When I decided to do the Whole30 program and then decided to continue with the Paleo way of eating, one of the hardest things for me to find was mayonnaise that didn’t contain soybean oil, canola oil or some type of seed oil. Even the mayo that says “with olive oil” on the label still contains the undesirable oils and isn’t 100 percent olive oil.
So I decided to try making my own, and, man oh man! Am I glad I did. I will never go back to flavorless, lifeless, uninspiring store-bought mayonnaise again.
I don’t often leave well enough alone, especially with recipes. I always change something. But I got this recipe from All Recipes.com and I haven’t altered it one whit, except I double it when I make it.
Yield: one cup. Prep time: 7-8 minutes.
1 egg (I’ve found that bringing it to room temperature first helps it emulsify faster.)
1/2 tsp. minced garlic
1 Tbls. lemon juice
1 tsp. prepared yellow mustard
3/4 C. olive oil (use light olive oil, not the strong tasting extra virgin stuff – you’ll thank me later)
Salt and pepper to taste
- Combine the egg, garlic, lemon juice and mustard in the container of a blender or food processor.
Blend until smooth, then blend on low speed while pouring the oil into the blender in a fine stream as the mixture emulsifies and thickens.
- That’s it. Really. Your family is going to love this stuff!