Homemade mayonnaise beats the store-bought options by a long shot. Three wholesome ingredients (plus optional flavorings) make homemade the far superior spread. Just read the list of ingredients on a jar of low fat mayonnaise and you’ll never go back!
This table shows you how to make a your own tasty mayonnaise and lots of variations:
|amount:||1||1 Tbsp||optional||1 cu|
|component||egg yolk (fresh)||acid||flavoring||oil|
|Traditional||yolk||white vinegar||1 tsp mustard||EVOO*|
|Garlic Mayo||yolk||lemon juice||1 clove garlic||EVOO*|
|yolk||rice vinegar||splash of soy sauce||sesame oil|
|yolk||cider vinegar||walnut oil|
|yolk||red wine vinegar||orange zest||sunflower oil|
*Extra virgin olive oil
To make the traditional mayonnaise:
Process the yolk, acid, with any optional flavorings in your food processor (or use an immersion blender) until homogeneous. Then slowly drizzle the oil and continue blending. The mixture will thicken until it will no longer flow. Store in a closed jar in the refrigerator.
Feeling adventurous? Try other horizontal combinations or mix them up for creative results.