1.Mayo Substitute: Greek Yogurt
Greek yogurt is not only fantastic for breakfast, but it can also be used as a mayonnaise alternative! Greek yogurt not only has a comparable creamy texture, but it also has a lovely tangy taste. (Added bonus: Greek yogurt is high in protein!)
2.Mayo Substitute: Sour Cream
Sour cream isn’t only for nachos and baked potatoes—it may also be used as a mayonnaise alternative! Sour cream has a similar texture and taste to mayonnaise and will provide a creamy feel to salads and slaws. (Please keep in mind that this is not an appropriate switch if you’re searching for something light.)
3. Mayo Substitute: Cream Cheese
Yes, you like cream cheese on your bagel in the morning, but have you ever tried it in lieu of mayo? All you need to do is soften it and potentially thicken it with milk. Cream cheese works best when combined with another mayonnaise substitute: For a chicken or tuna salad, combine some with Greek yogurt.
4. Mayo Substitute: Hummus
Hummus is smooth, creamy, and typically lemony, making it an excellent mayonnaise alternative. (It’s also simple to prepare from scratch!) Use hummus as a sub for mayo in sandwiches, or use in combination with another ingredient in dressings and salads.
5. Mayo Substitute: Avocado
Avocados are popular for a reason: they are quite adaptable! When you combine or mash avocado, you may get a creamy texture comparable to mayonnaise. It’s great in a sandwich, wrap, or salad.
6. Mayo Substitute: Mustard
There’s a reason why mustard is often used with mayo: they complement each other! Mustard has a great tangy flavor like mayo, but since it’s considerably stronger, you’ll want to use it in combination with another ingredient.
7. Mayo Substitute: Pesto
Pesto is delicious on pasta, sure—but it’s also great as a dressing for salads or on a sandwich instead of mayo! You may also use pesto for mayonnaise in a simple potato salad.
8. Mayo Substitute: Cottage Cheese
Cottage cheese is often thought of as a high-protein breakfast, but it contains so much more! It has a creamy texture similar to mayo and a subtle zingy flavor. For a smoother texture, puree it in a blender or food processor.