Mayonnaise is extremely easy to make, and this is likely the easiest mayonnaise recipe you will find on the internet. If you don’t have any mayonnaise in the fridge, or just want to try it out making your own, you will most likely have the ingredients to make it. You may be very surprised at its simplicity, its elegant texture and most of all, its amazing flavor.
This mayonnaise will stay good in the fridge for up to 1 week!
Watch this video to see how you can easily make mayonnaise at home, or follow the easy instructions below!
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Ingredients for Homemade mayonnaise
- Lemon juice or vinegar
How to make easy mayonnaise
- Add oil
Oil is the base of your mayonnaise, there is not one mayonnaise recipe that doesn’t use oil. Which kind of oil you use, is entirely dependent on the flavors that you enjoy.
What kind of oil can you use?
Well, you can use any kind of oil generally, but most people enjoy a light flavored oil. Mayonnaise requires a large portion of oil and therefore your mayonnaise will take on the flavor of the oil that you use.
Where you can use any kind of oil, the most commonly used oils will would be:
- Light olive oil
- Vegetable oil
- Avocado oil
- Grapeseed oil
- Canola oil
DISCLAIMER: I am not like the others when it comes to this part of mayonnaise. I personally like to use a robust and rich olive oil for my mayonnaise. I enjoy the flavor of fruity olive oil in mayonnaise.
I think having the richer olive oil adds some amazing flavor to my sandwhiches!
2. Add egg
Most Mayonnaise recipes use only egg yolks. This mayonnaise recipe however uses whole egg!
Using whole eggs takes a lot of the extra trouble out of making mayonnaise.
3. Add mustard
Mustard adds very good flavor to mayonnaise. As well as helping to bind it together so that is doesn’t separate.
4. Add lemon juice
Lemon juice is the acid in the recipe. Acid in mayonnaise adds great flavor, and stabilizes the emulsification. Acid serves another very important role in mayonnaise.
High acidity in mayonnaise reduces the risk for foodborne illness.
What acids can you use in mayonnaise?
- Lemon juice
-You can use many different kinds of vinegar. Vinegars of all kinds are used in different parts of the world. Whichever kind of vinegar is available, is what is usually used.
5. Add salt
The salt is added for flavor and really amps up quality of the final product. As an added note, salt also inhibits the growth of bacteria and reduces the risk of foodborne illness.
6. Mix mix mix it up!
For this step, you could use a whisk, a food processor, or a blender. But in my opinion, by far the best tool for the emulsification of the mayonnaise is an immersion blender.
This tool you can place in amongst all of the ingredients and move it around wherever you need to. It whips it up in just seconds! Just take a look at the video that I posted above and you will see just how fast and easy this is.
The best parts about using the immersion mixer is that you don’t tire out your arm by whisking and you can mix it right in the dish that you are going to store the mayonnaise in. As you can see I mixed the mayonnaise in a mason jar and I am going to store it in the same mason jar.
Put your immersion blender in the bottom of the container you are mixing in. It will incorporate all of the ingredients from the bottom which will help the emulsification get going quickly.
Blend until it has gotten thick and all of the ingredients have mixed together!
As you can see, this mayonnaise is nice and thick! and the whole thing took under a minute to throw together!
The flavor is outstanding!
As you can see, the immersion mixer is an extremely easy tool to use for the task!
- 1 cup of oil
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp mustard
- 2 tbsp lemon juice or vinegar
- 1 tsp salt
- It is so easy! Just add all of the ingredients together.
- Blend it all with a immersion blender, food processor, blender, or whisk.
- You can use many different kinds of oil, most people use a light flavored oil as not to over power the flavor of the mayonnaise.
- Lemon juice or vinegar is added not only for flavor, but it increases the acidity of the mixture and reduces the risk for foodborne illness from eating raw egg.
- I personally like to add a standard, robust olive oil because I enjoy the flavor of the olive oil in my mayonnaise. Especially in sandwiches, I think the fruity olive oil flavor is a nice addition.
Serving Size:1 tbsp
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 94Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1.6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8.5gCholesterol: 5.8mgSodium: 88mgCarbohydrates: 0.1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0.1gProtein: 0.1g