Easy Vegan Aquafaba Mayo

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Jar of our homemade vegan mayonnaise recipe

It’s happening: Easy vegan mayo that’s perfectly creamy, thick, and tangy! You can do this.

Oil, aquafaba, brown rice syrup, and other ingredients for homemade vegan mayo

This recipe requires just 5 minutes6 ingredients, and 1-bowl to prepare.

The initial version of this recipe was made with a hand mixer, but I’ve since found that it doesn’t work for everyone, especially depending on the power of your mixer! So I’ve done more testing and now have a safe and effective way to get perfect mayo every time.

Using an immersion blender to make our homemade vegan mayo recipeUsing an immersion blender to emulsify oil with other ingredients for homemade vegan mayo

The base is aquafaba – the liquid/brine leftover in a can of chickpeas – which is blended with apple cider vinegar, brown rice syrup, mustard powder, and sea salt for flavor. Next comes a neutral oil for creaminess and body, which is streamed in while mixing. For oil, we found sunflower to work best, but avocado works too (just produces slightly less thick mayo).

Jar of freshly blended homemade vegan mayonnaise

I hope you all LOVE this mayo! It’s:

Easy to make
& Delicious

This mayo is the beginning of so many wonderful things to come. It’s going to be perfect for aiolissalad dressings, sandwiches, and more. It’s especially perfect on our Vegan BLT!

For more aquafaba recipes, check out our Best Vegan Gluten-Free Cornbread, 1-Bowl Pumpkin Cake, Best Almond Meal Chocolate Chip Cookies (GF), 1-Bowl Ginger Cookies, Peanut Butter Cup Cookies, and Fluffy Vegan Gluten Free Sugar Cookies.

If you try this recipe, let us know how it goes! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag a photo #minimalistbaker on Instagram. Cheers, friends!

Jar filled with a batch of our vegan mayo recipe alongside ingredients used to make it

*6/22/18 Recipe updated for improved method and tips on how to get creamy, thick, tangy mayo every time.

Easy Vegan Aquafaba Mayo

Creamy, tangy vegan mayo made with aquafaba! 5 minutes, 6 ingredients, and 1 bowl required! A delicious and versatile plant-based spread perfect for sandwiches, sauces, dressings, and more!
Author Minimalist Baker
Jar of homemade Vegan Mayo made with aquafaba
4.48 from 151 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8 (2-Tbsp servings)
Course Sauce, Spread
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly No
Does it keep? 2 Weeks


  • 1/4 cup aquafaba (the liquid/brine in a can of cooked chickpeas)
  • 1/4 tsp ground mustard
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1-3 tsp brown rice syrup* (or sub stevia to taste, cane sugar, or OR maple syrup)
  • 3/4-1 cup sunflower oil* (a neutral oil is important here for flavor // avocado also worked well and we've heard canola does, too)


  • Add aquafaba to a tall glass jar along with ground mustard, sea salt, apple cider vinegar, and brown rice syrup. Blend on high with an immersion blender for best results (we haven't had good success with traditional blenders).
  • Measure the oil in a liquid measuring cup. Then, with the immersion blender on its highest speed, slowly stream the oil in over the course of 1-2 minutes. Doing so supports the immersion process.
  • Move the immersion blender up and down to incorporate a little air toward the end. If it's looking too thin, add more oil. The more oil you add, the creamier, thicker, and denser the texture will become. You shouldn't need more than the recommended amount. 
  • Taste and adjust flavor as needed, adding more sweetener of choice for sweetness (keeping in mind maple syrup will make it less thick + fluffy), vinegar for tanginess, salt for saltiness, or ground mustard for mustard flavor. I added a bit more of each. 
  • Use immediately or transfer to a sealed container in the refrigerator until cold - about 4 hours. It will thicken even more in the fridge! Store leftovers in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks (sometimes longer). You'll know it's gone bad when mold has formed. Not freezer friendly. Perfect for sandwiches, dressings, sauces, and more!



*I found stevia, cane sugar, and brown rice syrup to be the best sweeteners, as they don't weigh down the mayo. Maple syrup is an OK alternative, but it can make the mayo runnier.
*Sunflower oil tended to work best here and yielded thicker, creamier mayo. But avocado worked well, too (just slightly less thick).
*Recipe adapted from New York Times.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated with the lesser amount of brown rice syrup.

Nutrition (1 of 8 servings)

Serving: 1 two-Tbsp servings Calories: 186 Carbohydrates: 1 g Protein: 0.1 g Fat: 20.5 g Saturated Fat: 2 g Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.78 g Monounsaturated Fat: 17.12 g Trans Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 75 mg Potassium: 1 mg Fiber: 0 g Sugar: 0.5 g Vitamin A: 0 IU Vitamin C: 0 mg Calcium: 1.35 mg Iron: 0.05 mg

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  1. Sydney says

    I live in a college apartment with minimal kitchen utensils (which is hard for me as a foodie!) – I had aquafaba leftover and wanted to do something with it, but don’t have any electric beaters. Most recipes I’ve made with aquafaba require beating/whipping it, so I needed to find something that didn’t. I searched for an aquafaba tzatziki recipe but couldn’t find any, so I just made this and added dill, lemon zest, and grated cucumber hoping it would turn out. It’s AMAZING!!! This is coming from someone who usually hates mayo and had to make this with a crappy nutribullet instead of an immersion blender. I was worried about not being able to drizzle the oil in slowly, I had to add it in small amounts then blend over & over again but it worked. I’m shocked it turned out so well, I will definitely be using this recipe as a base for vegan tzatziki again! Thanks :)

  2. Sandra says

    I really liked this recipe – I’m a mayo addict! I added a little Indian Black Salt to give it a slight “eggy” hint. I also ended up adding fresh lemon juice as well as the vinegar to make it a bit more tangy. And for kicks, a sprinkle of ground black pepper. Thanks for the recipe!

  3. Ann says

    This is an awesome recipe! So easy! No eggs! I have now made this several times in my Vitamix. I don’t have an immersion blender and was feeling devil-may-care so thought I would try it. It worked! I used the method I perfected making regular egg mayo: whiz all ingredients except for the oil for several seconds on high, then turn it to low and set the variable speed to 4 or 5 and keep it at that level as you drizzle in the oil. Sometimes it’s less thick than others times… but just putting it in the fridge overnight turns it perfectly thick.

    For those having trouble with the mayo not thickening… you really have to set up a super-thin drizzle with the oil. I found it took some practice when I started learning, but it just takes patience. As it starts to thicken you can let get a little freer with your oil stream.

    Regular mayo can “break” – once it gets thick, if you overblend it, it can turn back into liquid. You can bring it back by mixing it a small amount with hot water (1 tsp) or a little more mustard (1/4 tsp) and then drizzle your mixture back in as you did with the oil. I’ve wondered if that works for aquafaba mayo. I want to try it – Julia Child recommends letting your egg mayo break so you can learn to bring it back and not be afraid of it. But… I’m afraid! Do you think it would work?

    Thank you for this and ALL your truly amazing recipes. As a vegan with digestive issues, they have saved me again and again!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Aw, we’re so glad you enjoy our recipes, Ann! We haven’t tried that trick, but it sounds promising! Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. Wendy says

    I love this recipe. I used only 1 tbsp of sugar because otherwise it was too sweet for me, but it was delicious either way. Will keep making it

  5. Kathleen says

    Greetings Dana,
    Thanks for sharing your recipes for these delicious vegan foods! I’m looking forward to trying some of them. However, I have a question.
    Since I am recovering from serious heart issues I, like others in my situation, are strongly advised to eliminate regular table salt, refined sugar, white flour, white rice, nuts, oil (no oil of any kind. No Oil!).

    While I have already replaced salt, sugar, flour and rice with more suitable products I keep running into recipes that include oil. In some cases the oil is simply for sauteing veggies and this I can do with water. In some of your recipes the oil (as well as vegan butter) appears to be an integral ingredient. What are suitable substitutes for these two ingredients?
    Particularly I am interested in substituting oil in this vegan mayo recipe on your website.

    Also, I have found that cannellini beans or navy beans can be substituted for cashews when making “queso”/”cheese” sauces.

  6. Tanya A says

    Hi. Just made this for the second time and something interesting happened. So, I have to admit that I used the water from a tofu package (I had read it was similar to aquafaba). It was working great (thickening, etc) until I hit about 1 cup oil. Then it suddenly went thin. And all the blending in the world didn’t help. So I started oven. This time using garbanzo aquafaba and it worked beautifully. It was very thick at 1/2 c oil so I stopped I didn’t want to risk it turning thin. Just wondering if you had any thoughts.

    The first time I made it (a week ago) it didn’t get this thick until I was almost at a cup. With all that said, I did 1 tsp sugar, 1 Tbsp ACV, 1/2 tsp salt, and the 1/4 tsp mustard powder. It’s perfect!! Love it.

    • Sandi says

      I’ll be darned
      Ngl I didn’t think this would work
      I should have more faith in you by now, haha
      I used turbinado sugar and canola oil–worked like a charm
      I just freakin made mayonnaise and now I feel like I have a new superpower

  7. Olivia says

    I’m very confused. I make this often, and basically all the time it works perfectly (twice it hasn’t worked perfectly, but that’s user error rather than the recipe. It thickened up in the fridge well. And I’m still using the double batch I accidentally made too spicy when doubling the spices). Case in point, I made this when I was in Paris about 3 days ago. I tried to make it now, but it just wouldn’t thicken. I kept adding oil but it still remained liquid. I ended up chucking it down rhe sink. I’m not sure why it wouldn’t thicken??. I used a tall container (brita filter jug), used an immersion blender… everything. The only thing I did was halve the recipe bc I’m only in the South of France for a week, and it won’t last until I come here again. I guesstimated with the ACV etc bc I don’t have cups or measuring spoons (I have a scale) so used a normal teaspoon and wung it, but that shouldn’t have affected anything?? Maybe this is a recipe you can double but not half?? It’s just slightly disappointing, given I usually make this really often and this is the first (and hopefully only) time it fails.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hmm, not sure what may have gone wrong. It could have been the different brands you were using as you’re in a new place? Aquafaba thickness can vary quite a bit between brands. I haven’t tried halving the recipe but that may also have contributed. Next time you can try adding some cream of tartar to help it thicken while blending. Hope that helps!

