love to win some free eggs!

  10. I will definitely have to try this recipe. Never made homemade mayo before but now I will have to try with the safest choice eggs.

  11. Our big family of 7 people goes through many dozens of eggs a week! This would be a great prize.

  12. I try to eat them every day and buy them from local people

  13. Eggs are a staple in most households. If you bake at all, you go through eggs for even the simplest dishes. We probably go through a carton a week on average.

  14. These eggs would be ideal for our old fashioned ice cream recipe. The one recipe we hand crank during summer while out in the patio. Must look for these eggs now. Thanks.

  15. This would be great to win. It seems like I am always buying eggs when I go to the supermarket. It’s on my list practically every week.

  16. the best thing about davidson’s safest choice eggs is being able to lick the batter spoon again – no fears of salmonella. anything avocado is tasty – how can you miss by combining the two?

  17. I AM GOING TO BE FINDING OUT WHERE TO GET THESE EGGS. I LOVE TO MAKE HOMEMADE ICE CREAM. I USE COOKED RECIPES. I HAVE A RECIPE THAT I GREW UP WITH THAT WASN’T COOKED SO I HAVEN’T MADE IT FOR MANY YEARS. I WOULD LOVE TO BE ABLE TO SAFELY MAKE IT AGAIN.

  18. I love eggs! One of my favorite egg dishes is a simple frittata with ham, spinach, and cheddar cheese. Thank you for the giveaway!

  19. My daughter and I love eggs. We just had egg salad sandwiches today.

  20. Not sure if this already ended, but I will give it a shot.
    I could certainly use this prize — eggs are a staple around here and we go through a LOT of them! So many ways to use them, too!

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