ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Homemade Mayonnaise Recipes

Updated on December 29, 2016
Whitney05 profile image

Whitney loves baking, grilling, smoking and cooking just about anything anyway.


Mayonnaise is a popular condiment that is added to sandwiches, salads (chicken salad, tuna salad, various fruit salads), main dishes, and dips. It's a thick condiment that's generally white or off-white and composed of 70 to 85% fat. Some of the homemade mayonnaise recipes can contain much less or sometimes more fat than commercial recipes, but in many cases, by changing the fat content, you're going to change the texture content.

In most homemade recipes for mayonnaise, you'll find that salt, oil, vinegar, lemon juice, and mustard are common ingredients. Traditionally mayo recipes will use olive oil, adding it one drop at a time while whisking the other ingredients. You'll find that no recipe for mayonnaise will be exactly the same.

Once you make your own mayonnaise, you just may not want to go back to commercial mayo. Homemade mayonnaise will have much more flavor and because you're making it, you can add spices to add to the taste.

Mayonnaise Recipes

Recipe 1

  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup vinegar or lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 2 cups salad oil

In small bowl with mixer at medium speed, beat egg yolks, vinegar, salt and mustard 2 minutes. Continue beating, gradually adding 1/2 cup oil, abut 1/2 teaspoon at a time. until thick and smooth. Continue beating; add remaining 1 1/2 cups oil, 1 tablespoon at a time, until mixture is thick and creamy. Cover; refrigerate until serving time. Serve on tossed greens, in sandwiches or in recipes. Yields 2 1/2 cups.

Blender Mayonnaise: In covered blender container at low speed, blend first 4 ingredients 1 to 2 seconds until thoroughly mixed. Remove center of cover (or cover) and, at low speed, very slowly pour oil in steady stream into blender; continue blender until well mixed.

Recipe 2

  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup salad oil

Break egg in blender, add lemon juice, mustard and 1/4 cup of the oil. Cover and blend 30 seconds. Remove cover and pour remaining oil in a thin steady stream.

If you want to make Curry Mayonnaise, add 1 teaspoon curry powder, 1/4 teaspoon ginger, 1/2 clove garlic, minced, and 1 tablespoon honey stirred into the finished mayonnaise.

Recipe 3 (Lemon Mayonnaise)

  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon (heaping) dry mustard
  • Dash of salt and cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup oil or olive oil

In your blender put in all if the ingredients except the oil. Run your machine very slowly as you add the oil a little at a time. Beat just until it begins to thicken. Makes 1 1/2 cups. (This is delicious mayonnaise for salads and sandwiches. You'll probably like it so much you'll keep a supply on hand.)

Make Mayonnaise

Personally, I'm not a fan of commercial mayo because of the thick, greasy texture and taste. Homemade mayonnaise has definitely won over my taste buds.

The above recipes are two that you should try out. You can make them as is the first time, and the next time alter it with your own spices. Be creative. It's your mayonnaise, make it how you want and then add it to your favorite dish, whether that be a simple sandwich, salad, dip, or main dish.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)