homemade mayo

Homemade mayo is one of the easiest condiments to make from scratch. I challenge you to read the ingredients in all of the shelf stable mayo bottles, you will find GMO laden soybean oil, high fructose corn syrup and xanthan gum among others. This is not REAL FOOD! With little effort and time, you can begin to eliminate the additives and preservatives in your families foods by making small changes like this one. I make a big batch and put it in a pretty jar to use on sandwiches and in chicken salad, but it's uses are endless. You can flavor it with jalapenos, hot sauce, garlic, onions or chives. 

This whole process is so much easier than you think and once you try it I promise you will never go back. There really is no comparison, it looks, tastes and smells better than store bought mayo AND it is good for you! I use organic farm fresh eggs rich in essential fatty acids, vitamin A & D and tons of minerals. Antioxidant rich olive oil, metabolism boosting coconut oil  or other unrefined oils. All real food ingredients that are nutritional powerhouses each in their own right. Choose wisely and stay away from  soybean oil, corn, peanut, vegetable, sunflower, canola and cottonseed. 

This is a basic recipe but feel free to flavor how you like. Hint...experiment with fresh herbs for a bigger nutritional punch. If you love mayo, make a batch about ever 10 days. It will keep great in the fridge.

What you will need

An emersion blender or high speed blender

4 large organic farm fresh egg yolks (room temperature)

1 1/4 cups unrefined oil. I use olive oil

The juice of 1/2 a lemon and 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar (I use Bragg's)

1 Tbs dijon mustard

A generous pinch of salt

What to do

1. Place all ingredients except oil in a blender or keep in a bowl if using an emersion blender

2. Pulse to combine all ingredients

3. Slowly add in oil, while your appliance of choice is on low

4. Raise speed to high and watch the magic happen. 

In seconds you have created an emulsified masterpiece of deliciousness! Now store in a glass container or small mason jar and enjoy as you would any store bought mayo.