May 03, 2016

Low-Fat Vegan Mayo with Omega-3s and Probiotics!

 

low fat vegan mayonnaise

Ever since I was a child, mayonnaise was my favorite condiment. Yep, when other kids were eating ketchup with their fries, I asked for mayo. I slathered it on my sandwiches, my burgers, my salads and pretty much anything else I could get away with. I remember my mom used to call it “white death” when she was dieting, which was like always. Anyway, then I became plant-based and there went my love affair with mayonnaise. But wait… there was vegan mayonnaise! Yessireebob. I have eaten my share of Veganaise, that’s for sure. But no more. It’s just got so much oil in it, I can’t do it. What’s a mayo-loving vegan to do? Make your own!

What’s special about this mayo besides being low in fat is that it’s high in omega-3 fatty acids from all the chia seeds in it AND it even has probiotics from the miso. Can’t go wrong with this one! Does it taste exactly like store-bought mayo? It’s pretty close, but the texture is different, of course, without all that oil. A different mouth-feel for sure. But it sure is yummy! I do not miss the other mayos AT ALL. I usually make a batch of this once a week and use it in all sorts of ways. It’s a great base for dressings and it’s good as a dip or, traditionally, on sammiches. Check it out!

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Low Fat Vegan Mayo

Yield: 2 cups

A low-fat mayo to rock your mayo-loving world!

Ingredients

  • 1 block silken tofu--1 pound (see notes)
  • ΒΌ cup ground white chia seeds
  • 2 TBS raw cashew butter
  • 2 TBS lemon juice
  • 2 TBS white miso
  • 1Β½ TBS maple syrup
  • 1 TBS tahini
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp brown mustard
  • 1 tsp yellow mustard

Method

  1. Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Refrigerate for several hours to allow the chia seeds to set up for a thicker consistency.
  3. Enjoy!

Notes

Try to use the silken tofu that's in the refrigerator section of your market. The ones in the cardboard boxes contain isolated soy proteins which are not good! Also, white chia seeds are really the best in this recipe because the black ones will change the color to who knows what. I get mine on Amazon for a pretty good price here: WHITE CHIA SEEDS

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8 responses to “Low-Fat Vegan Mayo with Omega-3s and Probiotics!”

  1. Sue says:

    Mori-Nu has some without the added isolated soy proteins. I know the one in the pink/red box is clean. Have you tried using whole cashews in a Vitamix/Blendtec instead of the cashew butter?

    • helynskitchen says:

      Hi Sue! Yes, I’ve used cashews… just didn’t have any on hand at the time. I liked the way the butter worked so easily πŸ™‚

  2. Sara says:

    “White Death”… good one, Mom!!! Thanks for the recipe, Helen. I’m with you… gotta have my mayo! :o)

  3. Cara O'Sullivan says:

    How long will this last in the fridge? Looks amazing!

  4. Carla Golden says:

    WOW! This sounds so good Helyn. Thank you!

    • helynskitchen says:

      You’re welcome, Carla! Sorry for the delayed reply… my inbox is being goofy and sending comments into the abyss! πŸ™‚

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