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RECIPE: How to make a simple homemade Mayonnaise

Mayonnaise Mayonnaise

Homemade mayonnaise is easy and quick to make.

You can make it with 4 simple ingredients or tweak it with some added spices of your choice and feel great knowing u did it like a pro.


2 large eggs

2 teaspoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice (or vinegar)

1 cup of neutral-flavoured oil

A pinch of good quality fine grain sea salt


Separate the eggs. Save the egg whites for another purpose (like meringue) and place the egg yolks in a small bowl with high sides.

Pour the fresh lemon juice into the bowl with the egg yolks and whisk them well.

Slowly, a few drops at a time, pour the oil into the bowl while whisking constantly. Once the mayonnaise has started to thicken, pour the oil in a slow and steady stream. If the oil starts to build up at all, stop pouring and whisk the mayonnaise briskly until the oil has incorporated.

If the mayonnaise starts looking too thick, add enough water to thin it to the consistency you like. Add about a teaspoon of water at a time.

Once all the oil has been mixed in, the mayonnaise should be thick and fluffy, with your whisk forming ribbons through the mixture.

Season it carefully with fine grain sea salt. Add a small splash of water if you would like a thinner mayonnaise.