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Jar of homemade Vegan Mayo made with aquafaba
4.53 from 61 votes

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
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings: 8 (2-Tbsp servings)
Category: Sauce, Spread
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly No
Does it keep? 2 Weeks

Ingredients

  • 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 Tbsp 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)

Instructions

  1. Add aquafaba to a tall glass jar (or, if using a Magic Bullet* or something similar, add to a small blender jar) along with ground mustard, sea salt, apple cider vinegar, and brown rice syrup. Blend on high with an immersion blender (or mix on your blender base) for 30 seconds until frothy.

  2. 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. (If using a Magic Bullet or something similar, add all the oil at once and blend on high until a thick, creamy sauce is achieved - up to 4-5 minutes, scraping down sides / shaking as needed.)

  3. 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. 

  4. 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. 

  5. 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!

Notes

*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).
*Both an immersion blender and small upright blender (such as a Magic Bullet) will work, but an immersion blender does produce more consistently thick, creamy mayo. 
*Recipe adapted from New York Times.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.

Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 8 two-Tbsp servings)