Homemade Avocado Oil Mayonnaise + A Cucumber Egg Salad

Mayonnaise is one of those things that you either love or you hate. I’m a lover! Egg salad, chicken salad, deviled eggs, on sandwiches, as a base for veggie dips.. I’m all about it.

I didn’t want to give up mayonnaise when I overhauled my diet, but I wasn’t interested in consuming the preservatives and GMOs in normal store-bought mayo. So I’ve been buying this avocado oil mayo from Primal Kitchen. It’s so tasty but kinda pricey. I’ve had my eye out for a good recipe with the hopes that I could save some money, and this morning I finally went for it. (It actually ended up being a little more expensive this way, so I don’t know if I will do it again. But i’m glad I experimented!)

I used this recipe from Hold the Grain. First impression: I like it! I feel proud of myself for making mayonnaise from scratch. But I don’t think I like it more than the pre-made product so I’ll probably order Primal Kitchen’s version through Thrive Market again once I run out of the homemade stuff.

I also needed to use up a bunch of cucumbers, so I found this Avocado Cucumber Egg Salad on Pinterest. I used 1/3 c of the mayo I’d just made, skipped the actual avocado, and added dill on a whim. I spread some on my walnut bread for dinner, and it reminds me of a tea party.. it’s a mix between the standard tea-party fare of cucumber finger sandwiches and regular egg salad sandwiches. So.. if you like that kind of thing, give it a try! I thought it was an interesting twist on my usual egg salad, and a great way to use up extra cucumbers that were about to go bad.

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Behold, my amazing paprika-sprinkling skills.

I still have more cucumbers though, with the promise of more to come in our CSA box on Tuesday. I’ll probably just end up making pickles, but if you guys have any delicious & creative ways to use up cukes, I’m all ears!

Happy Weekend, friends.

6 thoughts on “Homemade Avocado Oil Mayonnaise + A Cucumber Egg Salad

  1. I’ve been wanting to try cucumber smoothies. You’ve probably already tried it. I hadn’t thought of it until recently.

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  2. In case I haven’t said it already – I love your blog! Thanks so much for your honesty in sharing your struggles and what you’ve been learning. You’re a huge encouragement to me! I’ve been a reader here since February, when you posted about Josh’s family’s trip to Disney. I thought we were going to miss them, but our trips overlapped by one day, and we somehow ran into Josh and Jordan! It was the highlight of our trip 😀
    My mom makes a great marinated cucumber and tomato salad. You just toss the chopped veggies with some olive oil, vinegar, and seasonings and let it marinate in the fridge for a while. Yum! You could even add some feta cheese if you want.
    Thanks again! Still praying for you guys and Lulu!

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  3. Avocado oil mayo sounds fantastic. And I’ve already been meaning to make that walnut bread you mentioned for awhile, so now you’ve got me daydreaming about egg salad on walnut bread. Noms. Kudos to you for making mayo! Re: cucumbers… you could make little tuna fish finger sandwiches with them, or dice them up fine and make a homemade cucumber-ranch dressing, or make pickles… I don’t like cucumbers myself, so I usually just end up feeding them to my husband (who loves them). ;-P

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