Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Green Mayonnaise

I've read many recipes for green mayonnaise or mayonnaise verte but mine of course, is just a little different. My recipe doesn't include a specific list of the green ingredients but rather allows you to individualize it to your own tastes and what you have in the refrigerator. It is a very versatile and utilitarian recipe because not only are there many ways to make it but there are many ways to use it as well. This green mayonnaise makes a flavorful dip for a crudites or for cold shrimp, a cold sauce to bathe your roasted chicken or fish in, an exciting new condiment for a sandwich or wrap and a spectacular and unexpected salad dressing. And it is so delicious on tomatoes. It is simply amazing on so many foods and can really liven up a simply cooked dish without packing on the carbs. So, have a look in your refrigerator and start pulling out all of your green ingredients. Think about the different flavor combinations with your ingredients and give this a try. I hope you enjoy.
Green Mayonnaise


1 1/2 cups packed of any combination of the following:
leeks (not the dark green tops)
celery (tender inner stalks and leaves)
spinach (if you use frozen simply defrost and squeeze out the water)
green bell pepper (blanch and remove skin if desired)

2 cups mayonnaise
1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated or shredded
1/2 lemon, juiced (or 1 lime juiced depending on greens used)
1/2 tsp. Splenda
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

Rough chop green ingredients as needed. Place all of the ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth. If you are using shredded cheese you may need a few extra pulses to reach a smooth consistency. Taste for seasoning and adjust if needed.

Nutrition Facts
22 - 2 Tablespoon Servings - Yields 2 1/2 to 3 Cups Total
Amount Per Serving
Calories 147.6
Total Fat 15.5 g
Saturated Fat 2.8 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.3 g
Cholesterol 8.1 mg
Sodium 166.6 mg
Potassium 24.9 mg
Total Carbohydrate 0.5 g
Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
Sugars 0.1 g
Protein 1.6 g

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