If you find it difficult to make homemade mayonnaise, give this recipe and method a try!
No more drizzling oil slooooooooooowly into a blender because…well….immersion blending eliminates that! Yep!
Also, if it freaks you out to use raw eggs in a recipe that won’t be cooked, then you should definitely try this recipe because we use a “flax egg” here – – Meaning that, instead of an egg, we use a combo of ground flax seed and water in this mayo recipe.
Awesome, right?!?! I know!
Here ya go…
Egg-Free Mayo Recipe
Makes about 1 cup.
3/4 cup grapeseed oil or canola oil
1 TBSP flax meal (ground flax seeds)
3 TBSP water
1 TBSP raw apple cider vinegar
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp dry mustard powder
1 tsp raw honey
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It is easiest to use a stick/immersion blender (as shown below) and its accompanying blending cup to mix the mayo.
Place all ingredients in the cup in the order listed above.
Insert blender and let ingredients settle. Allow blender to rest on bottom of cup.
Without lifting the blender, pulse it on and off to mix the ingredients for about 1 minute. Be patient here; don’t rush things or you’ll end up with a smoothie instead of mayo!!
Once the mayo thickens, most of the oil is incorporated and you feel some resistance, lift the blender up and down as you pulse to finish blending (about 20 seconds more).
Don’t worry if the top-most oil doesn’t incorporate, just remove the blender and use a spoon to stir it in!
Now it’s ready to serve or to cover and store in the fridge for later!
Note – It’s hard to tell from this photo, but the mayo will likely have a slightly green hue if you use grapeseed oil 🙂
This mayo will thicken a bit more after a couple hours in the fridge, too.
NOTE: If you prefer to use egg, just omit the flax meal and the water; and add ONE whole egg, instead.
If you enjoy this recipe, check out our RECIPES PAGE for even more tasty goodness!!!!
See below for more pics of the mayo-making process.