*Full disclosure: I am a proud partner with Unilever's Agents of Change Master Class program. Unilever provided me with coupons to purchase Hellmann’s® Avocado Oil Mayonnaise Dressing, but the views and opinions expressed in this post are completely my own.
Anyone who knows me knows that one of my all-time favorite foods is street tacos. A dear friend of mine in New York laughed at me when I visited him and asked, “You come all the way out here and you eat tacos?” Yes. Yes, I do.
Where I grew up, tacos are a delicious meal as much as they are a late-night, crave-worthy, street food snack, and each ingredient enveloped inside the tortilla adds flavor and texture to every single bite. From the flavor of the tortilla, to the seasoned meat or fish, and toppings you add to that small, hand-held meal, it all matters! In my hometown of Nogales, Arizona and its sister city, Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, restaurants, small stands and food trucks alike all have a buffet of toppings to choose from including a variety of salsas, cheeses, fresh and pickled vegetables and hot sauces. I always loved adding a creamy, tangy avocado puree that I couldn’t find anywhere else except for my local taco establishments.
I’ve partnered with Unilever as part of their Agents of Change Master class and I recently visited their headquarters for an immersion experience where I got to taste and experiment with several of their products, including Hellman’s® Avocado Oil Mayonnaise Dressing. Right away, I knew this was the perfect ingredient to use in my Avocado Mayo Sauce! I topped my chicken tacos with this stuff and it tasted just as good as any taco stand version. It added flavor, texture and extra nutrition to my meal. This mayo is made with high-quality and responsibly sourced ingredients like 100% cage free eggs and oils that are sourced from trusted American farms. This product contains good fats such as Omega-3 Alpha Linoleic Acid (ALA)*, vitamin E and has 30% less fat and calories than Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise.
Made with only six ingredients, my Avocado Mayo Sauce is quick to whip-up in a blender and isn’t just for tacos! Add it to grilled fish, lean meats, roasted corn or as a dip for fresh vegetables. Give it a try and let me know what you think!
*Contains 320 milligrams of ALA per serving, which is 20% of the 1.6 grams recommended daily value.
Avocado Mayo Sauce with Hellmann’s®Avocado Oil Mayonnaise Dressing
Created for Unilever using Hellmann’s®Avocado Oil Mayonnaise Dressing
Author: Christy Wilson, RDN
Makes: 1/3 cup sauce
Servings: 8, 2 teaspoon servings
Total Time: 5 minutes
- 1 avocado
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
- 1/4 cup Hellmann's® Avocado Oil Mayonnaise Dressing
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix until pureed.
*Serving suggestions: Use as a topping for tacos, burritos, grilled fish, meats roasted corn, beans or as a dip for fresh vegetables.
Nutrition Facts per 2 teaspoon serving:
Total calories: 70; Total fat: 7 grams; Saturated fat: 1 gram; Trans fat: 0 grams; Monounsaturated fat: 4 grams; Cholesterol: 2.5 milligrams; Sodium: 114 milligrams; Total carbohydrates: 2.5 grams; Dietary fiber: 2 grams; Sugar: 0 gram; Protein: 0.5 grams
Unilever Agents of Change Master Class 2018
Immersion experience at Unilever headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey