Easy Homemade Mayonnaise

You are probably wondering why in the heck would anyone want to make homemade mayonnaise?! It is so readily available and lasts forever, well I will be happy to tell you why. I never really loved mayonnaise, but I liked it occasionally in sandwiches and certain salads. A couple years back I started reading about nutrition and clean eating. When I found out how utterly unhealthy canola oil was, I started reading, really reading, ingredients in just about everything. I was so shocked at some of the things I found out about canola oil, I decided to avoid it as much as humanly possible.

The most shocking thing to know was that it was an ingredient in almost EVERYTHING! Specifically in mayonnaise. Then I learned there are healthier mayonnaise alternatives that used avocado oil so I was excited to try that. Much to my surprise, I was disappointed and was not fond of the taste of the one with avocado oil. So I ventured and challenged myself to make my own. It was not easy at first, I sacrificed many eggs and good quality oils for this until I finally learned.

The biggest secret was patience. That is right, I needed patience more than anything. So I kept trying until it all came together beautifully. It was definitely rewarding in every way! Fresh ingredients, healthy oil, and hands down, the best mayonnaise flavor in town! I have used it for sandwiches, my tuna salad, and chicken salad recipe and it turns out finger licking good every time!

Just a heads up, this recipe does include a raw egg. If you’re pregnant or have other health concerns about eating raw eggs, consult your doctor before trying this recipe. There is a small risk of salmonella exposure because of the raw egg. I have made it several times using pasture-raised eggs and haven’t had any issues, but if you are worried, I would suggest trying other recipes without the egg. Now, if you are still reading this and want to be a daredevil, let’s jump in and make some mayonnaise!

Prep Time: 1 minute
Serves: approximately 2 cupsTotal Time: 5 minutes
Ingredients
1 egg (I use pasture-raised)
1 cup avocado oil or extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp dijon mustard
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
Easy Homemade Mayonnaise
Instructions
1. Add raw egg to a high powered blender ( I use this vitamix blender) and blend until mildly foamy.
2. Add the dijon mustard, white wine vinegar, salt, and lemon juice and blend for another 15 seconds.
3. Now very slowly and carefully add small drops of the oil at a time while the blender is on. (This is a critical step and if you don’t carefully follow it, the recipe won’t bind and the texture will not look like mayonnaise)
4. Keep adding slow drops of the oil at a time until your oil is done. Blend until your mixture becomes thick and like mayonnaise. If done right, it should look similar to the picture. Store in a airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.

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Hello and welcome to my site! My name is Rips and I am thrilled to share my passion with you! I am just a girl who loves to bake and cook. It’s one of my favorite things to do and is rewarding in so many ways! It teaches me to be present and helps me relieve stress. I grew up watching both my parents cook the most delicious food you could possibly imagine! Cooking healthy food for each other was something we did for the ones we cared about. Shortly after, I picked up on that habit. I come from a Mediterranean background and I bring that to a lot of my recipes with lots of modern adaptations. I have been baking and cooking for over 15 years and truly find the most joy in it! I also recently wrote and self published my first recipe book called Ripsy's Recipe's on Amazon (I will link below). Ripsy's Recipes has some amazing healthy recipes with gluten free and vegan options that everyone can enjoy. I really wanted to create an easy to follow, non intimidating healthy recipe book for you to love. It truly is my go-to for quick, healthy, easy, delicious meals! The best part of making food is I get to eat it and feed my loved ones. I am very mindful of the ingredients I use in my recipes; at the same time; I still like to indulge in dessert! My dessert recipes are lower in sugar than in any recipe or store bought dessert you will ever find (and they taste amazing). As a result, my family and I get to enjoy it without the guilt. My greatest joy comes from sharing what I make with the people I care about most, and now, you will have access to that too. I hope you try my recipes and love them as much as my family and I do! Namaste Friends!

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