Monday, November 11, 2013

Raw Mayonnaise

I went to the farmer's market, and there was someone selling raw foods. I bought some spinach dip, made with raw mayonnaise, and loved it. My daughter had bought me a raw food cook book called Live Raw: Raw Food Recipes for Good Health and Timeless Beauty by Mimi Kirk.

I browsed through it, but never used it. Loving the mayonnaise so much I opened the book to the condiments section, and there it was in all its glory.

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Raw Mayonnaise 

1 cup cashews soaked for 3-4 hours, I left mine in the measuring cup and just covered with water, not to much, but just enough to cover them.
1/2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar (Eden Organic)
Pinch of salt (sea salt)
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1/2 Tbsp sweetener of choice (organic Turbinado raw cane sugar)
1/4 tsp dry mustard (Simply Organic)

1/2 cup plus 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Place all ingredients in a high powered blender except the olive oil. Blend until smooth, slowly add the olive oil, and continue blending until well blended. Taste to adjust seasoning, will thicken as it chills, will keep for one week.

You can use this on wraps, sandwiches, as a dip or dressing. I made it to use as dressing, so I added some water to it. It was great on the green salad mix we also picked up at the market. Even though I watered it down for salads, I couldn't resist to dip some of my favorite chips in it. Oh I have to say I decided to experiment, of course, and added some Italian seasoning to it. Man this stuff is soooo good, it has a wonderful cashew taste, and I must admit I wasn't feeling the cider vinegar,  but you can't even taste it.

I have seen other recipes that use different nuts, so if for some reason cashews don't work for you try looking for a different recipe.

This post was linked up at Real Food Wednesday and What I Ate Wednesday,


  1. I can say that I truthfully have never heard of raw mayonnaise before but it is a wonderful idea. The recipe sounds fairly easy to make and it sure is a great alternative to the toxic stuff you buy in the grocery store. Thanks for sharing! Have a healthy blessed day!

  2. I've heard of raw mayonnaise though I never thought of using a nut milk to make it. I pinned this to my Appetizer board.

  3. I have never heard of Raw Mayonnaise before. I am always looking for a new recipe and I can't wait to try this.
    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  4. I haven't heard of raw mayonnaise either. But I do not like regular mayonnaise. My hubbie thinks I'm nuts. Thanks for sharing with us at The HomeAcre Harvest Hop!

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  5. I had no idea you could make this with cashews, such great idea. Thanks for sharing on the weekend re-Treat link party!

    Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.

  6. I had no idea you could make this with cashews, such great idea. Thanks for sharing on the weekend re-Treat link party!

    Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.

  7. SummerAcres, I had someone at the house who doesn't like mayonnaise, and he liked it.

  8. Britni this is a wonderful recipe, I have seen others with other types of nuts. Thinking I might try the other ones, but really like cashews.

  9. Thanks so much!! I'm going to try this for sure!