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Super Easy Homemade Vegetarian Mayonnaise

Super Easy Vegetarian Mayonnaise that takes 10 minutes to create.

Discover the secret to creating the creamiest and most delicious vegetarian mayo with just a handful of simple ingredients! Our tried and tested recipe has won the hearts of countless readers, and soon to be yours. Whether you're a seasoned chef or a kitchen novice, this recipe will have you spreading goodness on sandwiches, salads, and dips in no time. Get ready to elevate your culinary game with this foolproof vegetarian mayo!

Now I don't have to buy $7 mayo anymore! – Kesha Jones

Are you a vegetarian who loves the creamy, tangy goodness of mayonnaise but thought you had to miss out because of the eggs? Think again! In this blog post, we'll share an irresistible recipe for homemade vegetarian mayo that combines the classic flavors you adore with a veggie-friendly twist. With just a few simple ingredients, including eggs, Dijon mustard, vinegar, and zesty lemon juice, you can whip up a velvety smooth mayo that will elevate your sandwiches, salads, and dips to new heights. Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with this scrumptious vegetarian mayo recipe!

Super Easy Homemade Vegetarian Mayonnaise

What is mayo made of?

Vegetarian mayo is essentially made of 2 parts: egg and oil. Making your own vegetarian mayo is quick, simple, and best of all, cheaper. Making your own mayo takes no more than 5 minutes after you get the hang of it. This recipe has been tried and tried to become the creamy goodness you are searching for in a vegetarian mayonnaise.

Mayonnaise, the silky and rich condiment that graces our sandwiches and salads, owes its existence to the captivating chemistry between eggs and oil. At its core, mayonnaise is an emulsion, a stable mixture of two immiscible substances: water-based egg yolks and oil. The egg yolks act as emulsifiers, thanks to their proteins and lecithin content. When blended together these proteins form a protective cover around droplets of oil. This emulsification process creates a smooth and cohesive texture, transforming the individual ingredients into a cohesive unit. As these 2 substances are blended longer the mixture thickens, resulting in the creamy mayonnaise we adore.

Handmade or Blender?

When making mayo, you can either use your hand strength or an immersion blender aka stick blender. We chose the latter. Don’t overwork your arms when you don’t have too, unless you just want to Make The Healthy Choice and get some physical activity in! An immersion blender makes the process of creating mayonnaise simple and easy. If you want your vegetarian mayonnaise to remain 5 minutes or less and don’t have one, order one now then come back to this recipe.


  • 2 large eggs at room temperature

  • 2 tablespoons of Dijon mustard

  • 2 tablespoons of red or white vinegar

  • ½ teaspoon of sea salt

  • ¼ teaspoon of cayenne pepper (adjust to taste)

  • 2 cups of grapeseed, avocado, or olive oil (or any other neutral-tasting oil; fruit oils are healthier)

  • 2 teaspoons of fresh lemon juice


1. Begin by ensuring that your eggs are at room temperature. This step helps in achieving the right consistency for your mayonnaise.

2. In a mixing bowl, crack the eggs then whisk with a fork or whisker.

3. Next, in a small bowl, add the Dijon mustard, red or white vinegar, sea salt, and cayenne pepper. Whisk (with a fork or whisker) these ingredients together until well combined.

4. Now combine whisked eggs and mixture.

5. Now, it's time to start adding the oil. Grab your immersion or stick blender and get ready. Begin by pouring a slow stream of oil (1/2 cup of oil or less) into the egg mixture while blending vigorously. This initial slow addition helps to create the emulsion.

6. Continue adding the oil in a slow, steady stream while blending constantly. Keep blending until the mixture starts to thicken and emulsify, resembling a smooth and creamy texture.

7. Once the mixture has thickened, add the fresh lemon juice and blend again to incorporate the tangy flavor throughout the mayo.

8. Taste your vegetarian mayo and adjust the seasonings to your liking. Add more salt, cayenne pepper, or lemon juice if desired, and give it a final blend to ensure everything is well mixed.

9. Transfer your homemade vegetarian mayo to a jar or airtight container; like a mason jar. Store it in the refrigerator for about an hour before using to allow the flavors to mix together.

10. Now, the moment you've been waiting for! Spread this velvety smooth vegetarian mayo on your favorite sandwiches, whisk it into dressings, or use it as a delightful dip for your veggie platters. The possibilities are endless!


  • To ensure food safety, it's important to use fresh eggs and handle them properly during preparation.

  • For a milder flavor, you can use white vinegar instead of red vinegar.

  • Adjust the amount of cayenne pepper to your preferred level of spiciness.

  • If you find the mayo too thick, you can add a few drops of warm water and whisk to achieve the desired consistency.

Who says vegetarians can't enjoy the luscious creaminess of mayo? With this recipe for homemade vegetarian mayo, you can indulge in the classic flavors while adhering to your vegetarian lifestyle. By incorporating eggs, Dijon mustard, vinegar, and zesty lemon juice, you'll create a velvety smooth mayo that's sure to impress your taste buds. So, grab those ingredients, blend away, and savor the delightful tang and creaminess of this vegetarian mayo on your favorite dishes. Get ready to elevate your culinary creations and enjoy the magic of homemade vegetarian mayo!

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