  8. chrys says

    FINALLY! My search is over after a decade. You have created a vegan mayo recipe that tastes great, has the right consistency, and doesn’t use soy milk, nuts, or processed food. 10 out of 5 stars!!

  9. Paula says

    Hey! I love this recipe, I make it all the time for my hubby who has an allergy to eggs!

    So I wanted to say thank you, and I also have a question-can you freeze this recipe?


  10. Stacey L. says

    I love this recipe. I have made it several times and it turned out perfect each time. I modified the recipe to include garlic powder, no rice syrup, used rice vinegar and a light tasting olive oil. I highly recommend making this mayo – you will not be disappointed.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      It might work! Though it will be more effort and won’t have quite the same flavor. Let us know if you try it!

  11. Brenda says

    I was making chick pea salad and had hardly any veganaise. I googled Aquafaba mayo & up popped Yours. I did sub out coconut syrup and it was absolutely amazing!!!

    • Baylee says

      I will never buy mayo again! I actually use my food processor and just pour the oil in very slowly (takes like 4 minutes), and it’s very thick! I use aldis canola oil and it’s sooo cheap and tastes great! I keep offering to make vegan mayo for my family because it’s so easy!

  12. Liz says

    5/5! I made it in a food processor and used regular white vinegar, regular yellow mustard, veg oil, and agave syrup. I was running out of space in my processor because I doubled the recipe and I used less oil than recommended and it did come out a little more on the liquid-y side but I’m okay with it! Will def make this again (:

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks for sharing, Liz! It should thicken up in the fridge overnight. Hope that helps!

    • Katy Pine says

      Hi! Just wondering if this recipe produces a mayo more like Veganaise/Best Foods/Hellmans type mayo, or more like Miracle Whip “dressing” type mayo?

  13. Aura says

    AMAZING. I love mayo, and it has to be GOOD mayo. I had zero expectations for this recipe but decided to give it a go anyway (not much to lose considering the bean juice would’ve been thrown away). I used 3/4 cup Aldi vegetable oil (read: cheap) and 1/4 cup decent olive. I might never buy an expensive jar of mayo again–vegan or otherwise! (Nearly killed my stick blender in the process, tho.)

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      We’re so glad you enjoyed it, Aura! Thanks so much for the lovely review! Maybe try giving the stick blender a few breaks if it seems to be struggling.

  14. Barbara says

    I made the vegan Mayo yesterday, for the first time. Was excited that I had all the ingredients on hand! It was painless, and the results were great! I have a 1 speed submersion blender, which was fine. I’m not a fan of sweet mayo, so I used only 1 tsp of rice syrup, a little extra mustard. And the full cup of sunflower oil. After tasting, I added more cider vinegar, and add more salt. Your instructions and variations were clear and concise. I appreciate that you use measures, and not weighs too. Found you in a search for mayo. Will follow you on IG or FB. Will try cookies next! I’m not a vegan, just a senior, whose been cooking and baking for over 60 years. Thanks!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for sharing, Barbara! We’re so glad it turned out well and that you found the recipe to be clear! xo

  15. Steven says


    Following the directions, I carefully measured the ingredients. I used 3/4 cup of avocado oil which I added slowly while blending with a Breville immersion blender on high speed. I moved the blender up and down for probably ten minutes. I ended up with a thick liquid but nothing resembling the thickness of mayonnaise. What went wrong?


    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Sorry to hear that was your experience, Steven! It should thicken up more after being in the fridge overnight. But we wonder if maybe the brand of chickpeas/aquafaba wasn’t as good at thickening. We’d suggest trying another brand next time. Hope that helps!

  16. Stephanie says

    Made as instructed and was like thin milk, despite a lot of beating and plunging. Then poured into food processor, which normally makes good mayo, same result and a lot of mess. I then put in the nutri bullet with 2 tablespoons chickpeas and got an acceptable cream. I just cant see this producing a mayonaise texture without additional thickeners.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Stephanie, so strange! Did you make sure to pour the oil in slowly while blending? It should also thicken more once in the fridge.

  17. George says

    I made this today and was really impressed! I don’t have a stick blender, but I used my nutribullet and that seemed to do the trick. I just added a bit of oil, whizzed, added a bit of oil and whizzed until it was good.

    I filmed a video of me following the recipe on my YouTube channel and added a link to this page in the description. Hopefully it’s useful/entertaining if you want to see it being made.

  18. Sharon says

    Awesome! So fast and cheaper than buying vegan mayo at the store. I didn’t have the mustard powder, but turned out great! Next time will add for more flavour. Thanks for the recipe!

  19. Pam says

    Just made mayo. I have used olive oil in the past and added garlic. I found sunflower oil was more mellow and subtle. Didn’t miss garlic. I would normally added sweetness but just a teaspoon of maple syrup made it really yummy. Love that I can get mayo without eggs.
    Also love your work minimalist baker. I have been using your recipes for a long time. Thank you.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      We’re so glad you enjoyed it, Pam! Thanks so much for your kind words and lovely review!

  20. Julie says

    Just made this. It tastes delicious. It is a little bit too liquid for my liking but read in comments that it thickens up in the fridge overnight.

  21. Julia Wilson says

    I changed the recipe a little because I had few of the ingredients listed. Instead of apple cider vinegar, I fresh lemon juice; instead of sugar I added a little agave syrup; and for added thickness I also blended in some of my pre-made yeast extract flavoured polenta!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Julia. We are so glad you enjoyed it! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! Xo

  22. Winona says

    The first time I tried making this mayo I had a little trouble to get it thick enough – though like you said it thickened later in the refrigirator. I didn’t want to add more oil because it was already a load of mayonnaise. Now I made it again and used less aquafaba (only 1/4 or even 1/5 in relation to the oil) and it turned out perfect in just a few seconds of blending! The taste concinved my omnivore parents! Thank you :) Greetings from Germany

    • Heidi Nauertz says

      OK so I had made a vegan mayo before like this and didn’t like the texture. It was thin. So this time I cooked the bean water with 1 TBS corn starch till the starch activated. Then I put in my stand mixer and mixed till double the volume before adding the oil. I did tweak and add in extra spices. Just to get even more flavor. Otherwise it seemed pretty flat on flavor. Extra I added in paprika, garlic powder, and Latic acid since the vinegar didn’t do enough. I also used avocado oil. So maybe the oil was too strong for the acid to shine through with the flavor. The extra of Latic acid balanced it out. Also since I added more acid I did have to up the sugar content. By 2 more tsp . Thank you for the recipe.

  23. Stacy Traver says

    I made this and I like the taste of it. I did not add any sweeteners to it. I also used rice vinegar instead of apple cider vinegar and it taste just like mayonnaise. I will admit, it is not as thick as regular mayonnaise. Maybe I’ll add some more oil.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Stacy, we’re so glad you enjoy it! Did you try refrigerating overnight? That should help it thicken.

      • Stacy Traver says

        Yes I did refrigerate it. But it had the texture of a thick dressing, like Ranch salad dressing. Next time I’ll add more oil.

  24. Joy says

    I too have not been able to find plant-based mayo during this pandemic. After using my last spoonful and wanting to make tofu eggless egg salad, I found this recipe. I just made it and it came out perfectly delicious! The flavor actually reminds me of deviled eggs, one of the things I miss most about being vegan. I followed the recipe exactly and used a scant cup of organic canola oil and just 1/2 t. Vermont maple syrup. Wonderful taste and texture. I’ll never buy store-bought again. I’m not sure why I ever did in the first place! Thank you so much!

  25. Ess says

    I love this recipe. I usually double it and make it every other week. My only issue is that I find it nearly impossible to pour the oil into the jar with the blender going. There’s just not enough room. Maybe it’s the size of my immersion blender or style of my measuring cups. Anyway, I add the oil with the rest of the ingredients and then blend it all together for a few minutes and add more oil if necessary. It always turns out great.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      We’re so glad you enjoy it, Ess! Thanks so much for sharing! We wonder if a wider jar might also help?

    • Cathryn Hutton says

      This is a fantastic recipe. I throw everything into my Nutribullet and it turns out spectacular.

  26. Mel says

    This is soo good!! I used brown sugar instead of syrup and Canola oil instead of sunflower oil because that’s what I have at home. You can barely tell this is vegan!! I havent had the traditional mayo in a long time, but I think this version is a lot better! I had it with some mashed up roasted garlic in a Falafel wrap! So delish!

  27. Caren says

    Hi Dana! I finally took the plunge and made this mayo, it was absolutely delicious; came out perfect. I used maple syrup and a blender. I very, very, very slowly dripped the oil in. Thanks so much for all of your incredible recipes, they always make my vegan cooking exceptional !! Caren

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Caren. We are so glad you enjoyed it! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! Xo

    • Justina says

      I don’t want to sound creepy, but… I’m kinda in love with you right now. This is exactly what I needed. Soy Free Veganaise has been so hard to find, but it’s also really expensive! And this even tastes better, IMO.
      I used the lesser amount of canola oil because that’s what I had, nearly doubled the apple cider vinegar, and just 1 teaspoon of coconut sugar. I guess I prefer my mayo tangy!
      The emulsification hole on my Cuisinart food processor worked perfectly. It’s creamy and evenly blended.
      Thank you so much! You’ve saved me so much frustration and money!

  28. Jeannie says

    This didn’t come out great for me. Quite green as well. Maybe the avocado oil had gone off? I used an emersion blender and followed the instructions quite closely.

