Coconut Mayonnaise Dressing

I made this coconut mayonnaise as a necessity. Yes, it was very necessary! I needed some mayo for this cranberry chickpea salad sandwich by The Grateful Grazer (which was amazing, by the way!). The only store-bought vegan mayonnaise that I can find locally is laden with soy and canola oil, so I usually steer clear of that. And all the vegan mayonnaise recipes I could find were full of nuts, and I was unprepared so I didn’t have enough nuts to spare! So, I improvised 🙂

Vegan coconut mayonnaise dressing

I should clarify though, before we get any further – this isn’t really mayonnaise. It’s runny like a mayonnaise dressing. BUT if you want a thicker mayonnaise instead of this runny mayonnaise dressing, read on – I have a suggestion for you in the recipe.

Of course, seeing as I made so much of this vegan mayonnaise dressing, I had to make more creamy salads to use it. Pictured above is a potato salad that I made for the purpose…I might share that recipe next week 😉 

Also, apologies for the grainy photos. The light was fading fast and I was rushing to get these shots…they looked great on my phone, but upon closer inspection, I was disappointed to see how grainy they were. A food blogger’s nightmare 🙁 can anyone else relate to that situation?

Coconut Mayonnaise Dressing

A creamy vegan coconut mayonnaise with no oil, no nuts, no dairy and no eggs! Just 4 ingredients to make this easy vegan mayonnaise.
Serves: 465ml
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins


  • 400 ml coconut cream
  • 60 ml lemon juice
  • 5 ml apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt


  • Whisk together all ingredients.
  • Chill until ready to use.
  • Keeps for about 1 week.


To turn this runny mayonnaise dressing into a thicker mayonnaise: chill the can of coconut cream overnight, then carefully scoop out the thick cream that settles at the top of the can. Use the cream only and not the liquid that remains in the can, and follow the directions as above for.

AboutLigia Lugo

Plant-based power brings me to the heart of healthy, ethical living. I love blending dishes with the freshest, vegan ingredients. Vie de La Vegan inspires me to source the best in holistic, vegan-lifestyle tips and share them. You’ll often find me working up my appetite on my yoga mat, hiking, or mountain biking through breathtaking scenery.