I must say homemade mayonnaise is much easier to make that I ever thought it would be. And the taste, in my opinion, is so much better than store bought.
Here’s the thing – I have been seeing a nutritionist since last spring. The reason is that I just wanted to get healthier overall, look at my habits, see where there could be improvement. It has been a great, worthwhile experience, and I wish I had done it sooner. I learn something new during every appointment, which is about every two months or so. My appointments are one hour which gives me plenty of time to ask questions, learn new information, tweak the current plan. It was determined that the ingredients in store bought mayonnaise were not going to work, even the vegan mayos due to some food sensitivities I have. So, it was about time anyway that I made it fresh! Yes!
You see, some circumstances are blessings in disguise. I looooove mayonnaise and might not have sought out and made it fresh as soon as I have had I had other alternatives and options. Now that I have made it fresh, it’s what I want going forward. How can I go back to store bought now that I have tasted this deliciousness?
What I love about homemade mayo:
1. The creaminess is absolutely decadent
2. The taste is so fresh and delish. I am not sure I have the words to describe.
3. I can control the ingredients.
4. It lasts about a week in the frig.
5. I can make a half batch. Did you ever have a jar mayo hanging in the frig for months. I can just make a half batch and it gets used up quicker.
6. Is easy and takes very little time to make. I would say the blending part was about 5 minutes.
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- 2 large egg yolks
- 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
- 1/2 lemon juiced
- 1 cup Walnut oil
- salt and pepper to taste
Place the egg yolks, mustard, lemon juice in a blender or food processor and combine. I used an immersion hand stick blender. Next, slowly add the oil (very slowly, just drops at a time) and blend with the egg mixture. You will see the mixture start to emulsify (it's like magic, very cool). Do not be temped to start adding the oil faster, stay at drops until all incorporated. Add salt to taste (pepper if you choose).
Store in air tight container in frig. Should last about one week. I estimate it made about 1 1/4 cups.
Have you every made homemade mayonnaise? Did you like it?
Have a great day,