Vegan Mayo Recipe

This vegan mayo recipe is made with aquafaba and is creamy, delicious, and perfect to use instead of traditional mayonnaise. With it, you can make any aioli, salad dressings, potato salad, top burgers, or anything that calls for mayonnaise. The great benefit is that it is an egg free mayo and very quick to make.

vegan mayonaise made with aquafaba in a glass container

What is aqufaba?

So, aquafaba is the liquid in a can of chickpeas or the liquid in the pot after your chickpeas are cooked. It could be the liquid of any cooked bean, but it happens to be that the liquid of the chickpeas got famous.

Here is an excellent article in Bon Appétit that talks about it. So, please do not throw this liquid gold ever again. You can make so many things with aquafaba.

Where to find aquafaba? When you cook chickpeas, store the liquid in the pot in a tightly closed jar in the refrigerator. Or, when you open a can of chickpeas, drain the liquid and store it in the fridge.

Why does aquafaba work in vegan mayonnaise? This magical and vegan liquid left in the can of chickpeas has properties very similar to eggs. The proteins in this viscous liquid make it foam, fluff, and work wonders like egg whites and yolks.

Here is an easy formula to substitue eggs with aquafaba:

・WHOLE EGG: 3 tablespoons of  aquafaba

・YOLK: 1 tablespoons of  aquafaba

・WHITES: 2 tablespoons of  aquafaba
ingredients for vegan mayo


  • Aquafaba at room temperature. Use the aquafaba from a can or from legumes that you cooked at home.
  • Lemon juice, you can use lime juice or lemon juice; both work great here.
  • Rice vinegar or any mild-flavored vinegar such as white wine or champagne. You could also use apple cider vinegar (affiliate link) or white vinegar if you want that acid punch that they give.
  • Dijon mustard, you can substitute it with mustard powder.
  • Olive oil, the one you have at home, if it has a mild flavor, it is best.
  • Vegetable oil I use avocado oil but any other with a neutral flavor vegetable oil works well here.
  • A pinch of salt, kosher salt or sea salt are perfect.


  1. Put the aquafaba in the blender and turn on medium speed. Let the aquafaba foam up.
  2. Add the lemon juice, mustard, and rice vinegar and continue mixing in the blender at medium speed until all the ingredients are integrated.
  3. Lower the blender’s speed and add the oil until the mayonnaise is formed in a constant but skinny stream.


  1. Add all the ingredients except the oil to a large jar, bowl, or tall glass with the immersion blender (affiliate link).
  2. Mix until perfectly well integrated.
  3. With the immersion blender (affiliate link) on, add the oil slowly on a steady stream until it is incorporated and the mixture feels thicker. If you need to move the robot up and down to get a little air, do so to make the consistency thicker.
aquafaba mayo ina glass container


  • Blend it with basil and use it to make sandwiches or to serve some zucchini fritters.
  • Or you can mix it with pesto, and you have a delicious pesto mayo for a pasta salad.
  • Add chipotle and finish roasted cauliflower tacos with a crunchy salad that tastes amazing.
  • Or you can add cumin and lemon and turn it into a cream to finish an enfrijoladas or other Mexican dish.
  • Or add fresh garlic and more lemon juice to make a fake aioli and finish with roasted vegetables.
  • Use your vegan mayo in all the recipes; regular mayonnaise is needed.

How to store vegan mayo

Store in the fridge in a mason jar or any other tightly closed container. It will last up to three weeks in the refrigerator, and no mayo is not freezable.

Which store bought vegan mayo do I like?

Other recipes that you may like:

So here is the recipe for VEGAN AQUAFABA MAYO, and I hope you like it as much as I do; spread it and drizzle it on your favorite foods. Having homemade vegan mayo at home has been so perfect.

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vegan aquafaba mayo

Vegan Mayo

Alejandra Graf
This is the recipe for vegan mayonnaise, made without eggs; it is the recipe for mayonnaise made with aquafaba. Do you know the aquafaba?
5 de 1 voto
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dressing
Cuisine American
Servings 32 tablespoons
Calories 89 kcal


  • blender
  • jars


  • ½ cup aquafaba room temperature
  • 3 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon dijon
  • ¾ cup olive oil
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil I use avocado
  • pinch salt


  • Put the aquafaba in the blender and turn it on medium speed. Let the aquafaba fluff.
  • Add the lemon juice, mustard, and rice vinegar and continue mixing.
  • Lower the speed of the blender and in a constant but thin stream, add the oil until the mayonnaise forms.


Serving: 14gCalories: 89kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 1mgSugar: 1gVitamin C: 1mgIron: 1mg
Keyword aquafaba dressing, vegan mayo, vegan mayonaise


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Paola Gelmetti
Paola Gelmetti
2 years ago

i don’t know where you are from in Mexico and I’ve been looking for REALLY MEXICAN RECIPES since I hate Mexican food here in the US and I was in La Cruz (Mexico) last November and I absolutely loved the food there, particularly the fish and seafood.
I would like to know if you could suggest some recipes or where I could find them.
My friends usually make fun of me when I say that I hate Mexican food but I was in Mexico for a month, they ask me how I would survive there if I don’t like the food….usually my replay is that since I am a native Italian I know the difference between Italian food in Italy and Italian food in the US, I knew even before going to Mexico that I would like the food there !!!!
Thank you Paola





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