Mayonnaise is one of those condiment items we typically grab at the store and don’t really think about making at home. But trust me, If you’ve never tried homemade mayonnaise, then you are in for a treat. Homemade mayo is ultra-creamy and so much more flavorful than anything you can buy at the store.
Realistically, I know homemade mayo is never going to replace opening a quick and easy jar to slather on a sandwich or make tuna salad, but it just TASTES SO MUCH BETTER. It truly is super simple especially with this Homemade 1-Minute Mayonnaise recipe.
My favorite (the easiest) way to make this homemade mayonnaise is with an immersion blender. It’s faster since there’s no need to slowly drizzle the oil into the egg mixture. And it’s easier to clean up. Simply combine the ingredients in a wide mouth glass jar, pulse the immersion blender a few times, and then blend it into a creamy dressing. This recipe is specifically for an immersion blender.
If you don’t have an immersion or stick blender, there are many recipes for using a food processor or blender that require a bit more patience. To use either of these methods, you must slowly drizzle the oil into the other ingredients. Very slowly. It can always be done with a whisk by hand as well.
Homemade 1-Minute Mayonnaise
- 1 large egg, at room temperature (very important)
- 1-2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
- 1 cup olive oil (you can use any type of oil especially if you prefer a more neutral tasting mayo)
- Using the jar that comes with the immersion blender, add all the ingredients in the order listed. Wait 30 seconds for everything to settle and oil to float to the top. The egg and mustard must be at the bottom underneath the blender.
- Place the stick blender in the jar so it covers the egg yolk and touches the bottom. Run it for 15-20 seconds without moving it. Once you see an emulsion, move it up and down until everything is incorporated.
- Give it a stir and voilà – you have creamy, delicious mayonnaise.
- Taste and adjust seasonings and consistency. If it is too thick, stir in 1-2 tablespoons of warm water.
- Room temperature ingredients, especially the egg, is critical.
- Avoid using a bowl. You need a jar that’s almost the same width as your stick blender. Better yet, use the container that came with your stick blender.
- If your mayo is too thick, add a tablespoon or two or warm water to adjust it.
- Taste, taste, taste and adjust salt, pepper, lemon juice.