Cooking Hack: Mayonnaise Substitute


Mayonnaise is a white condiment that is used for a number of dishes and food preparations. It comes with a creamy and almost gelatinous texture with a hint of tangy flavor. It is a rich source of healthy unsaturated fats that is a flavor booster. If you run out of mayo in your kitchen pantry, there are several options as mayonnaise substitute that you can try.

Plain Greek Yoghurt

If you are looking for a low-calorie, healthy substitute for mayonnaise, then there is no better option than plain Greek yoghurt. It comes with the same tangy taste and the same textural elements that you can get from mayonnaise. You can use it when making egg, tuna, or chicken salad.


Another healthy substitute for mayo is hummus, which is made with mashed chickpeas and then mixed with lemon juice and garlic. It is commonly used as a dip or spread and is popular with Middle Eastern cuisine. It is a great substitute for mayo if you use it as a dressing in salads or dips. Unlike mayonnaise, though, hummus has a rougher texture.


When you form avocado into a paste, it comes with a creamy and dense texture (just like mayo). It is best used on sandwiches or added in egg salads. It has a different flavor profile but it can be used as a mayonnaise substitute if you are looking to recreate the same texture.


Just like mayonnaise, pesto is oil-based but it packs more flavors. This is a great alternative when you are making salads and other similar dishes. It is low in calories and high in fat.

Olive Oil

Olive oil is a good source of healthy fatty acid so it is a healthier alternative to mayo when used for making a variety of dishes. In terms of texture, it is not the same as mayo. But it adds a depth of flavor to your dish, especially when you use it for salads and dressing.

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