Avocado Mayonnaise/Dressing

This avocado mayonnaise makes a wonderful rich and unctuous dressing, all with no egg in sight and a darn sight tastier than a shop-bought egg-free mayo. The lime tang gives a real Mexican vibe which I love, but if you rein it in the resulting gorgeous gloop makes a perfect mayonnaise to be used in sandwiches, salads etc.

This recipe was inspired by Thomasina Miers ‘Mexican Food at Home‘ as the dressing for a salad, and it does work wonderfully for that purpose, but I think it rocks as a mayo alternative, and doesn’t that avocado colour look wonderful? Just like your grandmother’s bathroom suite back in the day!

Avocado Mayonnaise (dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, sesame-free, soya-free, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan) N.B. contains mustard

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  • 1 avocado
  • Juice of 1 lime (use less for a non-Mexican mayonnaise)
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 tbsps extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsps sunflower oil
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp tomato ketchup

– Whiz together the avocado, lime and vinegar in a food processor.

– Season.

– Add the other ingredients and whiz until smooth.

– Taste and adjust the seasoning.

– Add a little more sunflower oil if too thick.

– Keeps well in the fridge for a couple of days

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