Homemade Mayonnaise

Store-bought mayonnaise usually has a lot of additives in it, and it’s sold in plastic jars. I found some mayonnaise in a glass jar at Trader Joe’s, and I’ve been using that, but it has a plastic lid. It also has soybean oil in it, and I don’t like eating unfermented soy.

Back to the mayonnaise. Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make homemade mayonnaise:

  • 1 egg yolk (The egg does not get cooked in the recipe so make this recipe at your own risk.)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 3/4 cup sunflower oil, divided (I use organic sunflower oil instead of canola oil because it isn’t genetically modified.)

Using an electric mixer, beat egg, lemon juice, vinegar, dijon mustard and salt until combined.

Slowly add 1/4 cup of oil drop by drop, mixing constantly. The mixture should be emulsified.

Add 1/2 cup of oil in a slow steady stream, mixing constantly.

There you go! Homemade mayonnaise. I stored mine in a glass jar in my fridge.


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