I first made my own mayonnaise when we started on a low carb diet and I haven't looked back. I had no idea how easy it could be. This is so much healthier and tastier than any shop-bought mayonnaise you will buy.
If you have a stab blender, also known as a stick blender, hand blender or immersion blender, you are absolutely 99% there.
The jars I like to use are empty Vegemite jars. They have a plastic lid which is easy to keep clean and the opening of the 560gm jar just fits the head of our blender perfectly.
It seriously only takes two minutes to make your own delicious version
Quicker than grabbing a jar off the shelf at the supermarket and taking it through the checkout. Only five ingredients and not one of them is produced in a large chemical factory.
This stuff is so versatile too. We love a huge dollop of it sprinkled with capers or chopped up gherkins underneath crispy-skinned salmon, a regular Saturday night indulgence for us.
I use extra virgin olive oil which does give a very strong flavour but I want all the benefits of that first press of the olive. If you don't like the taste maybe use a light olive oil or try avocado or macadamia oil. You could also go half and half with coconut oil. Experiment and see what you like.
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Super Easy Mayonnaise Made In A Jar
- 1 large egg
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
- salt and pepper
- 1 cup of oil
- 1 heaped tsp of dijon or grain mustard (optional)
- Break the egg into a jar
- Add lemon and salt and pepper
- Add dijon mustard if using
- Add oil
- Gently put stick blender into the mixture and blend until the ingredients are all incorporated
- Go sit down and have a break and congratulate yourself on the time you have saved
Note: Use fresh herbs instead of mustard for a tasty green mayo.
How much easier can it get? We get through a lot of this on account of it being delicious and used on hot as well as cold dishes.
Do you have a favourite mayonnaise recipe you like to use?