The moment you run out of mayonnaise can cause a panic — especially if there’s an impending party with no time for a grocery run. This creamy kitchen staple puts the finishing touch on everything from potato salad to your favorite sandwich. Not to be dramatic (but also #DramaticAndLovingIt), but this is one condiment you can’t go without.
And know what’s even better? Avocado mayonnaise. You better believe it’s real.
If you’re short on mayo, give guac a go as a mayonnaise substitute on your favorite sandwich or wrap. Avocado’s lush texture gives it range and versatility. With the right guac recipe, you’ll get dish-enhancing flavor mixed right in. Try this creamiest ever easy guacamole dip recipe for a smooth spread or this hatch chile guacamole for a hint of heat. If you have some shredded sharp cheddar cheese on hand, try this pimento cheese guacamole. You’ll want to slather it on bread … and spoon it directly from bowl to mouth.
With only five ingredients — many of which you may already have in your home — avocado mayonnaise is a mild and easy-to-make DIY option for chefs in a pinch or cooking enthusiasts seeking a challenge.
Follow these quick, easy five steps to make your own avocado mayonnaise.
(Makes 1½ cups of avocado mayonnaise.)
A little spice never hurt anything! If anything, it makes it better. Create a spicy spread by adding diced jalapeños, cayenne pepper, or chipotle chiles to your avocado mayonnaise. The more you add, the bolder the bite! Avocado’s velvety texture and neutral taste make it the ideal foundation for a thick, spreadable dressing. Get to chopping and stirring!
Chef’s note: You may need to stop your blender occasionally to ensure the avocados do not stick to the side. If they do, scrape them back into the mixture with a spoon.
If you’re looking for ripe and ready avocados, it’s all in the color. Avocados in the grocery store will range in color from bright green to nearly black. Choose wisely! Ripe avocados will have two defining characteristics:
If avocado mayonnaise is too bland for your liking, try one of these enhanced avocado aioli recipes. Over the past few years, aioli has become synonymous with mayonnaise thanks in part to chef-inspired menus highlighting the secret sauce. But, really, aioli is just a little garlic mixed with mayonnaise. Try these aioli recipes with an avocado twist.
Heart-healthy avocados put the “super” in “superfood” –As everyone’s favorite green fruit, avocado has nearly 20 vitamins and minerals. Plus, they have good fats. Avocado offers benefits in the body without raising LDL, or “bad,” cholesterol levels. Also, you won’t find cholesterol, sugar, or sodium in these green-hued delights. The best part? They taste great while doing all of this!
Once you have mastered your homemade avocado mayo, slather it on your favorite sandwich or wrap. Try the creamy condiment on spicy steak n’ guac sandwiches at your next group gathering or double down on the green goods for an easy lunch with this bacon and avocado grilled cheese.
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