Ditch Mayonnaise For These Healthier Substitutes

Mayonnaise Substitutes
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Even if mayonnaise happens to your all-time favorite condiment, you’re probably aware that it’s also one of the unhealthiest things you could possibly add to your food. If you’re willing to ditch it and try some healthy substitutes instead, these four are a good place to start.

Vegan Mayo

The most obvious mayonnaise substitute is the vegan version of your favorite spread. It’s pretty easy to find store-bought versions of this condiment, but making your own is always the healthiest possible option.


Made with basil, pine nuts, and olive oil, this traditional Italian sauce is pretty versatile and will give you a healthy dose of vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals. It doesn’t taste like mayo, but it can be used in sandwiches and salads, so it’s a pretty good alternative.

Low-Fat Yogurt

If you enjoy using mayonnaise in your salads, you should consider replacing it with low-fat plain Greek yogurt. This healthy replacement is not so calorie-rich, but it tastes just as good.


Another popular Mediterranean spread that will do wonders for your sandwiches, hummus is much healthier than mayo and the majority of other popular spreads.