|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 10g||13%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||4%|
|Total Carbohydrate 1g||0%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||0%|
|Total Sugars 0g|
|Vitamin C 1mg||4%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
This homemade egg-free vegan mayonnaise recipe, reprinted courtesy of "The Compassionate Cook" cookbook, is made with lemon juice, soy milk, and a bit of salt as well as oil, which is what combines to give it that thick and creamy mayonnaise texture.
Now that you've got your vegan mayonnaise, you can use it to make simple salad dressings, such as vegan ranch dressing, or a vegan Thousand Island dressing. Or use it to make traditionally creamy salads vegan, such as coleslaw or potato salad, or try something a little bit different, like this summery chickpea tuna salad recipe.
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
Combine lemon juice, soy milk, salt, paprika, and mustard in a blender. Blend on the lowest speed just until well mixed.
Then, very slowly and gradually—just 1 or 2 drops at a time—add the oil until the mixture starts to thicken. You can also use a food processor if needed, but you'll have to be patient. Making homemade mayonnaise is easier with a blender or food processor, but you can use a whisk if you need to. Your wrist and your upper arm may get tired from all the manual whisking.
Continue blending until the mixture is thick, creamy, and smooth. Note that the mixture will also thicken up a little bit as it chills.
Transfer your mayo to a jar and store it in the refrigerator. Allow your homemade vegan mayo to chill for at least 1 hour before you use it.
Use on your favorite sandwich and enjoy.
- The recipe calls for plain vegetable oil, but you really can use whatever oil you have on hand. Just consider the flavor of the oil and how that will affect the flavor of the end product. You can use olive oil, and it should turn out just as well.
- Be sure to follow the instructions carefully, and slowly add the oil just a tiny bit at a time in order to get it to thicken up properly. If you're struggling to get the mayonnaise creamy, just slow up on the oil, and keep on blending.
- If you're using a blender that isn't very powerful, or a small low-powered chopper or food processor, you might run into a bit of trouble. You need a very powerful motor to really whip the oil to get your homemade mayonnaise thick and creamy like store-bought mayo; otherwise, it may stay a bit thin and watery.
How to Store
Leftover vegan mayonnaise can be stored in a glass jar or airtight plastic container for up to two weeks.