  29. Jay says

    Great recipe, very straight forward! I added a bit more salt and omitted the syrup and it turned out great. Thanks for the recipe!

  30. Maeve says

    This is a great recipe and makes a delicious creamy, but light mayo! I left out the syrup and sweeteners altogether as it really doesn’t need it!… and minced a clove of garlic into it to make garlic mayo. Would recommend

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      We’re so glad you enjoyed it, Maeve! Thanks so much for the lovely review!

  31. Michelle says

    YES! I’ve been unable to get veganaise from the supermarket since the pandemic shutdown. This recipe turned out so well and is so economical I doubt I will ever buy pre-made again. I used canola oil and regular sugar (1 tsp was plenty). I also ended up using a total of 2 tsp ac vinegar and a wee bit more salt. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

  32. Özgürcan Erdem says

    I think any sweetener is completely unnecessary. I added only 1 tsp of stevia and now it’s as sugary as a syrup. Thickness and taste seems on point for the rest of it

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi, feel free to omit it if preferred! Pure stevia is very potent, so 1 tsp is a lot of stevia. If using stevia, we recommend subbing to taste. A small pinch should be plenty!

  33. N. Melton says

    I don’t know what I am doing wrong. This recipe isn’t working. It doesn’t get thick at all. Please help.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi, Are you using an immersion blender? Are you making sure to pour the oil slowly? Did you try refrigerating overnight? Hope that helps!

      • N. Melton says

        Thanks for responding. I did use an immersion blender. I may not have poured it slowly enough. When I checked it this morning, after having stored it in the fridge overnight, it did have a good consistency. When I do it again I will use a cup that has a spout for pouring the oil. It was challenging trying to manage the pouring and the blender at the same time.

      • Lisa says

        My hand blender with the whipping attachment worked like a charm! I will never buy mayo again! Thanks so much!

  34. Anthe says

    The recipe is on the bank! My husband and I have been trying on making a vegan mayo for a while but couldn’t do it. This is the recipe we needed!
    It’s creamy, delicious and tastes and looks like mayo! Thank you!!!

  35. Eric says

    Did you recently edit this recipe? I used to make this in my Magic Bullet and it came out perfectly and now it comes out separated and nothing like mayo. I could’ve sworn the recipe used to have different instructions.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Eric, yes we did. Apparently for safety reasons running your nutribullet for a length of time greater than 1-2 minutes can cause the motor to burnout. So, we removed that portion. But if it was working for you without issue, go ahead and use it!

  36. Megan says

    Just made this mayo for the second time. I’m so happy to have found this recipe! I can’t seem to get my hands on Vegenaise these days so being able to make my own is a lifesaver! I used canola oil and a tsp of white sugar and it worked great. Thank you!

  37. joy says

    Mine came out runny but it was so good had put it in the fridge now i was dipping it in my homemade falafel was so good i like it sweet and creamy

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Joy, we’re glad you enjoyed it! Next time, you might want to see if adding the oil more slowly helps make it more thick? Also, it should thicken more once in the fridge overnight.

      • Sophie Bouali says

        I have made this recipe three times now and absolutely love it! This time I doubled the recipe, I was worried but it turned out perfectly! I used canola oil and Dijon mustard instead of mustard powder and didn’t seem to make a difference. I also added black salt for an ‘egg’ taste and it’s SO GOOD! Thank you!

  38. Matt says

    NutriBullet’s Magic Bullet MUST NOT be on for longer than 1 minute otherwise there is a risk of burning out the motor and even of the product exploding and causing serious injury. If adding all of the oil at once the advicehere is to use a Magic Bullet for 4-5 mins on high. DO NOT DO THIS!

  39. Christina George says

    Hello! I made this last night with all specifications except subbed canola oil for sunflower since I did not have it on hand. I only have one speed on my immersion blender. It barely thickened during blending. I figured especially after reading reviews that it would thicken up overnight in the fridge. Sadly, it was still liquid. Any thoughts? Looking forward to working out any kinks since I know it will produce fab results. It is a MB recipe after all ;)

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Christina, did you pour in the oil slowly? If not, we’d recommend trying that next time.

  40. Jenny Jesch says

    I followed this recipe using avocado oil & brown rice syrup and an immersion blender, and while the consistency was nice it just tasted like pure avocado oil. So much so it’s not enjoyable, so I’d recommend using the other Recommended oil.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      So sorry to hear that was your experience, Jenny! What brand of avocado oil did you use? We do find this recipe is best with sunflower oil.

  41. Tahira Akhtar says

    Hi I was wondering what can I use instead of apple cider vinegar? Would any vinegar work or lemon juice perhaps? Hope you can help

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Tahira, we haven’t tried it, but we think white distilled vinegar might work. Let us know if you try it!

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  42. Amanda says

    I used canola oil and rice malt syrup, I was very skeptical as I was pouring the oil in as nothing seemed to be happening but then it suddenly started getting thicker and the end product is amazing! Thank you :)

  43. Marie A Roesler says

    This is wonderful, even though I didn’t have all the exact ingredients on hand! I am so grateful to find it as I ran out of egg-free mayo. I used canola oil, 1.5 tsp simple syrup, and prepared mustard. Still came out FABULOUS and tastes better than the $7 a jar mayo I had been buying. Thank you so much for giving me another way to use aquafaba.

  44. Lizi says

    I’ve been saving some aquafaba in my fridge for future cooking, and today realised I needed mayo and thought I’d give this recipe a go. I’ve never made mayo (vegan or otherwise) and found it fascinating to watch my clear runny ingredients come together to form something thick and white!

    Analysis: having read the comments about sweetness I decided to go for a single tsp of agave nectar, rather than the 1-3 of sweetener that was suggested. It was way way too much! Managed to salvage the end product by adding more aquafaba, more oil, more vinegar, more salt, more mustard- basically more everything to drown the sweetness!

    Conclusion: yes I’d make it again, but with no sweetener involved… I think perhaps dipping a paintbrush in syrup then in the mix will add more than enough sweetness to it :)

  45. Phaedra says

    Outstanding! I modified a lot, but YUM!
    I used no sugar, 1/4tsp dried onion and garlic. I subbed 1.5tsp lemon juice for vinegar and I used avocado oil(3/4cup). I used an immersion blender. Tastes like a lovely aoli. I’m not a vegan but I was having trouble finding mayo in the store and I had these items on hand! I am so grateful for this recipe. Yum!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Phaedra. We are so glad you enjoyed it! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! Xo

    • Persiasblossom says

      Thank you for your feedback. I’m a newbie at observing Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread and I know that vinegar and apple cider vinegar are not acceptable. I will try the lemon juice instead. ?

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Wenda, sorry to hear that was your experience! Would you mind sharing what you disliked about it? We’d love to help troubleshoot, if possible.

  46. Laurah Albert says

    I also did a recipe without the aquafaba and I mixed 3 tbsp of chickpea flour with 3 tbsp water and that worked well, too!

  47. Laurah Albert says

    I made this recipe. I used maple syrup to sweeten and this was disgustingly sweet and tasted nothing like any sort of mayo. Not recommending this recipe!!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      We’re so sorry that was your experience, Laurah! We think the maple syrup probably has a sweeter taste than brown rice syrup, so that could be part of it. We will see if we can make changes to the recipe. To fix this batch, you could make more without any sweetener and mix the two?

      • Laurah Albert says

        Hi, it was definitely the maple syrup. Once I chilled out; I went back in the kitchen and tried again. I boiled down my aquafaba and thickened it and cut out the syrup and used 2 tsp. of organic cane sugar. It turned out so much better!!

  48. Emilie Harvey says

    I have made it. Literally. Without throwing eggs and oil!!

    I used canola and omitted any sugar because I am sugar free. I also added grained mustard, garlic powder and a dash more apple cider vinegar.

    I tasted right away and it was not good. Canola tasted funny. The other day… amazing!! Love love love.

  49. Fi says

    Adapted the recipe slightly to the ingredients available to me (mix of sunflower oil and sustainable red Palm fruit and rapeseed oil, granulated sugar, no mustard powder) and used the magic bullet. First mayo I’ve ever made and the first time I’ve used aquafaba. I LOVE IT! So easy, quick and tasty! I’m going to tell everyone to make it! Thanks :)

  50. keisha says

    I am thrilled to have found this recipe! Although I did change up the flavor profile to fit more of how I have made egg mayo (onion and garlic powders, lemon juice, very little syrup), I can’t believe how beautifully this all worked up with aquafaba. I can’t wait to use this in an unchicken salad soon!

  51. Claire says

    I have just made this, and stopped before washing up to say it’s absolutely delicious. The best mayo I’ve tasted. I used 3/4 cup of light olive oil and 1tsp sugar instead of the syrup. Thanks so much for this recipe.

  52. Marcy says

    I was excited about the using magic bullet for this recipe! My magic bullet was not as excited. I ended up with a hot mess; literally. It was even more liquid than when I started. I left it on for 5 minuted hoping, begging, swearing for it to get thick. It just didn’t happen. It just got hot. To be fare though, I think it is me. I see everyone making mayo and aioli using all these fancy gadgets from stick blenders, to a vitamix, to food processors. When I wasn’t vegan I tried them all and they all failed with the fancy gadgets. I could only get my mayo to turn out with a good ol whisk and bowl. I don’t know why, but that is the only way it has worked for me. Anyways, I had extra aquafaba so I tried again using my whisk, bowl, and muscle. Guess what? It turned out BEAUTIFULLY! It is thick and creamy. Thank you for this recipe. No more store bought vegan mayo! YAY!

