I found this in a vegan recipe book and decided to try it out. Wowza I am never going back to the regular egg-based mayo again!
This tastes just as good as regular mayo, but a tablespoon of flaxmeal is cheaper than eggs, and I don't have to worry about eating raw egg or having the mayo go bad quickly (or just as bad: thinking it may be bad and throwing the whole batch out after a few days!).
Unlike the other vegan mayonnaise recipes out there that use tofu or cashews, this one is very similar to the "real thing". You make a "flax egg" by mixing flax meal and water. From there it's pretty much like regular mayo where you add 1 C of oil while blending.
Like any mayonnaise, this is great on sandwiches. But where I especially like it is as a salad dressing. It tastes great smeared over a green salad with brown rice!
Note on oil: use a good quality oil as there is a lot of it in mayo. I like non-GMO sunflower seed oil. Olive oil can be expensive and harsh tasting, and I just don't trust canola oil.
Combine and set aside for 5 minutes:
1 TB flax meal
3 TB water
Meanwhile, put in the blender:
2 TB lemon juice
1 tsp mustard powder
1/2 - 3/4 tsp fine sea salt
Add the 'flax egg' mixture to the blender, and combine for a few seconds. Now, measure out 1 C of oil. With the blender running, slowly pour the oil in. It will get fluffier and emulsify. Once all the oil is incorporated, it will be an opaque color.
Season with more salt if needed. Store in small glass jars in the fridge.