Cashew Cream Mayonnaise

Cashew Cream Mayonnaise

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Cashew cream mayonnaise is a fabulous vegan replacement for regular mayo. Tangy and rich, yet not too fatty.

Use it as a dip for raw veggies, as a salad dressing, or an accompaniment for baked potatoes, fries, or breaded tofu and veggies.

Cashew Cream Mayonnaise- the perfect dressing for Celeriac Remoulade - see link below
Cashew Cream Mayonnaise- the perfect dressing for Celeriac Remoulade – see link below

Every kitchen should have a jar of cashew purée, AKA cashew butter. It’s an excellent replacement for dairy cream, and I much prefer it to bought soya or rice creams, which are often a bit chalky and unpleasant on the palate. Its flavour is mellow, and it has a nice creamy richness.

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I also use it to make white sauces for pasta, and you don’t even need to add a thickener, as it thickens, weirdly, as you add water and heat it. To this base you can add the flavourings of your choice. My fave is garlic, mushrooms, a splash of white wine and a wee bit of parsley.

I also use it instead of cream in cream soups. People cannot even tell the difference! When I used to do cookery demos at La Co-op Bio, a huge organic store where I also taught cookery classes and worked as an advising naturopath, customers were astonished that my cream of courgette soup had no “cream” in it.

I love fooling people! Especially meat eaters! ;)

Cashew Cream Mayonnaise - The Inspiration Cloud

I use my immersion blender for this, but a regular blender will do, or even a vigorous whisking. For the latter, work the cashew purée with the lemon juice until it is smooth, before whisking in the other ingredients.

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Cashew Cream Mayonnaise

  • Author: Janine
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: About 3/4 cup


  • 70g / 4 oz / 1/4 cup cashew purée/butter
  • 1/4 tsp dijon mustard
  • 5 Tbsp lemon juice, approx. 1 1/2 lemons
  • 1 tsp cider vinegar
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp water
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Put the cashew purée, mustard, lemon juice and vinegar in a bowl and blend with an immersion blender until smooth. Alternately add tablespoons of olive oil and water.
  2. The mixture will whip to a light creamy texture. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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