Thick and Creamy Mayonnaise
Homemade mayonnaise is super easy to make. It is also much better for you than store-bought mayonnaise. Almost all of the stuff you buy at the store has inflammatory vegetable oil as the main ingredient. Store bought mayonnaise is NOT good for you.
When you make mayonnaise at home with a healthy fat you’ve created something that you can feel good about adding to your diet. I actually like to use olive oil in my mayonnaise but in the case of mayo, I typically use “light” olive oil. This is the only thing I use the light tasting olive oil for. Regular olive oil is a bit too heavy for me in mayonnaise.
Good Oil Choices
- Half Olive Oil, Half Sesame Oil
- Avocado Oil
- Equal parts: melted coconut oil, sesame oil, extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 large egg yolks (from pasture raised chicken if possible)
- 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 1 cup of Oil (your choice)
- 1/2 tsp. finely ground sea salt
- 1/2 tsp. dry mustard
You can make mayonnaise several ways. In the video I made it with an immersion blender but often I like to make it with my food processor, especially if I’m making a double batch.
- Put ingredients into wide mouth cup or jar in the order listed above.
- Place blender down into the bottom of the cup
- Turn blender on (don’t turn it on before you have it sitting on the bottom of the cup!)
- Hold in place for a few seconds then very, very slowly start to pull blender up
- You should see the ingredients blending and emulsifying
- You may need to move the cup around a little to make sure all the oil gets combined
- I like my mayo pretty thick so I blend until it’s at the consistency that I like.
That’s it. Once it’s the way you like it, put it in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator. It will last a week but I actually look at the date on my eggs and figure it’s probably good until then. I’ve never had it go bad but we usually use it up pretty quickly.
What to do with it:
- Use it on lettuce wraps
- Use it as a condiment (I like to dip broccoli in it)
- Use it to make all kinds of yummy dressings (Caesar is our favorite)
- Use it as a base for anything you can think of!
Eat well, feel good, have fun!
Amy White MS HNC
I am a holistic nutrition counselor and believe real food is the true path to wellness. If you are interested in learning more about me and how I can help you, please see my story.
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