How to Make Mayonnaise That’s Actually Real With Apple Cider Vinegar, Avocados...

How to Make Mayonnaise That’s Actually Real With Apple Cider Vinegar, Avocados And More

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For many people out there, mayonnaise is one of the favorite go-to foods.

It is yummy, easy breezy and quite cheap. It goes well with almost anything and it is a great meal and salad addition.

However, mayonnaise sold in food stores can be very unhealthy, since it goes a huge processing before it is ready for consumption. Today’s article explains everything you need to know about mayonnaise and how to get the proper, healthy version of it.

Store mayonnaise content

We will take Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise as an example, in order to bring closer the true ingredients in processed mayonnaise: soybean oil, whole eggs and egg yolks, vinegar and sugar.

GMO alert, indeed! As we all know, FDA does not require independent testing of genetically engineered food, so GMO is actually not favorable for human nutrition- but we still eat such products!

GMO dangers

The world met GMOs in 1996 when chronic illness affecting American citizens rose from 7% to 13%. Accordingly, these led to organ failure and immune system disorders. Furthermore, GMO can accelerate the aging process and cause infertility in both sexes. So, this would be a huge NO.

Calories, Fats, Sodium and Cholesterol

An average mayonnaise spoon carries about 90 calories. This leads to enormous weight gain problems and overconsumption of calories we don’t really need.

Only one tablespoon of mayonnaise contains 10 grams of fat, 5 mg of cholesterol and 90 milligrams of sodium. Obesity or any abnormal weight gain can lead to diabetes and many heart disorders, as well as artery blockages and strokes. Plus, it interferes with the normal blood pressure, by elevating it.

However, mayonnaise can be very healthy if prepared genuinely and with all natural ingredients. Here are 10 mayonnaise recipes that will bring you the same taste, satisfaction but more health benefits as well.

All ingredients are available in most stores and are pretty affordable. You can play with texture and aromas, so read on and learn how you can make your own mayonnaise and eat it, too.

For starters, here is the basic mayonnaise recipe we can all try at home and love it:

Ingredients:

  • 2 raw egg yolks, pastured
  • 1 cup quality oil; avocado oil or light olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. water
  • Sea salt

Preparation:

Keep all ingredients at a room temperature before preparing this recipe. Place egg yolks in a food processor or blender. Add salt and water. Blend until mixture evens out, and pour oil slowly while blending. When you get a thick content, throw in lemon juice and mix lightly with a spoon.

Beware of salmonella while preparing this recipe. The egg yolks are uncooked, so this is an aspect to be wary of. If you want to mix your mayo with other ingredients read on the top 10 recipes to do so:

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  1. Basic Homemade Mayo

Ingredients:

  • Eggs
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Powdered mustard
  • Sea salt
  1. Healthy Homemade Mayonnaise

Ingredients:

  • Egg yolks
  • Mustard
  • Lemon juice or apple cider vinegar
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Coconut oil
  1. Paleo Miracle Mayo

Ingredients:

  • Eggs
  • Lime juice
  • Honey
  • Dry mustard
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper
  • Smoked paprika (optional)
  • Avocado oil or olive oil
  1. Truffle Mayonnaise

Ingredients:

  • Egg yolk
  • Dijon mustard
  • White balsamic vinegar
  • Walnut, macadamia or avocado oil
  • Truffle oil (as preferred)
  1. Homemade Paleo Baconnaise

Ingredients:

  • Olive oil
  • Bacon fat
  • Egg yolks
  • Lemon juice
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Mustard
  • Salt
  1. Duck Egg Mayonnaise

Ingredients:

  • Duck egg yolk
  • Macadamia or avocado oil
  • Lemon juice
  • Dijon mustard
  • Pinch of salt
  1. Roast Garlic Mayo

Ingredients:

  • Garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Dijon mustard
  • Egg yolks
  • White wine vinegar
  • Water
  • Black pepper
  • Salt
  1. Basil and Parmesan Mayonnaise

Ingredients:

  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Egg yolk
  • Anchovy fillets
  • Water
  • Lemon juice
  • Garlic
  • Dijon mustard
  • Olive oil
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  1. Egg-Free Avocado Mayo

Ingredients:

  • Avocados
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon juice
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt
  • Dijon mustard
  • Black pepper
  1. Spicy Cashew Mayo

Ingredients:

  • Raw cashews
  • Water
  • Lemon juice
  • Sea salt
  • Dates
  • Sriracha sauce

Boosting the flavor

Mayonnaise’s taste can be spiced up with many different spices, oils and natural additives.

Here is what you can put in your mayo to mix things up:

  • Fresh herbs like rosemary, tarragon, thyme, dill or cilantro
  • Curry powder
  • Chili powder
  • Chopped nuts
  • Minced ginger
  • Prepared horseradish
  • Sun-dried tomatoes
  • Sliced scallions
  • Jalapeños
  • Miso paste
  • Capers

Consumption and storage

Store your mayonnaise in the fridge and it will be good for a week. Include it in all kinds of meals, such as sandwiches, salads, pasta, over meat or for dips and dressings.

It is still good to know that mayonnaise prepared at home is full of calories, so measure your everyday amounts of mayo to keep a fit figure. Yet, there is nothing better than going natural and healthy and even a simple homemade mayonnaise can revolutionize your nutrition.

Source: familylifegoals.com
Other included sources linked in Family Life Goals’s article:
gmoinside.org
authoritynutrition.com
www.livestrong.com
responsibletechnology.org
Featured image sources:
familylifegoals.com
kitchenaid.com.au

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