This vegan egg-free mayonnaise is a family favorite. With only four ingredients it couldn’t be easier to make!
Egg-Free Mayonnaise Recipe
All you need to make this egg-free mayonnaise recipe is olive oil, marcona almonds, apple cider vinegar, and maple syrup.
Vegan Mayonnaise Recipe
If you don’t want to use maple syrup you can use agave. I don’t like to use agave but since it has such a neutral flavor profile it’s perfect for this recipe. Honey doesn’t work in this recipe, and it’s not vegan.
How to Make Egg-Free Mayonnaise
You will definitely want to use marcona almonds for this recipe. There’s something special about them. First they don’t have skins. Second, they’re roasted. Third, they’re salted and oily.
- ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- ½ cup olive oil
- 2-4 tablespoons salted marcona almonds
- Pour vinegar and maple syrup into vitamix and puree on high speed for 20 seconds until combined
- With motor running on medium or high, drizzle in olive oil to create an emulsion
- Don’t worry, if you don’t get the emulsification, the almonds will thicken up your mixture
- Blend in 2 tablespoons of almonds, then check for thickness and texture
- If necessary, blend in another tablespoon of almonds, until thick and creamy
- Serve with sandwiches, burgers and salads
Marcona Almond Mayonnaise Recipe
I created this healthy mayonnaise recipe when adapting a peanut salad dressing from Martha Stewart Living. I had accidental emulsification resulting in this amazing vegan mayo!
Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe
This homemade Marcona Almond Mayonnaise recipe works well on Kaleslaw and the perfect spread for sandwiches.
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Low Cholesterol Mayonnaise Recipe
This low cholesterol egg-free mayonnaise recipe is ideal for the cholesterol-phobes in your life!
This post is an oldie but goodie from the archives. I first shared this recipe in January 2010.
For some reason, I need to add like 1/2 cup of almonds for this to work for me, or it’s too thin. Does that sound about right?
Marina, there can be a number of factors like the fiber and oil content of the almonds, etc. :-)
Susan Rodgers says
Question: what does it mean in the egg free mayonnaise recipe when it says [do action=14] cup apple cider vinegar and [do action =12] cup olive oil? Is it saying 1 cup of apple cider vinegar and 1 cup of olive oil? Thank you!
Susan, it is very likely that you need to update your browser for the recipe to appear properly :-)
I’m sorry if this has been asked before, and I do see that you’ve addressed this question to a degree; but I’m wondering if there’s anything with which I can replace the almonds? Another nut perhaps? I can’t have almonds unfortunately, but I would love to try this recipe as store-bought egg-free mayonnaise is so expensive and often uses unhealthy oils.
Allison, I haven’t tried that :-)
Has anyone tried to use butter instead of plant oils? This looks absolutely divine! The first thing I missed since going off eggs was mayo and all the delicious salads and sandwiches. Thanks, Elana! Been following your recipes for years.
Ariel, you’re welcome!
This was one of my first recipes I made from your collection
This will be a stable in my household
Jill Johnson says
Would blanched unsalted marcona almonds work as well?
Jill, I haven’t tried that so not sure, but I will let you know this recipe is incredibly precise, so I wouldn’t recommend experimenting with it :-)
Laurena Lake says
I’ve recently discovered that almonds and eggs have no place in my diet! I’ve also made the discovery of CASHEW MAYONNAISE! The concoction I came up with is similar to this recipe, but more cashews, no sweetener, and avocado oil♥️ You are such a GIFT
Laurena, what a sweet, sweet comment. Thanks you!
Hi! Just wondering if it is even possible to go keto if you are allergic to eggs and milk? And my husband isn’t supposed to have almonds, peanuts or sunflower either. Do you have any recipes that fit into either the first or the second list of restrictions? Thanks! (We started with gluten free, dairy free, egg free last fall, and your site was very inspiring and helpful!)
Susan, if you go to the recipes section of my site and then click each of the diets you are looking for a ton of recipes will come up that are Keto and also Dairy-Free and Egg-Free as well!
Has anyone had success making this without a vita mix? I have a high power blender that’s like mid grade. Will it still work?
Sophie, I haven’t tried that so not sure, if you experiment I hope you’ll let us know if it works :-)
Hi Elana, from NZ! I just whipped up your Marcona Almond Mayo and all I can say is
A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. We don’t harve Marcona Almonds in NZ, so I just used blanched, sliced organic almonds and two pinches of salt. I was worried the extra virgin olive oil might go bitter as it can with egg based mayo recipes, but it didn’t. Hurray. And because my youngest young man is craving fast food just now (just started work and wants to be like all the other orchardists), I added 1 TB more rice syrup, some lemon rind and a clove of garlic. Wonderful. We are an Elana family, and talk of you as if you are our friend in the kitchen! Thank you again for a fab recipe.
Fiona, thanks for letting me know how much you LOVE this recipe! I hope I get to meet you someday and am overjoyed to hear that you are an Elana family, that is soooo sweet. Big hugs!