Easy Homemade Keto Avocado Mayo

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Delicious and healthy, keto avocado mayo is a great condiment to make sandwiches tastier, sauces thicker, dips more tempting, and marinated chicken flavorsome. It is also quick to make in less than 10 minutes, with ingredients available in any ordinary home kitchen.

creamy mayo in a mason jar next to an avocado with a butter knife

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?

a spoonful of avocado mayo

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.

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Easy Homemade Avocado Mayonnaise Ingredients

  • 2 egg yolks (room temperature)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 cups avocado oil

Easy Homemade Keto Avocado Mayo Directions

  • Easy Homemade Keto Avocado Mayo

    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!

    a container of mayonnaise by egg shells salt and lemon rinds

    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.

    white avocado oil in a mason jar

    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.

    Nutritional information & Macros

    Nutrition Information

    Easy Homemade Keto Avocado Mayo

    Servings: 32

    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 127
    Fat 14.3g
    Protein 0.2g
    Total Carbs 0g
    Net Carbs 0g

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    1. I love this mayo and so pleased it was so easy to make. My only question is why does this mayo seem to “melt” in to a recipe. For example, I used this mayo for my dressing on a broccoli slaw and it became thin when mixed with 1 T of vinegar and seemed to disappear when added to the broccoli. It tasted good but did not have the creamyness of regular mayo mixed with 1 T of vineagr

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