how to make tofu Vegenaise, Vegenaise sauce, recipe, tofu cubes, vegan recipe, vegan mayonnaise

1. Gather the ingredients

  • 4 oz soft silken tofu
  • 2 tsp of fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp of Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup of vegetable oil (sunflower or olive oil)
  • a pinch of marine salt

how to make tofu Vegenaise, Vegenaise sauce, recipe, tofu cubes, vegan recipe, vegan mayonnaise

2. Make tofu cubes

Cut the tofu in small cubes so it is easier to process.

how to make tofu Vegenaise, Vegenaise sauce, recipe, tofu cubes, vegan recipe, vegan mayonnaise

3. Squeeze the lemon

Squeeze the lemon. (An extra tip: before you squeeze it you could previously grind the skin to flavor dips and salads)

how to make tofu Vegenaise, Vegenaise sauce, recipe, tofu cubes, vegan recipe, vegan mayonnaise

4. Add the mustard

Place the tofu cubes, lemon juice and Dijon mustard in a bowl or blending container.

how to make tofu Vegenaise, Vegenaise sauce, recipe, tofu cubes, vegan recipe, vegan mayonnaise

5. Blend

Blend together and slowly add in the oil until the mixture emulsifies and thickens. You could use sunflower oil which will give you a more similar taste to mayo, or extra virgin olive oil, which is healthier and has a stronger flavor. Add the marine salt to taste.

how to make tofu Vegenaise, Vegenaise sauce, recipe, tofu cubes, vegan recipe, vegan mayonnaise

6. Enjoy

Use the egg-less Vegenaise as a sandwich spread, as a base for dips or with fresh vegetables or fruits like avocado. You could also mix in sundried tomatoes, roasted vegetables or wasabi — the possibilities are endless! Enjoy and be creative!

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