While it may not seem like the easiest substance to mimic, vegan mayonnaise rivals any traditional egg-based one. Besides tasting great, vegan mayo is often a healthier pick. Sure, you may not want to make it a daily staple, but you can definitely feel less guilty about lathering up that tasty sandwich.
Next time you want to bring a creamy potato salad to a potluck, grab one of these vegan mayo alternatives. We bet your friends will ask for a recipe!
We grouped our favorite vegan mayonnaises according to their nutritional profile below, so experiment with what product works best for you.
Hellman’s Vegan Mayo & Sandwich Spread
We wanted to highlight this vegan mayo’s 6g of polyunsaturated and 2g of monounsaturated fats – often referred to as the “good” fats – per serving. It’s a certified vegan product made with non-GMO sourced ingredients. On the downside, it ranks highest in sodium at 120mg per serving, and also has 1.5g of saturated fats.
Earth Balance Mindful Vegan Mayonnaise
In addition to the 6g of monounsaturated fats and 2.5g of polyunsaturated fats in this spread, there’s only 0.5g of saturated fats per serving. It uses expeller-pressed oil and has just 70mg of sodium per tablespoon. It’s 100% free of soy, GMOs, preservatives, and gluten. In short, it’s one of the healthiest picks on our list.
Follow Your Heart Original Vegenaise
Vegenaise is one of the most popular vegan mayo options available, and when you taste it you can tell why. It’s certified Kosher, gluten-free, and uses non-GMO ingredients. Made with expeller-pressed oil, it has only 70mg of sodium and 0.5g of saturated fats. If you’re looking to switch it up, they have a variety of flavors, including pesto, sriracha, chipotle, and roasted garlic. You can also pick it up in soy-free, organic, or reduced-fat varieties.
JUST refers to this product as “mayo the way it’s supposed to be,” and we can’t say we disagree. Since JUST values minimal ingredients, they use lemon instead of artificial flavoring. At 75mg per serving, this mayo is considerably lower in sodium than others on our list. It’s soy and gluten-free, non-GMO, and certified Kosher. You can pick this spread up in a 12oz or 30z bottle.
Made with Aquafaba
Chosen Foods Vegan Avocado Oil Mayo
If you’re new to aquafaba, it’s the liquid leftover from cooking or soaking garbanzo beans. Besides absorbing nutrients from the beans, it also mimics the binding abilities of eggs. In other words, it’s a perfect vegan mayo ingredient! This particular product uses a blend of aquafaba and avocado oil to create a certified vegan mayo. It’s a little high in saturated fats with 1.5g per serving, but it’s still a solid gluten-free and non-GMO option.
Sir Kensington’s Fabanaise
Another certified vegan product, Fabanaise is made with 100% sunflower oil and aquafaba. By taking advantage of that chickpea power, they avoid needing any processed starch, soy, or pea powders. It’s certified Kosher, gluten-free, and GMO-free. If you’re looking for some extra flavor, try the Chipotle or Avocado Oil Fabanaise.
Which of these picks caught your eye? Give it a try on your next veggie burger or lettuce wrap and let us know what you think!