Vegan Tofu Mayonnaise is a smooth and versatile condiment you can keep in your fridge at all times. It’s made with simple ingredients, no nuts, and is even easy to make oil free!
Why make your own Vegan Tofu Mayonnaise instead of buying it from a store? Because it’s easy, healthy, and cost-effective too!
Making homemade mayonnaise with tofu leaves you with a creamy and tangy condiment. The texture is light and silky smooth, while the flavor is just like real mayo! Use it for anything; it’s the perfect base for creamy salad dressings, a spicy french fry dipping sauce, or a simple sandwich spread.
You’ll love this easy vegan mayo because it’s:
- Made with easy-to-find ingredients
- Easy to make oil free
- Healthier than regular mayonnaise
- Egg free, nut free, and gluten free
- A versatile condiment you can use practically anywhere
Ingredients and substitutions
These vegan mayo ingredients are all straightforward and easy to find:
- Silken firm tofu - Mori-Nu Silken Firm Tofu is the best tofu for this recipe. It isn’t packed in water, helping your mayo turn out extra creamy and smooth.
- Oil - Any neutral tasting oil will do, like vegetable oil or sunflower oil. You can also omit the oil to make an oil free vegan mayo. Scroll down to see how!
- White wine vinegar - Or use apple cider vinegar, white vinegar, or lemon juice.
- Dijon mustard - Try not to skip the mustard. It’s a classic mayonnaise ingredient, helping this vegan version taste just like the real thing. Dijon also acts as an emulsifier and prevents the oil from separating. Yellow mustard isn’t as deeply flavored but will work in a pinch.
- Flavor boosters - Want to give your vegan mayo a boost? Feel free to blend in a pinch of sugar, garlic salt, and other flavor enhancers.
How to make tofu mayonnaise
Homemade mayonnaise can be emulsified together in a blender, food processor, or with an immersion blender. I used a small Nutribullet to whip it together and it took less than 2 minutes! Here’s how it’s done:
- Blend: Add all of the ingredients to a small blender and blend until very smooth and creamy.
- Adjust, then serve: Taste to adjust any of the seasonings as needed. Once it’s to your liking, use the mayo right away or store it in the fridge for later.
Tips for success
- Make sure all of your ingredients are at room temperature before you blend to prevent separation.
- I prefer the flavor of the mayonnaise made with oil. The oil helps to emulsify the mixture, leaving you with a creamier result.
- Customize the flavor with add-ins, like granulated sugar, garlic salt, black pepper, or sriracha.
Ways to use it
Vegan mayonnaise is one of the most versatile condiments! Use it for all kinds of recipes, such as:
- In homemade ranch dressing or burger sauce.
- Spread it on club sandwiches or BLT sandwiches with tofu bacon.
- As the base of a creamy dressing for potato salad, vegan “chicken” salad, or vegan “tuna” salad.
- Stir it into vegan coleslaw.
- In chipotle mayo for vegan burritos or veggie burgers.
Frequently asked questions
Yes! To make oil free vegan mayo, use the full package of silken firm tofu and omit the oil. Blend as normal and enjoy.
It’s a little tangy, but has a very neutral flavor, just like the real stuff.
Vegan mayonnaise doesn’t contain any cholesterol, unlike regular mayo. Storebought vegan mayo, however, contains oil, sugar, and other additives. The oil free version of this recipe is healthier than the regular stuff and store-bought because it’s made with protein-packed tofu and doesn’t contain any additives.
Keep the mayo in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.
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