What is the best avocado oil mayo? To find out, we did a blind taste test with 9 brands. Which is best for sandwiches? Salad dressing? Here are the winners.
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Finding the Best Avocado Oil Mayo—Our Taste Tests . . . And a Recipe!
Let’s talk mayonnaise made with avocado oil.
Yes, traditional mayo is typically made with soybean oil . . . but lately, folks have been looking for more keto-friendly oils like avocado oil. As a result, both big and small brands have rolled out avocado oil mayo in recent years.
A few quick notes on this mayo before we get to the winners of our taste test:
• Avocado oil mayo isn’t necessarily lower in fat than traditional mayo. Yes, the oil from avocado is considered a “healthy oil” (compared to those oils that are more processed like soybean or canola). But fat is fat—the avocado oil mayos in this article range from 4.5 mg. to 12 mg. of fat per serving (tablespoon). Compare that to traditional mayo from a brand like Best Foods at 10 mg. of fat per serving.
• There are few organic avocado oil mayos on the market as of this writing. That’s due more to the supply of organic avocados versus demand—there just aren’t enough organic avocados grown to supply the oil needed.
• Tastes much the same! From our tests, we couldn’t tell the difference between avocado mayo and traditional mayo. That’s probably because the oils in traditional mayo (soybean or canola) are flavor neutral.
• Watch out for freezing weather. If you order avocado oil mayo, be aware that freezing temperatures may cause the product to separate.
Before get to the winners, here is a favorite recipe for potato salad with avocado oil.
Recipe: Easy Potato Salad
Prep Tim: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20-25 minutes
This simple potato salad is the perfect side dish for entertaining or to make ahead for the week. It has a refreshing crunch and zing thanks to two types of onion, celery, herbs, and spicy mustard.
2.5 pounds yellow potatoes
¾ cup minced celery (about 2 large stalks)
½ cup chopped scallions
⅓ cup minced red onion
¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
¼ cup Primal Kitchen Mayo
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
Juice from ½ lemon (about 1.5-2 tablespoons)
1 tablespoon Primal Kitchen Spicy Mustard
½ teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon paprika
¼ teaspoon salt
Wash and scrub the potatoes. Place them in a pot and fill the pot with water until the water is about an inch or so above the potatoes. Place the pot on the stovetop and heat over medium heat, uncovered. Bring the water to a boil and reduce it to a simmer.
After 5 minutes, pierce one of the larger potatoes to check for doneness. Continue simmering until they are nearly tender, then remove the pot from the heat and cool. Once they are fork-tender, remove the potatoes and rinse them under cool water to help peel off the skins.
Remove any remaining skins and chop the potatoes into about ¾” chunks. Place the chopped potatoes in a large bowl.
In a smaller bowl, combine the scallions, red onion, mayo, mustard, lemon juice, black pepper, paprika, and salt.
Pour this mixture over the potatoes and top with the parsley and dill. Fold the mayo mixture into the potatoes until just combined. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste as needed. Top with additional herbs or scallions, if desired. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Credit for photo and recipe: Primal Kitchen
Best For Sandwiches
Made with cage-free eggs
So yummy! We like the emphasis on clean ingredients here—and the taste is superior. Easy to spread on bread.
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Tried & true brand
So tasty, yet had the least fat among the brands we tested (4.5 grams per serving). Caveat: actually a blend of avocado, soybean and canola oils.
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Best For Potato Salad
Also great for dressings
The star feature is no preservatives and cage-free eggs—but we just like the consistent, smooth flavor. Perfect for salads.
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Best For Salad Dressing
The robust flavor and smooth texture make this mayo a good bet for dressings. Only 80 mg. of sodium per serving.
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