  53. Lori P says

    Hi Dana,
    As predicted, you once again steered me in the right direction! This mayo was super easy to make with an immersion blender, and has a great texture. I only had a 1/2 cup of sunflower oil, so I topped that off with avocado oil and used brown rice syrup as a sweetener. It was good as is, but my husband thought it could use a little more flavor. We added some prepared mustard, honey (will probably use all honey next time), a dash of balsamic vinegar, and a dash of onion and garlic powders.

    We used it on breaded tofu sandwiches tonight and it was better than any vegan mayo we’ve purchased.

    Thanks for sharing!

    • kristin says

      Hii i just tried out this recipe today and after letting it chill in the fridge for a few hours, the mixture kind of hardened up. after mixing it the liquid separated from the mass. i used 1/4 cup of coconut oil, and i think thats probably the reason why. do you know any way i can “fix” it?

      • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

        Hi Kristin, ahh yes, it’s definitely because of the coconut oil. We aren’t sure how to fix it as coconut oil is going to harden below about 76 degrees. We’d recommend trying a different oil next time.

  54. Holly says

    Help! I have tried to make this a few times now using a Nutri Ninja and I just can’t seem to get it to thicken, we use SO much mayo I really want an alternative that I can make? X

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Holly, you could try adding to the fridge overnight to see if it thickens. Otherwise, we find that an immersion blender works best for this recipe.

  55. Mel says

    I followed the recipe measurements and at first I thought it was the aquafaba that had a funny taste but then I realized it was the olive oil I used. I used 1/2 cup avocado oil and 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil. I like olive oil so I didn’t think the taste would be a problem but booooyyy can you taste it in mayonnaise. Maybe a teaspoon or two for an accent of flavor but, really, I’d have been better off with all avocado oil. My aquafaba was in the fridge when I made this so it whipped up really fast in my immersion blender cup (*Highly recommend this method!*).

    The thickness was perfect–it was almost to thick to blend! HA! I ended up adding some curry spice and chipotle peppers (to hide the herbal olive oil taste and) make a spicy mayo ;)

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Ahh, yes! Olive oil has a rather pronounced flavor. If using olive oil, we recommend the light version in this recipe.

  56. Elizabeth says

    I was making home made mayo with egg, but felt unsure offering it to others with the raw egg. I like the taste of this vegan mayo even more! The consistency is really what I was going for too.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      About 2 weeks. For future reference, you can find this information in each recipe slightly above the ingredients section. Hope that helps!

  57. Natasha says

    Question.. If I cook my own chickpeas will the aquafaba be the same? I always feel like it’s more runny than what comes out of the can. Thanks!

  58. Sara says

    This is amazing! I needed vegan mayo for a recipe and didn’t have enough and didn’t want to run out so I checked my faithful Minimalist Baker for a quick solution! I had to switch some ingredients out for what I had (agave for stevia, veg oil for canola, and chili powder for mustard powder) even with all these changes this recipe is perfect!!! I will definitely be doing this from now on instead of buying veganaise! Thanks!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Aw, thanks so much for the lovely review, Sara. We are so glad you enjoyed it! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! Xo

  59. Rebecca says

    Delicious! I used half olive and half canola oil (all I had), and while it DEFINITELY tastes olivey, I love it. I also used lemon rather than vinegar and skipped the sweetener. It’s just perfect.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review and for sharing your modifications, Rebecca. We are so glad you enjoyed it! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! Xo

  60. Cindy Sockol says

    Dana, this is by far the yummiest vegan mayo! Background on venturing to make this: I was devastated when Trader Joe’s took their mayo off the shelves. I had made regular mayo before and it wasn’t easy for me. I tried a few vegan recipes and somehow the taste I was looking for wasn’t there. But your recipe is so easy! And then…delicious!! Wow! I make it on a regular basis now, for my own salad dressings, sandwiches, and potato salad. (I did cut down the syrup sweetener; didn’t want it a Miracle Whip flavor.) True to many other recipes of yours that I’ve tried, online or book (I have your Everyday Cooking cookbook), they are so do-able and yummy! Thank you!! ~Cindy

  61. Victoria says

    Whipped up easily. All ingredients are staples in most kitchens. Tasty. I used 3/4 cup oil and added a little more vinegar and a touch of olive oil for taste. A little thin, but I hope it thickens in the refrigerator.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks for sharing, Victoria! Let us know if it thickens for you- it should in the fridge. Also, next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! Xo

  62. Marianne Racine-Laberge says

    I did this recipe tonight: After reading the comments, I refrigerated the 3/4 cup canola oil+aquafaba 2 hours before use. I don’t have a tall glass container but I thought what about my shaker?! It emulsified like a real mayo! Plus, being a French Canadian myself, I used 1/2 teaspoon maple syrup. I’m doing a vegan Caesar salad and this will be my dressing. It tastes GREAT!!! Good luck to all the minimalist bakers out there: you got this!!!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review and sharing your technique, Marianne. We are so glad you enjoyed it! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! Xo

  63. Toni says

    This was my first time making mayo and it was unbelievably easy and there weren’t a bunch of dishes to clean afterwards! I didn’t have any strong feelings about mayo, I followed the recipe with a few exceptions. I used canola oil because it is cheapest of the oils I had on hand and I only expected to use 1/4 of the recipe. I didn’t have brown rice syrup so I used maple which meant increasing the ACV to a full Tbsp.

    OMG it was good! I’m not a fan of the “aise” so I was pleasantly surprised. I even added some to my sandwiches which is something I never do. The only issue I had was that it came out a little thin. But that was my fault because I was too lazy to use the taller container and didn’t blend long enough for it to really thicken.

    Thank you for another great recipe! ?

  64. Nicole says

    Tried this instead of my usual recipe and it’s terrible. Super runny and can’t get it to thicken up despite adding more oil.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Nicole, so sorry to hear that was your experience! Did you try letting it refrigerate overnight? Some other readers mentioned that solving the problem.

    • Toni says

      Hi Nicole.

      Did you try drizzling in the oil slowly as you blend? Also, I find that the thin texture had more to do with the blending time and blending container. The measuring cup I used was wider and shorter than I should have used. I could’ve made it thicker with an extra 30 seconds of blending, but I was 5 seconds from making a mess so I stopped. The final texture was somewhere between yogurt and Greek yogurt.

      Good luck!

    • Cady says

      Oil MUST be added by the drop full until fully incorporated before adding more. Oil added too fast stays runny no matter how much you blend it. It just can’t incorporate the oil to the water.

  65. Peggy says

    I left out the sweetener and love the taste; more like real mayo. I had the same issue as others mentioned…could not get it to thicken. After leaving it in the frig overnight it whipped up immediately. It’s delicious and beautiful! Used sunflower and avocado oil mix (didn’t hv enough of either) and used the dry blender on my vita mix. Love this and will make it again. Can’t believe how GOOD it is…and from something I usually drain off/throw away!!

  66. Lynn says

    I made this recently, using sunflower oil and brown rice syrup. It was beautiful to look at, creamy and thick like mayonnaise but the taste was just meh……. I’ll have to find my old recipe for vegan mayonnaise and see how that compares. This was okay in a tomato and lettuce sandwich but I don’t think it would be very good as a dressing.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Lynn, sorry to hear it wasn’t quite what you were hoping for! Feel free to modify based on your preferences- more sweetener of choice for sweetness, vinegar for tanginess, salt for saltiness, or ground mustard for mustard flavor.

  67. Sarah says

    This came together so quickly and turned out smashing! I think it’d be a great base for some flavor mayos like chipotle mayo or pesto mayo.

  68. Barbara says

    First time I’ve tried making mayonnaise, never mind vegan mayo! I just used a standard hand held electric mixer and it worked beautifully!

    I used just the tiniest pinch of stevia – probably about 5 grains and that’s spot on for my tastes. I stopped at three-quarters of a cup of sunflower oil which has made a slightly loose mayo (compared to Hellman’s for instance) but it’s in a little jar in the fridge so I’m thinking by the time it chills it’ll be just about perfect.

    Much easier than I thought it would be!

  69. Tara says

    O…..M……G!!! I can’t tell you how excited I am!!! I’m newly vegan and even though I can do without mayo on sandwiches, there are some recipes I need a vegan version for and this is PERFECT!! Thank you so much!!

  70. Dee says

    This recipe has worked 100% perfectly for me every time I’ve used it (every couple week or so), except for the first time! That was really runny and ended up being tossed. I’m not sure if it’s because the chickpeas I used or what. The second time I made it, I did it carefully and it was thick – but SWEET!!! Like miracle whip, which no one in my family enjoys. We still used it with some sriracha though, and it was edible. I know some love miracle whip – so that might be a good thing, but we enjoy non-sweet, tangy mayo. Here’s what I do to make it thick and tangy every time:

    1 cup canola oil
    1/4 c aquafaba*
    2 tsp apple cider vinegar
    1/2 tsp sugar (white)
    1/2 tsp mustard powder
    1/4+1/8 tsp regular ol’ salt

    I literally dump everything into a pint size mason jar…no slowly, just a literal DUMP…and use my immersion blender and it’s ready in about 30 seconds! NEVER have issues with firming it up.

    *I even started freezing aquafaba in 1/4 cup portions, and I simply heat it in the microwave and even use it *hot* straight from the microwave, and never have problems.

    Hope that helps someone!


    And thank you for this (base) recipe, because it’s saved my family a ton! We don’t often eat mayo, but it really comes in handy for a fast ranch dressing, sriracha mayo for sushi bowls, or chickpea salad sammys!!

    • Lauren says

      Thanks for this recipe. I love love love it! You’ve saved me some serious dough on mayo not to mention saving more mayo jars from being made. I used aquafaba from cooking beans not from a can and I cooked it down first. Two things I learned:
      1. When I tried to make it in my Ninja blender the blender heated up the ingredients causing the aquafaba to liquify and the mayo not to come together.
      2. BUT! I don’t give up very easily. I started over, drizzled the oil, and used a stand mixer on 6-8. It came together beautifully in about 5 minutes.

      Thanks again!

