My Dad's No-Fail Mayonnaise



  • large egg
  • 1 Tablespoon  lemon juice, or a vinegar of your choosing
  • 1 Tablespoon  olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon  Dijon mustard
  •   Salt, to taste
  • small clove garlic
  • 1 Teaspoon  chopped tarragon
  • 1 Cup  canola oil

The Accidental Locavore never buys mayonnaise anymore because it's so easy to make, and once you've had homemade mayo, you're spoiled for life. My dad taught me a long time ago how to make mayonnaise, so here is his no-fail recipe.


In the bowl of a food processor (blender, or stick blender will work) add the egg, lemon juice, olive oil, Dijon mustard, salt, garlic, and herbs. Process a few times until well mixed. With the motor running, very slowly pour in about a cup of oil. My father uses ¼ cup olive oil and the rest canola. As you keep pouring you will see it start to emulsify and look like mayonnaise, when it’s your desired texture, stop, and taste. Correct seasonings and you’re done.



Calories per serving:

267 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb, Low Sodium Sugar Conscious, Low Potassium, Kidney Friendly, Vegetarian, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 30g 46%
  • Carbs 0g 0%
  • Saturated 2g 12%
  • Fiber 0g 0%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 0g
  • Monounsaturated 19g
  • Polyunsaturated 8g
  • Protein 1g 2%
  • Cholesterol 23mg 8%
  • Sodium 30mg 1%
  • Calcium 8mg 1%
  • Magnesium 3mg 1%
  • Potassium 20mg 1%
  • Iron 0mg 1%
  • Zinc 0mg 1%
  • Phosphorus 16mg 2%
  • Vitamin A 11µg 1%
  • Vitamin C 1mg 1%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 0%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 2%
  • Niacin (B3) 0mg 0%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 1%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 4µg 1%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 1%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 5mg 25%
  • Vitamin K 20µg 26%
MORE FROM EDAMAM Have a question about nutritional data? Let us know.
Rate this Recipe

Bring your favorite dish to our table

Join the Daily Meal's Community and Share your Thoughts

The Daily Meal Editors and Community Say...

Let's Be Friends. Follow The Daily Meal on Facebook!