Alisa Fleming ~ Eggs have been a trial and error thing in our household. I had an egg allergy as a young one, and my husband realized a few years ago that eggs don’t make him feel very great. He later tested quite positive for egg sensitivity, so in general, he avoids them. Consequently, we have become quite familiar over the years with vegan mayonnaise, and actually quite like it. In fact, when confronted with a choice between vegan mayo and egg-based mayo, illnesses aside, we would both take the vegan version. Needless to say, I was excited to trial out the new Organic MindfulMayo from Earth Balance.
Earth Balance is well known for their dairy-free buttery spreads, but in the past few years they have been dabbling in other products, including soymilk, peanut butter, and now sandwich spread. I sampled the "organic" version of their new sandwich spread, but MindfulMayo also comes in Original and made with Olive Oil varieties …
Interestingly enough, the ingredients of the Organic MindfulMayo are identical to the brand we typically purchase, making me wonder if they are actually the same sandwich spread, but under a different label. Nonetheless, MindfulMayo seemed a touch thicker, and in our mini blind taste-test, we both thought it was a touch less sweet and more “lemony” than the other brand.
We’ve used MindfulMayo in some tuna and chickpea salads, but I also decided to trial it with a bit of Cajun seasoning that I had on hand. I threw together a very quick Cajun slaw that is surprisingly mild.
I went simple, serving the just slightly spicy slaw over a bed of greens as a salad side dish.
Recipe: Enjoy this Vegan Cajun Coleslaw Salad at your Labor Day Weekend barbecue
Bottom line: We liked MindfulMayo and I can definitely recommend it for topping burgers (vegan or omnivorous). Since it seems so similar to our staple brand of vegan mayo, it will probably just come down to sale prices for us.
MindfulMayo Ingredients: Organic Expeller Pressed Canola Oil, Filtered Water, Organic Brown Rice Syrup, Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Organic Soy Protein, Salt, Organic Mustard Flour, Organic Lemon Juice Concentrate.
For more information on this product, visit www.earthbalancenatural.com.
This is a third party review by Alisa Fleming, founder of GoDairyFree.org and author of Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a freelance writer for several publications, with an emphasis on creating recipes for various types of special diets.