My Dad's No-Fail Mayonnaise

My Dad's No-Fail Mayonnaise
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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.

8
Servings
239
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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.

 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
27g
39%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Vitamin A, RAE
1µg
0%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
19µg
21%
Calcium, Ca
1mg
0%
Choline, total
1mg
0%
Magnesium, Mg
1mg
0%
Phosphorus, P
2mg
0%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
21mg
1%
Water
4g
0%

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.