Cinco de Mayonnaise

Happy Cinco De Mayo! In honor of Mexico’s victory over the French in 1862, why not spice up that creamy white condiment while you enjoy a tasty cool Corona? You’re just a few ingredients away from stepping up your BLT with this excellent chipotle mayo.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Real* Mayonnase
  • 1-2 Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon Adobo Sauce
  • 1-2 Teaspoons Lime Juice
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Dried Oregano

Directions:

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a food processor until nice and creamy.

*So what is real mayonnaise? Mayonnaise is simple, and should remain simple. If you’re using store-bought mayonnaise, those classified as “real” will have the most basic list of ingredients. This is a good thing. Mayonnaise generally consists of eggs, vinegar and oil. There is really no need for any other mumbo jumbo. In addition, real mayonnaise is supposed to use only one egg as an emulsifier. This is probably why store-bought real mayo can last up to six months in the refrigerator. It mainly consists of oil and vinegar, which is also a good reason why it’s not yellow, the traditional color of homemade mayonnaise.

If you want to go the more flavorful route, make your own mayonnaise. It’s easy and far more delicious. Just be sure to use the freshest eggs you can find to avoid salmonella poisoning, because you won’t be cooking anything.

What about light mayonnaise? Avoid it. Have you ever looked at the ingredients in light mayo? In my opinion, the simpler and more natural the better. Light mayo contains ingredients such as modified corn starch, xanthan gum, sorbic acid, phosphoric acid, alpha tocopheryl acetate and the list continues. Do you seriously want put that in your body?

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