Use this avocado mayo as a low-carb salad dressing, spread it on keto sandwiches, or use it as a dip. Only 1g net carbs per serving!
Homemade Avocado Mayo
Regular mayonnaise is typically made with a base of egg yolks, which I will say can be delicious but the number of calories and carbs in one serving is insane!
So today, I decided to whip up my own recipe which is one out of avocados and dijon mustard. Let me tell you, the creaminess and flavor is out of this world!
Green mayo might be a little surprising at first but, once you realize it’s from the avocado, you are going to love it!
The best thing about making your own mayo is that you control how spicy or tangy it is. Plus, you know exactly what is in it.
I love using this avocado mayo recipe as a veggie dip – it sure makes eating my raw veggies a lot more enjoyable.
Keep reading and I’ll share all the details about this amazing low-carb avocado mayo! Plus, I’ll share some tips, tricks, and ideas about how to use it.
Ingredients Needed To Make Avocado Mayonnaise
A complete list of all the ingredient amounts and the detailed instructions are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post. First, I’m going to share some additional info along with some step-by-step pictures.
There are just 6 simple ingredients in this mayo.
The main one is avocado, of course! It needs to be ripe enough for you to peel and scoop out and mash easily.
2. Apple Cider Vinegar
I know vinegar sounds a little weird but trust me! It’s an important part of this avocado mayo recipe.
You could probably use distilled white vinegar as a substitute. Don’t use any other vinegar though – all the wine vinegars and balsamic varieties will change the taste too much.
I also added a little bit of dijon mustard. You can use a really spicy or robust one if you want it to have a little more bite.
Add some fresh minced garlic next! Trust me, fresh garlic is much better than garlic powder, but you can use garlic powder instead if that’s all you have.
For the fresh lemon juice, you can use jarred lemon juice or fresh-squeeze juice – they are both perfect.
Finally, this needs more oil. Since I used avocado, I used avocado oil. The result was a perfectly blended avocado mayo.
Olive oil is mild enough to work too.
Please note: Check out the recipe card at the bottom for a full list of ingredients used to make this low carb recipe.
- Even though you don’t necessarily need to use a food processor, I found that it makes the entire process so much easier. Just put them all in the machine, turn it on, and let it do its magic!
- You can also use a blender. You need something with blades – an electric mixer won’t puree the avocado and mix everything as well.
- If you want the mayo to be even creamier, add one more tablespoon of olive or avocado oil.
- You don’t have to add more salt, but I think it enhances the flavors.
How To Make Keto Avocado Mayo At Home
This is one of the easiest recipes I have ever made! It is literally as simple as putting everything in a food processor and pulsing until it is smooth.
You can adjust the amounts of the different ingredients to suit your taste. If you want it a little spicier, use spicy mustard.
My only suggestion is to use fresh ingredients. It really does enhance the flavor a lot when you do.
Please note: All of the instructions are at the bottom of this post!
How To Use Avocado Mayo In Keto Recipes
So, how do you use avocado mayo? Honestly, you can use this the same way you use traditional mayo!
- Mix this mayo with some shredded chicken and you’ll have the most amazing creamy chicken salad to add on top of some keto sandwich bread or some mixed greens. Try swapping out the chicken for a tuna salad!
- It also tastes perfect spread on some baked or grilled fish.
- Even though it is creamy, you can still use it as a marinade for chicken and fish. The oils from the avocado will soak into the meat, keeping it juicy as you cook it.
- You definitely need to try this as the dressing for your homemade coleslaw. You’ll never go back to regular mayo again!
Frequently Asked Questions About Avocado Mayonnaise
The complete recipe is just a little further below. First, I am going to answer a few questions people have about avocado mayo.
Is avocado mayo good for you?
Yes, avocado mayo is really nutritious. Avocado is a fantastic source of healthy monounsaturated fats. These are the fats your body needs to burn in order to fuel your brain.
It’s also high in a very important omega-9 fatty acid that has immune-boosting properties.
How long does avocado mayo last in the fridge?
Fresh avocado mayo that you make at home will last about 4 days in the refrigerator. I suggest making a small batch so that you don’t waste ingredients. This is why I only used one avocado!
Does this taste good on burgers?
Yes, this tastes perfect on a grilled burger. Top it with some onions and cheese and you have a BBQ dream come true.
Keto-Friendly Mayo Made With Avocados: The Perfect Condiment
This avocado mayo is a delicious way to add a boost of healthy fats to your diet. When you take a small taste, your eyes will pop with how delicious it really is! You’ll find new creative ways to use it just because of how yummy it tastes.
More Recipes For Dressings and Sauces
Doing the keto diet doesn’t mean you give up on flavors and sauces! You just have to use ingredients that won’t kick you out of ketosis. These are some of my favorite low-carb sauce recipes:
- Keto Worcestershire Sauce can be used as a marinade or a dip for steaks – it’s an all-purpose sauce that is low in carbs.
- Tzatziki Sauce is made with sour cream and the fresh taste of dill – it’s perfect to use as a dip for veggies.
- Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing is another way to use avocado in a dressing and it tastes perfect on a fresh chopped salad.
- Keto Sugar-Free Ketchup is the best dip for your roasted radishes or on top of a bun-free burger.
- Keto BBQ Sauce is smoky and tangy and the perfect thing to use whenever you grill your favorite meat.
Recipe Video (Click on Image to Play)
- 1 medium avocado
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 2 teaspoon Fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
- 1 teaspoon Minced garlic
- 2-3 tablespoon avocado oil or olive oil
- salt to taste
- Cut the avocado in half, remove the seed in the center and scoop the insides into a food processor or blender with a spoon.
- Add the apple cider vinegar, dijon mustard, minced garlic, lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of the oil into the food processor or blender. Pulse on high until smooth and creamy.
- If you would like a creamier texture, add the other tablespoon of olive oil in at this time, and pulse to combine well.
- Stir in salt to taste if desired.
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