The Best Vegan Mayo is made with cashews and is amazingly delicious! This oil-free vegan mayo is the perfect base for making salads, dressings, dips, sauces, and spreads. Plus, it's gluten-free and soy-free.
This oil-free vegan mayo is made with these 6 ingredients
- Lemon juice
- Apple cider vinegar
- Dijon mustard (or yellow mustard)
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
How to prepare this cashew-based vegan mayo
- Soak cashews in water overnight to soften. For a fast method, add cashews to a small pot with water and simmer for 3 to 5 minutes.
- Drain and rinse cashews.
- Add all ingredients to a mini blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
- Taste and add more lemon juice or apple cider vinegar for more twang. Salt to taste. For a thinner consistency, add more water.
This mayo keeps well in an airtight container (like a mason jar with a lid) for up to 5 days in the refrigerator.
Use this mayo in Vegan Tuna Salad. It's so good!
For a low-fat, nut-free vegan mayo, check out East Vegan Mayo made with silken tofu instead of cashews.
Frequently Asked Questions
This vegan mayo is healthier than regular mayo and store-bought vegan mayo. Regular mayo is made with eggs and oil and is high in saturated fat and dietary cholesterol. Too much saturated fat and dietary cholesterol have been associated with heart disease. Many store-bought vegan mayo brands have oil and other additives that don't promote health. However, this homemade vegan mayo recipe made with cashews and the Easy Vegan Mayo recipe made with soy are both healthier options compared to mayo made with eggs and oil and store-bought vegan brands.
Store-bought vegan mayo is expensive and made with a lot of oil, increasing the amount of saturated fat and calories in the spread. Some vegan mayo brands also contain an additive called Calcium Disodium EDTA, used to extend the shelf life, which may cause digestive issues when consumed in large amounts. When you make your own mayo, you get to control what goes in it. This vegan mayo is made of cashews, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt to taste.
No, store-bought vegan mayo, this cashew-based vegan mayo, and tofu-based Easy Vegan Mayo recipe does not have eggs. Eggs are an animal product and if it's vegan, it contains no animal products.
This mayo keeps for up to 5 days in an airtight container (like a mason jar) in the refrigerator. Freezing is not recommended.
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