  71. Erica says

    Like a lot of people here mine was sort of runny, but adding more oil and letting it refrigerate helped. It tastes great and works well on sandwiches, and I don’t mind it being a bit thinner anyway. I used Bi-Lo store brand but I think the aquafaba from homemade beans might work better.

  72. Elena Papagavriel says

    I made this recipe using rapeseed oil. It turned out very tasty, but very runny. In your picture it looks thicker. Is it the oil I used?

  73. kate skwire says

    It didn’t work :( I followed the recipe after failing twice with Miyoko’s recipe. I read all the comments and took others’ experiences into account. It never got thick. I tried putting it back in the blender this morning after it had chilled all night as some folks had success with it thickening that way but no such luck here. Really bummed.

      • kate skwire says

        Hi Dana,
        I used the Shop Rite house brand organic chick peas and organic sunflower oil (La Tourangelle brand). I’ve decided since I already threw away the 2 failed mayos trying Miyoko’s recipe, I’ll just use this as a base for ranch or ceasar dressing since it’s more of a dressing consistency.

        • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

          OK. I’m not familiar with those brands, but they should’ve worked. One potential is that your chickpea aquafaba was too runny? It needs to be opaque and starchy to whip!

  74. Sheila says

    I really enjoyed this recipe and as you said…when using maple syrup it can be a bit runny,but it was perfect to my liking. Great Mayo Recipe!!!

  75. Catherine Marriott says

    It never emulsified. I have a question though – is mustard powder the same as ground mustard? Halfway through I added a 1/4 teaspoon of mustard just to be sure, as I worried that was the issue. But that didn’t make any difference.
    The other thing was my stick blender. I have a new kitchen aid stick blender, which is nowhere near as powerful as my old blender, so maybe there was not enough mixing?
    I used stevia instead of rice syrup and I have to say it made it sickly sweet. As I didn’t like the taste, I tipped mine down the drain and decided not to give it another go. This is a shame as I was making this for a cooking assignment to show my tutor you can make mayonnaise without eggs, but for now I will have to just use a commercial bought mayonnaise and maybe try another recipe without sugar in the future.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Catherine, we’re sorry to hear that was your experience! Mustard powder and ground mustard are the same thing. Stevia can definitely be overpowering if you use too much, so we recommend going slowly and taste testing if you are subbing it in recipes. For the emulsification issue, it sounds like something went wrong. Perhaps the modification or the new blender? Better luck next time!

  76. Valerie Cameron says

    I made this recipe a year ago because of an egg allergy, and it was perfect. I’ve attempted it again for a vegan granddaughter. First I used the blender, then the emulsifier, then the electric mixer with no luck. The bowl was chilled as well as the liquid. What might be wrong this time that the vegan mayo is not thickening?

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Valerie, hmm, that’s strange! Did you make any changes this time? Were any of your ingredients cold last time and not this time? Some readers have reported that letting it sit overnight in the fridge and then blending the next day was helpful. Let us know how that goes!

  77. Cindy Sockol says

    Thank you again, Dana, for a superb recipe!! After Trader Joe’s vegan mayo disappeared from the shelves, I looked for a recipe. (desperate!) I tried one recipe but the flavor was lacking. Then I tried yours. (yay!) I’m using a Ninja blender and at first it was soupy after 4-5 min. (What did I do wrong?) It even started separating as it sat. (hmmm…) So I decided to blend it once more, stick it in the fridge and hope it would thicken. Back to the Ninja, and after only 19 seconds–voila! There it was like magic! (wow!) Beautiful thick mayo! and so yummy! I can count on your recipes to be the best! Thank you again!

  78. Andy says

    Finally a mayo recipe that doesnt call for some sort of bean (tofu) or nut ? I used to make traditional mayo at home at least once a week before going vegan, because it’s def my favorite dressing, but tofu or nuts are too expensive to keep this up and store bought vegan mayo isnt yet available in my country, so you can imagine how excited I am to try this out *-*

    Besides, it’s perfect for one of the venezuelan traditional christmas dishes, the “ensalada de gallina” (chicken salad). It calls for pulled chicken, green beans and carrots, potatoes and mayo. I’ve succesfully replaced the pulled chicken with some pulled oyster mushrooms, but hadn’t had much luck with the mayo so far. But I think this is exactly what I’ve been looking for!!! I promised myself I would veganize as many venezuelan traditional dishes as I could this christmas, to show my family it’s totally possible and have them try a more sustainable way of life; thank you so so much for helping out on this goal!!!

  79. Tami says

    Great recipe! Ive made it twice now. Once with canola but since I didnt have enough oil it came out runny. Decided to try again with light tasting olive oil. Put it in my regular blender with room temp ingredients. The mayo got so thick it almost wouldnt blend the last bit of oil…might have been a little over zealous on the slow pour. ;-) Sweetened up nicely with agave too. I’m using it for everything I used the $6 store bought vegan mayo and its perfect! Super excited to have another good use for all my aquafaba too. Thanks.

  80. Daniel Olsen says

    With sugar added, this sounds closer to miracle whip than mayo. If I leave the sugar out will it work and be closer to a Hellman’s type mayo? Thanks

  81. Grace says

    I started making this yesterday with what I had on hand, so a few ingredient substitutions took place, in that I used the listed ingredients but substituted an olive and canola oil blend for the base, maple syrup as the sweetener, and coconut vinegar rather than apple cider vinegar.
    I used a magic bullet type blender, and initially I was really disappointed, as no emulsification was taking place. I put it in the fridge overnight, this morning it had further separated into three distinct layers. I tried blending it again and it immediately emulsified and turned into a proper mayo. I think the main thing was having all the ingredients chilled in the fridge before hand, maybe this is unique to olive and canola oil? I’m very happy with the end results though!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hmm, not that we known of. We did test an oil-free mayo with eggplant but it didn’t work out. The next closest thing would be silken tofu or soaked cashews.

  82. Heather says

    I thought I had failed at this recipe, because even following the immersion blender method directions carefully, it never got thicker than melted ice cream, despite whipping it for about ten minutes! Not terrible since I was using it for coleslaw anyway, which turned out tasting well.

    But then it turned out that my leftover mayo was firm the next day! I think it had gotten too hot with all my mixing, and needed to chill to solidify. So there must be a sweet spot of whipping it enough, but not too much, and somehow I missed that spot.

    The mayo tastes good. I’ve used it for tuna salad and it’s really good! I opted for 1 teas. maple syrup and used avocado oil. It is brilliant to use auqufaba in this way!!!

  83. Emily says

    Very easy recipe! I used canola oil and cane sugar. It emulsified just fine after adding 3/4 cup of oil–slowly drizzled while using an immersion blender and a mason jar. The first taste after the initial emulsion reminded me of Japanese Kewpie mayonnaise. I think if you added hondashi powder or a touch of regular/veg fish sauce it would replicate it pretty well! After adding more vinegar, salt, and mustard, it still was a bit unbalanced for my taste but it was easily fixed with a dash of garlic powder. Really good! I am looking forward to how it sets up in the fridge!

    Thanks for all the great recipes, too. You’re making my transition to a more plant-based diet easy and fun! :)

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for your kind words and for sharing your experience, Emily! We are so glad you enjoyed it! xo

  84. Christine says

    My son is vegan and I wanted to make potato salad so was looking for a recipe like this. I don’t have an immersion blender but I do have a Ninja with individual blender cups. So I decided to give it a whirl. I used canola oil and regular sugar. Didn’t read the recipe right and threw all the ingredients in at once and blended like crazy but it didn’t mix well. As it was late in the evening I put it all in the fridge and went to bed. Next morning it was separated but I gave it a try and almost immediately it emulsified and made the most delicious mayo! Yeah!! Love it!

  85. Hailey says

    I was super skeptic at that I could find a valid mayo replacement and thought I could at least use this in other recipes that called for mayo, rather than eat it on its own. We did a taste test with my in-laws between real mayo and this recipe, and everyone, vegans and non vegans alike, preferred this recipe. And it actually tastes like mayo.

    We make this weekly now, it lasts about 2 days on average. It’s super easy to make (fail proof even), and comes together in less than 5 minutes. We have used both sunflower oil and avocado oil, the biggest difference is the colour at the end (sunflower being more “true white”). 3/4 cup is often enough, I find the closer to 1 cup you get the harder it is to keep it immersed.

    Thanks for the great recipe!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Hailey. We are so glad you and your family enjoy it! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! Xo

  86. Sarah Newcombe says

    I should also note I used a milkshake maker and it worked great. I put an ice pack under the cup while preparing because it tends to get warm fast and it thickened up quickly.

  87. Sarah Newcombe says

    Just made this for the first time. Got all done and tasted it. Presto! It’s mayo! And good! Thank you so much for enabling my fledgling veganism!

  88. Larissa says

    Great basic recipe. Easy to make and adjustable to every taste. Tastes amazing with garlic powder/fresh garlic and a pinch of kala namak salt.

  89. MJN says

    I just made this vegan mayo with a stick blender, only substituting the aquafaba from canned chickpeas canned cannellini beans. It’s quick and easy to make and worked exactly as described. The mayo is rich, creamy and tastes better than standard mayonnaise. This batch will be spread on a black bean burger with sriracha, cucumber, coriander, avocado, alfalfa sprouts and cos – yum!

  90. Beth C says

    This mayo is completely magical! Next time I will use a little less sweetener than I did even this time (I used a little shy of a Tablespoon) and made it in my Magic Bullet blender, and it it creamy and incredible! My picky eight year old is loving it with his romanesco broccoli right now! :) Thanks so much!

