August 21, 2012

Vegan Mayonnaise Recipe


I am so excited to post this recipe of mine. I have been trying to perfect a yummy and easy vegan mayonnaise recipe for quite some time now and guess what? I believe that this is the perfect vegan mayonnaise. It reminds me so much of a caesar salad type of dressing. You would NEVER know that the main ingredient is silken tofu. I am so happy to share it with you. After I had made it, I left it in the fridge in a jar for a couple of hours to thicken up. When Jerome came home I asked him to try it and at first, he did not believe that I had made it! It is so delicious that he kept eating it with a spoon! Naughty Jerome :) Try it for yourself but make sure you leave it in the fridge for a couple of hours or so to let it thicken up and for the flavours to develop. 


makes nearly 2 cups


   300g silken tofu
   1 tablespoon water
   1/4 teaspoon salt
   1 tablespoon lemon juice
   5 teaspoons brown sugar 
   3 teaspoons dijon mustard
   1 tablespoon olive oil
   3 teaspoons white vinegar

  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend until combined.
  2. Taste and add more ingredients to your own taste.
  3. Store in a jar in the fridge for a couple of hours.
  4. Serve with a smile and start receiving compliments for your wonderful new vegan mayonnaise. 


  • Letting the mayonnaise sit for a couple of hours in the fridge allows the flavours to develop and the mayonnaise to thicken up.
  • You can add any other seasonings to your own desire. You could make parsley or coriander flavoured mayonnaise or add Mediterranean spices and make a spicy mayonnaise. Go for your life! 
  • It will last for about 3 days in your refrigerator. To be safe, I wouldn't use it for much longer than that. 

The nutrition information above is an approximate guideline.

30 comments:

  1. I made this yesterday and it's sioooo yummy!!!

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  2. This recipe is great! Thanks for sharing!!

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  3. Sounds like a brilliant recipe! How long will it last in the fridge?

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    1. Hi! Thanks for your comment. Oh, that is a good idea. I should have written that in the post. Because it is tofu, it will probably only last 3 days or so. :) I hope you enjoy it!

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  4. Looks perfect. Will try this soon.. Bookmarking this

    Sowmya
    http://nivedhanams.blogspot.in/

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  5. Is it okay to nix the dijon mustard ? I don't live n a town where I can get it.

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    1. Try it without it. If you have any other dry mustards you could try those too. If not, just do it and see how it turns out. You may need to adjust the other items if it is a bit off balance :) Good luck! Thanks for the comment.

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  6. Do you think you could possibly freeze this and somehow have it work when thawed? Three days is not very long for storage. It sounds good but I haven't tried it yet. Thanks for this wonderful website. I have been a vegetarian for 32 years but have decided to "go all the way" and be a vegan. Hope I can -- I do love cheese!

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    1. Hi Jo! I believe that you could freeze it. I froze my homemade tzatziki which is nearly the same ingredients and it was fine! With the mayonnaise I usually make it for a dish such as pasta salad or potato salad and then you can freeze the leftovers for future use. I hope you enjoy it because I love it! Good luck with everything! Feel free to ask me any questions :)

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  7. Eye Candy! will definitely gona try this on weekend.

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    1. Oooo how exciting. It is so delicious! :)

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  8. A lovelty creation, dear Madison!
    Yum Yum Yum!

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  9. Great idea to use silken tofu in a vegan mayonaise! Usually its just a hell lot of oil - curious how this healthified version will taste.

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    1. HI Ksenija! I am sure that you will love it. It is delicious :) Thanks for your comment!

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  10. Have just recently started on a veg diet (following Eat To Live) and this sounds wonderful. I have not had mayo for 8 weeks now and am ready to try something different. I'm new to tofu as well so need a little help with the measurement 300g. Can't wait to try this recipe. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  11. I've just recently started following the Eat To Live plan by Dr. Joel Fuhrman which is basically vegan and I'm really enjoying finding new ways to eat. I'm new to tofu as well so need some help with the measurement 300g. I haven't had mayo in about 8 weeks so I am looking forward to trying this recipe. Thanks so much for sharing.

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    1. Hi! Thanks for your comment. That is so good that you are undertaking a nearly-vegan lifestyle. I bet you will feel so much better :) The 300g of silken tofu is the average size that can be bought at my supermarket (in Australia) - You should be able to find them in the cold section or if not, in health food stores. It will specifically say "silken tofu" - make sure you get that one and not "firm tofu" or "extra firm tofu". Good luck! Feel free to ask me any questions or contact me if you have any concerns :)

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  12. Hi Madison,
    I am going to try the mayo recipe. Wouldn't the firm tofu make this slightly thicker? Or is there some reason that silken is better? I made some vegan sour cream with silken tofu and it was quite good, but a little thin, so I'm just wondering about the mayo. Thanks for all your great recipes.

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    1. Hi Jo,
      You will need to buy silken 'firm' tofu which is a different type of silken tofu. It is a little bit thicker and more jelly-ish. It's not the same as normal silken tofu. I think firm tofu would not have as much liquid in it and wouldn't give it the same consistency. With the silken firm tofu, it keeps it as a such but allows it to keep its form without going runny. You should be able to buy it at your local supermarket. It will specifically say "silken firm". Thanks so much for your comment. I hope you really enjoy it :)

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  13. Though not a vegan, I do love the idea of a healthier version of mayonnaise. I cannot wait to have my husband try it too.

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    1. Hello! Oh I really hope that you and your husband enjoy this. I know that you mean as mayonnaise can be so fattening. I am sure that you will love this :) thanks for your comment.

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  14. I made this the other day, super yummy! I had non vegans/vegetarians try as well and they also liked it.

    I made your tzatziki earlier as well, can't wait to eat it later!

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    1. Hello! Wow you are on a Veggieful cooking spree hehe. Thats awesome that you loved it. This mayo recipe is an amazing replacement to ordinary mayonnaise. It is so delicious!!

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  15. I want to try this recipe. where i live, Silken Tofu is not available. Can you substitute with anything else.

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    1. Since tofu is the main ingredient in this, I am not sure really what you could substitute. Unless you wanted to do it with a soy milk base. However, it will be very thin. Hope this helps!

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  16. Do you think this would work for a homemade pasta salad?

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    1. Hi there! It most definitely would. I actually used it for a pasta salad last night! Sometimes I adjust the acidity of the mayonnaise and add more mustard depending on the intended flavour of the pasta salad. I also sometimes add curry powder which makes it even more delicious! :)

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