Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Spicy Mayo Calories Eliminated!

This post is dedicated to my good friend Eryn Standard. As a group of girls, we have so often frequented RA Sushi. One of the best parts of sushi and happy hour food, of course, is dipping sauces. Eryn happens to totally love the spicy mayo RA serves with many different dishes. I love this kick also, and was recently inspired to make a much healthier version! Test kitchen approved, this version has 91% less calories than the original! That's right!!! Original Japanese style spicy mayo = 110 calories per TABLESPOON! The new rendition has a mere 10 calories per Tablespoon! This sauce is quick, stores well in the refrigerator, and can be used on a variety of dishes (see below for ideas!)

1/2 Cup Greek Yogurt
1/2 T Sriracha Sauce
1/2 t Splenda

Mix above ingredients in a small bowl. Add more Sriracha or Splenda to taste. Note, Splenda was used to add "zero calories", if you so prefer you can use regular sugar for a few additional calories.

Also note, calorie calculations are based on Kirkland Greek Yogurt, with 140 calories per cup, and "regular" mayonnaise in the original product.

Overall, I think this substitute is pretty awesome! Ideas for meals to serve this with; turkey burgers (we did this tonight!), panko crusted chicken, seared Ahi Tuna, sushi, or anything else that needs a kick! Let me know what you think!