  91. Erika says

    I only have a regular blender and the first time I made this it was a little runny. The second time it was impossibly runny even after more than double the time in the blender, but I’m SO glad I did not give up. I put the whole blender in the refrigerator and tried again once all the ingredients were cold and it was a totally different experience. It whipped right up in under three minutes. Because my blender pitcher is large (Ninja Pro) I doubled the recipe so the blades could better reach the ingredients, which meant I had a lot to use up. I was very careful not to let anything contaminate what was in the jar (clean spoons/knives only) and mine lasted for a couple of months and never smelled amiss. Thanks so much for a perfect vegan mayo!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review and for sharing your tricks, Erika. We are so glad you enjoyed it! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! xo

  92. Leigh says

    Your vegan mayo is the best, better tasting & more economical than store brands! I did have to modify by using canola oil and stevia because I live in a rural area that unfortunately doesn’t offer a very wide variety at the marker. It’s hard to imagine this tasting any better. Thanks for sharing your delicious recipes with us?

  93. Leslie says

    This turned out great! I used canola oil and no sweetener.

    I had a problem at first that I hope I can help someone else by sharing.

    I tripled the amounts of everything to match the amount of aquafaba in the can and added the oil very slowly (probably close to 5 min), which caused the immersion blender and everything else to get quite warm. It emulsified for a few glorious seconds then suddenly turned back into liquid and nothing I did (cooling things down, using the vitamix…) would make it thicken again. I put it in the fridge overnight and tried it one more time with the immersion blender. It emulsified immediately and beautifully!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks for the lovely review and for sharing your discovery, Leslie! So glad you enjoy it!

  94. Misty says

    Beautiful creamy texture and tastes delicious. Best egg free mayo ever!!! I used Avo oil so it came out yellow. Also I did not add the sugar or mustard, instead flavoured with some garlic powder and a dash of oil from an anchovy jar.

  95. Warren Bradley says

    I wouldn’t exactly call it a mayo, mine turned out more like a viscous vinaigrette. Mind you, I had 2 cans of liquid to use, so I doubled everything. I also used real mustard, (not powdered). It is a tasty little dressing though – I’ll be using it on potato salad & other things – since I clearly have a lot ! ? A few warnings: it seems to double in size (so make sure you use the appropriate size container/bowl), and it took me forever to whip (using a hand-held electric mixer). About 30 minutes or more.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Warren, Sorry to hear it didn’t thicken for you. What type of hand held mixer did you use? It sounds like either doubling the amount or the power of the mixer might have been an issue.

  96. Brittany says

    I made this recipe last night and it turned out wonderfully. I used avocado oil instead of sunflower oil and used 1/2 tsp of dijon mustard instead of ground mustard (it’s what I had on hand!). Also, was a bit nervous about not using an immersion blender and just using my Ninja blender but it turned out just fine…a little less thick than normal mayo, but same taste. Used it to make some vegan potato salad :)

  97. Brenda says

    This came out so nice and creamy! I used right between 3/4 cup and a cup of canola oil…my homemade aquafaba was just right (I make a huge thing of hummus every week.)

    I didn’t tweak any of the amounts of any of the ingredients…suuuuper creamy is what I wanted for a nice base creamy flavor for potato salad with herbs and whatever else. Yum!

  98. Francine says

    Hello! I am on a ketogenic diet and don’t eat legumes (chick peas, etc..). Any suggestion to replace 1/4 cup of aquafaba?

    Thank you

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Francine, the aquafaba is pretty key in this recipe- it is what allows the mayo to thicken. For something similar, you could try the aioli in this recipe and omit sriracha and spices. Hope that helps!

  99. Annie Zavadil says

    Hello! This looks great but would make a lot of mayo!! Does it keep in the fridge for a while?
    Thank you!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Annie, we find that it keeps at least 2 weeks, sometimes longer! You could also try making a smaller amount, but it may be difficult for the immersion blender to work properly. Let us know if you give it a try!

  100. Milena says

    I have never made regular mayonnaise, but remember my mother really struggling with it! Needless to say, I was a little concerned to try and make it without eggs, BUT!
    I made this, it was sooo easy, I used a mix of Rapeseed and Groundnut oil – only because I didn’t quite have enough of either, or any avocado oil.
    The verdict: A-Ma-Zing! It didn’t take the full amount of oil given in the recipe, I was struggling to move the mixer up/down, it was lovely and thick!
    I didn’t add my cream of tartar. I used a teaspoon of grainy mustard in lieu of mustard powder. And I reduced the sugar to 1tsp and the vinegar to 2 tsp. I used immersion blender and a cup which just about fits it, not a wide bowl.
    I used chilled aquafaba, wonder if that made it easier. But the oils were room temperature.
    It tastes light and airy, I will use full amount of vinegar next time, or even add lemon juice, I prefer more acidity.
    Oh, it took 30 min and I was just uncertain about the process and procrastinated a bit: next time it will be about 10 min.

  101. Wendy says

    I chose this recipe because of the lack of soy. I made it in a blender. It turned out amazing! I added lemon juice for a bit more zip. Super cost effective and easy to do. Thank you so much for this! Made my egg-free life that much better.

  102. Linda says

    Love the info about aquafaba! I’ve been looking for a vegan mayonnaise, preferable one that is oil-free. Have you experimented with that?

  103. Hangry MC says

    I used a vitamix. It’s delicious. A little sweet compared to veganaise and just mayo. Used both safflower oil and olive oil. I highly recommend it.

  104. Jess says

    I did it but skipping the sugar part . i have to say it tastes like “regular” mayo
    I love it but i think im going to stay with the tofu mayo because its a little to oily for me
    Anywayss love your blog !

  105. Stephanie Jane (Literary Flits) says

    I just made this with French colza oil (rapeseed/canola) and a tsp of premade dijon mustard. All other ingredients the same and it worked brilliantly. I was a little worried that the aquafaba has turned beige from being a couple of days in the friedge so the mayo would look unappetizing, but its come out a delicate creamy yellow colour and tastes delicious.

    New potatoes salad for lunch ;-)

  106. henderson.gk@gmail.com says

    I don’t eat a vegan diet, but I eat chickpeas a lot and had never tried using the aquafaba, so I made this out of curiosity. I loved it! It was a little sweet for my taste, but that can easily be remedied the next time I make it. I needed a quick lunch today and chopped up a hard boiled egg, added some of this mayo and a touch of curry powder, plus salt & pepper. Ate it on a crispbread. Of course, not vegan, but it was excellent anyway!

  107. Lisa says

    I too found this made as stated too sweet, it reminded me of the miracle whip my grandma alway used . I was able to balance it with lemon juice, Dijon, and additional sea salt and it was much better!
    I prefer cooking dried chickpeas that I have soaked overnight in a brine to canned. I always store my chickpeas in the water they’ve cooked in and use it as stock in recipes and now I have another use for the aquafaba.
    I used avocado oil and the immersion blender and it worked well. Thanks Dana for a great recipe!

  108. Anna says

    It works. Real good gentle mayonnaise.
    When started to add water ,first all was liquid, and I thought that it will not work. And I moved hand mixer up and down, and the ingredients turned into mayonnaise. Thank you

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for sharing! We are so glad you enjoyed it! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! xo

  109. Mira says

    As written, this was not good. It was so sweet.

    My recommendation is to either quarter the amount of sweetener or skip it entirely unless you want mayo that tastes like a dessert topping. For real, it’s sickly sweet as written.

    For people having trouble with it actually creaming, I have a fail-proof tip! After adding the oil, blend for 30 seconds and then pop in the fridge for at least 2 hours. Then blend it again. It takes mine less than a minute to come together after that. I make mine in a Ninja Kitchen system but have also done this with a regular blender and even a food processor.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Mira, thanks for sharing your tip! Sorry to hear this was too sweet for you- we found that the sweetness in this recipe helped to balance out the tanginess of the vinegar, but you are certainly welcome to omit!

  110. hannah says

    Seriously life changing! I have mast cell disease and most food is a major trigger. I made a lot of subs and this recipe was so forgiving. I react to to mustard, vinegar and rice syrup, so I ONLY used:

    vitamin C powder (for tanginess instead of mustard)
    flax oil (only oil I tolerate, it made the flavor a little flax, but not too bad)

    I followed the directions for making and it still turned out perfect! So excited to have mayo and all the things that can be made from it (RANCH!!!! with a billion substitutes, but still!!!!) back in my life. Thank you!!!!!

  111. JO ANN says

    I didn’t know you could make so many great recipes with chickpeas .I’m going to try mayonnaise recipe it sounds simple

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Marcela, we haven’t tried that and aren’t sure how it would work! It sounds like maybe the oil isn’t the right consistency to thicken. We would recommend sunflower or avocado oil for best results.

  112. Ranée @ Arabian Knits says

    Is the brown rice syrup necessary, or is it a flavor element? We tend to prefer mayonnaise without any sweetener, but I wanted to make sure it wasn’t necessary for stability before leaving it out.

  113. Brooke says

    I’m so glad I read some comments and gave this recipe a second go. Using the ninja was a fail but giving it a go with the stick blender was success ! So excited to have a sauce for my wheat egg dairy allergy toddler to enjoy, and me ?

  114. Aleksandra says

    I left a comment yesterday saying this recipe does not work. I used both ninja and magic bullet and didn’t get the results I hoped. However the taste really reminded me of regular mayo so I slept on it and decided to give it one more try using regular blender and oh my goodness am I happy that I didn’t give up! It’s fantastic. Less work than using ninja or bullet. Thank you so much for this recipe! I will never look back!

  115. Aleksandra says

    This recipe does not work. I used both ninja and magic bullet and no matter how long I blended it wouldn’t turn into cream. It remained liquid. Flavor wise yes it does smell and taste similar to regular mayo but it wouldn’t turn into cream. I’m very disappointed because I was very much looking forward to making my own vegan mayo.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Sorry to hear it didn’t work out for you! We find that this recipe works best with an immersion blender, but we did have success using a magic bullet. Sometimes certain brands of chickpeas/garbanzo beans can be finicky when making aquafaba. We have had the most success with Whole Foods brand canned garbanzo beans. Hope that helps!

