vegan mayo :
- 2 blocks of firm tofu
- 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon of chipotle spice (adjust the amount to your taste preference)
- 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
- Salt, to taste
- Prepare the Tofu: Start by draining and pressing the firm tofu to remove excess water. You can do this by wrapping the tofu blocks in a clean kitchen towel or paper towels and placing something heavy on top, like a cast-iron skillet or a can. Press for at least 15-20 minutes to get as much moisture out as possible.
- Mix Ingredients: In a mixing bowl, combine the drained tofu, coconut oil, chipotle spice, apple cider vinegar, and a pinch of salt. The chipotle spice adds a smoky and spicy flavor to the mayo, but you can adjust the amount to your taste preference.
- Blend: Use a hand blender or a regular blender to blend the ingredients together until you achieve a smooth and creamy texture. Start at a low speed and gradually increase it to ensure everything is well combined. You may need to stop and scrape down the sides of the blender to make sure there are no chunks of tofu left.
- Taste and Adjust: Taste the mayo and adjust the seasoning as needed. Add more salt, chipotle spice, or apple cider vinegar to achieve the flavor you desire. Keep in mind that the flavors will meld together more after some time in the refrigerator.
- Store: Transfer the vegan mayo to a clean and airtight jar or container. Seal it tightly to prevent air from getting in.
- Refrigerate: Store the vegan mayo in the refrigerator. It’s a good idea to let it chill for at least an hour before using to allow the flavors to meld together.
- Serve: Use your homemade vegan mayo as a creamy and delicious condiment in sandwiches, salads, wraps, or as a dip for veggies or fries.
This homemade vegan mayo is dairy-free and can be used as a healthier alternative to traditional mayonnaise. It’s a versatile condiment that you can customize with different spices and seasonings to suit your taste preferences. Enjoy!