Homemade Eggless Mayonnaise Recipe

Creamy and delicious mayonnaise made with the magic of Bean water. It’s simple, tasty and full of flavor just like the store-bought brands. Homemade Eggless Mayonnaise Recipe

Vegan Aquafaba MayonnaiseWho doesn’t love mayo? My family and I love mayo on just about everything – sandwiches, burgers, and salads. So, why would I make a mayo recipe without eggs?Homemade Eggless Mayonnaise Recipe

It’s because my little one is highly sensitive and intolerant to eggs. He loves mayo but can’t eat the regular kind (one with eggs). It makes his throat itchy and he starts to choke. So, I chose to make a homemade eggless mayonnaise recipe which includes the most crucial question – can you make mayonnaise without eggs?

Yes! sure you can. 

I searched and came across this fabulous recipe of eggless mayo that requires –

  • no cooking Homemade Eggless Mayonnaise Recipe
  • is completely vegan
  • can be made in 5 minutes (if using a store-bought can)
  • is thick and creamy just like the store-bought mayo.

Homemade Eggless Mayonnaise Recipe

But how is that possible?

Believe me. It is possible!! 

I love mayo with eggs therefore I had to try this vegan version to believe it. And was amazed at the results. The best part – my little kiddo loves it!!

So, what’s the secret to this recipe – Aquafaba!!

Are you familiar with Aquafaba?

Some of us make it almost once every month- Chole/chickpeas. After boiling the chickpeas/chole – the thick cloudy- slimy liquid that floats on top is Aquafaba. It’s the liquid we usually discard while opening a can of chickpeas but that’s the actual ingredient. 

Chickpea water absorbs protein from the chickpeas which helps create this thick consistency. 

This gelatinous liquid, is a great substitute to eggs!

Yes you heard me right – a great substitute to eggs. Just like eggs, this liquid when whisked gives the same thick, foamy and airy texture. See pic below.

It’s a great leavening agent (one that incorporates gas bubbles into the batter) and a binding agent. That means you can use this in place of eggs? Yes, you can. At present, I do not have a cake/cookie recipe with aquafaba – but will publish it soon.

Now onto the recipe!

It’s a pretty straightforward recipe. I have used store bought chickpea can to make my aquafaba but you can make aquafaba at home too. Follow the instructions below to make homemade aquafaba.

Before you begin, make sure all the ingredients are at room temperature. I have made mayonnaise in 2 ways

  • one using vegetable oil
  • and other using olive oil.

A hand blender (immersion blender) or a whisk will work great for this recipe. Homemade Eggless Mayonnaise Recipe

Aquafaba Eggless Mayonnaise Recipe

The secret to a thick and creamy mayo!

Pour the oil slowly like a stream into the aquafaba while the immersion blender is still running. Keep whisking or blend for 6 minutes and soon, you will notice that aquafaba and oil combination will emulsify into a thick and creamy mayonnaise.

At this point, mayonnaise will be of thick dropping consistency. Chill in the refrigerator for an hour or so and it will become thick. Use as directed.

Feel free to play around with the ingredients. Add garlic powder, crushed black pepper, fresh dill or parsley to the mayo mix for extra flavor. No one can guess that this is egg free mayo – its full of flavor, creamy and delicious just like the regular one.

What to do with leftover chickpeas -try

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Creamy and delicious mayonnaise recipe made with the magic of Bean water. It's simple, tasty and full of flavor just like the store-bought brands.
Servings Prep Time
1 CUP 5 MINUTES
Servings Prep Time
1 CUP 5 MINUTES
Homemade Eggless Mayonnaise Recipe
Votes: 32
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Creamy and delicious mayonnaise recipe made with the magic of Bean water. It's simple, tasty and full of flavor just like the store-bought brands.
Servings Prep Time
1 CUP 5 MINUTES
Servings Prep Time
1 CUP 5 MINUTES
INGREDIENTS
  • 1/4 cup Aquafaba
  • 1.5 tablespoon Lemon Juice or White wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard powder or Dijon Mustard
  • 3/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Crushed black pepper - optional
  • 3/4 - 1 cup Vegetable Oil (or olive oil)
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METHOD
STORE BOUGHT CHICKPEAS OR HOMEMADE
  1. Open the chickpeas can and drain.
  2. The thick liquid is aquafaba. Save the chickpeas for a chickpea salad - recipe on the blog.
  3. If you worried about preservatives in a chickpea can. Try making it at home. For homemade boiled chickpeas - Wash and soak chickpea overnight. In the morning, drain that water and wash the chickpeas again. Transfer soaked chickpeas to a pressure cooker and add enough water to cover it. Pressure cook for 6-8 whistles or until the chickpeas/chole are tender. Let the cooked chickpeas sit for and hour or more.
  4. Liquid will thicken and becomes cloudy. Your very own, homemade aquafaba is ready. Use as directed in the recipe.
MAKING MAYO
  1. Measure ingredients.
  2. Add aquafaba to a mixing bowl.
  3. Pour in Lemon juice.
  4. Add salt and crushed pepper.
  5. Add mustard.
  6. Pour oil into the mix. Like it thick - add 1 cup oil but it you prefer a sauce-like consistency, add 3/4 cup oil.
  7. Use an immersion blender to blend the liquid mix.
  8. Aquafaba and oil combination will soon emulsify into a thick and creamy mayonnaise.
  9. At this point, mayonnaise will be of thick dropping consistency.
  10. Chill in the refrigerator for an hour or so and it will become thick. Use as directed.
  11. I made two mayonnaise - one with vegetable oil and another one with olive oil. Olive oil mayo tasted much stronger in flavor than the regular mayo. I would suggest doing 1/2 and 1/2 of both the oils. The one on the left is made with 3/4 cup oil, and it is thick and creamy just like store bought, but the one on the right is made with 1 cup oil has a sauce-like consistency. Choose the texture you prefer and add oil accordingly.
  12. Store it in an airtight container and its good for 2-3 weeks (only if it lasts that long).

