If you have ever done a Whole30, you will know how big a thing homemade Mayonnaise is. It is used as a base for dips, sauces and dressings as well as a spread on burgers and sandwiches. As easy as homemade mayonnaise is to make, I have always felt sympathy for vegans or those who can’t tolerate eggs, because finding a good egg free mayonnaise can be a struggle.
All you need is 3 INGREDIENTS to make this egg free mayonnaise. This is actually a very common Lebanese condiment called Toum, and it very closely resembles garlic aioli. Be warned, if you don’t like garlic or have a lot of vampire friends then you should just move on, this is not the recipe for you.
Are you ready for a bit of magic? All you need is a bulb of garlic, a mild oil and lemon juice and voila, you have a heavenly spread!
I have to warn you that there is a bit of science behind making this. You can’t just toss everything into a container and hope for the best. Like traditional mayonnaise the oil and lemon needs to be added in very slowly to allow the emulsifiers in the garlic to release and stabilize the sauce into a thick and smooth mayonnaise consistency. The key is to add the liquid very very slowly.
Another awesome fact about this recipe, unlike traditional mayonnaise, this stuff lasts for weeks in the fridge, so although this recipe makes a large quantity, you can use it over a month or so.
How do you use it? The exact same way you would use mayonnaise. You can serve it on hamburgers or stir it into a salad dressing, as a sauce with fish, meat or grilled vegetables, or stirred into a dip, the possibilities are truly endless.
If you make this recipe let me know in the comment section below, I would love to hear what you think or take a photo and tag me (@everylastbite1) on Instagram, I love seeing your photos!
- 1 large bulb garlic (approx 10-12 cloves)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 cup Avocado Oil (or Sunflower, Vegetable or Canola Oil)
Cut the garlic cloves in half and remove the green gem from the center (it has a bitter flavour). Place the garlic cloves in a container along with the salt and using the stick/immersion blender blend the garlic into a puree
Slowly drizzle in a spoonful of the oil while continue to blend followed by a splash of lemon juice. It's imperative that the oil/lemon juice is added very slowly while you continue to blend. Make sure you stop periodically to clean down the sides of the container.
Go very slowly, it should take about 8 to 10 minutes to add everything.
Store the toum in a container in the fridge for up to 1 month