“Why the heck haven’t I made this before!?” I told the wifey the second I tasted homemade mayonnaise.
It was easy to make, it tasted better than any store-bought mayo I’d ever tried, and it was made with only a handful of healthful ingredients.
See, that’s the problem with regular mayo. Even the supposedly “healthy” ones you get from the store are full of questionable oils (canola, soybean, etc.) and sugar.
And don’t fall for those bold “Made with Olive Oil!” labels. Yes, it’s made “with” olive oil… and a bunch of junk oils you really don’t want to put into your body.
I guess I always thought that making mayo would be complicated or require a lot of weird ingredients. Finally, I looked up a basic recipe. Turns out to be ridiculously easy. Check out my take on classic mayo.
[center] Classic Homemade Mayo [/center]
2 egg yolks from omega-3 eggs such as Eggland’s Best
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard
Dash or two of white pepper (black pepper is fine too)
Dash of pink sea salt
2/3 cup (6 ounces) light olive oil
You’ll need either a food processor (preferred) or a whisk and lots of elbow grease. Place all the ingredients in the food processor or a bowl except for the olive oil. Turn on the food pro or start whisking.
With the machine running or your whisk whisking, gradually drizzle in the olive oil. This should take a couple of minutes. You should notice the mayo starting to thicken. Continue whisking/food-processing until you like the consistency.
Yield: About one cup.
Ideas: Add diced chipotle peppers, garlic, and lime juice for an amazing spicy mayo. Or try other herbs and spices like cumin or curry. Better yet, use it to make <a href="http://velocity.T-Nation.com/free_online_forum/diet_performance_nutrition_bodybuilding_velocity_recipe/the_sauce"target=“new”>The Sauce. The variations are endless.
Note: The type of olive oil you use makes a big difference in flavor. I’ve tried extra virgin (strong olive oil flavor) all the way to extra light (low olive flavor). All good, but different.
Eat it up.