Mayonnaise Recipe

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Mayonnaise may not sound interesting to make, but boy is it tasty! This mayo recipe is sure to change your perspective on this condiment. Learn how to make your own by reading the easy to follow instructions below. When you make your mayonnaise homemade, it will usually have a light yellow color.

What’s In Mayonnaise?

At the base of all mayonnaise is olive oil. Another key ingredient is egg yolks, which are naturally high in protein, vitamins, and minerals. Other ingredients that are in some mayonnaise is vinegar and lemon juice.

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What Is Mustard Seed Oil?

Mustard seed oil, or canola oil, is a blend of extra virgin olive oil and mineral-rich canola oil. The oil has a slightly sweet flavor and a long shelf life. It’s similar to typical vegetable oil but in minimal amounts can reduce the effectiveness of other oils.

What Is Horseradish Seed Oil?

Horseradish seed oil is one of the hottest oils on the market. Horseradish seed oil is high in sulfur. This seed oil creates a yellow color on horseradish and many other things, including marinades, rubs, and fats. It’s an antioxidant, too, that can help prevent the absorption of the fat-soluble vitamin A.

Is Mayonnaise Unhealthy?

Mayo is safe to eat and is frequent in a salad dressing, on sandwiches, or just on its own. Most brand-name brands of mayonnaise are safe to eat, but some contain ingredients that are not harmless for your health. Try to find the ones with a “most” or “no-fat” claim on the package. Mayo is different from salad dressings because it is typically very high in fat. A six-ounce container of your favorite brand mayonnaise may have almost 13 grams of fat, more than a regular whole-wheat roll or a large roast beef sandwich. 

I’m not sure I would call mayo a “tartar sauce.” Still, the Mayo Clinic recommends a half teaspoon (6 grams) per 1 tablespoon (15 grams) of salad dressing. I wouldn’t blame you for exceeding the Mayo Clinic’s recommendation. However, I know plenty of home cooks who squeeze more than a teaspoonful of mayo in their salads and dressings.

Differences Between Mayonnaise and Salad Dressing

Salad dressing and mayonnaise are quite different but continue to confuse many. To straighten the record, Mayonnaise is made up of egg yolks, oil, and vinegar. Salad dressings on the other hand, are made up of many ingredients.

Mayonnaise can be made with any one of six different egg-based mayonnaise-making methods. In most countries, there is a national product and a regional product. The national product is usually referred to as Hellmann’s. In the United States, it is called Kraft Mayo. Kraft Mayo has been produced for more than 100 years. Heinz Mayo has been made since 1916, and McVitie’s since 1935. Vichy Mayo was invented in France in 1904, and France and South Africa claim it as their own. Vichy Mayo is not available in the United States.

How Is Mayonnaise Made?

Mayonnaise is made from egg yolks and oils. Eggs are separated from their shells and then cooked until they are cooked. The yolks are beaten until thick and creamy. The oil is beaten to make the emulsion more fluid and spreadable.

In the United States, there are five ingredients in a standard mayonnaise:

  • Egg yolk
  • Vinegar
  • Oil
  • Lecithin
  • Calcium phosphate
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Mayonnaise Recipe

This mayonnaise recipe is perfect for those looking for a tasty condiment. Learn this popular homemade condiment recipe right now and let us know what you think!
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Course: condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: mayonnaise
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Calories: 122kcal


  • 1 large egg
  • tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • ½ tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 cup grapeseed oil or canola
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice


  • Add egg to a bowl inside a food processor. Blend for 20 seconds, add in mustard, vinegar, and salt. Blend for 30 seconds.
  • Scrape sides and blend slowly while adding a ¼ of the oil.
  • The mixture will then thicken, continue to process while adding oil slowly.
  • Taste mayonnaise, season with more salt if needed, add in lemon juice.


Serving: 1tbsp | Calories: 122kcal | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg
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