      • Aleksandra says

        I left an updated comment but it looks like it was removed. I was really bothered that my two attempts didn’t work so after sleeping on it I decided to try one more time and was extremely pleased to find out that using a regular blender does the trick. The mayo came out super creamy and delicious. Even though yesterday it was too liquidy it had great flavor which is why I had to try for the third time! Really amazing recipe. I’m glad I’m not a quitter! Thank you!

  116. Kimberly says

    I am soooo appreciative to have this recipe! I tried it. LOVE it! The consistency is perfect. The flavor is more like Miracle Whip (I prefer Hellman’s flavor), however I can most certainly learn to love it. I used maple syrup. I used canola oil. I also added a bit more salt. I made one batch using ACV. I made a second batch using red wine vinegar. Both are tasty.
    Thank you, again, for sharing. I am growing weary trying to find vegan mayonnaise & paying premium prices, here in rural Arkansas, USA. I have tried other recipes that are strictly oil based, and they always come out too thin & tasting predominantly like oil. Apparently, the aquafaba is the trick to fluffy, creamy consistency.
    I will be sharing this recipe with all my vegan friends & family. :)

  117. Christine says

    Raw apple cider vinegar made this recipe bitter so I added extra honey and it was fine. I would use regular apple cider vinegar next time.

  118. Elaina Tosoff says

    My mother told me about aquafaba mayo recently, so I was excited to trying making it. The recipe she used was in a cookbook she has so I found this one on the internet. It is really not at all the same. I am so disappointed. It’s so bad it’s going in the trash. I used 1/2 the amount of sugar needed, but it was still awful. I don’t know why there is sugar in this recipe, it completely ruined the sauce.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Elaina, sorry to hear that this recipe didn’t turn out for you. We found that the sweetness in this recipe helped to balance out the tanginess of the vinegar. Is it possible that you used apple cider instead of apple cider vinegar?

      • Andy says

        Ok, update, I just made it. THIS IS THE MOST AMAZING THING EVER CREATED!!!! My mayo-making non-vegan family is so amazed, my mom insisted on making a batch herself so she could learn!! Here we are enjoying it :D thank you so very much

  119. connie plunkett says

    Hi! LOVE your recipes!
    This mayo is a creamy dreamy mayo – I used AVOCADO oil and it worked beautifully – do have a question:
    No matter what oil is used, I’m getting a far different calorie profile –
    it seem to make one cup = 16T
    3/4C oil is at least 1450 cals – so wouldn’t each T be at least 90?
    And a 2T serving 180, not 94?
    I STILL LOVE it, but trying to track my calories/fat!
    Thank you!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Connie, so glad you like this recipe! Thanks for catching this error and letting us know! It looks like the nutrition info was input incorrectly, but it has now been updated. Thanks again!

  120. Tiffany Brooks says

    Just made this, very nice, exceeded my expectations actually, I Used dijon mustard, and doubled the recipe before i read the shelf life, but as it is so very lovely, I think it might just all get eaten!

    • kath says

      Add a couple drops of rosemary extract to extend shelf like. This is what many commercial producers are doing.

  121. Sheila says

    I added less than the suggested amount of sweetener and was overwhelmed by the sweetness. In my experience of making non vegan aioli s(sorry but I’m a 25 year kitchen vet) I’ve never used a sweetener in my mayo/aioli recipes but I thought perhaps the sweet was to combat be beanyness? Anywho, I’m just wondering why the sweetener is suggested at all because imo it is not necessary.

  122. Jen says

    I made this in a food blender on full speed but it unfortunately came out really runny. I added more oil which didn’t make any difference. Does anyone have any helpful suggestions why this may be please before I try again.

  123. Terri Ward says

    I used my Oscar food processor rather than my immersion blender and poured the avocado oil in slowly. I used honey for sweetener and was shocked when I removed the lid as to how much it looked and tasted like mayo. Actually, I don’t care for real mayo and think this tastes better. Next time, I will only use half as much honey because I don’t think it needed a whole tablespoon. I used it to make a delicious tartar sauce and ended up using quite a bit of brine to give it enough tartness.

  124. Heather says

    I just made this using Safflower oil, b/c I couldn’t find Sunflower oil at my local store. And I didn’t use any sweetener either b/c I couldn’t find brown rice syrup and I’m not a fan of the taste of Stevia. It turned out really good. Kind of tart, but I prefer it that way. Currently chilling in the fridge. Thanks for the recipe.

  125. Jennifer says

    I just tried to make this following the magic bullet instructions. I used a vitamix blender. It did not work at all. It stayed completely liquid. I have reviewed other recipes online now which state that you should blend with a vitamix on low not on high.

    • connie plunkett says

      i fired up my vitamix on low to start then added oil gradually and increased speed – it worked beautifully – I also commented on a similar post below that the brine thickness may vary from brand to brand? I used Eden Organics no sodium FYI

  126. Megan says

    Thank you for this recipe! I made this over the holidays and everyone loved it. My non-vegan parents and friends all said it was delicious. One friend even went out and bought all the ingredients right away to make it himself – and he’s not vegan. It’s that good. I served it on vegan burgers with all the fixings and it was soooo satisfying.

  127. Brenda Brewer says

    I made this and I added kala namak indian salt (eggy flavor) instead of regular salt and it tastes EXACTLY like regular mayonnaise. Score!

  128. Lesley says

    Made this yesterday as had a vegan friend round for BBQ. Incredibly easy to make and tasted really lovely. Reminds me a bit of Heinz Salad Cream from the UK. The non vegans really enjoyed it too. Shall definitely be making it again. Thanks so much for the recipe.

  129. Andrea says

    This recipe sounds great! I’ve made a few vegan mayo recipes and they have failed.
    I’m just wondering if the aquafaba needs to be refrigerated first? I know it does in a lot of other recipes.
    Thank you ?

  130. Ariana and Paulo says

    Awesome recipe! Made a few tweaks:
    We used cold pressed sunflower oil instead of the hydrogenated one.
    Used Kombucha vinegar for more probiotics and a bit of lacto fermentation.
    No mustard for a flat mayo flavor.
    And white beans aquafaba instead of the chickpeas one.
    The result was just perfect!
    All the proportions in the recipe are very accurate.

  131. Katherine Captain says

    This was delicious. I used an immersion blender and only had olive oil, but I still loved the taste.
    It was a quick and easy recipe and I can’t wait to test it out on chick pea “tuna” salad.
    Thank you!!! Amazing.

  132. JC Olivier says

    I used organic unflavoured MCT oil for this recipe and added just a little more ACV and a drop of stevia in stead of the brown rice syrup, it turned out AMAZING. The added health benefits of MCT vice vegetable oil made me want to put this on everything, so I did.

  133. Erato says

    I just tried this and failed miserably…. the result was a runny liquid. I had some leftover aquafaba, so out of curiosity I tried blending that and nothing happened. Mystery solved. Apparently, not all aquafaba is created equal. Good to know. I’ll test it first next time.

  134. Ira says

    I made it yesterday and I need to say that I love it. I had to modify it a bit – grapeseed oil, Dijon mustard (added twice based on the taste I like), and agave syrop and used blendtec blender (wisk option). Thanks for sharing this recipe and keeping you readers healthy :))

  135. Ira says

    I made it yesterday and I need to say that I love it. I had to modify it a bit – grapeseed oil, Dijon mustard (added twice based on the taste I like) and used blendtec blender (wisk option). Thanks for sharing this recipe and keeping you readers healthy :))

  136. Edward Smith says


    I was disappointed your vegan mayo recipe contains oil which has no nutritive value and only adds fat to the mayo.

    Do you have an oil-free vegan mayo recipe?


    • Cindy W. says

      Well, after not finding vegan soy free mayonnaise because of the pandemic I guess, I found your recipe and decided to try it. Man, this is great. I have read the other reviews and heard all the disasters and substitutions so I too have some comments.

      I did not use any sweetener, my preference. I used canola oil and followed your directions specifically. My immersion blender has one speed and it’s my thumb on a button. I took about 6 to 8 minutes to stream in my canola oil. By the end of the oil my mayonnaise was thick and creamy and tasty! I love this recipe and I will be making it again. Thank you!

  137. Pedro says

    Very good recipe, exceeded my expectations. I adjusted the Ingredient quantities to my liking and came out very tasty. Adding Xanthan Gum would help with balancing the consistency as it gets separated quickly. Thanks !

  138. Robbie says

    I experimented making one batch with a stick blender and another using my Nutribullet. Both worked really well producing a good creamy mayo. With the Nutribullet, I had to stop half way and let the mixture cool down before blending again. I stirred some chipotle in Adobe sauce into one batch…mmm mmm. Thank you for another great recipe.

  139. Marna says

    I got myself an immersion blender so I am going to try this again. I was wondering, is the sweetener absolutely necessary? What are your thoughts on Agave? By the way, your blog is my ‘go to’……. :)

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Marna! The sweetener can be omitted if preferred. We have found stevia, cane sugar, and brown rice syrup to be the best sweeteners, as they don’t weigh down the mayo. Maple syrup is an OK alternative, but it can make the mayo runnier and I would assume the same case for agave! Let us know if you give it a try though! Thanks for being a fan :D

  140. Heidi says

    Okay, I made this version when everybody was complaining that it didn’t work with the hand mixer. It didn’t work for me either. It was a painful experience and I feel like I had the patience of a saint trying to blend mayonnaise together forty five whole minutes. UNTIL, I whipped out the immersion blender and it came together in less than a minute after that. And it’s the best mayonnaise I’ve ever had. I’m not even vegan. It’s just the best. Period. And it’s the only mayonnaise I’ve eaten since. It is so good. Give it a try.

