Yummy mayo substitute!

You guys, I’m so exited about this one!!

So, confession.  I love Mayonnaise!
It’s so versatile, and delicious.  I mean dips, salads, sauces, it works on a lot of stuff.  But you know what the problem is, it’s bad for you!  Like really bad, you know?  100 calories for a tablespoon.  Eek!
I think the love of mayo comes from a dry food phobia, which I have talked about before.  So in search of a solution, a lot of health books talk about putting avocado on your sandwiches instead of mayo.  Avocado, also being something I love, I thought, what the hey!  Also at only 25 calories, per tablespoon, you can’t loose!

And if you guys like avocado, I’m sure you’ve had avocado on a sandwich.  Especially if you live here in California, where practically every backyard has an avocado tree, mine included!  So while I love this, it isn’t really a true mayo substitute for me.  Because avocado flesh is so thick, it doesn’t make the sandwich as moist and creamy as I would like.  So I had an idea, while avocado is certainly delicious, it needs to be lightened a bit, made less dense.

So I got to work, and I’m telling you, then end result was just soo so good!!  I made corned beef last night.  Yes I know it’s weeks after St Patty’s Day, life is busy, ok?  I don’t want to talk about it.  Anyways, and this was perrrrfect on my corned beef sandwich! A true true substitute in my mind.  I also made coleslaw (keep scrolling down) and the hubs had no idea it was mayo-less.  Ha! Tricked him again!  Love you hubs!

Yummy mayo substitute!
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Avocado “Mayo”
  • Flesh of one avocado
  • 4 oz 0% Greek Yogurt
  • ½ tsp each, garlic powder, salt and pepper
  1. Throughly mash and mix together avocado and yogurt.
  2. Add in in spices and stir!
You may want to double this recipe, because you’ll likely eat most of it off the spoon before you get it on anything! Maybe that’s just me?
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Tbls Calories: 20


In case you need them, here are some serving suggestions for the “mayo,” you know besides just a spoon and a bowl!

Some healthy Coleslaw perhaps?

Cabbage, Avocado Mayo, Dijon Mustard.  1/2 tsp honey.  Done and Done.

Or here. And yes yes, so the bun is a little… Extra toasted. I don’t want to talk about it ok? Ok.

This was the beginnings of a turkey sandwich, you get the point
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