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Mayonaise substitute

Has anyone else started to make tuna salad and realized you are out of Mayo once you put everything you wanted in a bowl?

What have you used as a substitute? Any ideas?



Asked by LilyPondOasis at 5:56 PM on Jan. 30, 2011 in Food & Drink

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Answers (8)
  • Oil & vinegar, ranch or Caesar dressing, or make you own mayonnaise. Do you have eggs and oil?

    Answer by SweetLuci at 5:58 PM on Jan. 30, 2011

  • Mayonnaise
    1 egg yolk
    1/2 teaspoon fine salt
    1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
    2 pinches sugar
    2 teaspoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
    1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
    1 cup oil, safflower or corn
    In a glass bowl, whisk together egg yolk and dry ingredients. Combine lemon juice and vinegar in a separate bowl then thoroughly whisk half into the yolk mixture. Start whisking briskly, then start adding the oil a few drops at a time until the liquid seems to thicken and lighten a bit, (which means you've got an emulsion on your hands). Once you reach that point you can relax your arm a little (but just a little) and increase the oil flow to a constant (albeit thin) stream. Once half of the oil is in add the rest of the lemon juice mixture.

    Continue whisking until all of the oil is incorporated. Leave at room temperature for 1 to 2 hours then refrigerate for up to 1 week.

    Answer by SweetLuci at 6:01 PM on Jan. 30, 2011

  • try it with cream cheese. it is so yummy.
    1 can tuna
    1/4 cup cream cheese
    dill weed to taste
    lemon juice about 2tbsp or to taste
    lemon zest about 1 tbsp or to taste.

    thats the way i make tuna salad.

    Answer by tanper29 at 6:19 PM on Jan. 30, 2011

  • Sour cream.. or ranch.. ceasar dressing.. or you could make some like sweetluci said. But if i'm out of mayo, im sure i'm out of eggs

    Answer by MKSers at 6:09 PM on Jan. 30, 2011

  • hummus
    plain, greek style yogurt
    mashed avocado

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:12 PM on Jan. 30, 2011

  • I use picklejuice always because I do not like mayonnaise.

    Answer by Melbornj at 8:28 PM on Jan. 30, 2011

  • Ranch works. and its healthier also.

    Answer by Shortma197 at 9:26 PM on Jan. 30, 2011

  • Thanks everyone!!


    Comment by LilyPondOasis (original poster) at 6:08 AM on Jan. 31, 2011