During the month of January I joined the Whole30 eating plan which restricted a lot of what I ate. I became very good at making items from scratch including sauces and condiments. When I first attempted homemade mayo it did not turn out at all. I researched a little, practiced a bit more, and finally it came out perfect. Today I’m going to share with you the secrets to making homemade mayo, which is also a base for ranch dressing, so you will get it right on the first try. It’s easy and yummy and you won’t want store bought again!
My recipes are adapted from The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide by Melissa Hartwig.
1 1/4 c light olive oil
1 egg, room temp
1/2 t mustard powder
Mix 1/4 cup oil with all other ingredients, then slowly add in the 1 cup of oil.
The Secrets to Making Homemade Mayo
Know these before you begin.
Only use extra light olive oil. I’ve heard that avocado oil works well too, but haven’t tried. NOT extra virgin. The flavor is too strong.
Room temperature egg which means you have to plan ahead to leave it out. I’m not a good planner so I drop mine in a bowl of hot water for 5 minutes first.
Use an immersion blender to mix. I first used a regular blender and while I made many mistakes during my first attempt, I didn’t use the regular blender again. The immersion blender is magic and I love it. The link is the one I have.
Add in the extra 1 cup of olive oil very slowly. Sloooooooow. Add a little oil, mix up, add a little, mix. You got it.
It will come out creamy and great! If you want to go a step further for Ranch, just keep adding the following ingredients into your immersion blender.
1 c mayo
1/4 c coconut cream. Put a can of coconut milk into the fridge overnight and when you open it your cream is top to use.
2 Tbl red wine vinegar
1 Tbl minced fresh parsley
1/2 t garlic powder
1/2 t onion powder
1/2 t black pepper
1/4 t paprika
Test out my 3-ingredient Chicken Ranch Bites recipe with it. I use this ranch for everything!
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I hope I taught you my secrets to making homemade mayo. Now go try it!
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