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Easy Homemade Mayonnaise


Easy Homemade Mayonnaise


  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar or lemon juice
  • 1 cup neutral-flavored oil (such as canola or vegetable oil)
  • Salt, to taste
  • Optional: pinch of sugar or honey for sweetness


  1. Prepare Ingredients:
    • Make sure the egg is at room temperature as this helps the mayonnaise emulsify. You can let it sit on the counter for about 30 minutes before using.
  2. Blend Egg, Mustard, and Acid:
    • In a blender or food processor, combine the egg, Dijon mustard, and white wine vinegar or lemon juice. Blend on low speed until well mixed.
  3. Add Oil Gradually:
    • With the blender or food processor running on low speed, slowly drizzle in the oil in a very thin stream. This is crucial for proper emulsification. As you continue to add the oil, the mixture should thicken and become creamy.
    • Continue blending until all the oil has been incorporated and the mayonnaise is thick and smooth. This should take about 2-3 minutes.
  4. Season:
    • Taste the mayonnaise and season with salt to taste. If you prefer a slightly sweeter mayonnaise, you can add a pinch of sugar or honey and blend again until combined.
  5. Store:
    • Transfer the homemade mayonnaise to an airtight container and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before using. This allows the flavors to meld together and the mayonnaise to firm up.
    • Homemade mayonnaise can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
  6. Serve:
    • Use your homemade mayonnaise as a spread for sandwiches, a base for salad dressings, or a dip for veggies. Enjoy the creamy goodness!

Making your own mayonnaise at home allows you to control the ingredients and customize the flavor to your liking. Plus, it’s a fun and satisfying kitchen project!

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