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Easy Homemade Mayo in Minutes!

Making homemade mayo is so much easier than you think. Once you get it down, you will never buy mayo again.  Not only is it surprisingly easy, but it also allows you to customize the flavor and quality of your mayo. Say goodbye to store-bought jars full of hard to pronounce ingredients and hello to a fresher, healthier, and more flavorful option with ingredient you probably already have at home.


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Why Homemade Mayo?

Before diving into the recipe, let's talk about why you would want to make your own mayo to begin with. (Trust me, it's worth the effort.)

  1. Quality Ingredients: When you make mayo at home, you have control over the quality of the ingredients you use. You can pick organic eggs, high-quality oils, and fresh lemon juice, making sure that your mayo is free from additives and preservatives.

  2. Customization: Homemade mayo means you can customize the flavor. You can experiment with different oils, add herbs and spices, or adjust the seasoning to suit your family's taste.

  3. Satisfaction: There is so much satisfaction that comes with making something from scratch. Homemade mayo is a wonderful thing to be able to prepare at home. It is so quick and easy and adds a personal touch to your dishes.

The Recipe: Simple Homemade Mayo

Now, let's get to the good part—the recipe. With just a few basic ingredients and an immersion blender, you can whip up a batch of creamy, delicious mayo in minutes. Yes! It only takes a couple minutes.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large egg, at room temperature

  • 1/2 tsp mustard

  • 1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • 1 cup neutral-flavored oil (such as grapeseed, avocado, or light olive oil)

  • Salt, to taste

Instructions:

  1. Prepare Your Ingredients: Make sure your egg is at room temperature. This helps emulsify the ingredients more effectively. Measure out the mustard, lemon juice, and oil. To be honest, I never measure and pretty much. always eye ball it.

  2. Blend: In a wide mouth mason jar, add the egg, salt, mustard, and lemon juice. Then top with oil until it reaches the 1 cup line. Blend on low speed on the bottom of the jar ONLY, until well combined.

  3. Slowly Blend: Slowly lift the immersion blender (only after the mayo forms on the very bottom of the jar) until all the oil is incorporated. This gradual blending from bottom to top is crucial for achieving the right consistency. You'll notice the mixture thickening and emulsifying.

  4. Transfer and Store: Transfer the homemade mayo to a clean jar or airtight container. Store it in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Tips for Success:

  • Use fresh, high-quality ingredients for the best results.

  • Experiment with different oils to find your preferred flavor profile.

  • If your mayo is too thick, you can thin it out with a little water or more lemon juice.

  • Make sure to refrigerate your mayo promptly and consume it within the recommended timeframe.

Will you try making homemade mayo?

Homemade mayo is a game-changer in the kitchen! Not only does it elevate the flavor of your favorite dishes, but it also allows you to easily create something from scratch. With this simple recipe, you will never buy store bought mayo again. So why not give it a try? Your taste buds will thank you!




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