Mayonnaise is a staple in most every American household. From a simple turkey sandwich, to pasta and tuna salads, to snack foods and dinner entrees, mayo is a crowd pleaser and a palate pleaser. Instead of settling for the unwanted and mysterious ingredients in major mayo store brands, don’t you think something with a bit less sugar and preservatives and made with real ingredients sounds more enticing? We’re here to give you a healthier mayo fix by showing you how to whip up your own homemade mayonnaise in 15 minutes with 5 ingredients!
- 2 egg yolks
- ⅛ – ¼ cup red wine vinegar
- 1 TBSP dijon mustard
- Salt to taste
- 1- 1 ½ cups canola oil
Makes 2 cups.
- Wash the shells of the eggs before cracking, and be sure you’re using fresh, properly refrigerated, and intact eggs to decrease the risk of food-borne illness as this recipe does call for raw eggs. Place the egg yolks in the bowl of a food processor.
- Add the vinegar, mustard, and salt. If you love a tangy tasting mayo, add the full ¼ cup of vinegar. If you’re not a big vinegar fan, then decrease the amount by half, taste the mayo as you’re making it, then add more to taste if necessary. You can also add a pinch of sugar to the mayo to cut down on the acidity.
- Turn on the machine and very slowly drizzle in the oil drop by drop until the mixture starts to look like mayonnaise. Then you can switch to a slow, steady stream of the rest of the oil. Start with 1 cup oil, taste the mayo, then add up to an additional ½ cup of oil per your personal taste/fat content preference.
- If the mayo is too THICK, add a few drops of water. If the mayo is too THIN, add a few drops of oil with the machine running.
Store your homemade mayo covered in the fridge, and use within a few days.
MIX IT UP!
- Add fresh chopped herbs, ground pepper, a squirt of lemon juice, or a squeeze of honey to your mayo for an extra twist and a flavor boost.
- Play around with different kinds of neutral tasting oil as your mayo base, such as olive, peanut, vegetable, or grapeseed oil to see which one becomes your favorite go-to mayo mixer.
- Also try different kinds of vinegars for fun tasting flavor profiles that can be custom-made for whatever mayo masterpiece you’re whipping up.
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