Quick & Easy Mayonnaise Recipe
- 1 1/2 cups light olive oil OR avocado oil
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- juice from 1/2 lemon
Bring the egg to room temperature by letting it sit out for at least an hour or put it in a bowl of hot water for 5 minutes. Likewise, make certain your the juice from your lemon is at room temperature.
Place 1/2 cup of oil, egg, mustard powder and salt into a food processor, blender, or you can use a bowl with an immersion blender (which may make clean up a bit faster). Give it a whirl to mix thoroughly, then while the blender or food processor is still going, slowly drizzle in the remaining cup of oil. The slower you drizzle the better—after the mixture has emulsified (gotten thick) then add the lemon and mix just until it is incorporated.
This makes 1 1/2 cups of mayonnaise—I store mine in a 16 ounce wide mouth mason jar, and I order plastic lids for mine. You can generally find the plastic lids at Target or Walmart, or if those stores don’t have them, or as in my case are too far away, you can order Wide Mouth Plastic Mason Jar Lids from Amazon Prime. They are reusable and dishwasher safe.
This is just the basic mayo … you can make varieties with different spices if you like.