Home Made Mayo – Updated and Perfected Mayo Recipe
Today, I’m here to share a recipe that has been two years in the making—homemade mayonnaise! Now, you might be wondering why I embarked on this culinary journey when mayonnaise is one of my all-time favorite foods. Well, it all started with a desire to make food and mood changes that were doable without sacrificing the things we love. So, join me as I unveil the secrets to creating a delectable homemade mayonnaise that will have you hooked!
The Perfect Consistency:
After countless experiments and taste tests, my partner and I have finally perfected our homemade mayonnaise recipe. It’s a labor of love that has become a staple in our kitchen. Every time we share it with friends, they can’t help but ask for the recipe. So, today, I’m excited to update and share it with you. To make things even better, we’ve included a video demonstration, so you can see the process in action!
The Magic Tool: Food Processor
First things first, you’ll need a food processor for this recipe. Trust me; it makes all the difference. While I’ve tried making mayonnaise in various blenders and immersion blenders, the food processor reigns supreme. It’s relatively affordable, with prices around $25, and the small S blade at the bottom works wonders. I highly recommend investing in one for your kitchen adventures.
For this double batch recipe, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- 2 eggs
- 1-2 teaspoons of salt
- 1-2 teaspoons of lemon juice
- Optional: a couple of cloves of garlic for a flavorful twist
- Approximately 2 cups of avocado oil
Blending to Perfection:
Begin by adding the eggs, salt, lemon juice, and garlic (if using) into the food processor. Turn it on and let the eggs whip until they reach a light and airy consistency. Once you’ve achieved that, it’s time to add the star of the show—avocado oil. This is where it gets exciting!
Slowly pour the avocado oil into the food processor while it’s running. Aim for a steady, gradual pour to allow the oil to emulsify properly. The video demonstration I’ve created runs for about six minutes, giving you an idea of how long the blending process should be. The goal is to reach a mayonnaise consistency that suits your preference.
Taste and Texture:
My partner prefers a slightly runnier consistency, while I enjoy a thicker texture. As long as you’ve added the two cups of avocado oil, you’ll get a delicious result. If you blend a bit longer, it will become firmer, while stopping it sooner will yield a slightly runnier mayonnaise. The one I made in the video leans towards the middle, offering a perfect balance.
The Avocado Oil Advantage:
We’ve experimented with various oils and found that avocado oil provides a neutral taste that complements the mayonnaise perfectly. Olive oil, on the other hand, can be overpowering due to its strong fragrance. By opting for avocado oil, you ensure a delightful mayo experience that enhances your dishes without overshadowing their flavors.
Make It Your Own:
Feel free to customize your homemade mayonnaise to suit your preferences. If you’re not a fan of garlic, skip it. Remember, this recipe is part of our food reset journey, aimed at reducing processed foods and maximizing nutrient density. Have fun experimenting and creating your unique mayo variations!
And there you have it, my friends—a homemade mayonnaise recipe that will revolutionize your culinary adventures. By combining simple ingredients and using a food processor, you’ll achieve a creamy, flavorful condiment that can elevate your meals to new heights. Whether it’s slathered on burgers, drizzled over potatoes, or even enjoyed with breakfast tacos, this mayonnaise will leave you wanting more.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this recipe and video demonstration. Remember, if you have any questions or need further guidance, don’t hesitate to reach out. Let’s continue making food and mood changes that nourish our bodies and souls. Until next time, have a beautiful day!
Ps: two of my new friends asked me to send them this recipe yesterday… it really is that good!