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Homemade Mayonnaise

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Nothing beats the taste of homemade mayonnaise on your salad or sandwich.  This old-time recipe allows you to quickly whip up enough for your meal and enjoy flavoring it to your taste.  I suggest using an immersion blender for this recipe, though a handheld blender can work well.


This recipe gives you a plain mayonnaise.  Add a teaspoon of Dijon mustard to enhance flavor slightly – or any other flavors that fit the dish you are pairing this with.


Oil is the largest part of this recipe, so choose one that fits your taste.  A light vegetable oil is perfect, or choose an avocado oil.  I don’t suggest using an extra virgin olive oil as the taste would be too strong for mayonnaise.


When completed, place in a tightly closed, glass jar and refrigerate.  This will keep for up to a week in the refrigerator.

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how to make mayonnaise

Homemade Mayonnaise

  • Total Time: 6 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x


  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp white wine vinegar (or lemon juice)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp white granulated sugar
  • 12 cups oil (your choice of light oil) (do not use extra virgin olive oil as the taste will be too strong)


  1. With blender, combine the egg, vinegar, salt and sugar
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of oil and beat it in very thoroughly
  3. Once the first tablespoon is completely blended, add 2 more tablespoons and blend thoroughly
  4. Add 3 more tablespoons and blend thoroughly
  5. Once it is blended thoroughly, you can begin pouring in the oil at 1/4 cup then blend
  6. Use enough oil until the mayonnaise reaches the desired thickness
  7. If it becomes too thick, add vinegar or lemon juice a teaspoonful at a time
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 minutes
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: American

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