Vegan Avocado Mayo

Vegan avocado mayo

Ever since this site was started I have been posting vegetarian and vegan recipes, including a pretty decent vegan version of our sancocho (which was lost in the moving process but I am planning to revisit it).

There is a reason for this recipe for avocado vegan mayo being here: For more of half my life I have been either a vegan or a vegetarian, although I am currently neither (I eat fish). My travails and misadventures inspired me to give my fellow veggie-lovers more options in the kitchen. And if my recipes help a host make a vegan guest  feel welcome, my work will have been done.

But it hasn’t been a smooth ride… not at all.

Vegan avocado mayo

One incident that illustrates what I’m talking about occurred a couple of years ago when I posted one such vegan adaptations. One person in particular took umbrage at my doing so. Apparently I wasn’t being sufficiently Dominican, or similar nonsense. I suppose there are no Dominican vegans, according to this person.

Needless to say somebody soon took offense to this, and it promptly devolved into a shouting match between this person and angry vegans.

By the way, Angry Vegans is a great name for an alternative rock band.

Vegan avocado mayo

While trying to cool down tempers – and ultimately deciding to delete all the comments – I did not back down a bit. There are Dominican vegans, I know a few. Saying that there are “no Dominican X” is stupid, we come in all colors, creeds, sizes and personalities. Let’s rejoice in our diversity and shut up about what other people choose to eat.

And if you hadn’t met one, now you can say you have “met” a Dominican who dislikes mayo. I can tolerate it, once in a blue moon, but the idea of stuffing myself with a gazijillion grams of cholesterol (why, yes, that’s the exact amount) does not make me very happy. So in my search for a healthier alternative I came up with this one. It packs the flavor and creaminess of homemade mayonnaise, and the good fat and nutritional benefits of avocado.

Creamy, healthier, foolproof and oh so tasty, this avocado vegan mayo will win over even the fiercest meat lover. This will be a time when even the fiercest meat-lover will find no fault in a vegan substitute.

Aunt Clara
Avocado vegan mayo
 
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Serves: 3 cups (aprox.)
Ingredients
  • 2 large avocados
  • ⅓ cup of rice vinegar
  • 2 large garlic cloves
  • ¼ cup of oil (see notes)
  • ½ teaspoon of mustard powder (optional)
  • ¾ teaspoon of salt
Instructions
  1. Peel and chop the avocados.
  2. In the blender vase mix all the ingredients and blend until the mixture is perfectly smooth.
  3. Pour into a lidded jar and keep refrigerated (it lasts up to 3 days).
Notes
I first tested the recipe using olive oil, but found that the mayo had a bit of an aftertaste. I ended up using soy oil, which is a very neutral-tasting oil. You can use any similar oil.

If you don't have rice vinegar mix ¼ cup of fruit vinegar diluted with 4 tablespoons of cold water. Rice vinegar is milder in taste and acidity.
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  • Lucy August 25, 2014, 5:47 PM

    I love that you have vegan recipes!!! I am vegan and also 100% dominican….being dominican doesn’t mean you have to be a meet eater! I love seeing all your versions because it inspires me in my future dreams of becoming a vegan restaurant owner with dominican influences and my mother (who’s not vegan) in cooking for me the traditional dominican meals when I visit…

    Awesome job!

  • Christine March 10, 2014, 5:00 PM

    I am dominican and I am not vegan or vegetarian and to be honest I don’t know if I could ever be but I do appreciate that you post all types of foods and food choices. Sometimes alternatives are better than the orginal plus it is always nice to learn about other types of foods, it helps us evolve and become more educated not only through food but in many other areas. Btw I have met quite a few vegan and vegetarian dominicans and trust me I give them lots of credit in being so being that our culture is so carnivorous. Thank you for teaching and sharing your many great recipes! I love this blog!

  • Healthy Notions, LLC October 6, 2013, 2:37 PM

    Wow, this sounds exactly like what I have been looking for. Can’t wait to try it ~ Thanks for the recipe. :)

  • combek December 24, 2012, 7:18 AM

    Aunt Clara, looks like a wonderful recipe but shouldn’t the 3/4 tablespoon of salt not be changed with 3/4 teaspoon or something. My take on this sauce is like eating pure salt. Don’t get me wrong, I love salt.

  • Mari December 17, 2012, 8:32 PM

    Vegan or no vegan this is a great alternative to mayo. Thanks Clara for the recipe and this wonderful read.

    Hugs

  • Yanira December 13, 2012, 1:24 PM

    I also very much love your vegetarian/vegan versions of our beloved Dominican food. Like you, I am neither fully vegetarian/vegan as I also eat fish, but otherwise I do mostly follow a plant based diet (and I am Dominican). Please know that many of us do appreciate the fact that you provide healthier alternatives (vegetarian/vegan, lower sugar, low fat, etc.) in your delicious recipes. Please keep up the amazing work that you do!

  • Suzanne Perazzini December 13, 2012, 5:12 AM

    I often use avocado instead of mayonnaise, and I believe you that classic mayonnaise has a gazijillion grams of cholesterol.

  • Gatita December 11, 2012, 7:12 PM

    I don’t normally comment on any of the sites I visit but after reading your post for this week, I felt I had to. You should know that I appreciate your efforts at posting vegetarian and vegan versions of Dominican plates. I always look forward to your veg recipes and have tried a few. Keep up the great work! Please post your veg sancocho soon..it’s cold here..we could use a little warming up!

    • Aunt Clara December 11, 2012, 7:44 PM

      Thank you, thank you very much. It’s nice to know I am not talking to myself here when it comes to my vegan dishes. I love me some vegetables, so I will keep doing it.

  • Loren Anthony December 10, 2012, 12:49 PM

    Yes! Great idea!

  • The Mistress of Spices December 10, 2012, 11:40 AM

    I love the idea of an avocado mayo, not being a big fan of regular mayo (a gazillion grams of cholesterol indeed!) and a lover of avocados. Thanks for the recipe!