Homemade Mayonnaise

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Discover the joy of crafting your own mayonnaise with our Homemade Mayonnaise recipe—an easy-to-follow guide for creating this versatile condiment using simple pantry staples. Did you know that America’s favorite condiment, the go-to dressing for chicken, tuna, and potato salad, can be whipped up effortlessly with just a few everyday ingredients? When your mayo supply runs dry, fear not—within 30 minutes, you can have a fresh batch of Homemade Mayonnaise ready to elevate your dishes.

Making mayonnaise at home is a rewarding experience that doesn’t require culinary expertise. In fact, it’s surprisingly straightforward and only demands a handful of common ingredients. The key is to use room temperature ingredients, ensuring a smooth and creamy texture in your homemade creation. If you’re in a hurry and can’t wait for the egg to reach room temperature, a quick dip in lukewarm water for a couple of minutes does the trick.

There are a few ways to make mayonnaise. You can use a food processor with the small bowl attachment, but an immersion blender or making it completely by hand and large whisk will work. It is a good workout too!!

Delight in the simplicity of preparing your own mayonnaise, tailored to your taste preferences and free from unnecessary additives. With this recipe, you’ll not only save yourself a trip to the store but also elevate your meals with the rich, homemade goodness of fresh mayonnaise. Transform your kitchen into a haven of culinary exploration as you whip up this Homemade Mayonnaise, making every dish a flavorful masterpiece.

This Homemade Mayonnaise goes well in Macaroni Salad, BLT Sandwich Salad or Beef Terkyaki Crisps with Wasabi Mayonnaise.


Homemade Mayonnaise

Homemade Mayonnaise

Homemade Mayonnaise – Did you know America’s top-selling condiment and go-to dressing for chicken, tuna and potato salad can be prepared with a handful of everyday pantry items? When you’re out of mayonnaise, blend a batch of this Homemade Mayonnaise in under 30 minutes.


  • Author: Inspired Taste
  • Prep Time: :10
  • Total Time: :10
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Condiment
  • Method: Mixer / Blender


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  • 1 large egg at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon red or white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, or more to taste
  • 1 cup (240 ml) neutral flavored oil, grapeseed, safflower or canola are best
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice, optional


  1. If you have a large food processor, use the smaller bowl attachment that came with your processor so that the bowl is not too large for the amount of mayonnaise this recipe makes. Not using the smaller bowl can prevent the mayonnaise from emulsifying since the mixture will not have enough contact with the blade.
  2. If you do not have the smaller bowl attachment, making the mayonnaise with an immersion blender or by hand are alternatives. Or simply make a larger batch and double the recipe and use the standard bowl attachment.
  3. Add egg, mustard, vinegar, and salt to the small bowl of a food processor and process for 20 seconds. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl, turn the food processor on then begin to slowly add the oil in tiny drops until about a quarter of the oil has been added (this is critical for proper emulsification).
  4. Once you notice that the mixture is beginning to thicken and emulsify, you can be a little less strict. With the processor on, continue to add it slowly, but increase to a very thin stream instead of drops of oil.
  5. When all of the oil has been added, scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl and process for an extra 10 seconds. Taste mayonnaise for seasoning then add salt, lemon juice or extra vinegar to taste. Note, if the mayo seems too thin, slowly stream in more oil with the processor running until thick.


  • Storing Homemade Mayonnaise: Store covered in the refrigerator as long as the expiration date of your eggs allow.
  • Raw eggs: When choosing eggs for homemade mayonnaise, go for fresh, properly refrigerated, clean grade A or AA eggs with intact shells.
  • Olive oil: Olive oil can be a little overpowering so use one that’s light and fruity and consider only replacing half of the oil called for in the recipe with olive oil and use something more neutral for the rest.
  • Fixing Broken Mayonnaise: While we have never had this recipe for mayonnaise break on us, if it happens to you don’t fret! You really should be able to fix it. Add about 1 teaspoon of mustard to a bowl then slowly beat the broken mayonnaise into the mustard until it becomes emulsified and creamy again. Another trick is to repeat the same process, but replace the teaspoon of mustard with an egg yolk.
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