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Alternatives to mayo...

LilEarthMuffinLilEarthMuffin Raw Newbie
edited October 27 in Food Preparation

hi guys :)

i just wanted to see if you guys had any suggestions on substutions for mayo.

Ive never really been crazy about it and neither has my mom, but i go through so much carrot pulp i would love to make something with it. I was thinking a mock tuna. But all of the recipes that I have seen on here call for a mayo or a raw vegan version of it made with nuts, which i really dont eat to much of.

suggestions are wanted, and if you have any recipes using carrot pulp let me know!



  • I don't have a nut-free mayo for you, but I would definitely make a raw carrot cake with that pulp! Yum. There are countless recipes.....probably some on this site, too.

  • Oh, this sounds good, too. I wonder if you can leave the nuts out.


  • I don't have an actual recipe for you cause I just eyeball it and make it by taste, but I make a fabulous avocado mayo (no nuts!) I use a Vitamix and blend up one, maybe 2 avo's and to that I add a couple tablespoons or so of olive oil (makes it nice and mild/creamy), and I also add a good couple tablespoons of lemon juice. The lemon juice thins it out a tad but not too much, it's also just enough so the stuff won't turn brown at all. Then I add the seasonings - salt, sometimes garlic or onion (just a touch). It's pretty versatile, you can add whatever herbs to it to vary the taste. Anyhow, it's really good, great on sammiches/wraps and what not. It's worth a try if you are looking for a mayo minus nuts!

  • Mikfizzle~ real mayo is made in a blender with one egg the juice of a lemon and a cup of oil... so why not start with chia seed, on their website there is a recipe for egg substitute using water and 1 TB chia seed then add the juice of one lemon and use a cup of EVOO that you slowly pour into the blender while it's running...

    It might be 1/4 dup water and 1 teaspoon chia seed instead of tablespoon... Or use any thickening agent you have... smile

    Hope this helps, wish I could remember how much water to the chia for the substitute... Sorry!!!

  • Oooooooh good idea! I didn't even think of trying to make a mayo that way!

  • LilEarthMuffinLilEarthMuffin Raw Newbie

    coconutty - thank you so much for suggesting to use and avocado - i have three in the fridge that i have to eat soon!

    waterbaby - ive never heard of using chia seeds but luckily we just got some free samples of them when we ordered my raw sea kelp noodles.

    i will have to try both of these soon :)

  • I had the same issue with the mock tuna recipes so I made my own


  • pixxpixx Raw Newbie

    I've sometimes used just plain smashed avocado for mayo. If they are ripe enough, they are creamy enough to spread quite well. :~)

    It only works well for things you will eat right away, though! Otherwise, you would need some lemon or lime added to keep it from turning brown, as was mentioned already.

  • LilEarthMuffinLilEarthMuffin Raw Newbie
    edited October 27

    Suasoria i did find that recipe when I was searching, the only thing for me is that I dont eat too many nuts. Im wishing more and more I had time to play around in my kitchen and figure out a nice alternative, but i wont have any free time until school lets out on Thursday! I think that my best bet would be to try an avocado. But would i just mash it then like add EVOO a little salt, lemon juice then blend it in a mixer? Thanks :)

  • pixxpixx Raw Newbie

    I think blending is optional. coconutty mentioned blending, but for me, I find I do not like the taste/texture of blended avocado. To me, it breaks it down to a very greasy oily texture. I think just smashing it some, gives a creamy buttery texture, and I prefer that, myself.

  • sv3sv3

    Mikfizzle, if you have lots of carrot pulp, you've got to try the carrot crackers on this site. They are amazing!


  • LilEarthMuffinLilEarthMuffin Raw Newbie

    sv3 i would love to make crackers or something but unfortunatly i am lacking a dehydrator :(

    I really want to try to make a avocado mayo but im just not sure on the best way to go about it and i sure dont want to waste an avocado. whenever i seem to just mash my avocados i can never get them creamy enough they are always just a little lumpy. Does anyone have any tips on how to really mash an avocado?

  • How about blending the avocado in a food processor? I always get a creamy consistency when I blend my avocados.

    I found a couple avocado mayo recipes, but they still call for nuts.

    Avocado Mayo

    Posted in RawGuru's most recent newsletter

    2 ripe avocados

    1.5 tbs. lemon juice

    2 pinches Celtic Sea Salt

  • pixxpixx Raw Newbie

    Mikfizzle~ if they are ripe enough, they will spread with a knife like soft butter. I just use a fork, or a miniature potato masher; no lumps. If they are still too firm for that, then you might need to go ahead and use the blender or food processor. I would just pulse and check, pulse and check, until it gets where you want it, so it doesn't over process.

  • LilEarthMuffinLilEarthMuffin Raw Newbie

    thanks for the tips pixx!

    last night for dinner i tried an avocado with some salsa i made the night before and the avocado was so smooth and creamy - perfect for some homemade mayo. I think ill try to make it this weekend!! : )

  • pixxpixx Raw Newbie

    You are quite welcome! Yes, when they are ripe, they are wonderfully creamy! Let us know how it goes!

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