Homemade Vegan Mayo
Thick and Creamy Vegan Mayo tastes just like authentic Mayo and honestly sometimes even better. Its perfectly sweet and tarty and can be stored for a long time because there is NO DAIRY! Yay!!!!
Love it or hate, Mayonnaise is an essential Sauce we all need in our life at some point.
Whether it's for our Burgers, or the guilty pleasure of eating Fries with Mayonnaise, we can all admit how much a good bottle of Mayonnaise matters in our kitchen.
But there's just one problem. Vegan mayonnaise is not so easily available in our stores!
So what if we tell you how to make it by yourself in your home? Not only is this Mayonnaise absolutely Vegan but it's also far healthier then what you get in the market!
So whether you're Vegan or Not, this recipe is for a perfect Low Carb Alternative to regular Mayonnaise.
What is Vegan Mayonnaise?
In simple words, it is Vegan. Which means it contains No-Dairy and Animal products.
Regular Mayonnaise contains Raw Eggs which is definitely NOT Vegan. Not to mention, Mayonnaise can also contain dairy products.
But a Vegan Mayonnaise will have none of that.
Easy Vegan Mayo (thick & creamy)
Instead it'll use plant proteins as a replacement.
Vegan mayonnaise will be guaranteed healthier then regular Mayonnaise.
Firstly, it will have way less cholesterol then regular Mayonnaise. Secondly, it will also be less fatty.
So the next time you crave some Mayonnaise with along with your Burger or in your Salad or in your Coleslaw but are also concerned about the calories, just use Vegan mayonnaise instead!
What do you need to make Vegan Mayonnaise?
People think that making anything Vegan requires Soya, which is not true.
Especially for this Vegan Mayonnaise recipe.
Just look at the ingredients list down below and be surprised at how simple and straightforward it is!
1. Raw cashews - Soak the Cashews in warm water. Cashew once soaked and blended acts like a faux cream which is perfect for our creamy Vegan Mayo.
2. Sunflower oil - I love to use Sunflour Oil because its neutral tasting. You can use Avocado Oil as well.
3. Dijon mustard - it adds a slight punch of taste to the Vegan Mayo
4. Lemon juice - this adds the perfect tartness to the Vegan Mayo. You can use Apple Cider Vinegar as well.
5. Sugar - You need Sweetness to balance flavors in Mayonnaise. So I use Monk Fruit Sweetener. It adds a bit of sweetness to this Mayonnaise. You can use Stevia or Maple Syrup or Brown Sugar Syrup as well.
6. Turmeric powder - a pinch of Ground Turmeric adds a bit of color to this Vegan Mayo.
7. Fresh ground black pepper & Rock salt - to season the Vegan Mayo.
How do you make Vegan Mayonnaise?
Making vegan mayonnaise is not that different from making regular mayonnaise. It should take you just under ten minutes to make this vegan mayonnaise recipe.
Just keep your eyes focused and follow our instructions to the dot and you’ll get a perfect vegan mayonnaise!
1. First step is to prepare our cashews.Wash the raw cashews under running tap water or rinse them in water. Then take a bowl and fill it with warm water.
2. Place your cashews inside this bowl so that they can soak up in the warm water and soften up. This will help the cashews to blend easily. Cover the bowl and leave it for around thirty minutes.
3. After thirty minutes are up, drain the water away and keep the soaked cashews aside. Now take out either your food processor or blender and put the soaked cashews inside it along with dijon mustard, rock salt, sugar, turmeric powder and freshly ground black pepper.
4. Blend everything until it forms a coarse mixture. Then pause and add lemon juice. Now slow down the speed of your blender and start pouring sunflower oil slowly into the mix. You want the oil to be thoroughly mixed in with everything and not be separated out.
5. Lastly, add a few teaspoons of water to make the mixture blend in a smooth consistency. Finish blending when the sauce is thick and smooth throughout.
