Low Carb Avocado Mayo Recipe
Compared to the regular mayo, the keto avocado mayonnaise is a low carb condiment with healthy fat that you can enjoy without worry. The oil also gives it a thick, creamy consistency that feels great on the tongue. Even better, the neutral flavor of this keto mayo makes it super-versatile, more than just a sandwich spread for your keto sandwiches, and a must-have in every kitchen.
Because the taste isn’t too over-bearing, you can use it to make a dish healthier, and the kids will not even notice. All you need to make this healthy-yummy condiment is egg yolks, lemon juice and avocado oil.
Why is Mayonnaise Made with Avocado Oil better than Mayo Made with Canola or Vegetable Oils?
Avocado oil creates the best-tasting keto mayonnaise. Rich in Oleic acid and antioxidant Lutein, it offers health benefits and makes a great staple condiment.
Canola oil and vegetable oils are often made with genetically-modified crops (also called rapeseed) and is best-avoided. The same holds true for soybean oil too. All can be oxidized easily and go rancid pretty quickly when exposed to heat, light, and oxygen, promoting inflammation in the body when consumed.
Health Benefits of Avocado Oil
Avocado oil is extracted from the fleshy skin of the fruit, which produces oil that is a balance of healthy Omega-6 to Omega-3 fatty acids and Oleic acid. Studies show that they can potentially help in the prevention of developing illnesses like high triglyceride levels, high cholesterol, and diabetes.
On top of this, the monounsaturated fatty acids in avocado oil also reduce the chances of heart disease. Being lutein-rich, it also benefits the eyes. All the more reason to make the scrummy keto avocado mayonnaise!
Why is There Egg Yolk in Mayonnaise?
Mayonnaise is basically fat dissolved in water. Thus, to bind water and oil together, the egg yolk is used. In short, the egg yolk, which contains phospholipid lecithin and protein, acts as an emulsifier. One half of lecithin dissolves itself in the water, and the other dissolves in the oil, thus creating the thick, creamy consistency of the mayo.
What Does the Lemon Do in Mayo Recipes?
Adding lemon juice can give the condiment an incredible flavor, while also helping to stabilize the mixture. You can also use vinegar, but make sure it is good quality, preferably white wine vinegar. It will add a delicate flavor to the keto mayo and re-emulsify the mixture.
How to Fix Broken Mayo? What to Do If Emulsion Breaks?
Do not panic if the emulsion of your keto avocado mayonnaise breaks – it is fixable. Whisk in two teaspoons of hot, boiling water. It will help the egg yolk to re-emulsify with the oil. In less than 10 seconds, your mayo ingredients will be back and bound together. Depending on the quantity of the condiment, if two teaspoons of water don’t cut it, use another one or two teaspoons of hot water and continue whisking.
Another great way to re-set the emulsification in your keto mayonnaise is to add another egg yolk. Put the yolk in a clean bowl and very-very slowly whisk the broken batch into it.
Note that #1 reason why emulsion breaks is when you add oil quickly to the mixture. Make sure to pour oil slowly to ensure the emulsion remains intact.
How to Store the Keto Avocado Mayonnaise?
Just place a lid on the keto mayonnaise jar and stick it in the fridge! Homemade avocado mayo will keep fresh and delicious up to 7-10 days. The shelf life is nowhere as long as that of the store-bought one because there are no preservatives in it.
Three Methods to Make Homemade Keto Mayonnaise
You can make the yummy and healthy keto avocado mayonnaise using any of the three methods -
The process is the same for all three methods. Ensure you pour the oil slowly.