Homemade mayonnaise is great all year, and if the processed binders in mayonnaise put your family’s digestive system in a bind, then here is a super easy recipe you can make. One of the things that I like about homemade mayonnaise is that it does not contain any artificial ingredients and is super healthy for you. I have learned to make about 2 cups of mayonnaise at a time, because it is handy for just about any recipe, including your own salad dressing.
I use a food processor and I like to keep my appliances, so mine is a 20-year-old Cuisinart that works like a horse! No need for fancy or expensive appliances, though, because you can find old food processors at the thrift store if you need to.
Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe
I regularly use this recipe to make homemade mayonnaise. I can’t think of when I bought some at the grocery store! Usually, I use olive oil, but you can use grapeseed oil, which makes a really nice tasting mayo. I tend to buy the olive oil, because it is cheaper than the grapeseed. Coconut oil WILL NOT work (ask me how I know;-)
What you need
2 egg yolks
1 whole egg
1/4 cup of raw ACV, lemon juice, or balsamic vinegar
1/2 tsp of sea salt
2 cups of olive oil (you can also use grapeseed or a combination of both)
1 TBL of spicy mustard (optional)
How to Make
Separate the egg yolks from the egg whites. Put the egg yolks and egg in a food processor or blender. Add the lemon juice and salt (In this recipe, I added a tablespoon of spicy mustard which you’ll see in the photo).
Turn on the processor, allowing the ingredients to blend a few seconds. Then, slowly pour in the olive oil (you can use another oil, like grapeseed oil), through the feed tube while the blender continues to run.
You will know the mayonnaise has formed, because the contents will become thick (Great homeschool science experiment by the way). You can add a few dashes of dill or other herbs for a nice dipping sauce as well.
Note: I also use this mayonnaise to make a sweet mayonnaise salad dressing, by mixing half and half mayo and yogurt, then drizzling honey to taste. Add a few shakes of dill weed and you have a great tasting salad dressing!