Basic Mayonnaise Recipe

Basic Mayonnaise Recipe
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Sandwich with Homemade Mayonnaise
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Sandwich with Homemade Mayonnaise

Great for simple sandwiches like roasted chicken, avocado and tomato, or as a dip for steamed artichokes. Also use it as a base for adding garlic, blue cheese or fresh herbs. You can store it in the fridge for 2 to 3 days. 

Ingredients

  • 2 egg yolks
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup mild extra-virgin olive oil

Directions

In a medium bowl, slowly but firmly beat the yolks with a whisk until creamy and light yellow in color. Add half the lemon juice, then the mustard and salt, and combine well.

In a small bowl, mix the oils, then very slowly drizzle them into the yolk mixture, whisking constantly. (Be careful not to overbeat.)

Stir the rest of the lemon juice into the mayonnaise, then cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before using.

Mayonnaise Shopping Tip

Instead of reaching for the same off the shelf, pre-made dips and sauces from your local grocery stores, try something different and make something fresh with bold flavors to liven up your meal.

Mayonnaise Cooking Tip

Spices and herbs can be a cook's best friend. Don’t be afraid to add something unfamiliar to dips and sauce. They just might be the extra flavor that is needed to brighten up the dish.