Aquafaba mayonnaise: tasty, light and suitable for the diet

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Mayonnaise is a creamy and tasty sauce that can be used as a condiment for a wide range of dishes, from a simple sandwich to sushi.

Traditionally prepared with eggs, oil and vinegar or lemon juice, however there is a vegan and healthier alternative: mayonnaise with aquafaba , or the liquid present in cans of legumes such as chickpeas or beans.

aquafaba is in fact nothing more than the cooking liquid of legumes. It is a very versatile ingredient, but few people know and know how to use it. In this article we explain how to use it to prepare a tasty mayonnaise.

How to prepare mayonnaise with aquafaba


  • 1/2 cup aquafaba (chickpea liquid or canned beans)
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
  • 1 cup sunflower oil or light olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper To Taste.


  1. Prepare the aquafaba: Drain the chickpeas or beans into a bowl and separate the liquid from the solid contents. This liquid is aquafaba.
  2. Whip the aquafaba: Pour the aquafaba into a bowl and start whipping it with an electric whisk at medium-high speed. Continue whisking until the aquafaba becomes frothy and begins to form soft peaks.
  3. Add the flavorings: Add the mustard and apple cider vinegar or lemon juice to the aquafaba foam and continue stirring.
  4. Add the oil slowly: Begin slowly pouring in the oil, continuing to mix with the whisk at medium speed. Continue adding oil until the mayonnaise begins to thicken and reaches the desired consistency.
  5. Adjust the flavor: Add salt and pepper to taste to adjust the flavor of the mayonnaise.
  6. Store: Transfer the mayonnaise to an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator for about a week.

The benefits of aquafaba

Aquafaba, the key ingredient in this recipe, is the residual cooking liquid of legumes, such as chickpeas and beans. Here are some of the benefits of using aquafaba in making mayonnaise and other recipes:

1. Vegan and cholesterol-free:

Aquafaba is a fantastic vegan alternative to egg in the preparation of sauces and desserts, allowing you to obtain consistency and creaminess without the use of products of animal origin. Plus, being egg-free, it’s also a cholesterol-free choice.

2. Reduces food waste:

Using aquafaba allows you to reduce food waste, as it uses a liquid that would often be discarded. It is a sustainable way to maximize the use of ingredients.

3. Rich in nutrients:

Aquafaba contains proteins, carbohydrates and other nutrients found in legumes. By using it in the preparation of dishes, you add important nutrients to your diet.

4. Versatile and functional:

Aquafaba has the uncanny ability to whip and form egg-like textures, making it a versatile ingredient in the kitchen. It can be used to create meringues, creams and much more.

In conclusion, theuse of aquafaba in the preparation of mayonnaise is a healthy, sustainable and delicious choice.

This vegan alternative offers many benefits and expands your culinary possibilities, allowing you to enjoy the pleasures of mayonnaise without the use of eggs. Try this recipe to discover a new way to prepare and enjoy mayonnaise!