Homemade Mayonnaise. Without any nasties.

August 22, 2017

Mayonnaise is a condiment that lives in nearly most peoples fridges. 

I've been discussing sulphur and emulsifier in our everyday foods on factual Fridays. Have you subscribed?  Mayonnaise is one item you can make yourself, literally takes less than 5 minutes, promise. Even your children can help mix the initial ingredients and once emulsified they can pour the rest of the oil in little faster.

I demonstrated with my son and have popped the video on Roar Living Facebook page, here is the link: www.facebook.com/roarliving 

I will be sharing the basic recipe first, then variations to add to your basic mayonnaise. You can season with salt and pepper but I prefer to do this as I use. If you prefer your mayonnaise to have a tang, then add tablespoons of fresh lemon juice at intervals until desired sharpness after you have used all the oil.

easy, simple mayonnaise recipe Ingredients for mayonnaise. Eggs, olive oil, mustard, maple cider vinegar.

To make a clean mayonnaise check your ingredient labels first. Using a light olive oil or any non fragrant oil means you will not have a bitter mayonnaise, the likes of Virgin or Extra Virgin Olive Oil. My preferred vinegar is Apple cider Vinegar, I love it's taste, health properties but mostly because organic apple cider vinegar does not contain any sulphites (220-228 range). Check your mustard labels, most have sulphur. If you have asthma or sensitive to sulphur like we are here then please avoid.

For successful mayonnaise the only thing you must remember is to slowly pour your oil in. Once it emulsifies, eggs and oil combine then you can pour faster...as mentioned above.



2 egg yolks

2 tsp vinegar

1/2 tsp mustard

250 ml olive oil

1 tbl hot water


1. Place yolks, vinegar, mustard in a medium size bowl.

2. Whisk together 

3. Gradually pour oil in very slowly, whisking continuously until all oil poured.

4. Season with salt and pepper. Place in fridge and use within 3 weeks.


Tartare Sauce - add 25gms chopped capers, 50gms chopped gherkins, 1 tbls chopped parsley.

Green Sauce - 50gms combined mix of chives, tarragon, chervil, watercress & spinach.

Cocktail Sauce - 3 tbls of tomato sauce or tomato juice, 2-3 drops Worcester, 1 tbls lemon juice

Wholegrain Mustard- 2-3 tbl wholegrain mustard

Herb Mayonnaise - 50gm chopped chives, 50gms chopped parsley

Aioli - 1- 2tsp crushed garlic

Chilli - 1 long chopped red fresh chilli or 1tsp dried

I can recommend a combination of aioli and herb mayonnaise for potato salads. Tuna pasta salads, chopped parsley and shallots.

Please share this blog to encourage and inspire your family members or friends to make their own.






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