When changing to an unprocessed diet, you quickly learn that your beloved sauces are full of sugar and junk! Are you mourning the loss of all your favorite condiments after reading the ingredient label? Cry no more! Homemade Mayo is so quick and easy and is made with only natural ingredients.
The most basic mayo is made with just oil and egg. To add flavor, I base my mayo ingredients off those found in the Against All Grain cookbook and follow the technique from The Healthy Foodie. I prefer using my immersion blender over my food processor to make mayo for two simple reasons: it’s faster and easier to clean!
You can find the exact immersion blender I use here on Amazon. If you’re in the market to buy one, you should never pay over $30. You can almost always find them on sale online or at stores like Bed, Bath, and Beyond or Macy’s.
You’ll also notice I use a food scale. This is not only for accuracy, but for ease. Again, less dishes! Amazon has lots of options, like this one, but compare prices! $15 is the maximum you should have to pay.
- 3/4 cup extra light tasting olive oil* (150g): $1.10
- 1 tsp lemon juice (5g): $.11
- 1 tsp white vinegar (5g): $.01
- 1/2 tsp honey** (3g): $.02
- 1/2 tsp sea salt (3g): $.03
- 1/4 tsp dijon mustard (1g): $.01
- 1 large egg (50g): $.15
- Place all ingredients in the same jar you’ll be storing your mayo in.
- Put your immersion blender to the bottom of the jar.
- Turn it on, keeping your immersion blender tight to the bottom of your jar for the first few seconds to ensure thick mayo.
- Watch the magic happen! You’ll see your ingredients emulsify and in 30 seconds, you’ll have fluffy, creamy homemade mayo!
- Your mayo should last about a week in the fridge.
- * Don’t use extra virgin olive oil. The flavor is too strong. Extra light tasting olive oil or avocado oil will make your mayo taste delicious!
- **If doing a Whole30 or wanting a Vegan option, omit the honey. It’ll be just as good – I promise!
- Total Servings: 16 TBS or 1 cup | Total Cost: $1.43 | Cost per Serving: $.09
Ways to Use Homemade Mayo
- Make dressing! It’s really as simple as adding water to your mayo to make it the consistency you like, then incorporating flavors like garlic, fresh herbs, or simply more mustard for an extra boost.
- Tuna or chicken salad! Mix it up with your favorite tuna or leftover chicken, toss it on a bed of greens, and you’ve got yourself lunch!
- Mix it with your ketchup! Hi, I’m BreAnna and I’m a ketchup addict. But seriously. I’ve tried making my own and it just isn’t worth it. The only ingredient in ketchup that isn’t ideal is the sugar so I now buy ketchup made with real sugar (like Simply Heinz) instead of high fructose corn syrup and to ensure I’m getting healthy fats in, I mix it with my mayo. I still get the flavor of the ketchup I love, but don’t go overboard.
Curious where I get my prices from? Even though I may have found an ingredient cheaper, to keep things simple, I’ve calculated all costs based on my Budget Grocery Price List, my list of maximum prices I’ll pay for any groceries.
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