Take-out Tuesday, Homemade Mayonnaise

I have never ever even considered making mayonnaise


Why go to all that trouble?


{This is Hellman’s Light mayonnaise~ look at all the starred ingredients that aren’t in mayonnaise~what?}

It’s so easy to grab mayo of choice at the supermarket


{This is Hellman’s regular mayonnaise with olive oil.  There are still ingredients in there I don’t want~}  I started buying olive oil based mayonnaise as soon as it was available, I am a big fan of cooking with olive oil, and use it for everything.  To read more about the health benefits of olive oil click here

But then I read this blog post from Frugal in Florida.   She swears she will never go back to the store bought stuff


She makes it once a week!  She said the extra light olive oil works the best, regular olive oil has too strong of a flavor


Her family thinks it’s better than dessert!


She also gives a thorough tutorial!


I was sold!!


and Yep! It’s TDF, you know, to die for


and yet another opportunity for you to be a rock star!!


I can’t wait to try this in all my mayonnaise based recipes!  Like Pimento Cheese!

pimento cheese thepaintedapron.com

Confession, I immediately made a BLT to taste test it, after all I had to be sure it was good enough to share!

homemade mayo thepaintedapron.com

Use a very fresh egg and mayo will be good for 6- 7 days past it’s due date~


This was really fun to make, and took only 5 minutes!  The hardest part is the slow drizzle of oil, that took 4 minutes, but pour a cup of coffee and try not to think about how much you’d like to dump it all in and be done!  The slowly incorporated oil is the key to velvety success!

Here’s the recipe:


Prep Time 7 minutes
Course condiment
Cuisine American


  • 1 egg room temperature
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup light olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp dry mustard
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup light olive oil


  • It is very important that your egg is at room temperature. Place in a bowl of hot water to short cut this step.
  • Put egg and lemon juice in food processor with mustard and salt.
  • Turn machine on and pour the 1/4 cup olive oil down the feed tube. Process for 1 minute.
  • Now, slowly drizzle in the remaining 1 cup olive oil, pouring it down the feed tube in a very thin stream. At first it will splatter around but just keep drizzling and soon it will smooth out.
  • Keep drizzling, and drizzling, about 4 minutes.
  • When it is all incorporated run machine for another 30 seconds. Makes about 1 1/4 cups
Keyword homemade mayonnaise, mayonnaise, sandwich spread

I hope you’ll try this, it’s so easy and I think you will enjoy knowing exactly what you’re eating, fresh pure ingredients!


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14 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Homemade Mayonnaise”
  1. I have indeed made mayo. Only out of necessity. I was out of mayo and needed it for something or other, so I just got out the cookbooks and found a recipe. That was about 40 years ago…only once.:-) Funny how I remember that.

  2. Believe it or not, I used to make our mayo and bake all our bread. Then I found other things go do! LOL But I agree, the flavor cannot be beat. I stopped when everybody got all freaked out about using raw eggs in anything. Back in the day I used a whisk, and then graduated to a blender. I don’t think I have ever tried it with the food processor, but maybe I will. When I run out of Duke’s…

  3. I honestly never considered making my own, but I always like it when I can recognize everything on the list of ingredients:@)

  4. Emily says:

    Yes, so easy to grab the jar on the shelf at the supermarket! This looks easy and simple and if you like it I’m sure it’s delicious. I’ll have to try this recipe, those labels are scary!

  5. Judy says:

    Ok you have convinced me, I must try your mayo. I love real mayo but know yours would be much better than the light I am eating. Thanks for sharing.

    • It really is fun to make, when I first tasted it I wasn’t sure, but once it was on a sandwich I loved it. A lot of mayonnaise has sugar in it, who wants sugar in their sandwich!! Thanks for commenting Judy

  6. Mary says:

    Jenna, I’m pinning and bookmarking for tomato season! There are times like now when we go through spells where we don’t crack open the jar 🙂

  7. Lisa says:

    I always think about making home made mayo and never do…now, I’ll definitely have to try it! Thanks for sharing! ~Lisa @ Practically Perfect Home

  8. My five year old granddaughter was just asking me the other day how to make mayonnaise. I caught her eating it by the spoonful out of the jar like it was pudding. Ewww. She loves mayonnaise sandwiches. It might be nice to make some with her for her.

  9. Miz Helen says:

    I sure am glad to have this recipe, we love making our own Mayo and it is always better. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  10. I am gonna have to try this, yours looks great! Thanks for posting on The Four Seasons Blog Hop! Sandra from Scrumptilicious 4 You!

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