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Basics are items I love to have in my repertoire. They’re those dishes I can whip up without a cookbook and, after time, learn to variate and make more personal. I love homemade mayonnaise because it’s the perfect base recipe to know that can later be changed into various aiolis and dips. And honestly, homemade tastes completely different than the variations you find in the store. I know so many of us get used to the way processed and store-bought items taste and it can take time to get used to homemade. But once you’ve tried it, you will understand why it is better. It’s so fresh and made with ingredients you almost always have on hand!
And that’s it for the basic mayonnaise recipe. You can add garlic for an aioli or herbs for more of a dip or a delicious spread.
Make this your own and enjoy!
- 1 whole egg
- 1 ½ tsp Dijon mustard
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 cup oil (olive oil or neutral oil, depending on taste)
- Using an immersion blender or food processor, mix the whole egg, mustard, lemon juice, and salt until combined and smooth.1 whole egg, 1 ½ tsp Dijon mustard, 2 tsp lemon juice, ½ tsp salt
- With the immersion blender running, add oil of choice in a slow steady stream until all the oil is added. The mixture will become thick and white. The type of oil you chose to use will make a difference in the flavor.1 cup oil (olive oil or neutral oil, depending on taste)