Today, I’m sharing a dairy free mayo recipe that’s a lightened up and healthier version of typical mayonnaise. And, it’s vegan!
One of my favorite lunches ever is chicken, tuna, or egg salad. I’m not a huge mayonnaise fan, so normally I use my standard substitute of plain Greek yogurt mixed with Dijon mustard (as seen in my Autumn Chicken Salad, Tuna Salad with a Healthy Twist, and Healthy Deviled Eggs).
This time, I decided to mix it up, just for fun! The challenge: create a heart healthy version of mayonnaise that tastes and looks more like real mayonnaise.
One very messy kitchen and a couple failed attempts later, and I had myself a successful creation and delicious lunch!
The bonus is that the mayonnaise ended up being vegan, too. So, this would be great if you’re vegan and looking to make a tofu or soy protein salad sandwich.
As for me, I stuck with chicken. 🙂
This chicken salad was AWESOME.
In addition to the homemade mayonnaise, I also added in some chopped walnuts and dried cherries. Delicious combination!
Dairy Free Mayo Recipe (Vegan)
This dairy free mayo is simple, tasty, and has some heart healthy fat from the almond milk, avocado, and olive oil.
Vegan Mayonnaise Ingredients
For this recipe, you’ll need almond milk, olive oil, a ripe avocado, dijon mustard, and a few seasonings (garlic powder, salt, and pepper).
To make, combine all ingredients together in a blender. When smooth, place in an airtight container and chill in the fridge. Over time, the mixture will thicken as it cools, and then it’s ready to eat!
You can store the mayo in the fridge for up to 5 days. Enjoy!
- 1/2 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 3 Tablespoons ripe avocado
- 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
- 1/2 tsp. lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- Blend all ingredients together in a blender. When smooth, place in a bowl and chill in the fridge (this will continue to thicken the mixture). Store in the fridge up to 5 days.
Nutrition Facts per serving in case you are interested: 97 calories, 10g total fat (1.4g saturated, 1g polyunsaturated, 7.4g monounsaturated), 0.7g carbs, 0.6g fiber, 73mg sodium, 0.2g protein.
What’s your favorite go-to sandwich or wrap for lunch?
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