Best Egg Free Mayo Substitutes
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Is there such a thing as egg free mayo? Yes!! Is there such a thing as good tasting eggless mayo? Yes again!! You can still make your favorite mayo-based salads with egg free mayo. Of course, everyone has different tastes, but I do think some egg free mayo brands taste more like traditional mayo than others. I have sampled quite a few brands of egg free mayo and some are close enough that you might be able to get away with substituting it without anyone knowing. In my opinion, these are the best egg free mayos. All of these brands are shelf stable, and do not need to be refrigerated until after they are opened. Comment below if you have tried these and like them too or if you have a different favorite. If you are looking for even more options, I’ve also included a list of mayo alternatives that don’t taste like mayo at all, but go great on sandwiches and salads.
Just Mayo by Hampton Creek is my favorite egg free mayo. We have used it for sandwiches, potato salad, pasta salad and our own home-made dressings. It is slightly more yellow than traditional mayo, but the flavor is pretty close. One of the things I love the most about this mayo is that it is usually pretty easy to find. I have seen it at most of my local grocery stores, Target, and Walmart. You can also buy it on Amazon.
Best Food Vegan Dressing and Sandwich Spread
I happened across this mayo at Target one day and had to give it a try. For me, it was another top mayo option. It has the same coloring and consistency as traditional mayo. I tried it side by side with traditional mayo and it is really close in taste. This one is slightly more tangy than regular mayo. I think it might be from the lemon juice in the ingredients, but unless I tried them side by side, I’m not sure I would have noticed. We’ve used this in many recipes and it is a good option. You can find it at Target and you can also buy it on Amazon. I will be keeping my eye out for it in the grocery stores.
Nayonaise was my go-to mayo for years until Just Mayo became available. This is my third choice on the egg free mayo list. I like the flavor of this mayo better than Veganaise, which many people use as a mayo substitute. Nayonaise thicker consistency, not quite as smooth or as white in color as the Best Food Vegan mayo. It is a little bit tangy and a little bit garlicky. I like the flavor and it has half the fat and calories as the real stuff. I’ve also used it on sandwiches and potato and pasta salads with success. It is a little harder to find. I’ve only found Nayonaise in local health food stores, not in a larger grocery stores or big box stores like Target or Walmart.
I hope this information gives you some courage to try out some egg free mayonnaise! However, if these are not adequate substitutes for you, you might not be a mayo fan in general. Even though we had good mayo substitutes, my dairy and egg allergic son just wasn’t a fan of the creamy texture of mayo in general. He prefers mustard over mayo in a sandwich (and so does my egg-eating husband!), he prefers pasta salads with oil and vinegar type dressings, rather than creamy ones, vinaigrettes instead of creamy salad dressings, and eats his hamburgers with mustard and ketchup never missing the mayo. He even prefers his BLTs with Cholula hot sauce rather than mayo. Creamy just isn’t his thing. But there are a world of other condiments out there, so if you don’t find the right mayo substitute, look for a mayo alternative.
- Mustard (yellow, Dijon, spicy, there are a million varieties)
- Olive Oil
- Salad Dressings (like Italian, Catalina, Balsamic)
- Vinegar (white, apple cider, balsamic), or vinegar and oil
- Mashed Avacado
- Spreads (like Trader Joe’s Red Pepper Spread, or Eggplant Garlic Spread)
- Butter alternative like Earth Balance or Smart Balance (or real butter if you can do dairy)
- Cream cheese substitute like Tofutti (or real cream cheese if you can do dairy)
- Homemade Pesto (you can avoid nuts and dairy by making your own: blend basil, olive oil, garlic cloves and salt)