Vegan Mayonnaise, aka Vegan Mayo, is the easiest thing to make and you won’t miss the real thing. This recipe is easy to make. Add cardamom for heavenly aroma
Every time I see a vegan or vegetarian version of coleslaw, it is always made with yogurt. I don’t see anything wrong with it. In fact, some of those coleslaw dishes are very delicious.
Having said that tiny disclosure, I always prefer eating coleslaw with mayo. There is a timeless tradition of using eggs in mayonnaise and that makes it hard for vegetarians or vegans to consume it.
Over the years, I have tried many vegan mayonnaise recipes and some of them were even my creations. None of those have ever come close to tasting delicious.
Then, I switched to silken tofu and decided to add cardamom.
The rest is history!
Well, my history anyway.
I will never go back to using yogurt in place of mayonnaise and I will never use another bad vegan mayonnaise recipe ever again.
Once you see how easy, delicious and healthy a vegan mayonnaise recipe is, I am sure you will also never look back.
This recipe takes less than ten minutes to make!
It takes longer to remove the seeds from the cardamom pod than it takes to make this vegan mayonnaise
The star of this recipe is definitely the cardamom seeds. It provides a flavor to the vegan mayonnaise and it also provides a wonderful aroma to any dish that you prepare.
If cardamoms are not acceptable to your taste buds, don’t worry! There is a whole world of other ingredients you could add to give the vegan mayonnaise some flavor.
You can experiment with walnuts, pine nuts, raisins, kiwi, basil, mint…..
….. or you could think outside the box completely and go for CHOCOLATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Side note – I just found a recipe for Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake! This is a must try!
Yes, I have actually made dark chocolate mayo and it was delicious. I dipped carrot sticks in them and that was a fun snack to have.
You could also add sriracha sauce to this recipe and use it as a dipping sauce. I have used sriracha vegan mayonnaise as a dipping sauce for my fried green tomatillos. Also, this vegan mayonnaise makes a great potato salad
So, what secret ingredient(s) would you like to experiment with in your vegan mayonnaise recipe?
- 1 cup Silken Tofu
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 4 tsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 2 tsp honey dijon mustard (optional)
- 5 pds cardamon seeds removed from their shell
- In a food processor, add all the ingredients
- Using the pulse setting on your processor, pulse about 7-10 times depending on your processor power
- Check the consistency. If the vegan mayonnaise coats a spoon well then your mayonnaise is ready
- The consistency of the mayonnaise should be the same as ketchup
- Store in a glass bottle for best results
- This mayo will be good for about 2 weeks, if refrigerated