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Easy Homemade Mayo Recipe

Updated on August 1, 2013

Honestly Easy!

This is all it takes to make your own mayo!
This is all it takes to make your own mayo!
One of the easier labels BUT 13 ingredients!
One of the easier labels BUT 13 ingredients!
Slowly add the oil to your egg mixture!
Slowly add the oil to your egg mixture!
My first try!
My first try!
Cast your vote for Homemade Mayo!

A few minutes to make!

My family recently began reading labels and learning more about the foods that we were putting into our bodies. Am I a "hippe"? Nah, my husband likes to call me that though! We simply decided that our family ate too many convenience foods and WAY too many things that we couldn't pronounce! I am certain that If my grandmother were alive today, she would shake her head at my old shopping carts. The woman lived 77 years and never believed that biscuits came from cans!

So, armed with a few hundred websites and a family of 7 behind me...I began tackling each item on our shopping list. This week, it was mayonnaise.

Remember when I said that there were too many ingredients that I couldn't pronounce going into our bodies...Check out the label for your store bought Mayo....13 ingredients... one of which is Calcium Disodium.

Do you know what Calcium Disodium EDTA (used to protect quality) is.... check out's part of what it says about where Calcium Disodium EDTA comes from...

Where does CALCIUM DISODIUM EDTA come from?

It is made from formaldehyde, sodium cayanide, and Ethylenediamine.

Does the store bought mayo still sound good to you?

After reading this, I decided to make my own homemade mayo. It consists of only a few ingredients and is SO Easy to make. I opted not to put the formaldehyde in my recipe...thank you!

This is a simple recipe and easily tweaked for specialty sandwich spreads.


  • Add Sweet pickles and onion for a homemade tartar sauce!
  • Toss in some hot sauce for a buffalo mayo
  • Add extra garlic for a fancy garlic aioli


Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: about 1/2 jar of traditional mayo

Ready to Get Cooking?

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  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup oil, olive oil, canola, vegetable
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, (optional)
  • to taste salt and pepper

2 basic steps

  1. Put your egg, oil mustard, and seasonings into the blender or mixing bowl. You CAN also make this with a whisk..if you are energetic! :) Blend on low speed
  2. After a few seconds, begin to drizzle the oil in while you are on low speed..then...crank it up! Speed up your mixer and let it go for anywhere from 5 to ten minutes. You will know it is done when your mixture takes the form of a traditional mayo!


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      3 years ago

      I need help with a conclusion paagprrah?I am typing an essay on Italians, and need help on the conclusion paagprrah.Here is the essay:ItaliansItalians are warm, welcoming people, who love to relax, celebrate, and socialize with family and friends. Their celebration and relaxation usually takes place around a dinner table at a restaurant or at home, so they can enjoy the traditions of Italian cuisine. Italians have a strong passion for eating, but also enjoy talking.In Italy, conversation is considered an art form. If you were to walk the streets of Italy, or stop at a cafe9, you would notice people of all ages engaged in intense and animated discussions on a wide variety of topics, ranging from family, work, politics, gossip, food, drinks, and sports, especially soccer.From the largest cities, to the most rural of villages, there is one place that will always remain as the central meeting point of Italian culture- the Piazza ( meaning square ). No matter how big or small the Piazza is, you will always see people sitting, strolling, walking, talking, and interacting with one another. Piazzas are also the main focal points for festivals, gatherings, celebrations, and political events.To real Italians, lunch is a 1-2 hour affair with traditionally a two to three course meal, which explains why most places halt for two hours of the day. Stores shut down, banks close, and all of the streets are empty. At around 2 o’clock, people start to emerge from their houses and populate the streets again until around 19:30 when it’s time for dinner. After dinner, the streets come to life again as Italians stroll around the piazza to work off their meal or head off for their evening engagement. Italian food is high in the ranks of most delicious, richest, and most varied of all cooking, with dishes for every occasion. Their food plays a huge role in their life and culture. Every region has their specialty, not only pasta, but all varieties of meat and fish are cooked to old, handed down recipes, mouth watering puddings, and of course, nobody can beat their ice creams. Shopping may not be a national past time, but it is taken very seriously in Italy. The major cities, like Rome, Milan, Florence, are full of the most wonderful shops selling everything from designer clothes to the newest and hippest furniture to be found anywhere in the world. Milan has its furniture fair every year and furniture makers from far and wide will go there to see what is happening at the leading edge of furniture design. Leather is also a good buy in Italy, Italians know their leather and the finest gloves, shoes, jackets, and bags are worn by virtually all Italians. They glory in being chic, and are generally always beautifully turned out. Sports are a very important passion in the lives of many Italians. Football, being their main passion, with hundreds of football clubs with top soccer teams playing for their country. Volleyball is also much enjoyed as is rugby, with the rugby team playing for the European Challenge Cup. Italians place more value on the simple things in life ( family, community, enjoying a Tuscan sunset ) rather than the material things most westerners covet. There are plenty of happy farmers in Italy who want no more than to share a meal with others in their community. The Italian Language is a romance language, spoken as a native language by about 70 million people in Italy, San Marino, and parts of Switzerland, Croatia, Slovenia, and France. Italian is based on the Tuscan dialect, which beforehand was only available to upper class Florentine society. Unlike other romance languages, Italian retains Latin’s contrast between short and long consonants. In particular, among the Romance languages, Italian is the closest to Latin in terms of vocabulary.

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      3 years ago

      Just cause it's simple doesn't mean it's not super heulfpl.

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      Heather May 

      5 years ago from Ohio

      Tanks Careermommy! I have to take tings 1 step at a time so you will be seeing more of these. I am tackling bbq sauce next! keep your fingers crossed for me!

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      Heather May 

      5 years ago from Ohio

      I would love that recipe!!!! I had an epic fail when trying to make this with coconut oil! :( but eggless would be awesome!

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      Tirralan Watkins 

      5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Mommymay, you are so creative with your food ideas. I love your insight. This is so simple and quick and much healthier than traditional, store-bought mayonnaise. Great job!

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      Arletia Mayfield 

      5 years ago from Ocala, Florida

      I have also investigated and started making my own condiments, but now I am challenged with the raw egg issue. So, I'm working on perfecting a no-egg mayo. I did try one similar to this one though and it came out just fine.


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