Putting NY Times Vegan Mayo Recipe to the Test

I hadn’t actually made my own bean juice mayo before, so I was excited to try the NY Times recipe. It looked basic enough, and I had the necessary ingredients in my kitchen already (that’s always a plus with any recipe).

Since I don’t make my own mayo regularly, I stock my fridge with store-bought. My favorite vegan mayo, hands down, is Vegenaise. Vegenaise doesn’t have that Miracle Whip-like tang that Just Mayo does. It reminds me more of the Hellmann’s that we ate growing up. My mayo-loving mom even likes Vegenaise, which is high praise.

So, the bar is set! Let’s make some mayo! Check out the video below or read on for instructions.

This recipe was incredibly easy. You just add all the ingredients, except the oil, into a glass container. I used a two cup glass measuring bowl:

How to Make Aquafaba Mayo

Whip them together with an immersion blender:

How to Make Aquafaba Mayo

Keep the immersion blender going while you drizzle in the oil, then whip for 4-5 minutes until you have a thick mayo:

How to Make Aquafaba Mayo

I was impressed with the taste and texture of the bean juice mayo! If you are like me and prefer less tang, you might back off on the mustard powder by 1/2 teaspoon, but even as-is, I can’t wait to spread it onto sandwiches for the rest of the week!


Crystal G.
Crystal G2 years ago

That would taste pretty incredible. :)

Siyus Copetallus
Siyus Copetallus2 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

tanzy t.
tanzy t2 years ago

Sounds different

Tammy D.
Tammy D2 years ago

I never liked mayo growing up, but now I too love Vegenaise. So does my mother, and she still eats regular mayo, so high praise indeed. I love the idea of the bean water egg replacer, I just find it sort of funny that every recipe I read is based on people opening a can of beans. Doesn't anyone boil their own? It's so easy. Great thing about that is that you can scoop off the starch as it fluffs up on the surface of the boiling water. Half the work for the mayo is already done, then! Well, I'll give this recipe a go. Thanks for posting.

Kay K.
Karen K2 years ago

this looks pretty good!

Carol S.
Carol S2 years ago

I removed all mayo from my diet decades ago.

Marie P.
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ERIKA S2 years ago

thank you

Christine Stewart

Thanks for the recipe! I do like the chipotle flavor of Just Mayo- yummy!