  141. Gary Miranda says

    I used my magimix 4200XL food processor with regular blade attachment (in the small ball) and it worked fine. Didn’t get much frothing with the aquafaba, but the mayo is quite thick and creamy.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Sorry to hear you didn’t have success, Alyssa! Did you use an immersion blender as recommended?

  142. Gabby says

    Wow. Just wow. This is my first attempt at anything aquafaba. I had less than the requied aquafaba and was absolutely lazy so couldn’t be bothered to measure and re-calculate the quantities. Just followed the methodology and eyeballed the ratios. But it turned out great! I used olive oil because I didn’t have sunflower (I never do :D), yet I can’t feel a distinctive smell… so it works!
    5/5 – great recipe, even if you don’t have all the right stuff. I find these are my favourite recipes! Thanks for sharing!

  143. Keavy says

    This turned out amazing!! I’m slowly trying to cut out eggs and I just love mayo, and I can’t tell the difference from this and egg mayo! I made this in my big vitamix blender, and it worked great. I only needed about 1/2 cup of oil as well. Thanks so much for the recipe, I will be making it again!

  144. kati says

    I made this but it was runny like pancake batter, so I thickened it with a pinch of xanthan gum powder, then I added a pureed garlic clove to make a great tasting aioli. I froze some so we will see how it defrosts. The beauty of using xanthan gum is that I was able to use less oil, so it was 50:50 oil to aquafaba liquid.
    Thank you for this recipe!

  145. Heidi says

    I made this and it came out perfect and is delicious. I didn’t have mustard powder so I just used dijon mustard and I used honey instead of stevia because my daughter doesn’t like the taste. I will mix in some roasted garlic to make an aioli to dip fries into. This was so easy, quick and flexible.

  146. Becky says

    It worked! So happy to have found a condiment I can eat! I have several food sensitivities that I just found out about so it’s been a bit of a struggle the last week. Thanks for this and your amazing website!

  147. Ruth says

    I made this with an immersion blender and it turned out great for me. I did find it runny and added 1/8th of a teaspoon of xanthum gum to the mix then blended again.
    This helped to thicken up the mayo.
    I also added some chipotle powder for a smokey chilli flavour.
    Thanks for the recipe.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi! We haven’t tried using a vitamix with this recipe and can’t say for sure, but if you do, report back!

    • Keavy says

      Mine worked really well! Just make sure to pour the oil slowly and have the blender as high as you can without it making a total mess. I also only used 1/2 cup of oil.

  148. Jb says

    I made this today after I saw the updated recipe. I used olive oil (only oil I use besides coconut oil) and used aquafaba from dry beans cooked in my instant pot. I used my immersion blender which got so hot so quickly that I was honestly worried about it. I tried to half th ingredients bc I didn’t know if the recipe would work and I didn’t want to waste a whole cup of oil. End results is that it’s not thick like mayo but thick enough to be a salad dressing. I’m going to get cream of tartar and try again tomorrow if my aquafaba thickens in the fridge overnight.

    • Elka says

      I used home cooked chickpea water as well. My poor immersion blender overheated as well. Remembering my roots aka mayo making days in ‘80s I transferred to my beehive Oster blender and it thickened up right quick

  149. frankie says

    wow the updates version is awesome!!! tried the first version last week (with no success). went to try it again today and saw you updated the recipe, and this time it worked like a charm! can’t wait to have this in my fridge every week ?

  150. Danny says

    OK, I feel like maybe I just don’t understand aquafaba. I DID make the coconut macaroons fine, but I’m convinced this mayo is never gonna happen.

    Q. Is aquafaba the liquid by itself (a) or the liquid AFTER it’s been beaten for a while (b)? If b, then how do you measure it? If a, how do I successfully beat a quarter cup of it?

    So, I first tried this with a hand mixer under assumption a. Didn’t work. I then tried to get the aquafaba to peak using a hand mixer. No go. So I read online that I really needed to be using a stand mixer. So I borrowed one from a friend and FINALLY I could get peaks in the aquafaba. (I made some whipped cream out of it….yuck. Think I should have followed a recipe.) So then I tried the mayo. I tried it again under assumption a. Nothing. The mayo was more like a runny sauce. I added some spices and used it as a creamy vegan salad dressing. After some convos with friends, I thought that b was the real way to do this. So I beat and beat the aquafaba until I got peaks. Then I added the other ingredients and the oil slowly and…….Well, it LOOKED right. But it tastes like tart foam. I put it on a sandwich and it just all squeezed out. Now, it’s separated in the fridge and I’m just going to throw it away now.

    I’m about ready to give up on aquafaba. I just want to know what I’m supposed to end up with. If it’s this foamy mayo, then no thank you. If it’s supposed to be like egg-mayo or store bought vegan mayo, then WHAT AM I DOING WRONG??

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Danny! Have you had a chance to check out our Aquafaba page yet? It should answer your questions. You can find the page here!

  151. Bradley says

    I used this for a vegan potato salad that I made…incredible! I also have used this base, modifying with other spices, for veggie dips! Thank you.

  152. Kat says

    Man, I have tried this recipe three times and each time it doesn’t do anything except sit there like a little foamy liquid for me. Can’t figure out what I’m doing wrong. I use the Trader Joe’s brand of chickpeas and have tried with a hand mixer, immersion blender, and magic bullet. Any ideas? It seems like a reliable recipe, but for me it just has never worked at all. I’ve also tried just whipping up the aquafaba first and then adding ingredients as well as adding everything and then mixing while adding oil. Nothing! Help!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Kat! We just worked on a video for this and will be releasing it soon. We also tested it with both a magic bullet and immersion blender and those seemed to help the mayo stabilize a little better. Stay tuned! We’ll be adding some updates to this post soon.

      • Kat says

        Awesome! I’m determined to make it work – so I’ll definitely keep an eye out for it. I saw you re-testing the recipe on your instagram stories the other day, so I have been looking forward to learning more. I will conquer the vegan mayo! :)

  153. Suzegal says

    As someone stated earlier, this would be great for slaw. If I make it again, I will season with salt and stevia late in the mixing process. I used less than called for and still found it too salty/sweet. I do have an emersion blender, unlike recipe writer. I used that first unsuccessfully. I chilled the product, thinking that might be the problem, then used my Kitchenaid. I tried the beaters and moved on to whipping attachment. All to no avail. Not sure what I could have done differently. I follow recipe exactly the first time I make it. I will st8ll use it. May as salad dressing or a slaw dressing.

  154. Janice Mir says

    I first tried this following the written recipe you have, and it remained liquid. Then I watched the video and saw you whipped the aquafaba and cream of tartar first to peaks, then added the other ingredients and then the oil. It worked! Might want to correct the written instructions.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi there! So, it works both ways. The second one you tried tends to produce better looking mayonnaise at first, but it can deflate later on. The first method can be a bit trickier to achieve, tends to produce mayonnaise that holds its form for longer. Hope that helps!

      • Janice Mir says

        It did deflate! I don’t have a hand mixer so used my stand mixer both times, but that first time just stayed liquid. But thank you! It tasted pretty good!

  155. Julie Conkle says

    Hi, I am starting to follow Forks Over Knives this month, and I want to try this, but everything is supposed to be oil free. Would this work without the oil? Thanks.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Julie! For a lower oil option, whip the aquafaba first with the cream of tartar until soft peaks form – about 4 minutes (see video).

  156. Deanna says

    I made this last night and it was amazing! Used it for egg salad and today will use for a vegan chic pea salad. Way better than regular mayo. Followed recipe exactly. I used regular olive oil – not extra virgin just the plain stuff. I was leary of sweetener so made it without – tasted – and then wasn’t sure which to use as it def needed it, and don’t have brown rice syrup. I started with a tsp of maple syrup, and being too afraid of making it taste like breakfast mayo (i’m not sold on the whole maple syrup as generic sweetener yet) i added a dusting of stevia. Just enough to take the tartness out of the mayo. The consistency is like a creamy meringue. Will def make again. Tastes like a gourmet mayo as opposed to goopy Hellman’s. I imagine if you want it to taste like Miracle Whip just up the sweetener and vinegar or lemon until it tastes like you want.

    • Deanna says

      PS i used a mixing bowl and hand mixer. If i remember next time i’ll use a deeper bowl because splash was an issue with bowl i used but i’m a bit messy of a cook normally.

  157. Terri says

    I just made this. Use an immersion blender if you have one. I used my hand mixer and it splattered everywhere! I even transferred it into a deeper large measuring cup.
    I mixed for over 10 minuets and it never got to a mayo texture. I’m hoping it will thicken in the fridge I live in a high altitude, does anyone know if this affects the timing?

  158. Jolene says

    I just made this last night. It was taking forever with a handmixer, I ended up pouring it into a small Ninja blender and it was done in a minute. I have to say my expectations for the taste of this were low to somewhere in the middle. I’ve always hated the way store bought vegan mayo tasted. BUT this recipe is AMAZEBALLLLLS! Not only does it taste like the real thing, but it was so dang easy to make! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

    Also, I subbed out the seaweed salt for pink sea salt, used all cashews (they ended up soaking for 2 days because I got busy), and used Agave as my sweetener.

  159. Anders says

    My daughter made aquafaba mayo for me after I developed an egg allergy. I decided to try this recipe today in my Magic Bullet. Not sure what I did wrong, but it never thickened. I tried stopping and adding the oil a little at a time since there was no way to drizzle it while running. I thought it was too lemony, too. I finally gave up and threw in a couple tbsp. of Penzey’s Green Goddess dressing mix and now I have a really good salad dressing. For mayo I’ll go back to my daughter’s recipe using an immersion blender, but I’ll keep this one for Green Goddess dressing.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Anders. We have updated the recipe with new methods so hopefully that helps! The trick with the Magic Bullet is it seems to need to blend longer than an immersion blender. You can also add all the oil at once (in the beginning) I’ve found. Lastly, if it’s not thickening up, try adding MORE oil!