Vegan Chipotle Mayo with Cauliflower Base

Oil-free Vegan Chipotle Mayo, by Beautiful Ingredient

Oil-free Vegan Chipotle Mayo, by Beautiful Ingredient

VEGAN | WFPB | QUICK | EASY | REFINED SUGAR-FREE | OIL-FREE | NUT-FREE | TOFU-FREE | CONDIMENT

If I see something on a menu that has chipotle in it, I'm probably ordering it.  There's something about that smokey flavor that draws me in.  I've enjoyed a few store-bought chipotle mayos, but am not always a fan of the ingredients I see listed on the label, especially since reducing my oil intake, which is often a base in mayo.  Our household seems to want to make chipotle mayo a staple, so I've been meaning to try making my own for awhile.  When I finally got around to it, I was really considering the ingredients.  I've had chipotle mayo with a cashew base and it was really delicious.  I may eventually post a cashew-based recipe.  But what about making one with more vegetables?  Since I have a tendency to overemphasize cashews in my life, I decided to try a cauliflower base for my first go.

A bottle of Vegan Chipotle Mayo with Cauliflower Base, by Beautiful Ingredient  

A bottle of Vegan Chipotle Mayo with Cauliflower Base, by Beautiful Ingredient

 

Bottled Vegan Chipotle Mayo with Cauliflower Base by Beautiful Ingredient

Bottled Vegan Chipotle Mayo with Cauliflower Base by Beautiful Ingredient

This mayo has a nice creaminess from the steamed cauliflower, and provides traditional  mayo flavors like shallot, garlic, mustard along with what makes chipotle mayo chipotle mayo:  chipotle pepper, plus lime.  Yum!

Vegan Chipotle Mayo with Cauliflower Base as a dip by Beautiful Ingredient

Vegan Chipotle Mayo with Cauliflower Base as a dip by Beautiful Ingredient

Vegan Chipotle Mayo with Cauliflower Base by Beautiful Ingredient

Vegan Chipotle Mayo with Cauliflower Base by Beautiful Ingredient

With this chipotle mayo, you can try using it in a variety of ways:

  • spread it on a sandwich, taco, burrito, wrap, or burger
  • use it as a dip for fries, crackers, or veggies
  • fold it into your grain of choice, such as quinoa or rice
  • add it to a BBQ sauce or ketchup
  • use it as a salad dressing, or add it to one
  • stir it into soups

It's easy and fun to make without too many steps and fun to eat.  The recipe provides a pretty big batch - more than your typical jar of mayo - that should last about a week in your fridge, if it's not gone by then.  I would think it would work to freeze leftovers in an ice cube try - I haven't tried that yet; let me know if you do.  Is it as rich as a cashew-based or oil-based chipotle mayo? OK, not quite, but it's tasty and has managed to add more veggies to (and subtract fatty foods from) the day.  Woohoo!  

Vegan Chipotle Mayo with Cauliflower Base makes a delish sandwich spread, by Beautiful Ingredient

Vegan Chipotle Mayo with Cauliflower Base makes a delish sandwich spread, by Beautiful Ingredient


Vegan Chipotle Mayo with Cauliflower Base Recipe


Vegan Chipotle Mayo with Cauliflower Base by Beautiful Ingredient

Vegan Chipotle Mayo with Cauliflower Base by Beautiful Ingredient

VEGAN | WFPB | QUICK | EASY | REFINED SUGAR-FREE | OIL-FREE | NUT-FREE | TOFU-FREE | CONDIMENT

YIELD:  About 3 cups

PREP TIME:  10 minutes

COOK TIME:  20 minutes    

TOTAL TIME:  30 minutes