After reading about the first avocado oil mayo, we immediately began brainstorming how we could use it for the site. Here at EAC, we love avocados, and we’re suckers for a good sauce. Created by Primal Kitchen, the Paleo-friendly condiment is—get ready for this—gluten free, dairy free, sugar free, soy and canola free, non GMO, and uses cage-free eggs. Not to mention, it’s made with all real food: avocado oil, organic cage-free eggs, organic egg yolks, organic vinegar (from non-GMO beets), sea salt, and rosemary extract. Sounds like a dream come true for us health nuts, right?
We decided to do some digging and found this handy little comparison chart (via Aveyo):
While some of the numbers are a bit higher than that of regular mayos, the WW PointsPlus values are actually the same (3 points per 1 tablespoon*). So why opt for avocado oil mayo over your usual? The health benefits!
“Avocado oil is rich in heart-healthy monounsaturated fat and, according to a study from the Journal of Nutrition, it can help your body absorb more of the antioxidants in veggies, including alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, and lutein.” – Refinery29
Okay, so it’s healthy, but is it any good?
Answer: It’s delicious. A bit salty and a bit tangy, it would be a delicious addition to any sandwich, would instantly kick your tuna up a few notches, and makes for a healthier option when cooking with mayo.
We decided to make some tasty baked chicken tenders with sautéed Brussels sprouts—recipe and instructions below!
2 lbs chicken breast (about 3 large chicken breasts)
Sea salt & pepper
Olive oil spray
1/3 cup dijon mustard
1/3 cup Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil Mayo
2-3 small garlic cloves, pressed
2 cups bread crumbs (we used parmesan-garlic panko bread crumbs)
1. Preheat oven to 450˚F. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with foil and spray generously with olive oil.
2. In a bowl, whisk together dijon mustard, mayo, and garlic and set aside.
3. Pour bread crumbs into another bowl.
4. Prep your chicken! Rinse and pat dry with paper towels, then trim off any excess fat. Cut chicken into 1-inch thick strips and lightly season with salt and pepper.
5. Dip each strip in sauce and then into breadcrumbs, coating each piece.
6. Place on baking sheet, making sure the pieces aren’t touching one another.
7. Bake for 15-17 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and outside is golden brown.
Yields 8 servings. PointsPlus value = 9 per serving*
*Calculated by us!