Vegan Eggless Eggy Salad

So at Whole Foods I bought Just Mayo, a newer vegan mayo made by Hampton Creek. I didn’t quite have all the other ingredients I normally use for an eggless egg salad, so here’s the variation I did on my original recipe:

Two 12oz packages of water-packed tofu, drained and gently squeezed, and torn into large chunks
2 or 3 heaping Tbsp Just Mayo, or other vegan mayo
1 Tbsp mustard – I usually use Dijon
Salt & pepper to taste
Just a light sprinkling of garlic
turmeric for color, optional

Since we didn’t have pickle relish, and since I used nearly all the pickles for a batch of Baked “Fried” Pickles, I added about 3 or 4 Tbsp of dill pickle juice. Or maybe more. Don’t be afraid to be bold with the pickle juice.

Stir it up. The reason I like to start with big chunks of tofu is because it breaks down as you stir. If you start with small chunks, you’ll basically have a sauce at the end instead of a salad.

I normally add turmeric for a little color, but we didn’t have any. Oh well. Let the salad chill in the fridge for at least an hour, but overnight is best. It’s great for making sandwiches.

Have you tried Just Mayo yet? What’s your favorite way to use it? Texture- and taste-wise, I think it’s the closest to real mayo I’ve found so far. Whaddaya think?

16 thoughts on “Vegan Eggless Eggy Salad

  1. I just bought a ginormous container of Just Mayo from Costco because I’ve heard such good things about it. I haven’t tried it yet and I’m not sure I’ll be able to use it all before it goes bad.

  2. Just mayo is great! I’m loving it, although in the future I plan to make my own using flax. We’ll see how that goes. I’m off to make something good with this mayo!

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    • My old standard was Vegenaise until I tried Just Mayo – the taste and the price are amazing! But I haven’t tried Earth Balance, maybe on my next splurge 🙂

    • Yes, it’s wonderful! I made it for a potluck once in little bit-size sandwiches (with gray salt & turmeric added) and someone tried to snatch mine off my plate – they thought it was real eggs, and they wanted to “save” me from eating something non-vegan!

  4. I love Just Mayo — it’s a great product and tastes (almost) exactly like mayonnaise. We always have a jar on hand!

    • Haha, thanks! If you have gray salt, that definitely lends to the egginess – just be prepared for the intense, concentrated hard-boiled egg smell the salt is known for!

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