Vegan Mayonnaise - thick, creamy and rich using supremely versatile cashew nuts with hints of garlic and mustard - absolutely sublime and dangerously addictive! Recipe on thecookandhim.com

Posted in Recipes on 17.07.2018

Vegan Mayonnaise

prep: 15 mins / cook: 0 mins / inactive: 60 mins / total: 1 hour 15 mins / quantity: 300ml (approx.) Print recipe?

I’m a little ashamed to admit that the first time I made this I ate the whole jar in less than a week.  No I wasn’t quite just spooning it into my mouth but it made THE best coleslaw I’ve ever had (other than my mum’s) and garnished every thing I ate that wasn’t sweet.  From falafel burgers to baked sweet potatoes.  Dip.  Dip.  Dip.

It’s almost ridiculously simple to make too, even easier in fact than actual mayonnaise as there seems less danger of it splitting and wasting all those ingredients!

Vegan Mayonnaise - thick, creamy and rich using supremely versatile cashew nuts with hints of garlic and mustard - absolutely sublime and dangerously addictive! Recipe on thecookandhim.com

The only pre-planning involves soaking the cashew nuts.  Oh what did we ever do before cashew nuts?  They seem almost limitless in their versatility – cheesecakes, mini tart bases, ice-cream, quiches or just simply roasted.  All vegan.  ALL delicious!

Vegan Mayonnaise - thick, creamy and rich using supremely versatile cashew nuts with hints of garlic and mustard - absolutely sublime and dangerously addictive! Recipe on thecookandhim.com

If you’re super organised (I’m not, no matter how hard I try to be) you can soak the cashews the night before but it’s not absolutely necessary.  An hour in a hot bath and they’re still perfectly soft enough to make this silky smooth Vegan Mayonnaise.

Vegan Mayonnaise - thick, creamy and rich using supremely versatile cashew nuts with hints of garlic and mustard - absolutely sublime and dangerously addictive! Recipe on thecookandhim.com

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Vegan Mayonnaise

prep: 15 mins / cook: 0 mins / inactive: 60 mins / total: 1 hour 15 mins / quantity: 300ml (approx.)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cashew nuts
  • 1/2 cup aquafaba (see note)
  • 1 tblsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic - peeled
  • 1 large pinch coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 + 1/4 cup olive oil (or preferred oil)
  • A food processor or blender 

Instructions

  1. Start by soaking the cashew nuts - place in a heatproof bowl or dish and add enough boiling water to cover them completely.  Leave for at least 1 hour or overnight
  2. Drain the cashews (discard the water) and put into your food processor or blender - I've tried both and the blender gets a slightly smoother finished mayonnaise
  3. Add the aquafaba, lemon juice, vinegar, mustard, garlic, sugar and salt and whizz until very well blended and smooth, scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula as necessary
  4. Pour in the oil and whizz until well incorporated
  5. That's it!  Other than slathering on everything and when not, store in a sealed container in the fridge ?

Notes

  • Aquafaba is the water from a can of cooked chickpeas - 1/2 a cup is pretty much all the liquid from a 400g can
  • Don't worry if your finished mayo seems quite 'loose' - it thickens up on chilling
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