Making your own homemade mayo is easier than you think!
Having to deal with digestive issues most of my life, I learned the hard way that not all things we call food are actually good for us!
Take mayo for example...
Have you ever gone to the grocery store and really checked the labels to see what goes into some of those cans or jars we call food?
Look at the ingredients on this jar… while there are items that are actually food, additives and preservatives have been added… some which are man-made and our bodies were never meant to digest!
In truth, real mayo only needs 3 ingredients! And if made with the right oils, it is an excellent way to add more healthy fats to your diet!
While this recipe is very easy to make, it does require patience. You want to pour the oil into the blender, very slowly...
I have used a standard mixer, but it does not seem to get up to the speed you need to create the fluffy, creamy goodness that you are used to seeing in the jarred versions at the store.
Using a blender (here’s my personal favorite) helps make lite work of this recipe, but since mine is currently out of commission, I use my ‘stick mixer.’ The recipe turns out just as great, but I do find that a third hand is helpful to hold the mason jar still while I hold the mixer and pour the oil into the jar!
What you will need:
- 1 whole egg
- 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
Here’s the low down on how to make mayonnaise:
- Put the egg and apple cider vinegar in a blender. Keep the blender on and pour the oil into the blender very slowly. The oil should thicken with the egg as you pour the oil.
- Some find that using extra virgin olive oil is a bit too strong in its taste. However, I personally like it, plus, I find that most light tasting oils are over processed.
- To kick things up a notch, try using avocado or macadamia oil.
- A third hand is always necessary when using a hand or ‘stick’ blender.
- You can store your mayo in the fridge about a week.
- Use lemon juice instead of the apple cider vinegar to make a delicious lemon mayonnaise.
- Change up the flavor of your mayo by adding in your favorite seasonings.
- Use your healthy mayo to dip your veggies, make a delicious salad dressing or make deviled eggs.
- If it didn’t thicken as you would have hoped, all is not lost! Use it as a sauce over your grilled chicken, burgers or fish!
See how easy it is to make your own mayo! You can have so much fun with this recipe AND it’s healthy!
Until next time,
Peace, love and safe travels!