Monday, May 23, 2011

Hold the Mayo....

I don't typically eat a lot of Mayo.  In fact, the only time I ever eat it is during the summer, with a thin layer on a whole-wheat (with home-made bread of course!) turkey sandwich, piled with tomato slices, lettuce, and, if I'm lucky, a slice of smoked provolone cheese.

And, since it is nearly summer (or at least it feels like it), I went to the store to get mayo, since I didn't have any in the fridge. As per the usual these days, I checked the ingredients, and the first ingredient was soy oil.

On every single bottle, of every single brand.  

Including the kind made with olive oil.  And the fake mayo (what's the called again?  I can't remember...)


That thin little layer of mayo adds so much flavor to my summer sandwiches, so it's kind of a downer that mayo isn't an option anymore.

So, for now, I am on the search for a mayo substitute.  Please don't suggest mustard.  I'm trying to like it, but it's not going well.  But if you have any non-mustard, soy-free suggestions, I'd love to hear them!


  1. Perhaps this will help! THey found the only soy-free mayo, but the product was pulled from shelves.

    Maybe making it yourself is a way to go?

  2. I was totally going to suggest's vegan, but then I realized it's all about soy. LAME. Sorry!

    Have you tried straight up olive oil and seasoned salt & pepper? It's a different flavor; not mayo but maybe it would be tasty?

  3. Hummus might be good if you're looking for some thickness.

    I switched from mayo to oil and vinegar a while back (can't remember why... I wish I could say it was to be healthy but I think it was just for something different) and I really like it.

  4. you can make your own mayo with just eggs and oil... there are some good tutorials out there! :)

  5. Getting caught up on your blog...saw this recipe on Paula's Bread blog last Friday. I'm quite certain you could make in any blender, not just a Bosch. :)

    Bosch Blender Mayonnaise

    Place in blender:

    1/4 cup oil
    1 1/2 Tablespoons vinegar
    1 egg
    1 teaspoon honey
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon dry mustard

    Turn blender to speed 2 - slowly add the following through the hole in the blender cover:

    3/4 cup oil.

    The mayonnaise will thicken before your eyes! Stop the blender and scrape sides and blend again. This recipe makes very thick mayonnaise. NOTE: If mayonnaise does not thicken, pour 1/2 cup of mix back into measuring cup. Add another egg to blender; turn on and slowly pour mix back in!