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Avocado Mayo with Carmelized Onions and Basil

Prep Time

10 minutes

Prep Notes

This mayo goes well with salmon meatballs and Quinoa Pizza Bites.

Cooking Time

15 minutes to carmelize onions


1 cup


½ onion, sliced

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (divided)

1 tbsp fresh basil, chopped

1 garlic clove, peeled and minced

1 ripe avocado, halved, pitted, scooped out of skins, and cubed

1 tbsp fresh lemon or lime juice

2 tsp Dijon mustard

sea salt (to taste, about 1/2 tsp)

black pepper, (to taste, about 1/8 tsp)

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

1 tablespoon raw honey or 5 drops liquid stevia (optional)


  1. Place the onion and 1 tbsp oil into a skillet over medium low heat.
  2. Cook for 20-25 minutes stirring occasionally until the onions turn golden brown and caramelize.  Let cool to room temperature.
  3. Meanwhile, combine basil, garlic, pepper, and sea salt in a small food processor and blend until ingredients until well chopped.
  4. Add avocados to food processor and blend until smooth. Blend in remaining 1 tbsp. oil and lemon or lime juice. 
  5. Add the caramelized onions, apple cider vinegar, honey or stevia, and dijon mustard, and blend until fairly smooth. 
  6. Store in the refrigerator and use within a couple days.