This vegan and oil-free mayo is the perfect addition to your sandwiches and burgers! Most of the vegan mayo in stores has a lot of oil in it. I wanted to create my own oil-free vegan mayo. By using silken tofu instead of oil, you will still get the creaminess that you want in a mayo. It’s pretty close in consistency to a traditional mayo, not too thick and not too runny. The Kala Namak is highly recommended if you can find it. It really gives an ‘egg’ flavour but you can replace with regular salt as well. I’m lucky to live close to vegan store that sells Kala Namak (http://www.covenmarket.com/). You can also find it in Indian Food Markets.
This mayo would also make a great base for salad dressings or sauces. I can’t wait to try new things with this recipe! I’ve got some ideas and hope I can try them soon. If you subscribe to this blog, you’ll receive email updates for every blog post 😉 I made some beet burgers this week from one of my cookbooks and I’ll definitely be trying it on sandwiches too. If you try out this recipe, I would love to know what you think in the comments or you can show me your recreation on instagram and tag me @nicolemgallant 🙂
Best Vegan and Oil-free Mayo
Yield: 20 tbsp
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
1/4 cup aquafava (brine from a can of chickpeas)
250 grams silken tofu
1/4 tsp Kala Namak
1/4 tsp mustard or mustard powder
1 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp white vinegar
In a blender, blend the silken tofu until it's smooth.
In a measuring cup, add the aquafava. With an immersion blender, whip the aquafava for a minute. It will froth a little and turn white.
Add the Kala Namak, mustard, lemon juice and white vinegar. Blend for 30 seconds until it's combined.
Add the silken tofu and blend for 2-3 minutes until it's emulsified.
Store in an airtight jar or container.
Kala Namak is an Indian spice that can be found in Indian markets, online or your local vegan grocery store might have it. It gives the 'egg' flavour. You can replace it with regular salt if you don't have it but it's highly recommended.
You may find the mayo has some bubbles in it from the aquafava and that's normal and okay.
If you can get Kala Namak, I’ve got a recipe for Vegan Tofu Scramble using this spice. I used to love scrambled eggs so I needed to have a vegan alternative. Tofu Scramble is just as easy to make as scrambled eggs. Hope you enjoy this recipe too!