Updated: Mar 26, 2020
Mayonnaise ... It's a polarizing condiment. People love it or hate it.
Personally, I love it.
In my house we use it as the secret ingredient in making crispy, crunchy tortillas for quesadillas. I love using it to make an aioli for french fries and it's definitely a sandwich must-have... But, so far I can't say I've been blown away with the current plant-based brands I have found at the market.
So, what's a girl to do? Well... She makes her own!
Here is my version of vegan mayonnaise. It is unbelievably simple to make... All you really need is a food processor or blender. It's fairly inexpensive and it yields a large portion that can store well in a tightly sealed jar in the fridge.
Perhaps the most exciting, if not surprising part of this dish, is that the base of it is created from Silken Tofu. For my plant-based friends here, this may not be news to you... But, for those of you exploring plant-based options, silken tofu is commonly used in making vegan desserts and "cream" based sauces and dressings. Its smooth, dairy-like texture, and its extremely subtle flavor allows it to transform and blend in expected culinary ways.
Ok, so lets get to making this mayonnaise!
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Half of a lemon
Baking and Spices:
Apple cider vinegar - 1 teaspoon
Onion powder- 1/4 cup
Vegetable oil - 1/3 cup
1 teaspoon of salt
Silken Tofu - 16oz or 1lb.
Dijon mustard- 1/4 cup
To create vegan mayonnaise layer each ingredient into a food processor or high power blender. Blend the silken tofu, mustard, vinegar, and all the seasonings together for roughly 30-40 seconds. Remove the lid and taste for salt. Using a spoon or cake scraper, wipe down the edges of the blender to make sure all seasoning has been combined throughly.
When the mayonnaise has reached a smooth and silky consistency, remove it from the blender and let chill for 5-10 minutes before using.
*If you would like to make a spicy vegan mayonnaise, add 1/4 a cup of sriracha and another squeeze of lemon.
Use this mayonnaise on your sandwiches, macaroni salads, burgers, etc! It's delicious!
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