Egg Free Mayonnaise Using Aqua Faba

It will take you no time at all to whip up this egg free mayonnaise. It takes on flavours exceptionally well. I have been adding harissa to it to serve with our crudités as an alternative to hummus.

Egg Free Mayonnaise
Egg Free Mayonnaise
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There are very few recipes I make from other blogs. And very few bloggers whose recipes I make. But if Lorraine tells me to make something I know I have to. Her pushy recipes are just that! There were two reasons I made this egg free mayonnaise. The second being the plethora of aquafaba I am accumulating. You might recall that Dave is on a diet? He is trying to lose weight and I am not complaining. At night when he gets home I make a snack platter of fresh vegetables. This includes tomatoes, cucumber, carrots and celery. The dogs love this as they get the carrot peels and ends to snack on. I have been serving the crudités with hummus. And all that briney liquid has been going down the drain. So when I saw this recipe I knew I had a way to reduce my waste.

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Aquafaba, for those of you who don’t know, is the viscous liquid found in tins of legume seeds. For the best results in your cooking and baking only use aquafaba from white beans and  chickpeas. This bean water acts as a substitute for egg whites and it is perfect for people who cannot eat eggs due to dietary or religious reasons. For vegans this means they can still get to enjoy meringues, marshmallows, macarons, nougat, icing, ice cream and fudge. I have yet to try the sweet application but I think this will be next on my list. There are many savoury uses as well, but for me, the best is this egg free mayonnaise. Use the aquafaba to emulsify, make foams, as a substitute for gelatine and as a thickener. For all purposes replace one egg white with 30mls aquafaba, or 1 whole egg with 45mls.

Egg Free Mayonnaise With Marinated Ribs
Egg Free Mayonnaise With Marinated Ribs

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Egg Free Mayonnaise

This is perfect for vegans and non vegans alike
Author: Adapted from Not Quite Nigella

Ingredients

  • Chickpea water from 1 tin of chickpeas
  • 3.75 mls fine salt
  • 7.5 mls Dijon mustard
  • 30 mls lemon juice
  • 375 mls canola oil

Instructions

  • Place the chickpea water, salt, mustard, lemon juice and oil in a stick blender jug
  • Process with the stick blender until combined and thick
  • Place into a container with a lid, and refrigerate
  • Use as needed

Notes

To thicken the mayonnaise, add more oil slowly while blending

 

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16 thoughts on “Egg Free Mayonnaise Using Aqua Faba

  1. Gosh, you live and learn, Tandy. Who would think you could use bean water as a substitute for egg. I look forward to seeing the sweet stuff. I also follow Lorraine, she is very artistic.

  2. I was looking for a recipe to use my chickpea water I don’t use canola oil though so will try with coconut or Olive oil I am hoping that will be ok…Thank you for sharing the recipe 🙂

    1. Please let me know how the coconut oil worked out. And I am sure both will be perfect. I personally find olive oil too strong in a mayonnaise recipe.

      1. Yes you may be correct, Tandy I will try the coconut oil first that is the oil I use for most of my cookery unless a recipe calls for olive oil …I will let you know 🙂

  3. It’s quite the coincidence that I would come back here to read this when I have just finished an article on aquafaba mayonnaise in The Guardian. I will have to get into the habit of saving the brine. Every time I watch it go down the drain, I remember that I need to keep it. Oh well!

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