FAT-FREE AF ORANGE MAYO SAUCE
Winner Winner Animal-Free Dinner! Jackpot! An Animal-Free (AF) mayo and sauce combined, depending where you want to use it – on sandwiches, salads, plant meats, veggies, over rice, beans or pasta. Hot or cold. Is that cool or what? Lots of flavor and lots of smooth. Don’t forget to use smoked paprika – that’s the magical flavor ingredient here!
Makes cups 3-1/2 cups
1 c. light-colored vinegar – I used white
1 t. garlic powder
2 t. smoked paprika
2 t. turmeric
2 t. dry mustard
2 t. salt
2-3 slices pickled Jalapeno peppers (you don’t need much; they express a lot of heat into the mayo)
1 c. carrot juice – I used Bolthouse brand; if you use fresh, strain through a coffee filter to achieve smooth
juice of 1 sm. orange – roll firmly on counter to break the membranes inside to release more juice
juice of 1 sm. lime – same as the orange to release more juice or microwave for 30 seconds to a minute
12.3 oz. pkg. extra firm Silken tofu, broken into pieces
1 T. agar agar
2 t. guar gum
1/2-1 t. malic acid – flavor enhancer
Combine vinegar, garlic, smoked paprika, turmeric, mustard, salt, pickled jalapeno pepper, carrot juice, juice of orange and lime in blender container. Blend on low then high-speed to totally dissolve spices.
Add tofu, then blend again, till ultra smooth, turning unit off at intervals to keep from overheating.
Add agar agar and blend again till ultra smooth.
Add guar gum and citric acid and again blend till ultra smooth. Let set in container about 15 minutes, then blend again.
Salt to taste.
Pack in covered jars/bottles. Cap and refrigerate several hours before using.
Serve cold as a condiment or hot as a sauce.
Notes: Tofu is a zero points food on Weight Watcher’s and the amount of fat naturally occurring in soy beans is negligible in this recipe, so it’s fat-free to me.
Mayo/Sauce will thicken more as it chills.
Tip on how to use this Mayo Sauce: Drizzle or spoon is the best execution. We’ve come quite accustomed to either spreading or tossing. It’s time to drizzle.
Shred your cabbage, plate, then drizzle or spoon the Mayo Sauce over it. Do the same with salad of greens. For a veggie or plant meat sandwich don’t spread it on the bun or bread. Layer your ingredients on both slices of bread, then drizzle the Mayo Sauce over the ingredients on both slices or just one. Top a veggie dog with the drizzle. Ladle heated sauce over pasta, rice, beans, veggies, plant meats, whatever you want.
It’s a multi-purpose Mayo Sauce that will elevate any dish.