I have a secret love of mayonnaise. There I said it! I know it isn’t that way for everyone, but there are some situations where a little mayo makes a big difference. A veggie burger, especially if there is a garden fresh tomato on there. Tuna salad, egg salad, or potato salad. And even though sandwiches are not really my thing lately, if I was having a sandwich with avocado, you can bet I would want mayo on there.
But mayonnaise can be problematic for a few reasons. First, the eggs. If you are avoiding eggs, then you don’t want to be eating regular mayonnaise. Second, the oils used as the base of most mayonnaise products are
usually not ideal. They often use Canola oil (rapeseed oil) or soybean oil, though this is not always the case anymore and it is possible to find products that use olive oil or sunflower oil. Third, conventional mayonnaise often contains additives for color and texture. So, If you want to purchase ready-made mayonnaise, I’d recommend only buying organic.
Imagine my delight when my friend mentioned that the restaurant where she works makes their own vegan aquafaba mayo! She assured me it was easy to make.
Then came the night that my dinner plan included a can of chickpeas. I made sure to drain and save the liquid from the chickpeas – this is the aquafaba! I saved it in the refrigerator for a day or so until I was ready to make my mayo.
It was very simple to make, and it turned out great! I love my aquafaba mayo, and I love that I can love it, guilt-free!
So, if you want to make your own delicious mayonnaise with no eggs or guilt, check out this recipe from the Minimalist Baker for Vegan Aqua Aquafaba Mayo. If I can do it, you can do it too!
Veggie burger with sauteed onions on gluten-free toast with aquafaba mayo and garden fresh tomato (in October!)
My name is Jillian Bar-av and I am a registered herbalist and licensed nutritionist who works with busy women to help them have the energy to do what they love. I specialize in conditions that affect the reproductive system and urinary tract, such as PCOS and Interstitial Cystitis. I believe that it takes healthy people to create a healthy planet, and I want to make a difference for both.
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