Tofu Mayonnaise

This quick and easy recipe is delicious replacement for traditional mayonnaise. Use it for your favorite sandwiches, burgers and even as a base for tartar sauce, thousand island dressing and more! This is our favorite version that we use.

A long time ago, in a whole foods grocery store far, far away… I discovered Nayonaise. It was a Vegan product to replace traditional mayonnaise. I was truly delighted because ever since I can remember there was always something about mayonnaise that seem to ‘ill’ me. It wasn’t the taste or texture, perhaps it was the combination of ingredients caused my distaste in such a widely used product. Of course after I married John, I wanted to introduce him to my newfound friend, and it was no where to be found. Turns out the company discontinued making the product. I was a bit taken back, but with John’s encouragement I figured out how to make it and tweak it the way we both could enjoy it.

Traditionally mayonnaise is made with egg yolk, oil and lemon juice. However, sometimes we don’t know what type of oil is used these days. So here’s a recipe that you can make at home.

Ingredient List

  • 1 teaspoon Mediterranean pink salt
  • 2 teaspoons unbleached natural sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup olive or avocado oil (both add different flavors)
  • 1 package silken tofu
  • 3 Tablespoons Lemon juice (Use fresh lemon juice or organic only.)
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • Taste and add extras to your liking.

Directions

  1. Drain and cut tofu into 1 inch cubes.
  2. Add tofu to a blender or food processer of your choice.
  3. Add remaining ingredients
  4. Blend until smooth.
  5. Place in an air tight jar and store in the refrigerator.

Modifications

There are so many modifications that can be added to this recipe to give your sandwiches a unique flare.

For a spicy version, add chipotle pepper and hot paprika power.

For a slightly Asian version– add wasabi and a hint of ginger!

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