Easy Plant-Based Mayonnaise Recipe

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Irresistibly creamy and delicious, with just a fraction of the calories.

Ah, mayonnaise: The beloved condiment known for tying sandwiches together with its creamy, delicious finishing touch. Our Easy Plant-Based Mayonnaise is beyond simple to whip up, and it’s super tasty, too. It’s  rich and bold but doesn’t contain any eggs or oil. We use only whole, plant-based ingredients with tons of nutrients. Bursting with vegan goodness and ready in just 10 minutes, this plant-based mayonnaise is one for the books.

Plant-Based Mayo Is the Way to Go

Our Easy Plant-Based Mayonnaise is beyond simple to whip up, and super tasty.

Unfortunately, traditional mayonnaise doesn’t have the best reputation when it comes to nutrition. Mayo poses a high fat and calorie profile, with a whopping 94 calories and 10g of fat per serving. By serving, we mean a single tablespoon, but it’s easy to use more than that. A generous portion of the popular condiment could add upwards of 150 calories and 15 grams of fat to your meal.

But don’t fret; you don’t have to shut mayo out of your life if you’re trying to stay healthy! We’ve created the tastiest mayo recipe that allows you to indulge in flavor without worrying about your waistline.

Our Easy Plant-Based Mayonnaise clocks in at just 47 calories and 4 grams of fat per serving. Unlike traditional mayo, our recipe is totally dairy-free and egg-free, making it plant-based and vegan-friendly. Most egg-free mayonnaise jars available in grocery stores compensate for flavor with more oil. Here, our recipe doesn’t even have oil in the ingredients list!

How To Make Plant-Based Mayonnaise

Our Easy Plant-Based Mayonnaise clocks in at just 47 calories and 4 grams of fat and is dairy-free!

This irresistible plant-based mayo is so simple to make. It calls for just a handful of ingredients and a blender. Cashews make up the body of this condiment, eliminating the need for eggs and adding healthy fats into the mix.

Meanwhile, superfoods like lemon juice, vinegar, garlic powder, and paprika add an amazing depth of flavor. To make this recipe, simply add the ingredients to the blender and combine them on high speed. Once you’ve achieved a creamy texture, empty the contents into a container and refrigerate for eight hours to let the mayo to thicken. We recommend just waiting overnight, if you can, to really let the flavors melt.

The next day, you’ll have rich, crave-worthy mayonnaise that’s ready to spread and serve! We love the simplicity of this delectable recipe, and there’s absolutely no cooking involved. Moreover, we promise even your most devoted meat-lovers in the family will enjoy this vegan mayo.

How to Use Plant-Based Mayonnaise

Superfoods like lemon juice, vinegar, garlic powder, and paprika add amazing depth of flavor to this healthy mayo alternative.

This mayonnaise tastes amazing on sandwiches, burgers, or wraps, but it would also blend beautifully in coleslaw and potato salads. We’ve included some delicious, easy-to-make suggestions and ideas below. Enjoy!




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Easy Plant-Based Mayonnaise Recipe

This mayo recipe is quick and easy and tastes great on burgers, sandwiches, and in potato salad.
Prep Time 10 minutes
10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Yield 16 people
Serving Size 1 tablespoon
Course Condiment
Cuisine Universal


  • 1 cup cashews
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar optional, apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika optional


  • Add all ingredients to a high speed blender and pulse until a creamy texture.
  • Store in a glass jar or bowl, refrigerate overnight or 8 hours before using. This will allow the mayo time to thicken up.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 46kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 55mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 2
Keywords Diabetic-Friendly, Plant-Based, Quick and Easy

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Gale Compton

Gale co-founded SkinnyMs. with a goal to provide women with delicious recipes, fitness routines, and ways to reach their ideal weight. Gale has been featured on the Today Show in which she won a cook off for the best Lasagna. Be sure to search for her winning recipe, Skinny Lasagna Rolls.

Guided by her firm belief in healthy eating and the power of exercise, Gale has written two cookbooks and several fitness ebooks. She earned her Fitness Training Certification from, National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association. Gale loves to run with her dog Maggie and has completed numerous half-marathons.

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    1. Deb, I’ve done it both ways and it doesn’t seem to make a difference. Cashews are fairly soft and blends well without soaking. However, feel free to soak 15-30 minutes.

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