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How to Make Vegan Mayonnaise

Sharon Palmer

Learn how to make an easy, healthy, natural, and delicious vegan mayonnaise out of just a few ingredients you probably have on hand right now!

Yes, you really can make vegan mayonnaise at home with just 4 ingredients (not including pantry staples) that you probably have on hand right now! This super easy, step-by-step guide on how to make plant-based, gluten-free mayo, takes only 5 minutes to make, and it is based on real, whole plant food ingredients: soy milk, lemon juice, dijon mustard, extra virgin olive oil, salt, and white pepper. Whip up a batch, and use it in all of your favorite recipes, including sandwiches, casseroles, dressings, dips, sauces, and veggie burgers.

To make vegan mayonnaise, this is what you’ll need:

½ cup soymilk, unsweetened, plain (may substitute with oat milk)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Pinch sea salt
Pinch white pepper
Small blender (or immersion blender)

Step-By-Step Guide

Gather all of your ingredients together for this recipe: soy milk, dijon mustard, extra virgin olive oil, white pepper, lemon juice, and salt.
Measure ½ cup soymilk, unsweetened, plain (may substitute with oat milk) into the container of a small blender. You may also use an immersion blender.
Add 1 tablespoon lemon juice to blender container.
Add 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard to blender container (use coarse ground for more texture, or smooth ground for smoother texture).
Add 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil to blender container.
Add pinch white pepper to blender container.
Add sprinkle of sea salt to blender container.
Cover the blender container with lid, and blend for about 3 minutes, until smooth, creamy and slightly thickened. Alternatively, use an immersion blender for about 4 minutes.
Transfer to a container and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Serve as a spread or condiment with your favorite breads, flatbread, sandwiches, or veggie burgers. You can also use it in salad dressings, dips, casseroles, and other recipes that call for “mayonnaise”.
This vegan mayo is great on sandwiches, such as this recipe for Vegan BLTA.

For plant-based recipes that use vegan mayonnaise, check out the following:

Vegan BLTA Sandwich
Toasted Chickpea Sea Salad Sandwiches
Chipotle Black Bean Quinoa Veggie-Burgers

For other how-to cooking guides, check out some of my best:

How to Make Vegan Sour Cream
How to Make Veggie Sushi
How to Make Pear Sauce

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