Homemade Mayonnaise

by Marla on May 15, 2011 · 73 comments

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Today I am gonna share with you the simplest recipe ever….a precursor to my larger post tomorrow. I figured a good homemade mayonnaise  is worthy of it’s own recipe page. This spread will be great for summer entertaining, egg salad, pasta salad, BLT’s, juicy burgers, sandwiches and anywhere else you might like a dab of creamy goodness. Mayonnaise is more of a method than actual recipe. You are simply emulsifying ingredients until a creamy spread is formed.

There is no need for me to go into too much more detail other than the fact that you can season you homemade mayonnaise with any spices you wish. We love to use smoked paprika. You can also sprinkle in other dried spices including curry powder, Chinese 5 spice blend, tumeric, garlic salt, black pepper, chipotle, etc. How about a clove of fresh garlic and some basil leaves? Anything goes. Really.

Do you ever make homemade mayo? If so do you have any special add-ins or techniques?

Homemade Mayonnaise

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1/2 cup mayonnaise

Homemade Mayonnaise


  • 1 large Egg Yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine Sea Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 teaspoon Water
  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil
  • dash Smoked Paprika or any ground spice you like


  • Add egg yolk, salt, lemon juice and any spice or garlic and water to a blender or food processor. Blend on medium high speed well. Slowly drizzle the oil into the egg mixture until you have added all of it, keeping the blender on medium high speed the whole time. Blend until you have a creamy, opaque emulsion....mayonnaise.
  • Notes
  • Since this homemade mayo contains raw egg yolk be sure to keep it cool at all times.
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