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Best Vegan Mayonnaise: Avocado and Basil Mayo Recipe
Posted by Dr. Ben Kim on Mar 21, 2008
For most of us, there's no denying that mayonnaise makes everything better. And if you make healthy, homemade mayonnaise using extra-virgin olive oil, organic eggs, and other simple ingredients, you can continue making everything better with mayonnaise without compromising your health.
If eggs aren't your thing, a great alternative to egg-based mayonnaise is the following vegan mayo made with avocados and basil.
Avocados are abundant in healthy fat (mostly monounsaturated), fiber, potassium, and folate. Avocados are one of nature's best sources of lutein, a natural antioxidant that is needed for healthy eyes and skin.
Basil is rich in volatile oils that have natural anti-inflammatory properties. Basil is also an excellent dietary source of vitamin K, fiber, iron, calcium, beta-carotene, and magnesium, making it one of the most nutrient-rich herbs that you can eat.
Bottom line: When combined in the following vegan mayo recipe, avocados and basil provide loads of flavor and nutrient-density; enjoy this avocado-basil mayo recipe - it's the best vegan mayo we've ever tried.
Avocado and Basil Mayonnaise Recipe
2 ripe avocados, halved, pitted, scooped out of skins, and cubed
Large handful of fresh basil leaves
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons fresh lemon or lime juice
1 garlic clove, peeled and minced
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
1. Combine basil, garlic, and a pinch of sea salt in a small food processor and blend until ingredients form a paste.
2. Add avocados and process until smooth. Blend in the oil and lemon or lime juice, and then season with sea salt and pepper.
Use this delicious avocado and basil mayonnaise in place of regular mayonnaise - it's particularly tasty in whole grain sandwiches with tomato and a fried egg. It also makes a wonderful dip for baked crackers.
Please note: As long as you don't use salt, this recipe is suitable for the Full Body Cleanse program.
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