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Almond Mayonnaise

What you need: 

1 cup slivered blanched almonds
3 1/2 ounces oil (1/3 cup is too little, 1/2 too much)
1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
5 ounces water, divided
1/8-1/4 cup lemon juice

What you do: 

1. Place almonds, oil, salt and about 1/2 the water in blender. Process on high until smooth, 3-4 minutes.
2. Add remaining water and continue blending until extremely smooth. Add lemon juice while blender is operating.
3. Pour into 2 cup container and chill. This will set up as it chills.
If this doesn't set up right, try adding a little of the runny stuff to 1/4 cup more slivered blanched almonds, process until smooth, then add the remaining runny stuff, process until well combined. Chill. If this doesn't work, add a little more lemon juice. It is never ruined, because you can always add more of the nuts or lemon juice and it works out ok.If it is too thick, put the lump in the blender and add 1/4 cup water, process until smooth and pour back into the container and chill. When you get the right proportions for your blender and taste, write them down. This is wonderful stuff.
You can make a wonderful cheezy spread out of this by just adding 1 (2 ounce) jar chopped pimiento, juice and all, before you add the lemon juice. Process until it is a pinkish orange color and no chunks are seen, add the lemon juice, process to combine and pour into your container and chill. Yummy!

Preparation Time: 
5 min
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
8-10
Recipe Category: 

SO HOW'D IT GO?

;) Here is the nutrition information from www.caloriecount.about.com

I used olive oil and it gave a bit of a higher grading than just oil.

Servings: 10
Serving Size: 36 g
Nutrition per Serving: 131 Calories, 119 Calories from Fat, 13.2g Total Fat, 1.5g Saturated Fat, 0g Trans Fat, 0mg Cholesterol, 117mg Sodium, 2.3g Total Carbs, 1.2g Dietary Fiber, 2g Protein

Vitamin A 0% - Vitamin C 2% - Calcium 3% - Iron 2%
Nutrition Grade: C

Good points:
    No cholesterol
    Low in sugar

Good stuff is always welcome in my kitchen...
Take care, Gloria

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from a prior question:  i would not keep this longer than a week in the fridge.  the lemon juice acts as a preservative, but....

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wow this stuff is amazing! I never liked mayonnaise much, but wanted to check this out anyway,
and I have to say that this is so much better than regular mayonnaise! surely much healthier too because of the almonds.

I usually add some olives, sun dried tomatos and peppers while I am blending the almonds.

Very, very nice job :)

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good recipe it's better than regular mayonnaise. it was kinda salty though. i'd recommend lesser salt.  8) thanks for the recipe!

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