Garlic Mayonnaise

Garlic Mayonnaise

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From: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 1997

This method of cooking yogurt, an egg and a little cornstarch produces a low-fat mayonnaise that is much closer to traditional homemade mayo than anything you can buy.

Ingredients 16 servings

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  • 4 cloves garlic,peeled
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup nonfat plain yogurt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice, or to taste


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  1. Mash garlic and salt with the side of a chef's knife. (Alternatively, mash garlic and salt in a mortar with a pestle.) You should have about 1 tablespoon mashed garlic. Set aside.
  2. Whisk together yogurt, egg and cornstarch in a heavy medium saucepan. Set over medium-low heat and cook, whisking constantly, until mixture thickens; do not let it boil. Transfer to a small bowl. Whisk in reserved garlic, oil and lemon juice. Taste and adjust seasonings. Press a piece of plastic wrap directly on the surface to prevent a skin from forming. Let cool.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days; whisk briefly before using.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 tablespoon
  • Per serving: 24 calories; 1 g fat(0 g sat); 0 g fiber; 2 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 3 mcg folate; 12 mg cholesterol; 1 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 18 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 34 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 51 mg sodium; 47 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 0
  • Exchanges: Free Food

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