Avocado Cream Instead of Mayo?! Why Not…

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My friend Linda sent me a recipe for Avocado Ranch Dressing.  This recipe gave me an idea….since you can’t go wrong with avocado (brain food), I thought why not alter the recipe and use this dressing as a healthier replacement to mayonnaise. 

This recipe called for a large amount of olive oil, another healthy fat, but I decided to eliminate most of the oil to lighten it up a bit.  I wanted to add some dill for flavor and because I had to replace most of the oil with some other liquid… think, think, open the frig… hmmm…(did you see the lightbulb turn on over my head?!) Dill pickle juice! I borrowed a page from Southern cooks who use pickle juice as a condiment for cooked greens and veggies.  Here’s my recipe:

1 large ripe avocado peeled

1 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

2 tablespoons olive oil

1/2 cup of 0% greek yogurt

½ teaspoon salt or to your taste

1 teaspoon sriracha or hot sauce of choice

2 tablespoons dill pickle juice

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In a blender or nutri bullet blend all ingredients.  Use like mayonnaise in your favorite salad recipes or on sandwiches.  I even spread it on toast in the morning!

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Covered in an airtight container, it lasted over three days without going brown.  It really killed me not to eat it all for three days!! Ahhhh… the sacrifices…..

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