Home Made Mayonnaise

9 May

I love mayonnaise.

A good condiment can make or break a dish and when you decide to live outside the realm of processed foods with all their nasties, that eliminates a lot of your condiments.

But not one!!

Mayonnaise; creamy, tangy, rich goodness that can be flavoured into a multiple of different creations to compliment just about any meal, is still on the menu!!

While I realise this is no good for the vegans. For those of us who love our eggs it is heaven in a jar. And with two lovely fat red hens roaming the backyard we are pretty sure we are using contented little yolks in our mayonnaise.


Now I know for you fat conscious folks that the list of ingredients below is going to make you balk, oil, oil, oil & lots of it. But research shows (despite what we have always been told), that we need saturated fats, our bodies simply can not function without them.

Saturated fats are needed for the proper function of your:

  • Cell Membranes
  • Heart
  • Liver
  • Lungs
  • Immune system
  • Hormones
  • Genetic regulation
  • And for the absorption of calcium
  • They also help to make you feel full, helping you to eat less

So thats a whole lot of good reasons to slather home made mayonnaise on everything.

And if that isn’t reason enough, your store brought mayo is full of trans fats that while giving it a long shelf life & creamy non greasy consistency also cause dysfunction and chaos in your body on a cellular level…….who needs that!!

The healthiest oils recommended for making mayonnaise are extra virgin expeller pressed olive oil, seasame, peanut & palm oil.

These oils have the best health giving properties and are less likely to contain hexane, which is a food-grade gasoline solvent (I kid you not!!) that is used to extract oil from most vegetable seeds around the world. Yuk!

You will never look at your store brought jar of Mayonnaise the same way ever again!

Mayonnaise a’la Mama Going Natural

  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 T vinegar or Lemon juice – I prefer organic braggs vinegar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • A pinch of salt to taste
  • 1 t honey to taste – optional

I love using my stick blender with the whisk attachment to make mayonnaise, but you can do this in a blender or with the normal stick blender blade attachment.

Put vinegar & egg yolk in your bowl/jug. Beat till pale and creamy. Slowly add oil drop by drop at first until the mix starts to thicken then pour your oil in in in a thin constant stream.


Once it has thickened up & you have added all the oil, you can add salt and pepper and a little honey to taste.

If your mayonnaise is too thick, add more vinegar or citrus juice 1 teaspoon at a time till you achieve the consistency you desire.

Extra virgin olive oil can be quite strong in flavour, so try out your oils first to see which one will make a mayo you will be happy with. You can even use infused oils as the base of your mayo by adding garlic, herbs or chilli to your oil several weeks in advance before you make your mayo.

mayonnaise-makingYou can make a “Bazillion Variations” to this basic recipe, here are a few of our favourites.

Honey Mustard – add more honey to taste & a few spoonfuls of your favourite mustard or mustard powder.

Curry Mayo – add your favourite curry mix, curry powder & spices to create a spicy mayo

Herbs – your favourite herb combinations can be used to flavour your mayo too.

Wasabi – add a nice hit of horseradish or wasabi for a tangy mayo with bite.

So get mayonnaise making & then slather that delicious creamy stuff on all your food.

After all you read the above your body Needs it! 🙂


4 Responses to “Home Made Mayonnaise”

  1. fat and forty May 10, 2013 at 10:40 pm #

    It sure is a staple in our house – the kids make it with our manual hand beaters…. keeps them busy for at least 10 minutes while I’m getting the rest of dinner ready. We flavour it with chopped up herbs.
    Thank you for sharing


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