Hold the Mayo: Five Stellar Subs
Jennifer from North Carolina emailed us this week asking for ideas on something other than mayonnaise to spread on her kid’s sandwiches. Most mayo is made from refined seed oils that are …well questionable as to their wholesomeness. Read our previous post “Check Your Oil“. And then there’s the eggs involved, which some people need to avoid. Regardless, it’s cool to change up what you slap on your bread and occasionally move away from the mustard-mayo routine, right? So here are 5 pretty yummy subs.
You can make a creamy spread out of avocado by blending 1 rips avocado, the juice from 1/2 lemon, 1/4 cup of olive oil and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. For a little kick add a pinch of cayenne.
2. Middle Eastern-aise
Try lemon tahini sauce as a spread! Just use less water so it’s thicker, less like a salad dressing. Especially good on a veggie sandwich.
3. Creamy Cilantro-naise
Another option would be to use the creamy cilantro sauce (the one we use for our fish tacos). It can be made with a yogurt base and I’d suggest using plain whole milk Greek yogurt to get the thicker consistency.
4. Tofu Goddess-naise
A fourth option is the Tofu Goddess Dressing, which has a (duh) tofu base. Again, keep it thick, less pourable but cutting back on the lemon juice and eliminating the water.
5. Better Than Naise
I totally groove on spreading Mary’s Olive Tapenade on my sandwiches. Makes them spark right up.