Homemade Mayonnaise

  • Yield 1 cups

Why buy pre-made mayonnaise when you can whip up this versatile version in no time.


1 -- egg
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/8 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
1 cup vegetable oil


  1. In a blender or food processor with a plastic blade, mix all ingredients except oil.  Add oil very slowly while machine is running.  Scrape sides of container and mix three to four seconds longer.  Chill.  As a variation, avocado, horseradish, or toasted, dried onion flakes can be added.  Chill overnight to blend flavors.


Recipe reprinted with permission from the Junior League of Atlanta’s Atlanta Cooknotes(the Junior League of Atlanta, Ga., 1982).