Updated: Apr 5
I know it has always been a challenge to make vegan mayo. The hardest part is trying to figure out which vegan ingredient can replace the egg that emulsifies and creates a creamy, light texture.
As you know, I have always tried my best to avoid additives in my food. I never fully trust sauces, dressings, or any other dips that you find in supermarkets. This is because, although they are tasty and possibly healthy, it is almost impossible for them to live such a long time on supermarket shelves without having additives in their recipes.
I have tried quite a few store-bought vegan mayonnaise, but I am never delighted with the ingredients that are used. As I said, there are always too many preservatives I notice in the ingredients list. So, I decided to make vegan mayonnaise at home!
Vegan mayo made at home is healthier and tastier than anything you can buy at the store. It is always better when you know what goes into your food, and once you make this fail-proof recipe, you won't want to use anything else!
After many trials, I found some great ingredients for vegan mayonnaise. Different recipes do use different ingredients for this, but I have found that along with some other ingredients, using tofu gives homemade mayo the perfect texture.
Easy to make and incredibly versatile, this classic sauce is excellent in sandwiches and perfect on salad. Much healthier than the store-bought mayo, this recipe is a keeper!
WHAT TOFU YOU SHOULD USE IN VEGAN MAYO?
I suggest using silken tofu, either firm or extra firm work’s great. Silken tofu is different from regular tofu because when blended, it gets silky smooth. The good thing is it won’t change the taste of your mayo, it will just give it an amazing texture.
HOW LONG DOES VEGAN MAYO LAST?
Store your vegan mayonnaise in a glass jar with an airtight lid. It will last for approximately 1 week in the refrigerator. Since it’s fresh and doesn’t have preservatives, be cautious before consuming by using your sight and smell. To do this, check if there is any mold or funny smell on your mayonnaise and if there is, throw it away.
Recipe Vegan Tofu Mayonnaise
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Serves: 6 Servings
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
2 Tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
2 Tsp Mustard
½ Tsp Salt
¼ Tsp Pepper
Add all the ingredients into a blender and blend until everything is smooth (sauce-like).
It can be served immediately. Otherwise, transfer it to a glass jar with an airtight lid and store it in the refrigerator, which can last for about 1 week. Finally, Enjoy!