Homemade Mayonnaise with Olive Oil


This is a delicious homemade mayonnaise recipe.  This was the first time that I had made mayonnaise from scratch.  It was so fast, easy, and delicious. I will never go back to store bought mayonnaise.  I had made a quick meal of hamburgers, and soon realized I was out of an essential condiment.  I was not able to run out for more mayonnaise, and then I realized I had seen homemade mayonnaise on a few cooking shows, so I decided that I would give it a try. I adapted this recipe from the Alton Brown mayonnaise recipe. I used only olive oil, and more lemon juice. This is a beautifully tangy and creamy perfect mayonnaise. The next night I had to make the all American classic, BLT, just so I could enjoy this wonderful mayo again. Since then, I have been slathering this lovely decadence all over everything. And the funny thing was, before, I hardly ate mayo. I thought it was a little gross. But this homemade mayonnaise will turn you into a mayo lover for sure, it is absolutely wonderful!

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Homemade Mayonnaise with Olive Oil

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1 egg yolk
1/2 teaspoon fine salt
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
2 pinches sugar
the juice of one lemon
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1 cup olive oil


Combine egg yolk, salt, dry mustard, and sugar in a large bowl. Whisk to combine, by hand, or with an electric mixer with a whisk attachment. You can also use a blender or food processor, but an electric mixer with the whisk attachment is the preferred tool.
Add lemon juice and vinegar, whisk again.

Now while whisking, drizzle in the olive oil, very slowly. This is where an electric mixer will come in handy. Continue drizzling slowly until an emulsion has formed, and all oil is incorporated into the egg.

Refrigerate in an air tight container for up to 2 weeks.

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  19 Responses to “Homemade Mayonnaise with Olive Oil”

  1. Sonia Trujillo — October 27, 2009 @ 2:13 pm

    I love this delicious and simple recipe! I was trying to find a simple a recipe. My father usually did homemade mayonaisse and he added a touch of fresh garlic. That was the key of his delicious mayonaisse.


  2. Maria — October 27, 2009 @ 3:21 pm

    I bet homemade mayo is so much better!
    .-= Maria´s last blog, Halloween Chocolate Candy Bark =-.

  3. I love homemade mayonaisse! Nothing like it! You did right by making BLT sandwich. Now you also got me craving one!
    .-= Bethany (Dirty Kitchen Secrets)´s last blog, Food Blogger Connect Update-Speakers & Agenda =-.

  4. redkathy — October 27, 2009 @ 11:33 pm

    This sounds too easy. I’m going to try it. I’m sure it will be superb. Then I’ll hear how I can never buy mayo in a store again! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂
    .-= redkathy´s last blog, Kicked up Corn Meal Crackers =-.

  5. Trent @ SmartShopIt — October 28, 2009 @ 12:43 am

    When it’s homemade, you call it aioli to make it sound more impressive. Hey, that’s what Julia (Child) did! And you boast that you made it with a wooden whisk too in a 90 degree kitchen, right? :0)

    .-= Trent @ SmartShopIt´s last blog, Want Fruits to Last Longer? – Give Them the Spa Treatment =-.

  6. KennyT — October 28, 2009 @ 12:03 am

    Wow, this is so cool. Nothing beats homemade mayo!
    .-= KennyT´s last blog, Back from Taipei =-.

  7. Jim-49 — October 28, 2009 @ 8:48 am

    Love the homemade!!! I can’t say who,but one of the greatest,poor-boy places here(still talked about today),when I was a boy,used to mix about 1/4 cup of mayonnaisse,with 2 to 3(to taste) tablespoons of sweet pickle juice,for the sauce on shrimp,crab poorboys,with toasted buns.At that time,with a cold root beer,was the top!! Many good memories,I still make them at home now,”I better go get some shrimp” sounds like supper calling,back later!! Thanks,Lady

  8. [email protected] — October 28, 2009 @ 11:30 am

    I’ll pass this along to my mother, she’d LOVE this!
    .-= [email protected]´s last blog, Wordless Wednesday – I Make Good Baby =-.

  9. Juliana — October 29, 2009 @ 8:52 am

    I love the idea of using olive oil…I definitely will try it 🙂
    .-= Juliana´s last blog, CHICKEN PIE =-.

  10. Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen — October 29, 2009 @ 3:44 pm

    It has been way too long since I made mayo! But you are right, it tastes so much better and is healthier too – with fewer ingredients than the store brands. I love your use of olive oil too!

  11. Harold Thau — March 17, 2010 @ 7:46 am

    Too good dude! I liked it!!

  12. Canister Set — December 20, 2010 @ 1:10 pm

    olive oil is very very tasty if you put it in fried foods and you can taste it raw too :~`

  13. Barbi — April 21, 2011 @ 4:11 pm

    I made mine just like yours, and it looks just like the picture but it tastes….like crap. That’s a lie crap has a taste to it but mine tastes like oil with a bit of lemon in it. Am I missing something or am I just not a fan of home made mayo. I was super excited to make it since everyone always says how amazing it is and how you wont want helmans anymore after you make some. I even made deviled eggs with it since no one can pass up a yummy deviled egg but ended up throwing them out after only one bite. 🙁

  14. How's it Taste? — May 30, 2011 @ 3:11 am

    You may already know this by now, but instead of using a whisk, or even whisk attachment (or a food processor, for that matter) an immersion blender is probably the easiest method of all! Once everything’s in the cup/bowl, it literally takes under 10 seconds to whip into mayo!

  15. stephen — July 26, 2011 @ 11:40 pm

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    On their website, it says: “Monsanto offers the world’s vegetable growers more than 4,000 distinct seed varieties representing more than 20 species.”

    It reads like a scarey novel where mad men make foods that hurt us and try to make us eat them by placing them and their by products in most foods. Please avoid these these “foods” at all cost. They target your immune system. This is the time to have a good immune system with so many new threats each year.

    All of our foods that contain genetically engineered products should be labeled but this is not being done, as is done in Europe and Im sure people will stop buying these products when they associate death with these dangerous GMO products. Only 1/3 of Whole Foods products are Organic. We need to make sure GMO are labeled.

    Call your representatives at your city, county, state and national level. Say NO! to Nutrasweet, Sucralose, BGH, Round-Up pesticide used anywhere, and any Genetically Modified foods (GMO). Say YES! to mandatory labeling of all GMO products.

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