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Better for You Mayo


This creamy nut- and seed-based mayo tastes better than the real thing. Try it on bean burgers, veggie wraps or as a salad dressing or dip.

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1 3/4 cups raw cashews, soaked in water for 2 hours, then drained
1/4 cup hemp seeds
3 medjool or 6 regular dates, pitted
4 cloves garlic
4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 lemon, juiced


Place all ingredients in a high-powered blender and process until creamy. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Note: To make sour cream, double the apple cider vinegar.

For cajun mayo, add 1 tablespoon curry powder, 1 teaspoon chili powder, and 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder or cayenne.

My Notes: (Click Edit to enter your notes about this recipe)

Serves 10

Per Serving:

Calories 179
Protein 6 g
Carbohydrates 14 g
Sugars 6 g
Total Fat 12.5 g
Saturated Fat 2.1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 4 mg
Fiber 1.5 g
Beta-Carotene 7 ug
Vitamin C 2 mg
Calcium 19 mg
Iron 2 mg
Folate 12 ug
Magnesium 103 mg
Potassium 271 mg
Zinc 1.8 mg
Selenium 5 ug

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03/15/2013 02:40 PM

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I'm assuming you soak the cashews in water? If so do you add the water when you blend together?
This comment was last edited on 03/15/2013 02:41 PM

Joy Eden replies:

03/25/2018 12:57 PM

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you would drain the water after you soaked the nuts in it


04/28/2017 11:29 AM

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LOVE this recipe!   Easy to make, keeps well in refrigerator and tastes great in sandwiches on non gluten bread!!


06/24/2017 04:39 AM

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Great recipe find!  I started with a half recipe.  I did soak the cashews in water for easier blending.  I found 2 medjool dates were sufficient.  The "mayo" was very creamy.  To improve the taste and healthiness, I added more garlic as well as onion powder, dry mustard powder, a 1/4 tsp cumin and 1/4 tsp coriander.

This recipe is good to keep in the refrigerator, in case your veggie burgers are a little dry.  Problem solved! Taste is enhanced.

In my second experiment, I added 1 tablespoon Sesame seeds and 1 tablespoon ground flax seed, in addition to the previously mentioned spices.  

I tested with an onion sandwich (sliced onions and lettuce on whole grain bread.  The results were delicious.  Great recipe!  

This comment was last edited on 01/21/2020 03:11 PM


03/11/2020 12:14 AM

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Actually loved this. Used on burgers, pitas & sandwiches. YUM. Don't miss sad mayo at all.


03/28/2020 07:23 PM

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We made coleslaw using this mayo. It was a tad thick but good.

Georges_Canard replies:

12/18/2020 08:48 PM

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If too thick, try thinning with hemp milk, almond hemp milk or water; a small amount will work.

This reply was last edited on 12/18/2020 08:55 PM


06/07/2020 02:06 PM

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Does anyone know how how long this week keep in the fridge?

vaporz replies:

08/08/2020 10:55 PM

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I have stored it well over a month, However, I always turn the jar upside down to prevent oxidation, and store it at 34 degrees Fahrenheit.

dollye replies:

12/27/2021 01:19 PM

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The recipe states store up to one week


03/24/2021 12:35 PM

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When you make this recipe, how much is a serving?  Is it a couple of tbsps?

Georges_Canard replies:

04/16/2022 07:09 PM

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The recipe states that it serves 10.  I get about 16-18 ounces.  That would make about 2 tablespoons per serving.  However, it really depends on how you are using the condiment.


09/25/2022 12:47 PM

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Excellent! Keeps well and freezes well. Followed the recipe exactly, Good on pita, crackers, with fruit, veggie sticks, many uses.


10/22/2022 04:59 PM

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Has anyone had success using a different nut, like pecans? 

snootch replies:

07/23/2023 12:27 PM

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I was wondering that, too. Out of cashews. 


04/02/2023 08:42 PM

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Gosh this was surprisingly delicious and really had a mayo taste! Way better than real mayo and vegan mayo. We made a half batch, and it was a lot. I wonder if this would hold up in the freezer?

vaporz replies:

07/03/2023 01:36 PM

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Yes, it is freezable.