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How to Make Homemade Mayonnaise

Homemade Mayonnaise is so easy and simple to make it yourself!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: homemade diy
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Homemade Mayonnaise
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 22kcal



  • 1 large egg at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon red or white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt or more to taste
  • 1 cup neutral flavored oil I have had the best luck with light tasting olive oil, grapeseed, avocado, safflower, and canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice optional


  • 1. Add egg, mustard, vinegar, and salt into your food processor or blender. Blend for 10-15 seconds until smooth.
    2. Take the lid off of your food processor or blender, and, while blending, very slowly add the oil in small drops. Once the mixture begins to thicken, you can add the oil a little more at a time.
    3. Once all the oil has been added, turn the food processor or blender off and scrape the bottoms and side of the bowl and then process for another 10 seconds. Taste the mayonnaise and add additional seasoning if desired. I like to always add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice to help bring out a little tartness, but that is totally optional.


Note: If the mayonnaise still seems a little thin, slowly stream in more oil with the processor running until thick. If the mayonnaise breaks for some reason, try adding an additional teaspoon of Dijon mustard to the bowl and process until it becomes emulsified and creamy again.


Calories: 22kcal | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 67mg | Potassium: 5mg | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 0.1mg