Mayonnaise is a staple for sandwiches and salad dressings. Unfortunately the store-bought stuff is full of unnecessary ingredients. Thankfully, homemade mayonnaise is easy to make for yourself and packed with nutrition, too!
There’s what in my mayo?
If you’ve ever put a spoonful of mayo on your sandwich (a gluten-free one, of course), and decided to take a look at the ingredients, chances are you were pretty disappointed. Take a look at what’s in this major brand:
“Water, soybean oil, modified starch (corn, potato)**, eggs, sugar, salt, vinegar, lemon juice, sorbic acid**, and calcium disodium EDTA (used to protect quality), natural flavor, vitamin E.”
In case you were wondering, those double asterisks stand for “ingredients not found in regular mayonnaise.“ Seriously, it actually says that on the bottle. Why in the world would they need to add things that they even admit aren’t necessary?
You’re right. They don’t.
All that you really need to make your own homemade mayonnaise are a few simple ingredients: eggs, oil, and vinegar. Yep, that’s it! Please note that the eggs will be raw, so it’s best to use fresh, pastured eggs, or at least organic ones!
Easy, Homemade Mayonnaise
Homemade mayonnaise is super easy to whip up, too. It can be done in a blender, in a food processor, or with a hand mixer. I usually place my ingredients in a 12 ounce mason jar, attach one beater to my hand mixer, and whirl away!
It only takes a few minutes, and your body will definitely thank you for leaving out all those extra ingredients. I know mayonnaise has gotten a kinda bad rap over the years, but it seriously is good for you – if you make it yourself. To start with, pick a healthy oil – I like to use avocado oil because it doesn’t have any flavor. I’ve used olive oil, too, but it doesn’t firm up the same way, and it also has an olive oily flavor. If you like that, be my guest!
Next up, find yourself some high quality eggs! I use my fresh ones (yay for backyard hens!), and if you can find pastured ones, please use those. If not, organic is fine. If you’re worried about using raw eggs in your homemade mayonnaise, don’t be. Eggs are full of nutrition, and all of it is easier for your body to digest when the eggs are raw! Eggs are packed full of vitamins like B6, folate, B12, A, D, E, and K, as well as calcium and iron!
If you’re like me and enjoy your mayo with a little kick, you can add in a bit of mustard or a tiny pinch of chili powder. Chipotle chili is delicious in homemade mayonnaise!
More DIY Condiments
Don’t forget to pin my easy, homemade mayonnaise for later! And check out these other easy homemade condiments!
- Easy, Mild 5-Minute Salsa
- Probiotic Blender Ranch Dressing
- Homemade Mixed Berry Chia Seed Jam
- Honey-Sweetened Cinnamon “Nutella”
- 3-Ingredient Honey Mustard Dressing
- Broccoli & Garlic Chimichurri Sauce
- Creamy Buttermilk Avocado Dressing
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Easy Homemade Mayonnaise
Free from grain, gluten, dairy, and sugar.
- 1 fresh, pastured organic egg
- 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 cup avocado oil (you can use olive oil if you want)
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon mustard, chili, or chipotle powder (optional)
Pour oil into a liquid measuring cup and set aside.
Place egg, salt, and vinegar in a 12 ounce mason jar. Place one beater in a hand mixer (I use this one) and beat on high.
Very slowly, while still beating on high, pour in the oil. It will take a few minutes.
Add in mustard or chili powder, if using.
Store covered in the fridge for up to a month.
I’ve heard how easy homemade mayo is, and how the taste of the store-bought stuff doesn’t even compare, but I’ve never made it. This actually does seem pretty easy!
I’d love to have you link up at The Alder Collective Link Party! http://bit.ly/1LYB1Zn
It really is easy!
Thanks for the invite, Abby! I’ll be sure to stop by. 🙂
Well homemade is always the way to go!
I love how easy and simple this is! So cool you can make it in a mason jar.
I love it that way, too! So easy to store. 🙂
I’ve never made my own Mayo. This recipe looks so easy, I might even be able to make it myself 🙂
Haha! I’m sure you could. 😉
Love this recipe. This sounds like a great mayonnaise to use on potato salad for the dressing. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & tweeted!
I agree! It makes a tasty tuna or egg salad, too. 🙂
Homemade mayonnaise looks very nice, always homemade is best. Thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop. pinning and tweeting.
Glad to share, Swathi! Thank you so much for stopping by. 🙂
I had no idea it was so easy to make mayonnaise! I’ll give this recipe a shot. Thanks so much for sharing at Inspiration Thursday!
Glad to share, Lela! I hope you enjoy it! 🙂
What a great idea! A lot of the newer blenders have blades too deep to make mayo or hollandaise and this is a perfect solution! Thanks for linking up to us on Throwback Thursday!
Glad to share, Mollie! I prefer this way to a blender, find it easier. 🙂
Love how easy this is Raia! Thanks for sharing it at Savoring Saturdays last week. xo
Glad to share, Emily. 😉
My husband says it tastes tart. Would adding sugar help?
You could probably add a little honey, if you want. I’d start with 1/2 teaspoon and see what you think.
I’ve never made my own mayonnaise but I’ll give it a try since it looks easy. Thanks for sharing!
I hope you enjoy it!
This was awful! Tasted like oil.