6. Your vegan mayonnaise is now ready! Store it away carefully for future use.
More Ways to make Vegan Mayonnaise
There are many different ways of making Vegan Mayonnaise. You can even replace Cashews with some other plant protein of your choice.
You can also add your own preferred seasonings and spices to the Vegan Mayonnaise.
There is plenty of room for you to experiment, but first lets start with some basic variations!
1. You can replace cashews with other plant proteins like Soya Milk or Almond Milk. We suggest Almond milk especially since it is quite neutral in taste compared to Soya milk.
2. You can add some Italian seasoning or just a pinch of Oregano to give your Vegan Mayonnaise a herby and more peppery taste.
3. You can make your Vegan Mayonnaise spicy by adding spices like Sriracha or even Cayenne pepper if you really want to level up the heat!
4. You can make Garlic Vegan Mayonnaise by adding Garlic Powder along with dried Herbs to add extra flavor.
How to store Vegan Mayonnaise?
Storing Vegan Mayonnaise is not that different from regular Mayonnaise.
In fact it might be even easier as the Vegan version does not contain any dairy product in it, which tends to go bad really fast.
Refrigerate: Just pack your Vegan Mayonnaise in an airtight glass bottle/jar and keep it in your Refrigerator for about a week.
Freeze: If you want to store your Vegan Mayonnaise for a longer duration then freezing it is also a good option.
Just use a freezer friendly airtight container. Fill this containers up with a large batch of Vegan Mayonnaise and keep it in the freezer.
You can expect your frozen Vegan Mayonnaise to easily last up to three months.
When you want to use it again just take it out of the freezer and let it thaw at room temperature first.
Tips for making the Best Vegan Mayonnaise ever!
1. Use only raw and unsalted cashews for this recipe. This will allow you to have a better control of seasonings in the recipe.
2. If Dijon mustard is not available, you can use simple Mustard powder as well.
3. If you want a sweeter tasting Mayonnaise then replace lemon juice with apple cider vinegar.
4. Use only neutral tasting oils for making any Mayonnaise. Never use strong flavored oils like Mustard and Olive oil.
Are Veganaise and Mayonnaise the same?
Yes, they are the same thing! Veganaise is just the short version of saying vegan mayonnaise. Doesn't Veganaise easily roll off your tongue?
Is Vegan Mayonnaise better for health?
Compared to regular Mayonnaise the Vegan version contains less to No Cholesterol and less Saturated Fats. It can be a great part of your balanced diet, but make sure not to overdo it!
Does Vegan Mayonnaise taste the same as regular Mayonnaise?
Yes, they both basically taste the same except one difference and it's a good one!
You will not get the eggy smell from Vegan Mayonnaise.
So if you're not a fan of the Mayonnaise smell, you should definitely try Vegan Mayonnaise!
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Best Homemade Vegan mayonnaise Recipe
- 1 cup Cashews raw
- ¾ cup Sunflower Oil
- ¼ teaspoon Dijon mustard
- ¼ teaspoon Sea Salt
- ½ teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
- ⅕ teaspoon Ground Turmeric
- 1½ teaspoon Lemon Juice
- 1-3 teaspoon Monk fruit Sweetener Sub with Stevia or Maple Syrup or Brown Rice Syrup
- Rinse the Cashews in water. Soak them in warm water for 30 min. Cover and set aside.
- Now, drain and set aside. Use a food processor or a high speed blender. Add the soaked Cashews in it along with Dijon mustard, Salt, Monk fruit Sweetener, Turmeric powder and freshly ground black pepper.
- Blend everything until it forms a coarse mixture. Then pause and add lemon juice. Now slow down the speed of your blender and start pouring Sunflower Oil slowly into the mix. You want the oil to be thoroughly mixed in with everything and not be separated out.
- Lastly, add a few teaspoons of water to make the mixture blend in a smooth consistency. Finish blending when the sauce is thick and smooth throughout.
- Your Vegan Mayonnaise is now ready! Store it away carefully for future use.