Just Mayo is a Healthier Mayo to Use in all Your Recipes that Call for Mayo
Just Mayo is creating a stir in the food industry! Changing the paradigm of anything is never easy. In fact change of anything is probably one of the hardest things for most of us humans to do. We are familiar with the things we grew up with and even though new may be better, we still cling to the familiar far longer than we probably should. The food industry is certainly no different. That’s why the foods we grew up with are called comfort foods. We are accustomed to their tastes, textures and how to cook them. Plus they do bring back good childhood memories which make us feel warm and cozy.
But as a whole, we humans are also about change and progress. And now-a-days we are also about sustainable, clean eating and healthier foods. As a food writer for many years, I have seen many changes in the foods we are now seeing on the menus at restaurants. There is gluten-free, sugar-free, soy-free and vegan just to name a few. I am also seeing many new progressive restaurants which grow some of their own foods, or use products from local markets, farms and ranches. I have seen a trend toward hormone-free & antibiotic-free meats & dairy in my local grocery store and an increase in preservative free or wholly plant-based products.
Just Mayo is one of those wholly plant-based products. It is a mayonnaise re-invention so to speak, which uses plant based proteins instead of eggs. Just Mayo is more than a condiment, it is something that makes your body feel good with less cholesterol but still tastes good. Just Mayo is a cost effective healthier food choice.
Hampton Creek, the company that makes Just Mayo is a company that is changing the paradigm of the food industry by focusing on new ways to utilize plants in food products. Their vision is to find new crops that have plant-based proteins that can be utilized in food products giving us healthier, more sustainable, less expensive choices in products we already love like cake & cookie mixes, dressing, crackers, noodles and condiments. This helps our bodies, our farmers, our communities and our planet!
Just Mayo comes in several flavors, Original, Chipotle, Sriracha, Garlic, Just Mayo Awesomesauce, and Just Thousand (similar to Thousand Island dressing). You can use Just Mayo in any recipe you would normally use regular Mayonnaise because it tastes and binds like Mayonnaise. I tried the Original, Chipotle, Awesomesauce and Just Thousand and found them all to be very good. I could not tell the difference between Just Mayo Original and my regular Mayonnaise brand. And I liked the three other flavors a lot. The Awesomesauce tasted just like Tartar Sauce and the Just Thousand works well on salads. With a little experimenting, I am sure I can find many uses for all four flavors.
I have included some recipes I made using Just Mayo. Give them a try using the product and see what you think.
Deviled Eggs with a Kick
6 hard-boiled eggs, peeled
3 Tbs. Chipotle Just Mayo
1 Tbs. Dijon mustard
2 Tbs. minced shallots
2 Tbs. pickle relish
HEB Jalapeno Sweet Balsamic Reduction or minced jalapenos
1) Cut the eggs lengthwise. Remove the yolks and reserve them in a medium bowl.
2) Arrange the egg white halves on a tray, cover, and store in fridge.
3) Mash the yolks until the crumbles start to smooth out.
4) Add the Just Mayo Chipotle, mustard, shallot, and pickle relish to the yolks. Fold together until creamy and smooth.
5) Chill the mixture for 10 minutes to let it set.
6) Fill each egg white half with egg yolk mixture
7) Sprinkle with paprika
8) Top each egg with about a 1/4 tsp. of the Jalapeno Sweet Balsamic Reduction
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Nutrition facts (3 egg halves): Calories 241, Protein 17.87g, Carbohydrate 3.3g, Total Fat 17.5g, Cholesterol 310mg, Sodium 401mg, Dietary Fiber 0.3g, Saturates
Shrimp and Lobster Salad
1 lb shrimp & 2 small lobster tails, boiled in a shrimp or crab boil until they just turn pink. Drain and rinse.
½ cup Just Mayo original
¼ cup non-fat Greek yogurt
¾ tbsp. Dijon mustard
¾ cup celery, diced
3 tbsp. scallions, chopped
1) Dice the shrimp & lobster into 1/4-inch pieces and put it in a large bowl in the fridge to chill.
2) In a medium bowl, mix together the Just Mayo original, yogurt and mustard. Put the bowl in the fridge for about 10 minutes to let the flavors meld.
3) Drizzle the dressing over the shrimp & lobster and stir.
4) Fold in the celery and scallions.
5) Store the salad in the fridge and serve chilled with crackers.
6) Sprinkle with dill before serving
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Catfish with Just Mayo Awesomesauce
I also used the the Just Mayo Awesomesauce in place of my usual tartar sauce with fried catfish. It worked beautifully and tasted the same as the tartar sauce I make from scratch with Mayonnaise.
Hampton Creek has several other products on the market already. Their Just Cookies are a more sustainable healthier cookie made without butter or eggs which makes it cholesterol free. Just Cookies come in quite a few flavor choices.
Just Cookie Dough is an egg-less chocolate chip cookie dough that can be baked or eaten right out of the jar. A cookie dough lovers dream.
Just Mayo can be found in many stores across America including; Whole Foods, Walmart, Target, ShopRite, Kroger, Publix, HEB and several Costco warehouses.
For more information about the Just Mayo and other Hampton Creek products visit their website: https://www.hamptoncreek.com/
**Full Disclosure: I received product in exchange for my review. All opinions in this post are totally mine.