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Monday, May 20, 2013
Creamy Avocado-Cumin Mayonnaise
This wonderful avocado infused mayo is the springboard for several fun and easy recipes to come. I Initially came up with it as a spread for a crunchy chicken sandwich, loaded with crisp and bright green leaf lettuce, Roma tomatoes and thinly sliced red onion. The simplicity and deliciousness of this mayo is unbelievable and the healthy benefits of the avocado, enhance it's flavor profile 10 fold. Avocadoes or '"alligator pears" are rich in mono-unsaturated fats, which tend to be of the heart healthy variety. They contain a gaggle of B vitamins, protein, potassium,Vitamin K, minerals essential for the building blocks of cells and for an overall positive contribution to the body human. There is only a small amount of actual mayonnaise in this recipe, and regular or reduced fat may be used. This is an amazing swap out for the saturated fat that the egg yolks would normally bring to the table. As a mayonnaise lover, I never missed a beat as per taste and I definitely didn't miss the cholesterol!
1 ripe avocado, removed from skin, de-seeded and mashed
2 tbsp. mayonnaise
1/4 tsp. ground cumin
2-3 drops Sriracha
With a fork in a small bowl, blend and mash avocado and mayonnaise until a smooth or desired consistency is reached. Stir in cumin and Sriracha to taste and SPST. Transfer to Makes about 5 oz.