Healthy Homemade Mayo

January 15, 2016

Healthy Homemade Mayo | Easy Recipe | Healthy Eating

Healthy Homemade Mayo | Easy Recipe | Healthy EatingHealthy Homemade Mayo


  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 cup light tasting olive oil, divided
  • 1 Tbsp white wine vinegar (or lemon juice)


  1. Place the egg, salt, mustard and vinegar in a wide-mouth mason jar.  Put immersion blender in, then pour the oil.  If necessary, wait a minute or two for the oil to come to the top.
  2. Blend the mixture.  It should begin to thicken quickly.  It should take about 30 seconds for your mayo to fully emulsify.
  3. Stir in the vinegar (or lemon juice).
  4. Use right away!
  5. Store tightly covered in the refrigerator.


  • You can use a food processor or blender to emulsify your mayo.  I use my immersion blender and either the cylinder jar that came with it, or a wide-mouth mason jar.
  • An emulsion is when two liquids that don’t normally stay mixed together (think oil and vinegar), are mixed in a way that they don’t separate.  Slowly blending the egg and oil together will keep it emulsified.
  • Be sure to use a light-tasting oil.  Don’t use extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil…they’re too heavy and you might not love your mayo.
  • The typical method of making mayo is to blend the mixture and very slowly pour in the oil as it blends.  Should take a couple of minutes.  It will thicken (emulsify) as you blend.
  • If your mayo doesn’t emulsify, try adding another egg and blend until it thickens (one batch I made didn’t emulsify and this trick thickened it right up.  It wasn’t the exact consistency, but it was thick enough to use with no problems.
  • In the movie Julie & Julia, there’s a scene where Julia Child is madly whipping gallons of mayo in her kitchen.  I can’t imagine doing this by hand!

Lightly adapted from Whole 30

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By Becky

Becky is a mom to 4 kiddos and wife to an awesome guy. She's a food fanatic and loves creating and improving recipes. Bread is her weakness and delicious food is her passion!