This homemade tofu mayonnaise is so quick and easy, I wish I had started making it sooner. Although tofu and cashews have some fat, this mayonnaise has way less than store-bought. And, if you prefer, you can leave out the cashews and just use tofu.
Switching to a plant-based diet means we stay away from extra added fat and oil which some store-bought vegan mayonnaise has. This is one staple that you should have in your refrigerator all the time. You can make it one day during the week and it should last you the whole week.
Because this makes about 1 cup you’ll find it easier to use a small high-powered blender such as a NutriBullet or a Ninja unless you’re making a double batch. When there’s very little in the bottom of a regular blender such as a Vitamix or a Blendtec the blades have a harder time doing their job.
Especially if you put it in these cute little mason jars. One half of a block of tofu should make enough for this size jar which is 8 ounces. Keep the other half of the tofu in water for another recipe during your week.
We need to be mindful of all that we eat otherwise these little additions can add up to increased cholesterol and weight gain. It may not taste exactly like your favorite mayo, but you’ll find your taste buds adjusting with time and your cholesterol levels thanking you.
Keep this on hand as a staple for your sandwiches, salad dressings or for sauces.
I also have a recipe for sour cream and they are pretty similar. Here’s the sour cream recipe.
Use on your favorite sandwich or a recipe that calls for mayonnaise:
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- Must be whole food plant-based, contains no animal products
- May be minimally processed
- No added oil
- No added sugars
- No artificial additives or preservatives
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Homemade Tofu Mayonnaise
- 1/2 14 oz. block firm organic tofu drained
- 1/4 cup raw cashews soaked in warm water for 30 or more minutes
- 2 Tbl apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
- 2 tsp date syrup or one Medjool date, seed removed
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 Tbl spicy mustard
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1-2 Tbl unsweetened soy milk to thin if needed
- Place drained tofu, drained cashews, and the rest of ingredients into a high powdered blender. It's best to use a small high-powered blender such as a NutriBullet unless you're doubling the recipe. You don't need to press the tofu. If you're not using the cashews, you can use a food processor.
- Blend, scraping sides until the mayonnaise is smooth and creamy. Add up to a couple of tablespoons more of soy milk to thin to your desired thickness.
- Adjust seasonings to your liking.
How long will this keep in the fridge?
It should keep a week in the fridge.
You say this is 17 calories per serving…what is the serving size?
The serving size is 1 tablespoon.
Can yòu please group gluten free recipes together and sent them in a group please?
Yes, good idea. I think it’s pretty easy to do. It will most like be a recipe category on the site. I’ll let you know when it’s active 🙂
I notice you don’t steam the tofu first? Do you prepare it any other way or just drain and use? Thank you, Susan
Hi Susan. I have never steamed tofu before a recipe. Maybe you’re thinking of tempeh. Many people like to steam tempeh to make it softer and easier to pick up a marinade or to get rid of bitterness that some people notice. I’ve used tempeh both ways. That said, there are a couple of ways to use tofu and I have an article that covers this called, “3 Ways to Cook with Tofu.” For this recipe, I just drain it and use it this way with the rest of the ingredients. Sometimes water will separate from the finished product after it sits in the fridge a bit and that can easily be drained off. I hope that helps.
These Recipes look great! I was wondering if Cannelini Beans can substitute for the nuts in this recipe? Heidi P.
Thanks, Heidi. 🙂 I think cannellini beans could work as a substitute for the nuts, or you can leave out the nuts altogether. I’ve seen many recipes like that. All the best…
Is the serving size one tablespoon?
I’ve been plant based for 2 years now and put on a few pounds. I am really watching what I eat now and liked your recipes on mayo. Which one is better, sour cream or tofu?
I think you’re asking which is better.. the mayonnaise or the sour cream recipe. Hmmm, haven’t tried them side-by-side, but the mayonnaise is a little more complex. It’s is made with tofu and raw cashews and not just tofu. Plus, it has a few more flavorings. Probably go with the mayonnaise recipe. You can always adjust the flavorings to suit your taste, as well.