Saturday, August 16, 2014

Homemade Mayonnaise

Why make your own mayonnaise? While the store bought stuff is a convenient and cheap option, it is filled with such unwanted ingredients as soybean or vegetable oil, preservatives and chemicals. This Homemade Mayonnaise recipe is simple to make and has better flavor than its store bought counterpart. Additionally, this mayo recipe is extremely versatile as it is the base recipe for a lot of other sauces out there, including lemon aioli, tarter sauce and thousand island dressing. So go ahead a whip of a batch of this easy 5 ingredient mayo!

(Stay tuned for my upcoming GF/DF/Grain Free Fried Fish Bites where I use my homemade mayo for the Lemon Dill Dipping Sauce. Be sure to sign up to follow me via email as not to miss this.)



  • 2 egg yolks at room temperature
  • 1 cup light olive oil Note: Virgin olive oil will be too heavy for this recipe as it will create too strong on an oil taste.
  • 11/2 tablespoons lemon juice 
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • salt and white pepper, to taste
Preparation: (2 methods)

  1. Put all of your ingredients in a tall, cup or glass (not a bowl) starting with the eggs first, then adding the mustard, lemon juice, spices and lastly the oil. The order of ingredients is important in this method. With an immersion blender, start at the bottom of the cup and work your way up mixing until the mayo is smooth and creamy. 
  2. Alternative by hand method: Combine the egg and mustard in a bowl and whisk until well mixed and then add the olive oil while continuing to whisk constantly. Finally add the lemon juice, salt and pepper and whisk until combined.
  3. The mayo is ready to use right away. It must be stored in the refrigerator and keeps for about 2 weeks. Enjoy!
TIPIf the mayonnaise separates after the oil is added, the mixture has broken. To bring it to a creamy state, add an egg yolk and 1 teaspoon tepid water to a clean bowl, and slowly add the broken mayonnaise while whisking constantly. Then, whisk in 1/4 cup more oil.

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This recipe was shared at: Allergy-Free Wednesday, recipe was shared at : Full Plate Thursday, 


  1. You really can't go wrong with homemade mayonnaise-so easy and so good!

  2. I feel like you must have written this post for me. I think people would be shocked to know how much of their diet contains some form of soy bean - my nemesis.


  3. Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :) I can't wait to see what you share this week!

    Cindy from