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Vegan Spicy Mayo

  • Author: Deryn Macey
  • Prep Time: 8 hours
  • Total Time: 8 hours
  • Yield: 3/4 cup 1x
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

This vegan spicy mayo contains no mayo, it’s made with cashews instead! You’ll love this spicy dip with sushi, rice, burgers, wraps, bowls and more.



  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 5 tbsp water, plus more as needed to adjust consistency
  • 1 tbsp lime juice or rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp pure maple syrup
  • 2 tsp soy sauce or gluten-free tamari
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp sriracha sauce 


  1. Place the cashews in a bowl and cover with water. Soak for at least 8 hours up to overnight. When ready to make the mayo, drain and rinse well
  2. Add the drained, soaked cashews to a blender with the rest of the ingredients. Start blending on low then slowly increase speed and blend on high until smooth and creamy. You may need to stop a few times to scrape down the sides.
  3. Transfer the mayo to a container and serve right away or store for up to 1 week in the fridge.


Soaking: If you’re in a pinch and have a high-speed blender, you can skip the soaking for the smoothest result, I still recommend soaking at least 4 hours for a high-speed blended and 8 hours for a regular blender.

Quick Soak: If you’re short on time you can boil the cashews for 10 minutes rather than soaking.

Serving: Serve as a dip for sushi, sweet potato or regular fries, a spread for sandwiches, burgers, buns and wraps or sauce for rice and noodle bowls.

Storage: Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 months. For single-servings, try freezing in an ice cube tray then transferring to a bag or container so you can small servings from the freezer as needed.


  • Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
  • Calories: 116
  • Sugar: 3.6 g
  • Sodium: 364 mg
  • Fat: 8.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 8.6 g
  • Fiber: 0.7 g
  • Protein: 3.5 g

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