Easy mayo

Mayo seems to be our families go to for everything, chips, salad, mixed in eggs and tuna. I think at one point we were using 500g a week. Seriously that is a lot of mayo. The problem was the mayo we used contained a huge amount of sugar, not ideal.

Make your own

If you are like us and you try to avoid mass-produced processed foods, the best option is to make your own. When you make your own, you get to control which ingredients you use and how much or how sweet you want it to be. Once you have a go at making your own and you realise how easy it is you will never go back to store-bought again.

Making it for ourselves

Easy mayo in a jar
Easy mayo

I came across a mayo recipe in a book and decided to give it a go, we all liked it but it’s me so I couldn’t help experimenting and seeing what if would be like using different kinds of mustard.

The winner was whole grain Dijon for us, it added a nice flavour and a little texture that everyone liked, the best for me knows exactly what went into it. It takes a few minutes to make and tastes amazing, once you try it you are highly likely to dislike store bought mayo from that point on.

Easy mayo

Easy mayo ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/4 cup extra light olive oil
Take a blender
Take a blender
Add the egg
Add the egg
Add the vinegar and 1/4 cup of oil
Add the vinegar and 1/4 cup of oil
Add the mustard and let everything hang out
Add the mustard and let everything hang out
Give everything a blend together so it is well mixed
Give everything a blend together so it is well mixed
Everything is well blended
Everything is well blended
Now for the hardest part
Now for the hardest part
incorporating the remaining 1 cup oil into the mixture
Incorporating the remaining 1 cup oil into the mixture slowly
Adding the oil should take 3 minutes
Adding the oil should take 3 minutes
The sound of your blender or processor make will change as the closer you get to your mayo being done
The sound of your blender or processor make will change as the closer you get to your mayo being done
The sound of your blender or processor make will change as the closer you get to your mayo being done
Scrape down the sides of the blender
You will end up with a silky and shiny mayo
You will end up with a silky and shiny mayo 
Ready to be put in a jar and kept in the fridge.
Ready to be put in a jar and kept in the fridge.

Easy mayo

  • Servings: 30
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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Easy to make, this mayo uses the whole egg and has no extra sugar or nasties.



Credit: Cath @ easycleaneats

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/4 cup extra light olive oil

Directions

  1. Put one cup of oil into something that makes it easy to pour.
  2. Put everything else into the blender or food processor.
  3. Let them come to room temperature together, 30 minutes.
  4. Give everything a blend together so it is well mixed.
  5. Now for the hardest part, incorporating the remaining 1/4 cup oil into the mixture.
  6. This is the hardest part because it needs to be done slowly, the smallest drizzle you can manage.
  7. Adding the oil should take 3 minutes; if you do it quicker if may not work.
  8. The sound of your blender or processor make will change as the closer you get to your mayo being done.
  9. You will end up with a silky, shiny mayo ready to be put in a jar and kept in the fridge.

Nutrition

Per Serving: 83 calories; 9.2 g fat; 0.4 g carbohydrates; 0.2 g protein

Equipment

  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Measuring jug
  • Spatula
  • Blender 

Nutritional disclaimer

Nutrition information is provided as an estimate based on the ingredients used and available in my area (New Zealand). The nutritional information is here to help you understand the recipe; I use MyFitnessPal to generate my estimates. For more accurate nutritional information, please use a nutritional calculator with the ingredients in your area.

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