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Vegan Mayo {Aquafaba}

If there’s a world with no mayo in it, I don’t want to live there.

Creamy, drippy, luscious… it’s the perfect topping for burger, or for dressing a salad. I also like to use it as a dip–yam fries love this stuff, and polenta fries might be my favourite.

I think people are afraid of making mayonnaise, though it’s not really that hard to do. Basically, you take an egg yolk, add acid, and then finish with oil to create an emulsification. Obviously if you’re a vegan, the egg yolk is out.

vegan mayo aquafaba

There certainly are commercial vegan mayo options out there to buy, but why not make your own? It’s cheaper, fresher, and delicious-er. Oh yeah.

In this case, aquafaba makes a pretty good stand-in for the egg yolk, though it is more of an egg white replacement in general. However, with the right tools and the right ingredients, it’s super doable.

You’ll need an immersion blender. You could certainly make this in a regular blender, but the quantiles would need to be at least doubled. For making smaller quantiles like this, an immersion blender is perfect.

Please don’t be scared by the fact that this recipe calls for an entire head of garlic. Yes, yes, you’ll be safe from vampires (I’m watching a lot of Buffy lately), but also, roasting the garlic makes it sweet, not strong. The texture of the roasted garlic is also going to help to give the mayo body and thickness, as well.

By the way, once you have the base recipe mastered, there are a million different ways to flavour it–variations abound!

Here’s how to make vegan mayo:

Aquafabulous! Cookbook Giveaway

Ummm, wait now. How did it get to be December??? Suddenly it’s three weeks to Christmas and I haven’t done a thing.

If you’re like me (and, let me just say, don’t be) and you are panicking right now, maybe I can help.

I mean, I can help you. I can’t help myself, I’m clearly a lost cause.

I am giving away a couple copies of my cookbook, Aquafabulous!: 100+ Egg-Free Vegan Recipes Using Aquafaba. 

Aquafabulous!

This would make a great gift for the vegan on your Christmas list, or your sister/friend/cousin with the egg allergy. You could even keep it for yourself. I promise I won’t tell.  There are over 100 recipes, all vegan (and therefore egg-free), and delicious (I taste-tested every one personally). There’s lots of variety in there, as well, everything from breakfasts to snacks to desserts (especially desserts) and everything in between…

Like, oh, for example:

  • Vegan Chocolate Mousse
  • Pavlova
  • Crepes (both sweet and savoury)
  • Chocolate Waffled Brownie S’mores
  • “Everything Bagel” crackers
  • Vegan Pate

Aquafaba vegan pavlova

So good, right?

Okay, so here’s the deal.

  1. Comment below and tell me what recipe you’d like to see me “veganize.” It’s that simple! The contest will run for a week, ending at midnight on December 12. I’ll then draw one name at random from all the comments, and mail you a copy of my book! Boom!
  2. I’m giving away a second copy on my Instagram feed, click to enter that one as well.

Good luck!! And I wish you all an easy and carefree holiday with zero stress.

 

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