Top 5 Vegan Mayonnaise Substitutes

Mayonnaise is a common condiment made from egg yolks, vinegar, oil and spices. Its creamy, zesty flavor complements sandwiches, wraps, salads, sauces and dips well.

If you’re vegan or trying to cut calories from your diet; you’ll want to look at vegan mayonnaise substitutes.

Today, I am sharing with you the top 5 vegan mayonnaise substitutes; which are tasty and healthy. You can use the below mentioned vegan mayonnaise substitutes as spreads, dressing and dips. They are all excellent recipes that you are going to love!

So, without any further ado, let’s get started!

Top-5-Vegan-Mayo-Substitutes-Hummus1. Hummus – Tangy & Nutty Flavor

Who can say no to homemade hummus? The best hummus is rich and creamy while remaining light and fluffy. It’s silky smooth and swirling; loaded with aromas of crisp fresh lemon, and subtle garlic and tahini which makes it nutty and tangy.

The famous Mediterranean spread is very easy to make. All you need is pureed chickpeas, olive oil, tahini, garlic and lemon juice. The best thing is that it’s low in calories compared to mayonnaise, and it provides you with more protein and fiber. It works well with your favorite salads, and you can even use it as a spread. Here is a quick recipe. Take a look…

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • 1 (15-ounce) canned chickpeas or 1 1/2 cups (250 grams) of cooked chickpeas
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup tahini, well mixed
  • 1 minced tiny garlic clove
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil (30 ml more for serving)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2-3 teaspoons of water

Recipe:

  • Add the tahini and lemon juice to food processor and process for 1 minute.
  • Toss the whipped tahini and lemon juice with olive oil, minced garlic, cumin and 1/2 teaspoon of salt and process.
  • Now add half of the chickpeas in the food processor and process for 1 minute, then add the remaining chickpeas to the processor, and process for 1 to 2 minutes or until thick and smooth.
  • Now, slowly drizzle in 2 to 3 tablespoons of water until the desired consistency is achieved.

And you’re done!

Top-5-Vegan-Mayo-Substitutes-Honey-Mustard2. Vegan Honey Mustard – A Healthy Dressing

Another wonderful vegan mayonnaise substitute on the list is tasty, sweet, tangy, oil-free and most importantly yummy is mustard. It takes any dish to the next level. The best thing about mustard is that it is very low calorie, and it has no fat and lots of flavor and varieties. Here is a honey mustard recipe for you to try using bee-free honey.

Here we go…

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • 1/4 cup of yellow or dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons of bee-free honey (made of apple or pure maple syrup)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Recipe:

  • Take a bowl.
  • Now, add yellow or dijon mustard, bee-free honey or pure maple syrup and garlic powder.
  • Whisk all the ingredients until smooth.
  • That is all! Your delicious vegan honey mustard dressing is ready!

Just take your greens and dress them up with your freshly made honey mustard. Your healthy and tasty salad is ready!

Top-5-Vegan-Mayo-Substitutes-Guacamole3. Guacamole – For All The Heavenly Flavors

Who would want to spread mayonnaise over a sandwich when creamy and yummy guacamole is available? It’s an unbelievably great match. The best part about guacamole is that it is low in calories while also providing a significant amount of healthy monounsaturated fat, fiber and vital vitamins like C and folate. It is a fantastic way to kickstart your day. Here is how you can make guacamole at home. Take a look…

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • 2 avocados (ripe)
  • 1/2 lemon, (juiced)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt to taste

Recipe:

  • Cut the avocados into halves, remove the seeds and scoop out the pulp.
  • Now add the pulp of the avocados into a small bowl.
  • Take a fork and mash the avocado.
  • Now, add lemon juice, onion, salt and olive oil and stir.
  • Cover the bowl and refrigerate guacamole for 1 hour before serving.

Your guacamole is ready! You can serve it with fresh vegetables, corn chips and a variety of other condiments.

Pro tip: The key to making superb guacamole is to use high-quality avocados. Check to see if your avocados are ripe and Hass variety. Hass avocados have a greater oil percentage; resulting in a creamier texture and are thus the favored kind.

Top-5-Vegan-Mayo-Substitutes-Almond-Butter4. Almond Butter – For That Buttery Flavor

Why do you need mayonnaise to jazz up your sandwich when you have almond butter? It’s not just easy to make, but it’s also very healthy. Almond butter is packed with protein, fiber and vitamin E.

It’s a simple and affordable recipe – all you need to make this super creamy and delicious dip/spread is too many almonds!

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • 100 gms almonds (roasted or raw)
  • 1/4 tablespoon salt to taste
  • Spices (optional)
  • Olive oil (optional)

Recipe:

  • If you have raw almonds; then roast them first.
  • Let your roasted almonds cool.
  • Blend the roasted almonds in a food processor or high-powered blender until smooth.
  • It will become sticky and stick to the sides of the food processor over time, so stop it and scrape the sides down.
  • It will eventually become creamy, thick and smooth.
  • If the almonds aren’t sticking together; add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and blend until smooth.

Your dip/dressing is ready. Use it to jazz up your salads or nachos!

Top-5-Vegan-Mayo-Substitutes-Nayonaise5. Nayonaise – The Most Delightful

Finally, we have nayonaise! Nayonaise is a vegan substitute for mayonnaise. It is made from expeller pressed oil and contains only 40 calories per serving. It is an excellent source of vitamin B12 and Omega-3 ALA. It’s not only nutritious, but it’s also delicious! It’s made out of soy and contains half the calories and fat of mayonnaise. Here is the recipe…

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • 1/2 (125 ml) cup unsweetened soy milk
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar or lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 (250 ml) cup oil (any natural oil except coconut oil)

Recipe:

  • In an immersion blender, combine all the ingredients.
  • Over the soy milk texture, drizzle the oil. Allow it to sit for a minute. While the mixture emulsifies, blend and keep it firmly pushed to the bottom for around 15 seconds.
  • Slowly increase and decrease the blender’s speed to properly integrate and incorporate all of the components until they are thick and well mixed.
  • If necessary, adjust any ingredients to taste. Refrigerate in a sealed jar. It thickens considerably more in the fridge.

Enjoy nayonaise with your favorite greens, potato salad or incorporate it into your sandwiches!

So Many Options!

So there you have it: top 5 vegan mayonnaise substitutes! All of these recipes are delicious, delightful and healthy!

Tell us which one you like the best! Leave a comment below!

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