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38 Responses

  1. Sheetal says:

    Hi Ruchi,

    Thanks for posting eggless Mayo recipe. I haven’t tried it yet but will sure try it soon. I read someone asking a ques about using Coconut oil and u said temp works an imp role here. In that case will sunflower oil work? We do not use vegetable oil and I would like thick consistency Mayo so not sure if I can get that with olive oil only.

  2. Misty says:

    Ruchi, Could you please clarify step 11. Description says left for both images.

  3. One healthy mama says:

    I never made mayonnaise before in my life. I am allergic to eggs so after reading your recipe, I decided to give it a shot. When I began the mix did seem like an oily mess but I kept beating for few more and the mayo started to get thicker. It’s good. I am really impressed. Thanks for sharing.
    BTW, I used olive oil and ended with a light olive color in my mayo but still love it. No complains!

  4. Amita bansal says:

    For how long we can store the mayo…It’s an amazing recipe

  5. Annie says:

    Hi,

    For this part ”Pressure cook chickpeas until soft and tender for about 30-40 minutes” If i dont have pressure cook, can i only cook the chikpeas boilling in a regular cook until its soft and tender 30-40min ?
    Thank you

    • Ruchi says:

      In that case you need to soak the chickpeas overnight.The next morning boil chickpeas for an hour or until soft.

  6. Mita T says:

    Love your recipes using aquafaba. Thank you so much for sharing them

  7. Sandy says:

    Tried this today and came out delicious. Had used EVOO and mayo turned darker in color. I will try it with regular oil next time but it is really really great. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Divyansh says:

    Thank you ruchi for the wonderful recipe of meyo😍 plzz help with the recipe of tanduri meyo

  9. Shourya Bajpai says:

    can you store aquafaba? If yes, then for how long?

    • Ruchi says:

      Yes you can.
      If you can’t use aquafaba right away, you can store it in your fridge for 3-4 days in an airtight jar/container.

  10. neha says:

    Share other recipe made from aquafaba. Can I make omlet from it?

    • Ruchi says:

      Thanks for stopping by Neha. Working on a recipe and it will be posted soon. I have never tried making an omelette with aquafaba.

  11. Priya says:

    This is much needed recipe…thank you for sharing

  12. Sonal says:

    I am in love with this eggless mayo Ruchi! Super fantatsic post and thanks for bringing it to FF this week. I am sure many will benefit!!! ❤️❤️

  13. Pooja says:

    Great. This aquafaba mania i got over at last. Thanks for this wonderful eggless mayo.

  14. BS says:

    Hi Ruchi,
    Can we use coconut oil instead of olive oil or vegetable oil?

    • Ruchi says:

      Temperature plays an important role if using coconut oil to prepare mayo. Coconut oil is highly temperature sensitive and it starts to melt at 25 degree C, that means if it is hot, you will end up with liquid mayo.
      On the other hand, mayo made with only coconut oil will become way to hard in refrigerator. Therefore, I would suggesting doing 1/2 and 1/2 – half of coconut oil and half of other oil. This way mayo will be thick and creamy.

  15. soniya Saluja says:

    Aquafaba is the new egg substitute in the market 🙂 Mayo looks great !

  16. Waagmi says:

    I was literally looking for Eggless mayo recipe!!! and I am glad that I m in a right place!!! Awesome recipe and all the description!!! Love ur blog ruchi!!!

  17. Shilpa says:

    hi ruchi loved this recipe ,, wil surely try next time i make cholas,,just one question ,which oilve oil to use? extra virgin or the regular one?

  18. Manali@CookWithManali says:

    I have heard so much about aquafaba, people have made everything with it from macarons to pavlova! love this recipe, will try!

    • Ruchi says:

      Thanks for stopping by Manali! Yes, aquafaba is the magic ingredient and have tried baked a cake with it too- it was fluffy and moist. 🙂

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