Homemade Mayonnaise

jar of homemade mayonnaise with ingredients

Making condiments at home allows you to control the ingredients and customize the flavor.  This basic mayonnaise recipe is the perfect foundation.




  1. Place egg yolk, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, water and salt into a wide-mouth mason jar.
  2. Using an immersion blender or milk frother, blend ingredients while slowly streaming in oil.
  3. Blend for 30 seconds or until fully incorporated and creamy.
  4. Store prepared mayonnaise in the fridge for up to one week.


This recipe comes together very quickly when using an immersion blender.  If you don’t have one, you can use a sturdy bowl and whisk.  Be mindful to stream the oil in slowly when whisking by hand to ensure that the mixture emulsifies.

Keywords: condiments, pantry

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