I was a total slacker this year on making and feeding my family real foods. I am determined to change that and I am not waiting until the new year to make these changes. Until recently, I had no idea how to make homemade mayonnaise. I enjoy making homemade condiments a lot but have always been intimidated to take on the homemade mayo challenge.
I had never made homemade mayo before and honestly had no idea HOW to make homemade mayonnaise, Then I realized it was time to give it a try. A friend posted her recipe on Facebook and it seemed to good to be true…easy and yummy.
All of the ingredients were in my kitchen so I gave it a go and whipped it up. It was so darn easy and tasty too!
Store-bought vs Homemade Mayo
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This homemade mayonnaise has 6 ingredients. Avocado oil, eggs, apple cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, lemon juice and salt. Super easy.
Store-bought mayo can have a lot more ingredients. Seriously, a lot more.
Some of these ingredients can be: soybean oil, water, eggs, sugar, salt, monosodium glutamate, xantham gum, carageenan, corn starch, guar guar, locust bean gum, maltodextrin, calcium disodium, and many more. I am not saying that all of these ingredients are bad but they (some really are) but they are totally unnecessary.
Here are the ingredients in Kraft mayo:
How to Make Homemade Mayonnaise
If you are ready to get real and make your own mayonnaise let’s do it. I promise you it is easy, fast, and delicious.
**there is a printable recipe at the bottom of this post**
First, place all of your ingredients (I use organic) in a jar or dish.
Ingredients: 1 cup of avocado oil, 1 raw egg + 1 yolk, 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, 2 teaspoons of Dijon mustard, 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice, a big pinch of salt.
Using an immersion blender, blend for 30 to 60 seconds,
Seriously, that’s it. You end up with this creamy, yummy mayonnaise.
I have read in several places that it is necessary to add the oil slowly to the other ingredients. With this recipe, using avocado oil, I have not experienced that at all.
This will last in your fridge for up to a week. If it grows mold, it’s no longer good. I find the key is in making small batches when I need it so none goes to waste.
Printable Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe
- 1 cup avocado oil
- 1 raw egg + 1 yolk
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
- ½ teaspoon lemon juice
- big pinch of salt
- Place ingredients in a bowl or jar.
- Use immersion blender to mix for 30-60 seconds.
- Enjoy our homemade mayonnaise!!
I hope that you enjoy this recipe and the yummy homemade mayonnaise you are about to make!