I’ve tried various recipes for homemade mayo and none of them have come out tasting very good or have been runny until I tried this recipe from Sarah at Everyday Paleo. The demo video is too cute with her son and she gives an extra fun twist to her mayo at the end. I’ve found instead of dripping the oil in drop by drop until your arm falls off, I put all the ingredients into a tall container & use my immersion blender to make mayo in 30 seconds or less. It comes out perfect every time and tastes great because it doesn’t get hot from the food processor or blender motor, and you can make it in the same container you store it in. This idea came directly from Juli over at PaleOMG.com & it works great!
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups light tasting olive oil or walnut oil (I’ve found that Avocado oil* tastes the best)
- 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp yellow mustard (I substituted wasabi powder for a little extra kick)
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1/3 tsp cayenne pepper
- In a blender, add the eggs, vinegar, and mustard and blend together well – leave the blender running and slowly slowly slowly drop by drop or very slow drizzle add the oil. BE PATIENT! Do not dump all the oil in quickly and give up! When the mixture begins to emulsify or thicken, only then can you be a bit faster about pouring in the olive oil but still take your time.
- Turn the blender off once all the olive oil is in and the mayonnaise is thickened to your desired consistency. Add the salt and cayenne pepper and mix well or blend again for another few seconds.
- Now for the fun part – variations! Always wait until after your mayonnaise is thick before you add seasoning, but here is where you can get creative. Add dried or fresh dill, fresh basil, or cilantro, garlic and onion, hot sauce, or even curry powder to make your own spreads, sauces and dips for just about everything.
Direct link to recipe: Paleo Mayo
*Here on the Big Island of Hawaii, avocado oil is very expensive and only found in the health food stores. I found fresh, organic, inexpensive avocado oil (and roasted walnut and hazelnut oils) at La Tourangelle. I am not affiliated with them in any way or receive any compensation from them. I am just very impressed with their products, their pricing and most of all the FREE shipping to Hawaii (with orders over $25).